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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2558/AM
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1879-1904
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Associated Metropolitan Water Companies


Administrative/Biographical history:

Associated Metropolitan Water Companies was a forum for the chairman of the various water companies (and occasionally other members and officers) to meet together. Meetings held at New River Company Offices (1879) and 5 Victoria Street, Westminster (1880 - 1885).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Associated Metropolitan Water Companies, comprising minutes and accounts of the Metropolitan Water Companies Meetings of Chairmen; minutes of sub committees including the Intercommunication Committee of Engineers of the Metropolitan Water Companies and the Committee for the Management of Works of Intercommunication; and correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Within each company the records are divided as follows:
A (1) Corporate Records - including board minutes, parliamentary and legal papers;
B (2) Accounting Records - these are usually very extensive but do not include stocks and shares records which appear in section A;
C (3) Staff Records;
D (4) Water Supply and Distribution Records - including engineering and technical files;
E (5) Purchase Records - including stock books;
F (6) Property Records - many property matters are however dealt with in the legal papers in section A;
G (7) Miscellaneous Records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1988, as part of a larger accession of records from Thames Water.

Allied Materials

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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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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