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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/099
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1902-1963
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 55 production units.
Name of creator(s): Gilbert Samuel and Co | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

This firm of solicitors was established in c 1887 by Gilbert Ellis Samuel (1859-1926). Trading as Gilbert Samuel and Company from c 1902, the firm had offices at 39 Old Broad Street (1887-1890), 16 Great Winchester Street (1891-1961) and 3 Michael's Alley, Cornhill (1962-1971). They were taken over c 1970 by Bischoff and Company, solicitors.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Gilbert Samuel and Company, solicitors, comprising general ledgers (internal and clients' accounts) 1934-1949 (Mss 24202-3), cash journals 1934-1957 (Ms 24204) and private ledgers 1902-1963 (Ms 24205).

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:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were presented to the Manuscipts Section of Guildhall Library in 1989 by Bischoff and Company. 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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