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Repository Cheshire Record Office
Level Collection (Fonds)
Reference D 6917
Title Papers of H E and H J Falk
Date [1484]-20th century
Description Personal and business papers of Herman Eugene Falk and Herman John Falk. Relate primarily to the Cheshire salt industry and their central role in the establishment and running of the Salt Union but also reflect the large number of companies and organisations with which the Falks were associated. There are also papers reflecting H E Falk's antiquarian interests.
Location Held offsite - consult staff
Access Conditions Access to records containing personal information is subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Administrative History Herman Eugene Falk was born in Danzig in 1820 and came to England at the age of 18 to join his brothers in a timber importing business at Hull. The firm obtained contracts from the engineer Robert Stephenson, for the supply of sleepers for railway construction and shipped salt as return cargo to the Baltic. In 1844 he began the rock salt mine at Meadow Bank, Winsford. At the time of his death on 19 January 1898, he was living at Catsclough, Winsford,; probate was granted in London to his widow Alice. His effects were valued at £16,948. Herman John Falk died at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford on 11 February 1941; probate was granted at Oxford to Oswald Falk. His effects were valued at £9,644. H J Falk's wife Mary Gertrude died on 2 October 1937.
Related Material For records of the Salt Union see also DIC. Some related material can also be found within the records of Chambers of Northwich, solicitors (DCN).
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