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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/111
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1737-1750
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 13 production units.
Name of creator(s): Harrison and Legas | ironfounders, gunfounders and ordnance contractors


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Harrison and John Legas became partners in an iron founding and gun founding business on 29 September 1741. They owned a number of foundries in East Sussex, and dealt largely with the Board of Ordnance at Woolwich, where Samuel Remnant was their agent. On William Harrison's death in January 1744/5, his share in the partnership passed to his executors, Samual Remnant and John Legas, as trustees for his sons Andrew and John Harrison.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Harrison and Legas, ironfounders, gunfounders and ordnance contractors, comprising correspondence, accounts, inventories and an assignment of a lease.

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were purchased by Guildhall Library in 1946 and 1951 and catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff at the same time. 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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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