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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/089
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: G J DAWSON
Date(s): 1906-1959
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 8 production units.
Name of creator(s): Dawson | George Jesse | fl 1906-1959 | antique clock case restorer


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Jesse Dawson established himself as an antiquarian clock case maker and restorer in 1901 at 1 Warren Mews, London, W1. The firm later moved to 15 Warren Mews, and Dawson's son Percy George Dawson took over, himself an authority on the history of clocks and their cases. The firm ceased to operate c 1975.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of George Jesse Dawson and his son Percy George Dawson, antique clock case makers and restorers. The records comprise job books and accounts.

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:

They were deposited by the Antiquarian Horological Society in 2005, and catalogued by a member 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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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