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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2184
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1859-1891
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Oliver | William Henry | fl 1859-1891 | solicitor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Based at 64 Lincoln's Inn Fields, William Oliver was a solicitor involved in the development of land at Devonshire Road in Forest Hill, Lewisham.

William was trustee of the Wills of his father (Thomas) and brother (Arthur) and the Marriage Settlement of his sister (Mrs Sanders).


Scope and content/abstract:

These records relate to the activities of William Henry Oliver, solicitor. They include deeds relating to Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, including correspondence, leases and mortgages for Florence, Violet, Rose, Constance and Hawthorne Villas. The collection also includes personal and financial papers of W.H. Oliver relating to the winding up of his Estate. These papers (expecially ACC/2184/62-101) concern his activity as Trustee of the wills of Thomas Oliver (his father) and Arthur Oliver (his brother), and as Trustee of the Marriage Settlement of Mrs Sanders (his sister).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Deeds of land at Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, 1859-1880: ACC/2184/001-016 Correspondence relating to land at Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, 1859-1880: ACC/2184/017-039 Papers of W.H. Oliver, deceased - 1877-1891: ACC/2184/040-101.

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:

Gifted in 1985 (ACC/2184).

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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