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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TOBACCO PIPE MAKERS AND TOBACCO BLENDERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/TE
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TOBACCO PIPE MAKERS AND TOBACCO BLENDERS
Date(s): 1799-1846
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The company was granted a charter of incorporation by Charles II on 29 April 1663. It was recognised by the City of London, but without a grant of livery. The Company went into decline during the 19th century, both in membership and financial terms,and finally failed, probably in 1868. There had been an earlier Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers which was granted a charter by Charles I in 1634. Although it was of London and Westminster and England and Wales, meetings were held at Painter Stainers' Hall. However the charter was forfeited during the early 1640s. An earlier Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers of Westminster had been granted a charter in 1619, but had to surrender it fifteen years later. The present-day Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders is not the same Company, but is of recent origin (grant of arms 1956).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders, comprising: copy of the 1663 charter and bye-laws 1821 (Ms 1712 and Ms 2821), and miscellaneous papers relating to Company administration, 1799-1846 (Ms 3601).

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:
CLC/L/TE/A Constitutional records;
CLC/L/TE/F Clerk's records.

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 provenance of the records is unknown, except Ms 01712 which was purchased from a bookseller in 1914. The records were deposited with the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. These records have been catalogued by various members of staff. No other records are known to survive.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

The Printed Books Section of Guildhall Library holds a history of the Company by the Company (1969).

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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