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GOSDEN, Thomas (1780-1843)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/250
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: GOSDEN, Thomas (1780-1843)
Date(s): 1843
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Gosden | Thomas | 1780-1843 | artist and illustrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Gosden was born in 1780 and died in 1843. He was an artist and book illustrator; and it seems he ran a shop called the 'Sportsman's Repository', 18, Bedford Street, Covent Garden.


Scope and content/abstract:

Watercolour drawings of the grave monuments of 'celebrated persons' in London, Middlesex, Surrey and Kent, by Thomas Gosden.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Volume One: London and Middlesex; Volume Two: Surrey and Kent.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The British Library holds several of Gosden's illustrations of gravestones.

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:
August to October 2010.

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