Fribourg & Treyer

Fribourg & Treyer was a British snuff manufacturer and retailer. It was founded by Mr Fribourg in 1720 at 34 Haymarket, London. They were famous for retailing Turkish tobacco. The business became Fribourg & Treyer, after the German-born Gottlieb Treyer married Mrs Martha Evans whose family had already entered into the business. They sold cigars and snuff and (from at least as early as 1852) cigarettes. In 1912 33 Haymarket was added to the premises when Burberry's relocated.[1]

Fribourg & Treyer snuff
34 Haymarket

Customers included David Garrick, King George IV, and Beau Brummell.[1]

The business closed in 1981. However, 34 Haymarket is a Grade II* listed building and the intact facade still exists.[1][2] Nowadays, Wilsons of Sharrow, based in Sheffield, produces snuff under the F&T brand.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Christopher Hibbert; Ben Weinreb; John Keay; Julia Keay (9 September 2011). The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition). Pan Macmillan. p. 309. ISBN 978-0-230-73878-2. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1357092)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°07′58″W / 51.5099°N 0.1328°W / 51.5099; -0.1328