Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/463
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HONEYBOURNE, Marjorie Blanche (1899-1974)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Davis | Eliza Jeffries | 1875-1943 | historian
Honeybourne | Marjorie Blanche | 1899-1974 | historian
Marjorie Blanche Honeybourne was born in Highgate in 1899. She took a BA in History at London University in 1921 and went on, under the supervision of Eliza Jeffries Davis, to gain an MA from the same institution in 1929.
With an abiding interest in London topography, she contributed articles on mediaeval London to several metropolitan periodicals. She was elected a member of the Society of Antiquaries in 1949. She acted as Honorary Editor to the London Topographical Society between 1960 and 1974 and the Ancient Monuments Society between 1967 and 1973. She died on 13 November 1974.
For a detailed resume of Miss Honeybourne's career see her obituaries in Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society vol.xx (1975) pp.11-14 and London Topographical Record vol.xxiv (1980) pp.203-208. The latter includes a list of her publications with a note on her sketch maps and plans.
Eliza Jeffries Davis was Reader in the History and Records of London at the University of London from 1921 to 1940.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Marjorie Blanche Honeybourne, including papers of Eliza Jeffries Davis, correspondence with Professor V H Galbraith regarding Eliza Jeffries Davis, and correspondence relating to the production of a London volume in the Historical Atlas of Town Plans series.
ACCESS AND USE
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 City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
The papers have been heavily weeded as consisting, in the main, of material which Miss Honeybourne published in her lifetime.
Immediate source of acquisition:
The papers were given to Guildhall Library in July 1975. The papers were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1987. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
University College London Special Collections holds papers and notebooks of Eliza Jeffries Davis, references MS ADD 79 and MS ADD 119. The University of London Library at Senate House holds correspondence and papers, reference MS 860.
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.