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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CURRIERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/CK
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CURRIERS
Date(s): 1553-2000
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 82 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Curriers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

A Fraternity of Curriers was known to be attached to the Priory of the Carmelites by 1389, and ordinances were entered into the City of London Corporation's Letter Book I (held amongst the City's own records) in 1415. In 1583 the Company received a Grant of Arms, and new ordinances were ratified in 1687. However their first charter was not granted until 1605; a further charter was granted by James II in 1686. Curriers dressed and treated tanned leather.The Company now supports technical colleges.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Curriers. The records were compiled from 1553, but they include copies of Acts from 1473. The registers of freedom admissions and apprentice bindings date from 1658. The records also include Court minute books; Committee minutes; financial accounts; Clerk's letter books and papers relating to charities.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Latin.

System of arrangement:

To assist the user the catalogue has been arranged in sections each with an archival classification number as follows:
CLC/L/CK/A Constitutional records,
CLC/L/CK/B Court records,
CLC/L/CK/C Membership records,
CLC/L/CK/D Financial records,
CLC/L/CK/E Trade records,
CLC/L/CK/F Clerk's records,
CLC/L/CK/G Charities and estates

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries. For further information please see LMA Research Guide "Consulting Archives at Guildhall Library", available at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. The collection was catalogued by various members of staff over many years.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

See Curriers' Company: a history of the Worshipful Company of Curriers of the City of London part one by Edward Mayer, parts two and three by Donald Adamson (2000). Guildhall Library reference L 37:C 976; LMA Library reference 35.31/(CUR).

For further information relating to Livery Companies, particularly using the company records for family history, please see Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Livery Company Membership Guide" and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Leaflet Guides to Records: Searching for Members or those apprenticed to Members of City of London Livery Companies" (both available online).

For a general introduction to the history of the City of London Livery Companies please see entry in The London Encyclopaedia, ed Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert.

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:
Oct-09

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