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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF FELTMAKERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/FD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF FELTMAKERS
Date(s): 1667-2005
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 101 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Feltmakers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

There are references to an organisation of feltmakers in the 16th century; however it was not until 1604 that the Feltmakers Company was incorporated by letters patent from James I. A further charter was granted in 1667. Many members were previously members of the Haberdashers Company.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, 1667-2005. The records include registers of freedom admissions and apprentice bindings from 1676. There are no membership records for the years 1709-1725. Other records include charters; ordinances; Court minute books; financial accounts; correspondence; press cuttings; invitations, menus and programmes for Company entertainments; Charitable foundation reports and accounts; photographs of Masters and events and papers relating to property.

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:

As the archive is large and complex, and to assist the user, the catalogue has been arranged in sections each with an archival classification number as follows:
CLC/L/FD/A Constitutional records,
CLC/L/FD/B Court records,
CLC/L/FD/C Membership records,
CLC/L/FD/D Financial records,
CLC/L/FD/E Trade records,
CLC/L/FD/F Clerk's records,
CLC/L/FD/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 company's records have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1909. 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:

The Guildhall Library holds issues of The feltmaker : the newsletter of the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers from 1988 onwards. Closed Access Store 1771-1772.

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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