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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 Q/WAL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WALFORD
Date(s): 1809-1881
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Walford | Edward | 1823-1897 | writer and compiler of reference works


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Walford was born in 1823. In 1848, after attending Oxford, he was ordained as a priest. He became a teacher and began writing textbooks. His writing soon expanded to include the compilation of annuals such as Hardwicke's Shilling Peerage and Country Families of Great Britain. In 1860 he moved to Hampstead and for the next 26 years lived there while writing and compiling biographical, topographical and antiquarian works; including 4 volumes of Old and New London. He died in 1897.

Information from: Robin Woolven, 'Walford, Edward (1823-1897)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of documents removed from a partly Grangerized copy of Old and New London compiled by Edward Walford, comprising: narrative of the Walcheren expedition to the Netherlands, 1809; receipt for purchase of Consolidated 3% Annuities by Isaac Noquet; letter to Edward Walford from C. H. Bowden, Chaplain's House, Guy's Hospital, S.E., noting Guy's capacity in beds, its income, numbers of inpatients and outpatients; letter to Edward Walford from Eliza [Carver] of Dulwich College, asking him to tea before a concert; newspaper cutting concerning the opening of the first block of buildings of the Victoria Dwellings Association at Battersea Park.

NB - To 'grangerize' a volume is to add or interleave clippings or cuttings from other sources to the pages.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Documents arranged chronologically.

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:

Records from a collection made by Edward Walford, 2 November 1976.

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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