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KELSEY, Richard (fl 1820-1837)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/139
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: KELSEY, Richard (fl 1820-1837)
Date(s): [1820]-1837
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): Kelsey | Richard | fl 1820-1837 | architect


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Kelsey was surveyor to the City of London Commissioners of Sewers, 1832-46.


Scope and content/abstract:

Architectural sketch and notebooks of Richard Kelsey, architect, containing annotated designs for, and sketches of, houses, theatres, prisons, bridges and sewers; plans and elevations of existing buildings by other architects, ancient and modern; drawings of medieval funeral effigies; extracts from writers on architecture and history; accounts for work done for customers; estimates; accounts for materials and workmen employed; and miscellaneous unrelated memoranda.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Four volumes.

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:

These volumes were donated to Guildhall Library in 1882. 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:
January to May 2011.

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