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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/126
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1946-1995
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 30 production units.
Name of creator(s): Institute of Meat | training body for the UK meat industry


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institute of Meat was formed in 1946 as a membership company which provided the organization and management of the UK meat industry training. It was based at 19-20 Holborn Viaduct, 1946-73, 91-3 Charterhouse Street, 1973-85, 56-60 St John Street, and Butchers' Hall, 1985-94, but also held meetings at other venues. Its training and educational roles were taken over in 1993 by the newly-formed Meat Training Council. The Institute continued as an independent body, changing its name at some point after 1995 to the Worshipful Company of Butchers' Guild to reflect its close association with the livery company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Institute of Meat, a training body for the UK meat industry, comprising constitutional documents, minutes, annual reports and accounts, administrative and estate papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection has been arranged in two sub-fonds: CLC/B/126-01: Institute of Meat; CLC/B/126-02: Institute of Meat (Services) Limited.

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:

The records were deposited by the Butchers' Company in 2004 and catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLC/L/BI for the Worshipful Company of Butchers.

Publication note:

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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