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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/512
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1744-1934
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10 production units.
Name of creator(s): Vincent | Zelophead Wyeth | 1755-1840 | hotpresser of woollen stuffs


Administrative/Biographical history:

The collection mostly relates to Zelophead Wyeth Vincent (1755-1840), Citizen and member of the Barber Surgeon's Company. His trade was a hotpresser of woollen stuffs.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Vincent family, including business and personal financial accounts of Zelophead Vincent; verses, hymns, lectures, essays and other writings by Zelophead Vincent on a variety of religious, medical and philosophical subjects; genealogy of the Vincent family; and letters of the Vincent family.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to Guildhall Library in 1973-74. The papers were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1977. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Given to Guildhall Library as "Records of the Vincent, Newton, Macken and Baker families" (former refs: MS 16927- 16940) together with records of Papers of Edward Baker (b. 1737), mathematical instrument maker (see CLC/423) and of William Newton (1786-1861) of Bloomsbury and Herne Bay in Kent (see CLC/482).

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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