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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2042
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CODD FAMILY
Date(s): 1824-1901
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Codd | family | of Kensington


Administrative/Biographical history:

Harrison Gordon Codd was Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex and a Commissioner of the Peace for the county. He was also a magistrate for Kensington, sat on the vestry of Marylebone, and in March 1837 he was appointed equerry to His Royal Highness. He died in 1840.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Codd family, including journal/diary of Harrison Gordon Codd, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex, 1824-40, recording his involvement in society and government, giving for example, his thoughts on the Poor Law Enquiry 1832, and his friendship with Nassau Senior, and details of family life and events (including a list of his children and their dates of birth on page one); journal/diary of Sophy Shirley Codd, daughter of Harrison Gordon Codd, 1835-36, giving details of daily employment (reading, writing, drawing, singing) and places visited (including Regent's Park Zoological Gardens and several picture exhibitions), and describing the death of her sister, Emma; and journal/diary of Frances Anne Codd, daughter of Harrison Gordon Codd, 1840-1879, recording her daily routine but placing emphasis on visits and outings, including pressed flowers and numerous prints of places visited. Also some Codd family papers including obituaries, correspondence, photographs, event programmes and family history.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/2042/001-003: Journals; ACC/2042/004-021: Family papers.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in October 1984.

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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