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BUCKLEY, Francis (fl 1912-1941)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/239
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BUCKLEY, Francis (fl 1912-1941)
Date(s): 1930-1938
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6 production units.
Name of creator(s): Buckley | Francis | fl 1912-1941 | historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis Buckley was an antiquarian and author, who wrote many books and articles, published between 1912 and 1941, mostly relating to the history of the glass making industry, clockmaking and metal working; such as Old English Drinking Glasses (1913); Seventeenth Century Spoons (1928); Old watchmakers (1929) and Fob Seals in the Seventeenth Century (1932).

George Bent Buckley published books on cricket.


Scope and content/abstract:

These papers of Francis and George Bent Buckley comprise antiquarian notes compiled by them from 1930 to 1938, chiefly relating to watches and 17th and 18th century London watchmakers.

The records comprise: list of lost watches of London watchmakers, c 1930 (Ms 02921); list of references to 18th-century newspaper advertisements relating to watchmakers, clockmakers and allied trades, c 1934 (Ms 03338); list of British clockmakers working outside London, 1937 (Ms 03355); and alphabetical list of glass sellers, china-men and "potters", 1938 (Ms 03384).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Records have been listed in no particular order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to Guildhall Library by Messrs Buckley between 1930 and 1938 and were catalogued in the 1930s by members of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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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