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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 JB
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1504-1858
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.45 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Burns was formerly a member of London County Council. His private collection of documents was acquired by Lord Southwood, who gave them to the Library.


Scope and content/abstract:

This collection consists of legal documents, books, accounts and reports relating to a variety of topics including the construction of the new Palace of Westminster, biblical and religious texts, demographics, the food and lodging of prisoners and religious observances.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Italian and Latin.

System of arrangement:

Documents in chronological order.

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:

These records were transferred to the Greater London Record Office from the former Members' Library in 1986.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the other part of John Burns Collection, see ACC/2337.

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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