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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLAZIERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/GD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLAZIERS
Date(s): 1546-1991
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 80 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Glaziers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

An organisation of glaziers was mentioned as early as 1368. The first charter was granted in 1637. The first mention of a hall (in Five Foot Lane off Queen Victoria Street) is dated 1601. It was destroyed in the Great Fire and not rebuilt. A new hall was opened in 1978. The modern Company gives prizes for stained glass design and assists churches with the repair of their stained glass.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, 1546-1991. The records include registers of freedom admissions from 1729 and of apprentice bindings from 1694; Court minute books; quarterage books; letter books and various legal documents, deeds and contracts.

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:

To assist the user, the catalogue has been arranged in sections each with an archival classification code as follows: A: Constitutional records; B: Court records; C: Membership records; D: Financial records; F: Clerk's records; G: Charities and estates. Catalogued by various members of staff over many years.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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 archives have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1949. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The original charters of 1637, 1685 and 1956 are held at Glaziers' Hall; a copy of the 1637 charter is held at Guildhall Library.


Publication note:

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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