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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1177
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1639-1848
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

There is no unifying factor to these papers (e.g. that they relate to property owned by one estate or family or the legal work of one office), they were simply collected for their antiquarian interest before being passed to the archive.

A demicastor was a hat made of inferior beaver fur, often mixed with other furs.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of documents including:
* Memorandum of receipt of 250, upon an Annuity or Pension of one thousand pounds per annum from Commissioners of Excise for the City of London and counties of Middlesex and Surrey, 1677.
* Special Constable's warrant to assist in control of riots, 1848.
* Memorandum of special pardon issued under privy seal to William Walker of London, goldsmith, convicted of felony, [1640].
* Memorandum of proclamation prohibiting the making or wearing of demicasters or using wool with beaver in beaver hats, [1639].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in no particular order.

Conditions governing access:

These records are open for public inspection.

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:

Records donated to the Archive in 1972.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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