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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/093
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1863-1940
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Pawnbrokers' Protection Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan United Pawnbrokers' Protection Society (renamed the Metropolitan Pawnbrokers' Protection Society in 1874) was formed some time before 1844 to give legal protection, assistance and advice to pawnbrokers trading in London.


Scope and content/abstract:

Metropolitan Pawnbrokers' Protection Society records comprising: annual general meetings minutes, 1863-1913, and miscellaneous printed items, 1905-40. They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1987.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Chronological order.

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 the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1987 together with the archives of the National Pawnbrokers' Association, with which it was federated. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Pawnbrokers' Association: CLC/012.

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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