Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/063
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: EASTERN SOCIETY OF MASTER PAWNBROKERS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Eastern Society of Master Pawnbrokers
The original Eastern Society of Master Pawnbrokers was established in 1813 at the Laurel Tree, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, in order to support its members against litigious prosecution. In 1822 the original society dissolved itself and was reformed as a friendly association, with revised rules and regulations. Its subsequent history is unknown.
Scope and content/abstract:
Eastern Society of Master Pawnbrokers records comprise: minutes 1813-21, 1824-31 (Ms 22327) and correspondence and other papers, 1821-30 (Ms 22328). They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1987.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
In chronological order.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The archives of the society were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1987 together with the archives of the National Pawnbrokers' Association. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
Records of the National Pawnbrokers' Association: CLC/012.
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: June to August 2010.