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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): N/LCU
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1628-1910
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 7.23 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Congregational Union, part of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, was founded in 1873. It was divided into 10 districts:

1 - Central London

2 - West London

3 - North West London

4 - North London

5 - North East London

6 - East London

7 - Metropolitan Essex

8 - Metropolitan Kent

9 - Metropolitan Surrey (East)

10 - Metropolitan Surrey (West).


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records of the London Congregational Union, 1851-1966, including membership registers, minute books, papers regarding properties of which the London Congregational Union is trustee, annual reports, magazines and booklets, correspondence with individual churches in the London Union and on subjects such as missions, chaplains, finance, fundraising and church groups.

Also records of the London Congregational Chapel Building Society (later Chapel Building Section of London Congregational Union), 1848-1942, including minutes, financial accounts and reports.

Records of the North District of the London Congregational Union, 1938-1959, including minutes and constitution.

Records of the London Board of Congregational Ministers, 1928-1951, including membership registers, subscriptions and financial accounts.

Records of Nathaniel Bromley's Charity, 1628-1939, including financial accounts, deeds, leases, mortgages, conveyances and sale documents.

Deed for the Congregational Memorial Hall, 1872.

Book recording grants given from Williamson's Trust 'to help poor Dissenting Ministers', 1883-1896.

Map from the Hornsey and Highgate Council of Evangelical Free Churches showing Free Church parishes in Hornsey and Highgate, 1910?

Memoirs of Reverend Richard J Evans, Secretary of the London Congregational Union, 1907-1941 and Moderator, 1935-1941.

Minute book of the Hornsey And Islington District of the London Congregational Union, 1960-1972.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

N/LCU/1: Administrative Records Of The London Congregational Union; N/LCU/2: London Congregational Chapel Building Society (Later Chapel Building Section Of London Congregational Union); N/LCU/3: North District Of London Congregational Union; N/LCU/4: London Board Of Congregational Ministers; N/LCU/5: Nathaniel Bromley's Charity; N/LCU/6: Congregational Memorial Hall; N/LCU/7: Associate Fund; N/LCU/8: Hornsey And Highgate Council Of Evangelical Free Churches; N/LCU/9: Papers Of Rev. Richard J Evans; N/LCU/10: Hornsey And Islington District Of The LCU.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in multiple accessions: 20 August 1964 (AC/64/048), 18 March 1965 (AC/65/024), 27 May 1965 (AC/65/047), and 30 January 1973 (AC/73/04) and 1998 (B98/084).

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Description Notes

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:
January to March 2009

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