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FITCH, Marc (1908-1994)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/247

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: FITCH, Marc (1908-1994)

Date(s): 1970-2003

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 4 production units.

Name of creator(s): Fitch | Marcus Felix Brudenell |1908-1994 | historian and philanthropist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Marcus Felix Brudenell Fitch (Marc), CBE, DLitt, Hon FBA, FSA, was born in 1908 in London. He entered the family firm of Fitch Lovell, provision merchants; an occupation which made him wealthy. This enabled him to pursue his historical research interests. In 1956 he became the chair of the British Records Society, encouraging a greater rate of publication and contributing some publications himself. Also in 1956 he founded the Marc Fitch Fund to support the publication of local history material. Throughout his life he continued to provide financial contributions to local history projects and research fellowships; as well as continuing his own research. He died in 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes on the placenames of medieval London, by Marc Fitch, arranged from Fitch's drafts by Dr Jessica Freeman. Readers should be aware, however, that these notes, although written with a view to eventual publication, were preliminary. Specialist advisors invited to comment at the time of compilation expressed reservations about the range and depth of documentary coverage.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

4 ringbinders of notes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These binders were donated to Guildhall Library in 2003. They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 2004. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section 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: August to October 2010.

Antiquaries | Historians | Social scientists
Historical research | History
Literary analysis | Literature
Local history | History
Medieval period | Historical periods
Placenames | Philology | Linguistics
Philology x Literary analysis

Personal names
Fitch | Marcus Felix Brudenell | 1908-1994 | historian and philanthropist

Corporate names

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe