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HART, William (fl 1880)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/459
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: HART, William (fl 1880)
Date(s): 188-?
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 8 production units.
Name of creator(s): Hart | William | fl 1880 | antiquarian researcher


Administrative/Biographical history:

The extracts were made by Hart principally from the London Gazette and the Daily Advertiser but also from many other 17th and 18th century newspapers and magazines held at Guildhall Library and the British Museum.

Many of the signs are also to be found in Bryant Lillywhite's London Signs (London, 1972) but a few signs noticed by Hart do not appear in Lillywhite and other entries pre- or post-date the corresponding entries in London Signs. Vols.11, 15, 18-20, 25 & 26 contain indexes to goldsmiths' and pawnbrokers' names only.


Scope and content/abstract:

These records comprise compilations of London signs, 1649-1767, of advertisements by goldsmiths, 1666-1731, and list of city stage-coach and carrier services, 1749.

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 depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1995, but the connection, if any, with the Institute is unclear. They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1997. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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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