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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0850
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1827
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): George IV | 1762-1830 | King of Great Britain and Ireland x Prince Regent


Administrative/Biographical history:

"Lawrence and Carlill", sugar refiners, are listed in various trade directories of 1817-1819 as being based at Lehman Street and Rupert Street, Goodman's Fields. By the 1820s the entries list Richard Henshaw Lawrence and Morton William Lawrence, sugar refiners, at the same addresses. They appear to have been in business until the 1840s.

It is unclear what improvement to the refining process Lawrence invented. He is mentioned in the book "Abridgements of Patents for Inventions relating to Sugar, 1663-1866" (Commissioners of Patents, 1871) with the note "No Specification enrolled".


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters patent granted to Morton William Lawrence of Lehman Street, Goodman's Fields, Whitechapel, sugar refiner, by King George IV giving him sole use and benefit of invention of improvement in process of sugar refinery for 14 years, 28 Apr 1827.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1963.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Please see A/DAV/I/5 for a document in which Morton William Lawrence acts as a trustee of the Free Schools for the Education of Poor Children of the parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel Trustees.

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:
July to October 2009

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