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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/057
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1847-1902
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Unknown.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Internal evidence suggests that these records belonged to the firm of William Connell (1839-75), William George Connell (1876-1902) and George Laurence Connell (1903-39), at 22 Myddleton Street, Spitalfields (1839-46) and 83 Cheapside (1847-1939).


Scope and content/abstract:

'Stock books' of an unidentified clock and watch maker, recording manufacturing costs, retail prices and sales of individual clocks, watches and chains; also accounts book recording the costs of components.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited at Guildhall by the Clockmakers' Company in 1972. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

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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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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