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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/091
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1799-1809
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Loyal London Volunteers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Loyal London Volunteers were a militia unit formed to protect London against the threat of French invasion during the Napoleonic wars.


Scope and content/abstract:

Loyal London Volunteers records comprise: orderly book of the 5th regiment, 1806-1809; minute book of the committee of the Royal Exchange Division, 1799-1804; and swearing-in list of the 7th company of the 4th regiment, c 1800.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three items arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Not available for online ordering. Please see staff.

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:

The records of the Loyal London Volunteers were acquired by Guildhall Library in two stages, probably before 1900 (Mss 4-5) and in 1971 through the British Records Association (Ms 14290). They were catalogued by Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of ward "armed" or "military" associations which later became regiments of the Loyal London Volunteers see CLC/056, CLC/W/GE/036 and CLC/W/LA/015.

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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