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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0612
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: HODGSON
Date(s): 1789-1848
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

An apprenticeship indenture is a legal document, signed by the apprentice and their master, which laid out the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship. The length of service is usually specified; while sometimes the obligations of the master are mentioned (e.g. to provide food, shelter and lodging) and any premiums paid are noted.


Scope and content/abstract:

This collection consists of apprenticeship indentures. Occupations mentioned include plumber, shoe maker, furniture maker, household servant, card maker, haberdasher, brass founder, jeweller, goldsmith, grocer, glazier, tailor, auctioneer, dress maker, wif maker, carpet weaver, saddle maker, clock and watch maker, painter, printer, spur maker, smith, engraver and gold beater.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Chronologically arranged.

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:

The collection was purchased from S Hodgson, FSA, in February 1957.

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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