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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/549
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1843-1886
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Kendall and Cox-Howman | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Marshalsea was a prison on the south bank of the River Thames in Southwark. From at least 1329 until it closed in 1842, it housed men under court martial for crimes at sea, political figures and intellectuals accused of sedition or other inappropriate behaviour, and London's debtors, the length of their stay determined largely by the whim of their creditors.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1843-1886, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising sales particulars of Marshalsea Prison including the Admiralty Prison, Southwark; notice of share issue and prospectus for the South London Tramways Company and notice of share issue with application form for construction of underground line from City to Newington Butts for the City of London Southwark Subway Company.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Four documents in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1957.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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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