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COLEMAN STREET WARD SCHOOLS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/213
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COLEMAN STREET WARD SCHOOLS
Date(s): 1759-1939
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 21 production units.
Name of creator(s): Coleman Street Ward Schools

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The City of London was divided into wards for the purpose of government as early as Norman times. The wards had responsibility to keep the peace, supervise trade and oversee sanitation, and each ward has the right to elect an Alderman and Commoners to sit in the Court of Common Council. Coleman Street Ward adjoins Broad Street Ward on the east and south, Bassishaw Ward on the west and Cheap Ward on the south.

The school was established by subscription in 1718 for boys and girls, and used premises in Little Swan Alley and Copthall Avenue in the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street. In 1786 a school-house for girls was built by subscription in Crosskey Court, London Wall, on ground belonging to the parish of St Stephen Coleman Street. The schools for boys and girls were both subsequently administered by the National Society.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Coleman Street Ward Schools, comprising minutes, accounts, admission registers and log books, deeds and administrative papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of Coleman Street Ward Schools have been deposited with the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1952. They were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLC/W/HD for records of the Coleman Street Ward.


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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