Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/533
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 42 production units.
Name of creator(s): London Rifle Brigade
The London Rifle Brigade was founded in 1859 and was the first City of London volunteer unit formed during that year. Its members were City clerks and City "men of good position" and the Brigade kept that social composition throughout its existence, although active service in both World Wars temporarily altered its character.
In 1908 the Brigade was converted to a Territorial unit and its original sixteen companies were whittled down to eight. From 1868 each company had been associated with one of the City's wards.
The London Rifle Brigade survived as an independent body until 1950 when the first of a series of amalgamations occurred.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the London Rifle Brigade, comprising registers of subscriptions, minutes, financial records, newsletters and other papers. The records were catalogued at various dates from 1955 by Guildhall Library staff.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.
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:
These records were deposited in 1955 by the Officers' Mess and in 2003 and after by the LRB's Veterans' Association.
The Imperial War Museum holds a collection of LRB albums, diaries and photographs which were transferred from the Regimental Museum.
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.