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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/067
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1933-1951
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6 production units.
Name of creator(s): Dorian Singers x Fleet Street Choir


Administrative/Biographical history:

The choir was formed in 1929, and consisted mainly of men and women occupied in the newspaper and print trades. Its founder and conductor was T. B. Lawrence (d 1953). The choir gave at least 20 public performances in England each year, and also toured European countries including Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The choir continued during World War II, but closed at the end of it, or shortly after, to be reformed as the Dorian Singers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Fleet Street Choir records comprising programmes, newspaper cuttings, song sheets and related papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in chronological order.

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:

The archive was compiled by a member of the choir and was later donated to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 2004. It was catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in the same year. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the Dorian Singers see CLC/062.

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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