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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/539

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1556-1943

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 54 production items.

Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

These documents have been placed together for convenience under one fonds due to their small size (most are only one document or volume) and their lack of provenance. They do not form a united collection from one source. They relate to a variety of institutions, such as the Houses of Parliament, Commissioners of Excise, Armed Forces, War Office, Royal London Militia, Tower of London, Commissioners of the Treasury, Exchequer, Privy Council, Comptroller of the Revels; and historical events, such as the abdication of James II and the accession to the throne of William of Orange.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of documents relating to national events or institutions. The documents relate to varied subjects including Parliamentary elections and proceedings; taxation including tax assessments, tax agents and accounts; military commissions; the Tower of London; excise; military orders; passwords issued by royalty; bankruptcies; militia; licences; warrants; petitions; and patents.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

These records are not arranged in a particular order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.


DESCRIPTION NOTES 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.

Bankruptcy | Financial administration | Finance
Commissions (armed forces) | Armed forces | State security
Excise duties | Taxation | Fiscal policy | Finance
Land tax assessments | Tax assessment | Taxation | Fiscal policy | Finance
Licences | Quarter Sessions records | Documents | Information sources
Militia | Armed forces | State security
Parliamentary elections | Elections | Electoral systems | Internal politics
Parliamentary process | Parliament | Internal politics
Patents | Intellectual property | Civil law | Legal systems | Law
Petitions | Political process | Internal politics
Revels | Festivals | Cultural events | Leisure time activities | Leisure
Warrants | Documents | Information sources
Military organizations

Personal names
James II and IV | 1633-1701 | King of Great Britain and Ireland
James II and IV | 1633-1701 | King of Great Britain and Ireland
William III and II | 1650-1702 | King of Great Britain and Ireland | and prince of Orange
William III | 1650-1702 | King of Great Britain and Ireland

Corporate names
Commissioners of Excise
Commissioners of the Treasury
Comptroller of the Revels
Court of Exchequer
Houses of Parliament
Privy Council
Royal London Militia x 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Tower of London
War Office

Buckinghamshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
City of London | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
City of Westminster | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Derbyshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Dorset | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Flanders | Western Europe | Europe
Lincoln | Lincolnshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Nottinghamshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Shropshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Southwark | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe