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NOBLE, Theophilus Charles (1840-1890)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/258
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: NOBLE, Theophilus Charles (1840-1890)
Date(s): [1860-1890]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Noble | Theophilus Charles | 1840-1890 | antiquarian and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Theophilus Charles Noble was born in London in 1840. He was an author and antiquarian, publishing works including The Lord Mayor of London: a sketch of the origin, history and antiquity of the office (1860); Memorials of Temple Bar (1870); A Ramble round the Crystal Palace (1875); A collection of papers relating to the management and mismanagement of the Public Record Office, London (1875); Biographical Notices of T Wood DD, sometime Bishop of Lichfield (1882); The Spanish Armada and the Public Records (1888) and A Brief History of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers (1889). In 1869 he received two special votes of thanks from the Irish Society after his publication of letters helped to defeat a Bill before the House of Commons which aimed to remove some of the Irish estates from the City of London companies. Noble died in 1890. His manuscripts were auctioned: see Catalogue of the library and collections (printed and manuscript) of T.C. Noble... consisting mostly of works on topography, chiefly of London... sold by auction... (London: Puttick and Simpson, 1890). This is possibly when the Guildhall Library acquired the papers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Transcript of the parish registers of Saint John, Smith Square, Westminster, including baptisms 1728-1755, marriages 1728-1754 and burials 1731-1754. Also some notes made by Noble for various publications.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two items.

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:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For papers of T C Noble relating to St Thomas's Hospital, see ACC/2866.

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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