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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF COMBMAKERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/CG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF COMBMAKERS
Date(s): 1635 - 1637; 1744 - 1750
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Combmakers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Worshipful Company of Combmakers was incorporated by charter on 16th July 1635. It is now defunct.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Combmakers. The records comprise court minute book, 1744-50 (Ms 5414); charter of incorporation, 1635 (Ms 5415); and ordinances, 1637 (Ms 5416).

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 in the following sections: CLC/L/CG/A: Constitutional records and CLC/L/CG/B: Court 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:

They were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1949 and were catalogued in the same year by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Company is now defunct and the whereabouts of any further records is not known.


Publication note:

See Combs, combmaking and the Combmakers Company, by Ron Bowers (1987). (Guildhall Library reference: Closed Access Pam 18352).

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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