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PEPPER, George

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 Q/STB
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: PEPPER, George
Date(s): 1661-1889
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.19 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

No biographical detail has been found for George Pepper.

Vauxhall Bridge was begun in 1811 to a design by Rennie, but two years later the Vauxhall Bridge Company decided to adopt James Walker's cast iron design as it was cheaper. The bridge was opened in 1816 and was at first called Regent's Bridge. It was the first iron bridge over the Thames. In 1895 to 1906 a new bridge was constructed designed by Sir Alexander Binnie.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of George Pepper, surveyor, comprising notebooks detailing measured work for masons, carpenters and joiners, bricklayers, plasterers, painters, glaziers at houses in London and elsewhere, with occasional sketches; 1 notebook detailing costing of such work, 1780-1806. Also other papers relating to building work including accounts, bills, plans for building work in London and elsewhere, 1661/2-1889; carpenter and cabinet-makers' bills, 1781-1802; bills for horse hire, saddlery, carriage of goods, etc., with occasional letters, 1774-1828 and accounts relating to building Vauxhall Bridge, 1810-1822.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Q/STB/001-010: Pepper's notebooks; Q/STB/011-145: Other papers.

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:

Donated to the Archive in December 1966.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See Bridge Companie (reference BC) for papers relating to Vauxhall Bridge.

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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