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CHIEF ENGINEER'S DEPARTMENT: ORGANISATIONAL AND GENERAL

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/CE/GEN
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CHIEF ENGINEER'S DEPARTMENT: ORGANISATIONAL AND GENERAL
Date(s): 1889-1965
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.17 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Chief Engineer was responsible for overseeing construction and maintenance of LCC buildings, bridges, roads and tunnels. He was also responsible for flood prevention measures, drainage and sewerage and other matters of public health.

The London County Council Chief Engineer and County Surveyors:
1889: J Gordon and C Dunscombe
1890 Sir Alexander Binnie
1901 Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice
1913 Sir George Humphreys
1930 Sir Peirson Frank
1946 Sir Joseph Rawlinson
1962 FM Fuller

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London County Council Chief Engineer's Department, including reports, correspondence, press cuttings, committee papers, maintenance arrangements, sail plan, rigging plan, site and dock plans, artist's perspective drawings and numbered drawings relating to the installation of the Cutty Sark at dry dock in Greenwich, 1952-1958; pamphlet "Particulars of machinery at L.C.C installations", 1905; pamphlet "Your job of work in the Chief Engineer's Dept", 1953 (revised 1955); and certificates of class and machinery of the Council's ships, ferry boats and sludge vessels, 1889-1965.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

LCC/CE/GEN/01 and 04: Cutty Sark; LCC/CE/GEN/02: Pamphlets; LCC/CE/GEN/03: Certificates.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For London County Council Chief Engineer's Department see LCC/CE/DO; LCC/CE/GEN; LCC/CE/MD; LCC/CE/MD; LCC/CE/PH; LCC/CE/RB and LCC/CE/WAR.


Publication note:

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:
April to June 2009

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