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Resolution of the Court of Common Council

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 433
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Resolution of the Court of Common Council
Date(s): 1725
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Court of Common Council forms part of the governing body of the City of London, along with the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Hall, and is responsible for local government and administration. Common councillors were first appointed during the reign of Edward I, and were formed into the Court of Common Council in 1384. The Court comprises the Lord Mayor, aldermen and councilmen, the latter two being elected from each ward of the city by local government electors.


Scope and content/abstract:

Transcript of a Resolution of the London Court of Common Council, held on Thursday 27th May, 1725, concerning the Court's control of the Common Seal, namely 'That for the future the Common Seal of this City shall not be affixed to any Grant where [by] the Estate or Revenue of this City may be Charged, without th[e] Consent of this Court first had for that purpose'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bound up with a collection of printed Acts of Common Council (Ref: G.L. Cat 1712).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
Aug 2001

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