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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/437
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1838-1882
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Harris | William | fl 1838-1882 | hatter


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Harris was the stepson of James Crowcher of Portsea, Hampshire, a labourer. He was apprenticed to Thomas Ellyett of Portsea, hatter, for seven years. He subsequently leased a house and workshop at 5 Upper Ashby Street, Northampton Square, Finsbury.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of William Harris, hatter, comprising apprenticeship indenture for William Harris, 1838; leases of messuage with workshop in the rear, 1868 and 1882.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three documents in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Archive in 1975.

Allied Materials

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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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