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Norton Smith & Co.
Norton Smith & Co records, 1836-1952
Level of Description
Date of Work
1836 - 1952
Type of Material
A 5315 D 15-D 16 D 47 D 54-D 56
Administrative / Biographical Note
Founded by James Norton (1795-1862), solicitor, in Sydney from 1819-1862. The firm became Norton and Barker in 1826, Norton, Son & Barker in 1848, on the death of James Norton, Norton & Barker again, reverting to James Norton on Barker's retirement. In 1879 Robert Smith joined to make it Norton & Smith. For a few years it was Norton, Smith, Westgarth & Sanders but finally became in 1890 Norton, Smith & Co.
Guide (9 pages) compiled in the Mitchell Library The records of Norton Smith & Co. comprise mainly indexes and registers, together with maps and plans. Entries date back to the early days of James Norton's work as a solicitor in Sydney. Series include: I. Registers and indexes to deeds, 1844-1952 II. Probates, 1867-1941 III. Miscellaneous registers, 1867-1941 IV. Office maps. Dove's plans of Sydney V. Estate record books, L - Z VI. Subdivision plans of estates connected with Norton Smith & Co., 1905-1930
Presented by Norton Smith & Co. in 1959
Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (1-84B) as part of the eRecords Projecct, 2010-2011
This collection forms part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project. A Guide to the papers of Norton Smith & Co. compiled in the Mitchell Library is is available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room.
Norton, James, 1824-1906
Land companies -- New South Wales
Law firms -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Archives.
Lawyers -- New South Wales.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Maps.
Wills -- New South Wales.
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