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Fonds: Cecil Mercier Papers

Reference Code: P89
Creation Date: August 1 1914
End Date: August 31 1982
Extent Medium: 192 items
Scope and Content: The collection is arranged in three main sections. The first section includes material relating to Cecil Merciers training, his diaries and his personal correspondence. The second section relates to his management of the mills and milling matters including the Grain Tribunal, the war years, management of staff and production issues. The final section contains photographs of the mills from 1923 including photographs of staff in the former Russells Mills, images of various parts of the mill illustrating the milling process and photographs of staff at social events. This collection is useful for researchers interested in industrial history, in economic history and the impact of milling on the local economy. It is useful for social historians as it relates to a key part of the local community in Limerick
Arrangement Description: The collection is divided into three main sections. The first section deasl with Cecil Mercier Diaries, Technical Education and Personal Correspondence (1923-1961). Thes second section deals specifically with the management of the mills and the milling industry (1915-1960) while the third sections contains photographs. (1922-1980)
Archival History: The collection was donated to Limerick City Archives in 2010 by Mrs Pam Nichol, Cecil Merciers' daughter. It had been held by Plunkett Hayes in Croom Mills for some years before being transferred to Norman Campion, Industrial Heritage Society, on the closure of Croom Mills.
Access Restrictions: None
Use Restrictions: None
Finding Aids: P89 Descriptive List
Related Materials: Ranks Community Archive

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