FOSTER CLARK LTD.
Hop Control 1917 to 1925
The following book was compilled by George Foster Clark after his period as Hop Controller. The roll was employed to ensure supply did not outstrip demand and hence reduce the price of hops during the first world war. The role earned George a knighthood which he declined.
The book is available in my personal collection. This particuar edition was sent to G Thornton who was a representative of the Hop Factors based at 99, Borough High Street, London SE1.
There were 20 member on the committee and we can thus assume there are 20 copies around the country, possibly a few more in libraries, I would be interested to know if anyone else has a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org
The volume is packed with minutes and information, it would be far to much to place on a website, but if anyone wanted to study the volume it could be made available. (Expect to leave a big deposit).
G. THORNTON Esq
The following is a transcript of a type written letter inside the front cover from George to Mr. Thornton.
Telephone.. No. 195 MAIDS TONE.
14th December 1925.
You will remember that it was
decided to print the
As soon as I got to work upon it, I found it desirable to some what enlarge its scope, and I have endeavourer to make it a compilation of all the important data concerning the origin and conduct of the Control. It was through the activities of the Hop Trade Association that the Control came into existence. The Chairman of that body has been good enough to place at my disposal the Minutes of the Association, and from them I have been able to obtain an accurate and full account of how the Control came into existence,(see pages VIII to LIV). AB this account is very detailed, I have summarised it in pages I to VII.
With regard to the minutes
of the Hop Control Committee,
I have omitted from the Minutes
themselves, matters quite
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