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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/183
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1781-1943
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 31 production units.
Name of creator(s): Society of Friends


Administrative/Biographical history:

Devonshire House Monthly Meeting was established in 1667 as a constituent meeting of London and Middlesex Quarterly Meeting. From 1 April 1943 it united with the Tottenham Monthly Meeting under the style Devonshire House and Tottenham Monthly Meeting.

The constituent meetings of the Devonshire House Monthly Meeting were: Barnet Grove, 1924-43; Bunhill Fields, 1889-1943; Devonshire House, 1667-1925; Gracechurch Street, 1850-62; Hoxton, 1916-24; Peel, 1860-1926; Stoke Newington, 1850-1943; and Wheeler Street, 1667-1742.

The Manuscripts Section also holds records of the Devonshire House Preparative Meeting, and records of the Gracechurch Street and Peel Preparative Meetings, which became part of the Devonshire House Monthly Meeting in 1850 and 1860 respectively.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Society of Friends Devonshire House meetings, comprising minutes and financial records only.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

CLC/183-01: Devonshire House Monthly Meeting;
CLC/183-02: Devonshire House Preparative Meeting;
CLC/183-03: Gracechurch Street Monthly Meeting;
CLC/183-04: Gracechurch Street Preparative Meeting;
CLC/183-05: Peel Preparative Meeting (Clerkenwell).

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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

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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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