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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/CRS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1524-1939
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.35 linear metres (21 documents).
Name of creator(s): Steedman | family | of Walworth


Administrative/Biographical history:

Into the family of John Steedman, who in 1812 was established as a chemist in Walworth, married successively members of the Faulconer and Crisp families; some of their deeds and papers survive, with pedigrees compiled by Frederick Arthur Crisp. The history of the family firm, which made 'Steedman's Soothing Powders for Children Cutting their Teeth' and like remedies, is summarised in an article, Ref. F/CRS/021.

It was probably Frederick Arthur Crisp who acquired a small group of sacrament certificates, not relating to the family; those concerned with the London area are retained, Ref. F/CRS/14-20; those for Buckinghamshire, Cornwall and Devon have been transferred to the Record Offices of those counties.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Steedman family and related families the Faulconers and Crisps, including bills, apprenticeship indenture, certificates, marriage settlement, pedigrees, sacrament certificates and a history of the firm of John Steedman and Company, Walworth.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection has been arranged as follows:
F/CRS/001, 002: Deeds and papers: Steedman;
F/CRS/003: Deeds and papers: Faulconer;
F/CRS/004-007: Deeds and papers: Crisp;
F/CRS/008-013: Pedigrees, etc.: Crisp;
F/CRS/014-020: Sacrament certificates {collected by Frederick Arthur Crisp};
F/CRS/021: Offprint of article on 'John Steedman and Co., Walworth'.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in January 1970.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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