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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/049
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1729-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 72 production units.
Name of creator(s): City Offices Co Ltd | property investment company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The City Offices Company Limited was incorporated in 1864 to acquire property for investment purposes in the City of London and elsewhere. Its shares were publicly quoted from the same year. It became a subsidiary of Greycoat Estates plc in 1982. The company had offices at the following addresses: 70 Cornhill, 1864-6; St Clements House, Clements Lane, 1866-1867; Palmerston Buildings (known as Palmerston House from 1902), Bishopsgate, 1867-1982.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the City Offices Company Limited, comprising annual reports and accounts, minutes, financial material, rent and tenancy books and title deeds. They are held offsite and require 24 hours notice for access.

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives were deposited in Guildhall Library by Greycoat Estates plc in October 1984 and June 1990. 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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