Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-058
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: DANCE, George (1741-1825)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Dance | George the younger | 1741-1825 | architect
George Dance the Younger was born in 1741, son of architect George Dance (1694-1768). Dance the Younger followed his father's profession, succeeding him as Clerk of Works for the City of London in 1768. He was responsible for the design of numerous London buildings including Newgate Prison, the Old Bailey Sessions House, extensions to the Guildhall, the church of Saint Bartholomew the Less, and the Royal College of Surgeons. He also worked on town planning schemes such as Finsbury Circus and St George's Circus; and helped to formulate the 1774 London Building Act. He died in 1825.
Scope and content/abstract:
Two letters from George Dance the younger; the first relating to preparations for the entertainment at Guildhall of the Prince Regent, the Emperor of Russia Alexander I and the King of Prussia Frederick William III, 1814; the second describing Dance's son as surviving the battle of Waterloo, 1815. With a sheet of verse in Dance's hand, 1810.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
1 envelope containing 3 items.
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:
Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For papers relating to George Dance the Younger's work for the City of London see COL/AC/16, COL/OF/02, COL/PL, COL/SVD/PL, SC/GL/DAN/001 and SC/PHL/02.
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: January to May 2011.