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JAGGER, Cedric (fl 1968-1988)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/467
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: JAGGER, Cedric (fl 1968-1988)
Date(s): 1950-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 7 production units.
Name of creator(s): Jagger | Cedric | fl 1968-1988 | historian of horology
Barraud | Paul Philip | b 1752 | chronometer maker


Administrative/Biographical history:

Cedric Jagger was a historian of horology, publishing works including:
Paul Philip Barraud : a study of a fine chronometer maker, and of his relatives, associates and successors in the family business, 1750-1929 (1968, supplement 1979);
Clocks (1973 and 1975);
The world's great clocks & watches (1977);
Royal clocks: the British monarchy and its timekeepers, 1300-1900 (1983);
The artistry of the English watch (1988).

According to a review of The world's great clocks and watches in The Times, Jagger worked in the chemical industry for thirty years while devoting his spare time to horology. He became so expert that the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers asked him to take care of their collection. The Times, Friday Nov 25, 1977, page XIX, issue 60170, column A.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Cedric Jagger, historian of horology, comprising research notes for Jagger's publication on Paul Philip Barraud; and correspondence relating to clocks and watches to and from Cedric Jagger, arranged alphabetically by correspondent (makers, academics and experts, collectors, dealers, writers and booksellers).

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.

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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

Related material:

For records of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers see CLC/L/CD. The Clockmaker's Library and Museum are held at Guildhall Library.

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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