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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/ARN
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1800-1845
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (8 documents).
Name of creator(s): Arnold | family | druggists of Barbican, London


Administrative/Biographical history:

Messrs J. and J. Arnold were druggists [dispensers of medicinal drugs] based at No. 59, Barbican, London.

A footpad was a highwayman who robbed on foot.


Scope and content/abstract:

This collection of nineteenth-century papers relating to the Arnold family comprises bills for schooling, apprenticeship indentures, and printed material including notice of attack on Mr Arnold by a footpad, with details of reward, and religious circulars.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Bills (F/ARN/001-002); apprenticeship indentures (F/ARN/003-004), and printed material (F/ARN/005-008).

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1955.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

"A Barbican Druggist of the early 1800s" by Laurence Dopson, published in The Chemist and Druggist, 26 January 1957, is based on this collection.

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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