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LONDON MEAT TRADERS' AND DROVERS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/122
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LONDON MEAT TRADERS' AND DROVERS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
Date(s): 1904-1986
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 22 items comprising 7 volumes, 13 envelopes, 1 bundle and 1 twinlock.
Name of creator(s): London Meat Traders' and Drovers' Benevolent Association
Drovers' Benevolent Institution
London Meat Traders' Benevolent Association

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Association was founded in 1904 on the amalgamation of the Drovers' Benevolent Institution (founded in 1844) and the London Meat Traders' Benevolent Association (founded 1902). Until 1924 aid was restricted to drovers or persons of the London meat trade who had contributed to the funds. In 1924 and 1928 the rules were changed to cover any member of the meat trade. The aim was then to assist aged, sick and poor persons who had worked in any capacity in the meat trade. Increasingly this took the form of help with the costs of nursing homes. The former Drovers' almshouses at Islington were increasingly rented out to the benefit of the Charity. In 1950 the Association invested 3000 into the new retirement home in Warham Grange, Croydon,which gave them the right to nominate four individuals for the home.

The Association used either Butchers' Hall or Clifford's Inn for its meetings. In 1986 it merged with the Butchers' Charitable Institution to form the Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Meat Traders' and Drovers' Benevolent Association, including rules and regulations; correspondence; minutes of the committee; annual reports; financial papers; press cuttings and histories.

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:

Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution deposited these records at Guildhall Library in 2005. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of the Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution after 1986, see the Butchers' Charitable Institution (CLC/117). See also the Drovers' Benevolent Institution, CLC/138.


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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