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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2153
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1824-1938
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Pocock | David F | 1928-2008 | professor of anthropology


Administrative/Biographical history:

David Pocock was born in London in 1928. He studied at Cambridge and Oxford before becoming a lecturer at the Institute of Anthropology in Oxford. In 1966 he moved to the University of Sussex. While there he was Director of the Tom Harrisson Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex. He retired in 1987, and died in 2008 aged 79.

The collection listed here consists of his personal genealogical records. His ancestors inhabited the London and Middlesex areas.


Scope and content/abstract:

Genealogical records of the Pocock family, including personal papers, research notes, photographs and certificates.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Item ACC/2153/002 should first be consulted in order to understand the family relationships and the order of the records.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions. Access by written permission only.

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 July 1985.

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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