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British Linen Company (subscribers)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 458
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: British Linen Company (subscribers)
Date(s): [1746]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): British Linen Company
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The British Linen Company was incorporated by Royal Charter on 5 Jul 1746, 'to do everything that may conduce to the promoting and carrying on' the manufacture of linen.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript list of 79 subscribers to the Company, usually giving their status or occupation, with the amounts subscribed, [1746].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This manuscript is enclosed within a printed copy of Charter of the British Linen Company (Edinburgh, 1746) (Ref: GL 8216).

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

University of London MS 112 is a copy of the Company's charter.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) 2nd edition, and NCA rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names (1997).

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2000

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