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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TIN PLATE WORKERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/TD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TIN PLATE WORKERS
Date(s): 1666-2005
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 49 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

This Company is also known as the Wire Workers' Company, and there is evidence that these two separate crafts were joined by 1425. Although the Company did not receive a charter until 1670, the two crafts had previously sought protection from the Girdlers' and Ironmongers' Companies.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers, including registers of freedom admissions 1824-1906, 1947-57; apprenticeship indentures and presentments 1666-86; Court minute books; Committee minutes; quarterage books; correspondence, reports, photographs etc relating to craft competitions; menus, orders of service, correspondence and related papers relating to Company functions, dinners, entertainments and services; and financial statements.

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

System of arrangement:

The archive has been arranged as follows:
A Constitutional records
B Court records
C Membership records
D Financial records
E Trade records
F Clerk's records
G Charities and estates.

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.

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:

The Company's records were deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section during the 1950s, 2002 and 2006. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

The Printed Books Section of Guildhall Library holds a history of the Company by Oliver Warner (1964).

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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