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Archives in London and the M25 area

History of London area

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 186
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: History of London area
Date(s): 1597-1774
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 102 items
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Miscellaneous collection of deeds, bonds, indentures, correspondence and legal papers relating to London and the surrounding area, 1597-1774. Includes accounts for the building of 'Icknam Bridge' and for royal gardens, possibly St James's Park, [1650]; a fragmentary list of pictures in the house of Sir Godfrey Copley (d 1709), giving names of painters and dimensions of each work; valuations for work in Enfield Chase, Middlesex, 1728-1729; a rental for Southampton Row, 1731; various manorial documents for Enfield, 1718-1760, Hendon, 1623, Isleworth and Syon, 1662-1716, South Mimms, 1731, and Stanwell, 1670-1774.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged according to subject.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. 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.

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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:
Jul 2000

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