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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLOVERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/GE
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF GLOVERS
Date(s): 1675-1981
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 22 production units.
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Glovers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

A medieval fraternity of glovers existed, governed by ordinances of 1349. In 1498, the glovers united with the guild of pursers and, in the early 16th century, this joint body merged with the Leathersellers' Company. The Glovers' Company emerged again as a separate entity under the charter of 1638, following a resurgence in trade as gloves became more elaborate and fashionable.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, 1675-1981 (the dates given are the dates of compilation of the records. They include 19th century extracts of a petition dated 1619-20, and a printed copy of the 1638 charter). The membership records include registers of freedom admissions from 1738 and of apprentice bindings from 1694. Other records include Court minute books and an album of correspondence, photographs and cuttings relating to events during 1946-7.

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.

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 records of the Company have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. The records have been catalogued by various members of staff over many years.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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