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11 years 11 months ago #133

Well spotted. The Brewing Processes section looks interesting. I'd be interested to know if they had taken over/closed down smaller breweries over the years (like Guinness), if there were any records on those.

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11 years 11 months ago #134

Gold!

[quote:3qp0rn04]Leather hardback [fermentation book] for Messrs James J. Murphy & Co. Ltd., Lady‟s Well Brewery, Cork, with “Oct. 1st 1898 to Feb. 28th 1900” embossed on its spine. Details information under headings – PITCHING, No. of Gyle and Brand, Date Brew‟d, No. of Tuns & Sqrs., Time Collected, Heat, Grty; YEAST Rate per Brl., Ex. Gyle; ATTENUATIONS FIRST DAY Time, Heat, Grty (repeated for five days); VATTING Date, Time run to Tank, No. of Vat; FINAL Heat, Grty; and GENERAL NOTES. Various entries are marked “X” and “XX”.[/quote:3qp0rn04]

And Murphy's called their mash tuns "kieves" as well, which I didn't know.

Brilliant stuff, Wallacebiy. I'd say putting together Victorian Murphy's clone recipes should be a doddle from this.
[quote:3qp0rn04]“Last brewing with Sugar” (9th May 1889).[/quote:3qp0rn04]
No records of other breweries that I can see, though.

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11 years 11 months ago #135

Actually, there may be some hints:

17 Dec. 1858 – 24 Jan. 1911
Wallet containing an agreement relating to premises at Bridge Street, [b:3tsp9u5e]Skibbereen[/b:3tsp9u5e], Co. Cork made between Messrs James J. Murphy & Co. Ltd. and Kate McCarthy, in which McCarthy agrees to spend an amount owed in rent to improve the property by a certain date, at which time the Brewery will assign the property to her. [b:3tsp9u5e]Includes earlier agreements between various parties and the brewery on the property.[/b:3tsp9u5e]

10 June 1863 – 15 Jan. 1918
Wallet containing legal documents relating to premises at No. 2 & 3 Court House Street, Cork, made between Messrs James J. Murphy, William J. Murphy, Jerome J. Murphy & Francis J. Murphy (later Messrs James J. Murphy & Co. Ltd.), Lady‟s Well Brewery, Cork, and various tenants. Includes documents relating to the sale of these premises, 33 & 34 Great Georges Street, 1 Court House Street, and 1 James Street, with a map of these premises. [b:3tsp9u5e]Also premises held by P. Casey with the brewery at 62 Shandon Street.[/b:3tsp9u5e] It is given a register number C3.

2.2 Purchase of St. Finnbarrs Brewery [i:3tsp9u5e](I think we already have a record of this)[/i:3tsp9u5e]
94 18 Feb. 1859 – 31 March 1983
Wallet containing documents relating to the sale of St. Finn Barrs Brewery, Fitton Street, Cork, of Sir John Arnott & Co. Limited to Messrs James J. Murphy & Co. Ltd. Includes copy will of George Waters (Distiller), Fairyhill, Monkstown, Co. Cork (18th February 1859); an agreement by Sir John Arnott & Co. with Sir John Arnott & Co. of Cork Brewers (Limited) (1st April 1876); sketch map of the premises of St. Finnbarrs [sic] Brewery. Also copies of the Director‟s Report and Statement of Accounts for Arnott & Co. (1890,1894-‟97); valuation of Arnott & Co. for Messrs J.J. Murphy & Co. Ltd. (1900, 1901); debts owed by customers of Arnott & Co., and a MSS report on the agents of Arnotts and customers that may do business with Murphys‟. Also assignment of Fitton Street by James J. Murphy & Co. Limited (in Receivership) to Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited (31st March 1983). It is given a register number AA 85.

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1. Brewing Records
387 12 July 1828 – 4 June 1829
Mss copybook brewer‟s book with numerical figures and calculations. Includes comments on the brewing process, the weather, place names “Lisbon”, and [b:3tsp9u5e][poetry][/b:3tsp9u5e].

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11 years 11 months ago #136

These look good too:

7. Brewing Room Diaries
456 1913
Hardback BOAKE‟S DIARY FOR THE BREWING ROOM 1913 published by A. Boake, Roberts & Co., Limited, Stratford, London, containing mainly calculations. Includes articles on “The Evolution of the Machine-made Beer”, Memories of My First Brewership”, and “A Trip to the Antipodes”, with Technical Matter Tables and a Trades‟ Directory et al.


457 1916
Hardback BOAKE‟S DIARY FOR THE BREWING ROOM 1916 published by A. Boake, Roberts & Co., Limited, Stratford, London, containing mainly calculations. Includes articles on “Larger Beer”, “The Brewing of Japanese Sake”, and “Photos of Rural Inns (Lake District continued)”, with Technical Matter Tables and a Trades‟ Directory et al.

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11 years 11 months ago #137

Probably buried the buying and killing of breweries in the Accounts somewhere ,

Only thing though is there probably wasn't much left for them to buy up and close down by then ,
As far as I recall Beamish had about a hundred years before them to mop up mst of the breweries in Cork , Murphys was ( in typical Irishness ) the Catholic Brewery and Beamish and Crawford , the Protestant one . Murphy's being set up at the time probably as a sort of answer to the "Land League" sentiments of the time .




I'd say Guinness didn't even figure to us down here until the 60's
Might be interesting to see if that's reflected in the documentation . be interesting to see it's growth as well . from small second brewery of the city to conglomerate owned behemoth , ( there was a fall before the buy out I believe )

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11 years 11 months ago #138

Looks like they where brewing various mild ale's (X,XX) as well

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