Records of Peek Frean

The company was founded in 1857 by James Peek and George Hender Frean. It merged with Huntley and Palmers and other biscuit manufacturers in 1969 to become Associated Biscuit Manufacturers Ltd.

The extensive archives cover the period 1831-1957, and include price lists, photographs, letter books, lists of employees, illustrations for tins, stock books, balance sheets, designs for labels, correspondence with Huntley and Palmers, and even an obituary list of staff 1893-1928.

More information

  • A handlist of the collection MS 1216 (PDF) is available
  • See also: 1857-1957: a hundred years of biscuit making / by Peek, Frean and Company Limited, reference MERL LIBRARY MILLBAKING--5396-PEE
  • Manuscript numbers MS 1216 and MS 5548
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