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Murphys Brewery Collection: Murphys Brewery Ancillary

Murphys Brewery Ancillary

The Murphy's Brewery Ancillary Collection has been fully catalogued - see item descriptions below.

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Murphys Brewery Ancillary:           IE BL/BC/MB/A

This material is part of the original donation by Heineken Ireland of the Murphys Brewery Collection to UCC Library and came in via Dr. Donal Ó Drisceoil, School of History, UCC, in 2018. 

1.     8 Dec. 1896 – 9 Nov 1998         CLOSED until 2028

Hardbound Shares Certificate Book for the West Cork Bottling Company, Limited. They are shares for “Capital £10,000, in 1,000 shares of £10 each”. Shares are issued from certificate no.1 to no.82. Includes returned “Cancelled” share certificates (no. 71-79). Printed by Henry Good & Son, (Patent Ledger & Account Book Manufacturers) Commercial Stationers, 12 Moorgate Street, London No. B38699. Embossed in gold on front cover “The W.C. B. Co. Ld. 1-100". 

Spine binding is exposed internally, and front cover pages are torn away from binding, now pinned secure to beginning of certificates. Cover boards have minor wear and tear. 

82pp & 1 folder 


2.    1 Jan 1930 – 1 Jan 1968 

Hardbound leather ledger for James J. Murphy & Co. Ltd. with alphabetical index at the front e.g. “C” for Coal; “S” for Stables & Motors, and Share Premium A/c. Not all index is used or folio pages throughout the volume. It is printed by Purcell & Company (Account Book Makers), 124 Patrick Street and Lavitts Quay, Cork, Register No. P6332, Date 24.6.30, for folio entries spanning 2314 – 2564.  Embossed on its spine is “Private Ledger”. 

The volume is in good condition, with wear and tear on the cover boards edges. It has a working metal lock and key mechanism.