Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/081
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LIGHT HORSE VOLUNTEERS OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 production unit.
Name of creator(s): Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster
The regiment was formed in 1779, disbanded in 1783, reformed in 1794, and finally disbanded in 1829. Its members were mainly wealthy Londoners, including many merchants and bankers.
According to the original paper wrapper (now tipped in at the front of the volume), the volume belonged to Colonel Bosanquet who was commanding officer when the corps disbanded in 1829. The volume was evidently among the archives of the regiment held by him which are mentioned on page i of An historical account of the Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster... by James N. Collyer and John Innes Pocock (London, 1843). The subsequent provenance of the volume is unknown.
Scope and content/abstract:
Regimental record book of the Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster, including lists of members, summary of financial accounts, descriptions of premises, minutes of meetings and letters.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Not available for online ordering. Please see staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Volume purchased by the Library from Christie's on 16 April 1980. It was catalogued by Guildhall Library staff in the same year. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
The National Archives hold other records of the Light Horse Volunteers which were received from Bosanquet (PRO 30/3).
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.