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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): MCC/CL/CHAIR
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1890-1965
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): MCC | Middlesex County Council x Middlesex County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

Chairmen of the Middlesex County Council, 1889-1965:
Sir Ralph Littler, 1889-1908
Sir Montagu Sharpe, 1908-1909
William Regester, 1909-1912
Cecil Fane De Salis, 1919-1924
Benjamin Todd, 1924-1927
Sir Charles Pinkham, 1927-1930
George Marlow Reed, 1930-1933
Sir Howard Button, 1933-1936
William Prescott, 1936-1937
Forrester Clayton, 1937-1940
Sir Gilfrid Craig, 1940-1943
William Reginald Clemens, 1943-1946
Bernard Harry Rockman, 1946-1947
Sir Fred Messer, 1947-1948
William John Irving, 1948-1949
Albert Henry Farley, 1949-1951
Sir William Josiah Grimshaw, 1951-1953
Sir Archer Hoare, 1953-1954
Albert Noel Hansel Baines, 1954-1955
Sir Stanley Graham Rowlandson, 1955-1956
Sir Christopher George Armstrong Cowan, 1956-1957
William Rendel Myson Chambers, 1957-1958
Thomas Henry Joyce, 1958-1959
George Albert Pargiter, 1959-1960
Muriel Rose Forbes, 1960-1961
Sir Joseph Haygarth, 1961-1962
James Henry Knaggs, 1962-1963
Frances Timpson, 1963-1964
John Wilfred Barter, 1964-1965.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Middlesex County Council Clerk's Department relating to the Chairman of the County Council, 1890-1965, including papers relating to Council administration including seating in the Council Chamber, orders of proceeding, printing and dispatch of reports, notices of motions, amendments, summaries of proceedings, agendas, annual meetings of the County Council, constitution, Middlesex Regiment presentations and regimental colours, and ceremonies. Papers relating to County Council elections including election leaflets, and papers relating to the triennial elections, 1949-1961. Papers relating to County Councillors including declarations of acceptance of office, resignations, elections of Aldermen, deaths of members and past members, and annual returns of attendances.

General files relating to Middlesex County balls, County dinners and receptions, Chairman's social functions, twinning of Middlesex with places in France and Germany, biographies and newspaper cuttings relating to Chairmen, copies of invitations, Christmas cards, dinner menus and so on, and photographs of the last meeting of the Council.

Also statements on some principal operations of the County Council, made by the Chairman.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

MCC/CL/CHAIR/01: Social functions and MCC/CL/CHAIR/02: Chairman's statements.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent authority, the Middlesex County Council, and with successor authorities.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information on the history of the Middlesex County Council please see Middlesex by Sir Clifford Radcliffe (2 editions, 1939 and 1953), LMA Library reference 97.09 MID; and The County Council of the Administrative County of Middlesex: 76 years of local government, 1 April 1889 to 31 March 1965, by Middlesex County Council (1965), LMA library reference S97.09 MID.

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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