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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1887
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1882-1953
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6.55 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Lee and Pembertons | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lee and Pembertons, solicitors, were based at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London and later 11 South Square, Gray's Inn, London.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Lee and Pembertons, solicitors, 1882-1953, including bills of costs; a series of bundles consisting of draft bills of costs each followed by the relevant copy out-letters; general copy out-letter books kept in chronological order and indexed by correspondent; files of correspondence relating to the maintenance of the Eyre Estate, arranged alphabetically by street name; Counsels' fee books; share ledger and general office files.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: Bills of costs; Draft bills of costs and out-letter books; Out-letter books; Eyre Estate Correspondence; Fee book; Share ledger and will; Office records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

It is believed that Lee and Pembertons had about 10,000 letter books at their Penton Estate Office but that by 1966 all but some 1900 volumes had been destroyed. At the end of 1982 the Greater London Record Office agreed to take a limited sample of the records the held by the BRA, being of the opinion that this was adequate to reflect the nature of the surviving series which were themselves only a part of the records of the firm. Those records, which appeared all to be volumes of draft bills of costs and copy correspondence, which remained at the House of Lords storage at Kew where the House of Lords Record Office had generously lent space for them, were then destroyed.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records first deposited by the firm with the British Records Association in 1966; passed to the Greater London Record Office [now LMA] in 1982.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Lee and Pemberton relating to the Denison family can be found at the University of Nottingham Archives, reference DL.

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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