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DONNE, William

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0692
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: DONNE, William
Date(s): 1761-1843
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.07 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The privileges of the Freedom of the City of London were sought for centuries by those who wished to exercise a retail trade or handicraft within the City. Among the privileges were immunity from toll at markets and fairs throughout London, freedom from impressment into the armed forces and the right to vote at ward and parliamentary elections.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of freedom admissions of the City of London to William Donne senior and William Donne junior, haberdashers, 1810 and 1843; with Letters Patent appointing James and William Chambers to the office of Walter in Port of London, 1761-1785.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0692/001 & 002: Freedom admission; ACC/0692/003 & 004: Letters patent.

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:

Gifted to the Archive in June 1959.

Allied Materials

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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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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