Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2861
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: MAPS REPRODUCED FOR WILLIAM ROBINSON PUBLICATIONS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.18 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Robinson | William | 1777-1848 | topographer and legal writer
William Robinson was born in Tottenham in 1777. He was a barrister and practised as a solicitor in Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, London. He also had a keen interest in topography and local history. He wrote The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham High Cross, in the County of Middlesex, comprising an account of the manors, the church, and other miscellaneous matter (1818, 2nd ed 1840); The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Edmonton, in the County of Middlesex (1819); The History and Antiquities of Enfield, in the County of Middlesex (1823); The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Hackney, in the County of Middlesex (1842); The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Stoke Newington, in the County of Middlesex (1820, 2nd ed 1842) and A Short History of Ancient Britain (1845). He also wrote several legal manuals and text books. He was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 25 March 1819. Robinson died in Tottenham in 1848.
Scope and content/abstract:
Reproductions of maps published in histories of Edmonton and Tottenham by William Robinson, including 1819 map of Edmonton in 1801-1802 based on enclosure plan; 1823 map of Enfield in 1803 based on enclosure plan; 1823 plan of manors in Tottenham and Edmonton in 1619; and plan of parish of Tottenham in 1818.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
ACC/2861-1: Maps of Edmonton, Enfield and Tottenham.
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:
Documents donated to the Archive in 1990.
ABRAHAMS, Aleck: The Life and Works of William Robinson ... topographer and historian of North-East London, etc, 1925, LMA Library reference 61.9 ROB.
The LMA Library also holds several of Robinson's works:
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham High Cross 97.72 ROB;
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham 97.72 ROB;
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Edmonton 97.82 ROB;
The History and Antiquities of Enfield 97.81 ROB;
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Hackney 76.1 ROB;
The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Stoke Newington 76.3 ROB;
Unpublished notes on the history of Stepney and neighbourhood: 78.0 ROB.
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.