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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/136
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1675-[1966]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 184 production units.
Name of creator(s): Janson, Cobb, Pearson and Co | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Janson, Cobb, Pearson and Company, solicitors, of 22 College Hill (1900-79); previously of 83 Basinghall Street (1728-1820), 4 Basinghall Street (1821-65), and 41 Finsbury Circus (1866-1900). Until 1885, the records are those of a succession of partners working under partnership agreements, in their own names, at the addresses above. Since 1885, the partners have retained the title Janson, Cobb, Pearson and Co. Partners prior to 1885 were as follows: Nathaniel Cole (1728-58), John Partridge (1758-74), Godfrey Kettle (1763-91), Thomas Loggen (1780-1810), James Pearson (1792-1803), Richard Smith (1804-37), George Rickards (1811-25), Robert Riddell Bayley (1826-52), Frederick Halsey Janson (1836-1913), Charles Cooper (1852-4), Thomas Pix Cobb (1855-98), and John Michael Pearson (1825-92). See Ms 18743 for a list of partners giving further details, 1728-1966.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Janson, Cobb, Pearson and Company, solicitors. The records fall into 3 broad categories: the general business archives of the firm (Mss 18743-61); the records of partners, relating both to business and family concerns (Mss 18762-75; 18797); and documents deposited with or retained by the firm in the course of its business on behalf of clients (Mss 18776-96). 24 hours notice is required for access to these records.

Access & Use

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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:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which 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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