Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/537
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Customs and Excise Office
The ledgers are arranged alphabetically by names of staff, and give information regarding office held, location within the United Kingdom, annual salary, "insurance", quarterly premium payments, and remarks. Includes "superannuated" as well as active staff.
The letters give permission for the counterfeit books to be donated to the Corporation of Trinity House as additions to the libraries of lighthouse keepers and light vessel crews. There are also two notes, 1967 and 1982, by Customs and Excise staff explaining that these letters were extracted from files (presumably since destroyed) because of the authors' signatures. The authors include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Jack London. The letters do not include any names of lighthouse keepers or light vessel crews.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Customs and Excise, comprising 'poundage and premium' ledgers relating to pensions arrangements for Customs and Excise staff, 1867-1868. Also letters to Customs and Excise from authors whose books had been counterfeited, 1905-08.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Ledgers (2 volumes); Letters (1 bundle).
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited amongst the records of the Corn Exchange, 1994. Connection with Corn Exchange archives not known. The letters were presented to Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section by Customs and Excise in October 2003 when they ceased to be public records.
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.