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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): MCC/MIN-1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1889-1965
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 209.86 linear metres
Name of creator(s): MCC | Middlesex County Council x Middlesex County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The first election of Middlesex County Councillors took place on 29 January 1889 and the first meeting of the Provisional Council was held at Middlesex Guildhall on 7 February 1889. At a meeting on 21 March 1889, the formation of committees was considered. Members were elected to the Finance, Highways, General Purposes, Parliamentary, Asylum, Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, and Stand Joint Committees.

As the work of the Council increased so too did the number and range of committees. Joint committees were also organised with other relevant bodies such as neighbouring local authorities or lower tier Middlesex authorities.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minutes and presented papers of meetings of the Middlesex County Council, 1889-1965. Also minutes and presented papers of Middlesex County Council Committees, as follows:
Aerodromes and Development Committee
Agriculture Committee
Air Raid Precautions Committee
Asylums Committee
Buildings Committee
Children's Committee
Civil Defence Committee
Coordinating Committee
Costs and Policy Review Committee
Diseases of Animals Committee
Drainage Committee
Education Committee
Emergency Committee
Establishment Committee
Estates Committee
Finance Committee
Fire Brigade Committee
General Purposes Committee
Highways Committee
Housing Committee
Industrial Schools Committee
Land Committee
Licensing Committee
Light Railways Committee
Local Government Committee
Luncheon Club Committee
Maternity Committee
Office Accommodation Committee
Parliamentary Committee
Planning Committee
Public Health Committee
Rates Committee
Rivers Committee
Selection Committee
Small Dwellings Committee
Small Holdings Committee
Staff Committee
Standing Orders Committee
Supplies Committee
Taxation Committee
Valuation Committee
War Committee
Welfare Committee

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Minutes arranged alphabetically by Committee name, MCC/MIN/01 to MCC/MIN/44.

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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