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TIDBURY-BEER, Sir Frederick (1892-1959)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/507

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: TIDBURY-BEER, Sir Frederick (1892-1959)

Date(s): [1950]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 3 volumes.

Name of creator(s): Beer | Sir | Frederick Tidbury- | 1892-1959 | Knight | stockbroker and local historian x Tidbury-Beer | Sir | Frederick


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir Frederick Tidbury-Beer was born in 1892. He attended Temple Grove, Mercers' and King's College Schools before beginning work aged 13 as an office-boy. He entered the Stock Exchange as a clerk in 1911, then served in the First World War in the French Army Medical Service and with the Royal Air Force. After the war he resumed his business activities, and in 1922 became a member of the Stock Exchange. He was knighted in 1947.

Sir Frederick was an active participant in the local government of the City of London. He was Master of the Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers and of the Company of Parish Clerks. He sat on the Court of Common Council, 1940-1954, sitting on various Corporation committees particularly relating to post Second World War planning and reconstruction. He was Sheriff, 1945-1946, an Alderman of Cheap Ward, and one of the Lieutenants of the City of London. He was a trustee or governor of various schools and hospitals, and a churchwarden of St Botolph Without Bishopsgate, 1944-1953.

Sir Frederick gave his recreations as the history and topography of Old London, and was the vice-president of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, and the Roman and Medieval London Excavation Council. He was also an Honorary Associate of the Town Planning Institute. He died in February 1959.

Information from: 'TIDBURY-BEER, Sir Frederick (Tidbury)', Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920-2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 [, accessed 17 June 2011].


Scope and content/abstract:

Historical research by Sir Frederick Tidbury-Beer, comprising biographical notes on City of London aldermen, 1850-1950; the City of London mayors, aldermen, sheriffs and Members of Parliament since 1850; and historical and topographical notes on Bishopsgate ward.


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:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which 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.

Historical research | History
Local government personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Local history | History
Personal archives | Archives
Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Beer | Sir | Frederick Tidbury- | 1892-1959 | Knight | stockbroker and local historian x Tidbury-Beer | Sir | Frederick

Corporate names
Bishopsgate Ward | Corporation of London
Corporation of London x City of London

Bishopsgate | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
City of London | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe