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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): MCC/CL/L/SUP
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1948-1965
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.33 linear metres
Name of creator(s): MCC | Middlesex County Council x Middlesex County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The decision to establish a County Supplies Department was made before the Second World War, but its foundation was delayed until 1947. In 1951 office and warehouse accommodation was obtained in Park Royal close to the transport workshops which came under its control. Turnover and responsibilities increased enormously between 1947 and 1965. Goods of every description were bought for all County services, including education. Service contracts were arranged and 370 vehicles, including cars used for official journeys, were controlled and maintained. In addition to central storage and distribution, a printing unit and a typewriter repair and maintenance service were established and the Central Transport section serviced vehicles and plant.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Middlesex County Council Clerk's Legal Department relating to supplies, 1948-1965, including papers relating to members allowances and expenses; papers regarding central repair depots and transport depots; papers relating to stores; lists of approved contractors and investigations into monopolies and restrictive practices; papers relating to chauffeurs and drivers, and tenders for supply of various goods.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

MCC/CL/L/SUP/01: Allowances and expenses; MCC/CL/L/SUP/02: Miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

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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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