Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/289
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: OLIVER, John (fl 1666)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Unknown copyist.
After the Great Fire of London in 1666 rebuilding was forbidden until a Committee had considered redevelopment plans and all claims to plots of land had been settled. By November the Committee gave the City powers to control drainage, water supply, and street cleaning; and issued orders regulating the height of private houses.
Scope and content/abstract:
Copies, possibly made in the first half of the 18th century and presented to the Court of Aldermen, of surveys and plans originally made 1667-1687 by John Oliver and Peter Mills, City Surveyors, after the 1666 Great Fire.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
5 volumes, indexed in volume 5.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
These volumes were donated to Guildhall Library (date unknown). They were recatalogued in 1981 by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For more papers of the City Surveyors see COL/SVD/AD and COL/SVD/PL.
Reproduced and indexed in The Survey of Building Sites in the City of London (London Topographical Society, 1962-7).
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: August to October 2010.