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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/003
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1979-1992
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 34 production units.
Name of creator(s): Barbican Horticultural Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Barbican Horticultural Society was established in 1980. It was founded to provide information and practical help to Barbican residents. It also holds and participates in competitions and organises visits to gardens in the London area.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Barbican Horticultural Society, mainly comprising correspondence files, but also including a copy of the constitution of the Society, members' returns, and leaflets. They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1992.

THE RECORDS ARE SUBJECT TO A 30 YEAR CLOSURE PERIOD. Access to records less than 30 years old should be sought from the Society (contact details may be obtained from staff).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been arranged in sections according to record type.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

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:

The Society's archives were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the Society in January 1992. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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:
June to August 2010.

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