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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/SPC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1891-1969
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Spicers | undertakers and funeral directors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Spicers of 346 Caledonian Road, began as undertakers, but later became funeral directors. These records contain a considerable amount of detail concerning funeral arrangements from the late Victorian era.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Spicers, formerly undertakers, later funeral directors, 1891-1969. The records consist of business registers and journals. Although the period covered is 1891-1969, the high commmencing folio in volume one (foliating through successive volumes was common stationers' practice in the nineteenth century) suggests that there may have been an earlier volume which has not survived. Details range from the size of coffin in the first volume to comprehensive coverage of names, addresses, ages, where died, where service held, where buried or cremated, grave nos, cost etc. in the third. Also two photographs of premises.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three volumes in chronological order; two photographs.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

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 1973.

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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