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Burton, Esmond

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 974
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Burton, Esmond
Date(s): c1955
Level of description: collection
Extent: 7 plaster miniatures and fourteen photographs
Name of creator(s): Burton | Esmond | fl 1930-1955 | sculptor


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information was available at the time of compilation.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Esmond Burton, c 1955, comprise seven plaster miniatures of working men and women prepared by sculptor Edmond Burton, relating to the bas-reliefs on the three frontages of Bentham House, residence of the Faculty of Laws at University College London. The buidling was originally the headquarters of the General and Municipal Workers' Union (now part of GMB), and was designed by Hubert Lidbetter. Fourteen black and white photographs of the bas-reliefs and construction of the building. Note that the right-hand figure in the 'group of five' photograph is Hubert Lidbetter.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged as in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Closed due to the fragility of the miniatures.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Finding aids:

No addional finding aids exist.

Archival Information

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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:
April 2008

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