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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/182
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1847-1941
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 158 production units.
Name of creator(s): Prideaux and Sons | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Prideaux and Sons, solicitors of Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, appear to have traded under the following names: to 1852 Lane and Prideaux; 1853-71 Walter Prideaux; 1872-80 Walter Prideaux and Son; 1881-6 Walter Prideaux and Sons; and 1887-1946 as Prideaux and Sons. In 1947 the firm became Kennedy, Ponsonby and Prideaux of 52 Bishopsgate.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Prideaux and Sons, solicitors, comprising day books 1855-1941; cash, petty cash and disbursement accounts 1847-1924 and letter books 1898-1921.

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 records were given to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the company in 1954. 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:
January to May 2011.

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