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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/145
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): [1700]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 production unit.
Name of creator(s): Levant Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Levant Company was founded in 1581 to regulate trade between England and Turkey.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Levant Company, comprising English translation of the Company charter of 1661.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume.

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:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Documents from the Radcliffe family papers relating to the Levant Company (1692-1719), which were formerly at Guildhall Library (ie Ms 6642-3), have been transferred to Hertfordshire Record Office, where they have been re-united with the remainder of the Radcliffe papers.

The main archives of the Levant Company (1606-1866) are at the National Archives, classes SP 105 and SP 110. Other items are at the British Library and the Bodleian Library.

Publication note:

See A. C. Wood, A History of the Levant Company (Oxford 1935). A copy of the full Hertfordshire Record Office catalogue of the Radcliffe papers, compiled 1986, and including the manuscripts returned by Guildhall Library together with further material relating to the Levant trade is now held by the Printed Books Section of Guildhall Library at B/R 125.

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:
January to May 2011.

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