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BUTCHERS' CHARITABLE INSTITUTION

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/117
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BUTCHERS' CHARITABLE INSTITUTION
Date(s): 1851-2001
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 86 production units.
Name of creator(s): Butchers' Charitable Institution x Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Butchers' Charitable Institution was founded in 1828 as the meat industry's trade charity, assisting people unable to work or retired, a function it continues today. Although it is entirely independent from the Butchers' Company, it uses Butchers' Hall for its committee and annual general meetings, and has for some periods maintained offices elsewhere for day-to-day business, including 61 West Smithfield from 1909-c.1995. In 1986 it merged with the London Meat Traders' and Drovers' Benevolent Association to become the Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Butchers' Charitable Institution including Committee minute books; reports; papers relating to the merger with the London Meat Traders' and Drovers' Benevolent Association; annual reports; financial accounts; applications for assistance; registers of annual subscriptions; registers of members; press cuttings; photographs; historical notes and dinner menus.

Some material relating to pensioners or personnel has a 30 year closure period. More recent material is retained by the Institution.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.

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.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the 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:

This material was deposited by the Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution in the Manuscripts Section of the Guildhall Library in 1995, 2005 and 2007. Catalogued by Guildhall Library staff in 1991, July 2005, March 2006 and July 2007. 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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