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ASSOCIATION OF FELLOWSHIP PORTERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/FC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ASSOCIATION OF FELLOWSHIP PORTERS
Date(s): 1620-1895
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 23 production units
Name of creator(s): Association of Fellowship Porters

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Association of Fellowship Porters was never chartered or incorporated, but existed as an association for members whose duties involved loading and unloading goods in the Docks and their vicinity.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Association of Fellowship Porters. The records were compiled between 1620 and 1895. However they also include a copy of the ordinances of 1566, and copies of acts from 1619. No membership records are available before 1756. The collection also includes rules and regulations; Court minute books; quarterage books and financial accounts.

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/FC/A Constitutional records,
CLC/L/FC/B Court records,
CLC/L/FC/C Membership records,
CLC/L/FC/D Financial records,
CLC/L/FC/E Trade records.

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:

These records were given to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library 1915 and 1947. The 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:

See also CLC/L/TA: Society of Tacklehouse and Ticket Porters.


Publication note:

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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