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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0410
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1486-1949
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 linear metre
Name of creator(s): Banks | C O | fl 1925-1939 | local historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

C. O. Banks was a local historian, author of Romances of the Finchley Manor and Early Days of Whetstone, Friern Barnet, North End and East End, Finchley, Barnet and The Story of Finchley, Friern Barnet and Whetstone. He founded Finchley Record Society in 1925.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of research into the local history of Friern Barnet and environs, carried out by C.O. Banks. The papers include copies of court rolls, research notes, lectures, statistics, extracts from parish records, copies and extracts of wills, legal proceedings, notes on important buildings and people, newspaper cuttings, licences, geneaological notes, sales particulars, estate agents plans, reports, photographs, articles, books and pamphlets on the local history, and maps of Friern Barnet and surrounding areas.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0410-1: Friern Barnet;
ACC/0410-2: Copies of maps and sketch plans;
ACC/0410-3: Sales particulars and estate agents' plans;
ACC/0410-4: Printed county and district maps;
ACC/0410-5: Original documents;
ACC/0410-6: Photograph negatives and plates: Friern Barnet;
ACC/0410-7: Newspaper Cuttings.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Documents deposited August 1949.

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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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