Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/WD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF WHEELWRIGHTS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 26 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights
The company was granted its charter in 1670 and its livery in 1773. By the late 18th century its control over the trade had ceased, but from 1882 onwards the company has been a firm supporter of general technical education, through grants and classes.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights, including charter, 1670 (Ms 5868); ordinances, 1670, 1714 (Ms 5869-70); grant of arms, 1964 (Ms 19596), court minutes, 1766-1967 (Ms 3847), and a declaration book of masters, wardens, assistants and freemen, 1883-1940 (Ms 3848).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The catalogue has been arranged in sections, as follows:
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries. For further information please see LMA Research Guide "Consulting Archives at Guildhall Library", available at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm
Conditions governing reproduction:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The company's archives have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since the 1950s. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. They records have been catalogued by various members of staff over many years.
The Printed Books Section of Guildhall Library holds Eric Bennett, The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights of the City of London, 1670-1970 (Newton Abbot, 1970).
For further information relating to Livery Companies, particularly using the company records for family history, please see Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Livery Company Membership Guide" and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Leaflet Guides to Records: Searching for Members or those apprenticed to Members of City of London Livery Companies" (both available online).
For a general introduction to the history of the City of London Livery Companies please see entry in The London Encyclopaedia, ed Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Oct-09