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BREWER, Thomas (fl 1835-1870)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/429

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: BREWER, Thomas (fl 1835-1870)

Date(s): 1835-1870

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 25 production units.

Name of creator(s): Brewer | Thomas | fl 1835-1870 | antiquarian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Brewer was an antiquarian who compiled extracts from records and notes on officers of the City of London Corporation, monumental inscriptions, and extracts from and indexes of other records, chiefly parish registers. He was also master of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers (1859-60). The extracts and indexes were compiled between 1835-70.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Thomas Brewer, antiquarian, comprising: a calendar of correspondence in Remembrancia 1, 1850 (Ms 00007); a memoir of John Carpenter, town clerk, 1835 (Ms 01555); notes relating to offices and office-holders of the City of London Corporation, mid 19th century (Ms 02173, 03117-8, 10139-40); extracts from the City's records relating to the River Lea and the New River, compiled 19th century (Ms 02194); extract from the wardmote inquest book of the ward of Cheap, compiled 19th century (Ms 02195); extracts and notes relating to the Plaisterers' Company, mid 19th century (Ms 02192, 03555); copies of monumental inscriptions, and extracts and indexes of records of the church of St Lawrence Jewry and St Mary Magdalene Milk Street, mid 19th century (Ms 03119, 03288, 03292-3, 03551); copies of inscriptions in St Mary le Bow church, 1858 (Ms 07820); text of a paper on customs formerly observed in public schools, ca. 1850 (Ms 02193).

The records were catalogued between 1908 and 1959 by members of Guildhall Library staff.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

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:

Ms 02173 and Ms 02192-5 were donated to Guildhall Library in 1921. Ms 3117-9, Ms 3288 and Ms 3292-3 were donated in 1934. Ms 3551 was donated in around 1941. Ms 3555 was acquired from an unknown source in 1946. Ms 07820 was deposited by the parish of St Mary le Bow in 1953. Ms 10139-40 are from the Gregory collection (for which see under Samuel Gregory). There is no accession information for Ms 00007. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.



Archivist's note:

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: Records prepared May to September 2011.

Antiquaries | Historians | Social scientists
Historical research | History
Local government wards | Local government | Public administration | Government
Mayors | Local government personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Monumental inscriptions | Inscriptions

Personal names

Corporate names
Cheap Ward | Corporation of London
Corporation of London x City of London
Parish of St Lawrence Jewry | City of London | Church of England
Parish of St Mary le Bow | City of London | Church of England
Parish of St Mary Magdalen | Milk Street | City of London | Church of England
Worshipful Company of Plaisterers

City of London | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Lea, river | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Lee, river | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
New, river | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe