Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/WST
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WEST FAMILY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.21 linear metres (53 files).
Name of creator(s): West | family | of St Pancras, London
The West family had property in St Pancras including houses in Egremont Place (later Euston Road) and Camden Road Villas. Several members of the family spent time in India between the 1810s and the 1870s.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the West family. This collection comprises papers, 1811-1911, many dating from the 1840s to the 1870s, including material relating to cotton presses, engines, pumps, etc, 1816-1891; printed reports of West's Patent Press Company Ltd, 1873-1911; papers, 1824-1870, largely relating to domestic and manufacturing premises in St Pancras, including notices of railway companies relating to intended lines; correspondence and various other family papers (accounts, bills, diaries, notes, drawings, probate papers, etc), 1811-1878, including material relating to voyages and time spent in India (including Bombay) by family members, also including material relating to the estate of Robert Stephen Kitson, and material relating to attendance of family members at King's College School, King's College London, and London University; letters patent and specification for improvements in working railway signals, 1863; bundle of letters from Mr W Notter (box-office keeper in Covent Garden), 1825-1839, 1853-1855.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
F/WST-1: Patent specifications, correspondence and company reports;
F/WST-2: Correspondence of Arthur Anderson West;
F/WST-3: Papers of Clement West;
F/WST-4: Administration of Henry West's estate;
F/WST-5: Academic papers;
F/WST-6: General papers;
F/WST-8: Notes on India;
F/WST-9: Correspondence, notes and bills;
F/WST-10: Correspondence, accounts and general papers.
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 two accessions in the London County Record Office in 1960 and in the Greater London Record Office in 1979.
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.