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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/145
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1842 - [1890]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Licensed Victuallers' Asylum x Licensed Victuallers' Benevolent Institution


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1826, a group of members of the licensed victualling trade formed a society, named the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum, to relieve decayed and aged members of their trade, and their wives or widows. The following year, they acquired land in the Old Kent Road, Camberwell, on which they subsequently erected 103 separate dwellings to serve as almshouses. The asylum was incorporated by royal charter in 1842. In 1921, the asylum was renamed the Licensed Victuallers' Benevolent Institution, which last appears in the London Post Office directories in 1960. Its subsequent history is unknown.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum, later the Licensed Victuallers' Benevolent Institution, comprising: abstract of the charter of incorporation and of rules, ordinances and by-laws, 1851 (Ms 21458); extracts from the charter of incorporation, [1860] (Ms 21459); and copy opinions concerning property, [1890] (Ms 21460). They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1985.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three items.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were bought by Guildhall Library with those of the Society of Licensed Victuallers. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See ACC/3122 for the National Licenced Victuallers Association.

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:
June to August 2010.

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