London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details

SMALL FAMILY COLLECTIONS

Reference Code:

CLC/521

Scope and Content:
  • Note regarding Add. Mss items in this series: Items with the prefix ADDMSS included in the reference code come from the Additional Manuscripts Series formerly held at the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library (which merged with LMA in 2009).
    The sources for these items are as follows:

    1. ADD MSS 00001-0828
    Before 1948 Guildhall Library kept concurrent series of Mss. and Add. Mss., the former mainly for volumes, files and scrapbooks, the latter solely for loose documents. Until 1939 this classification by format extended event to splitting archives between the two series: but after cataloguing was was resumed in 1946, archives appear always to have been kept intact in the Mss. series regardless of format and the Add. Mss. series was restricted to isolated loose documents. By 1948 the Add. Mss series comprised Add. Mss. 1-828.
    The provenance of most of Add. Mss 1-575 is discoverable from accession numbers on the original cataloguing slips [these are only accessible to staff]. The provenance of the remainder of Add. Mss. 1-575 and all of 576-828, which have no catalogue slips, is apparently indiscoverable, save for a few British Records Association and for items where the accession number is stamped on the document itself.

    2. ADD MSS 0829-1153
    These are documents originally deposited in the Corporation of London Records Office (CLRO) before 1948 (mainly by the British Records Assocation) but which were not Corporation archives. They were transferred to the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section and numbered Add. Mss. 0829-1153 in 1948. The Add. Mss. catalogue preserved their former reference in red [now visible in the "former reference" field]. Their provenance is probably not discoverable. After this transfer nothing further was placed in the Add. Mss. series.

    Items from Add. Mss. 576-828 bear British Records Association stamps which establish their provenance. This has been decribed in further detail in the original printed catalogue to the Add. Mss. series, which is available to consult in the Information Area here at LMA.

    Also in the original printed catalogue is an index to the deeds and similar material in the Add. Mss. series which is dated before c.1670, compiled by Vanessa Harding for the Survey of Medieval London in 1982.

    Add. Mss. 150-170 were presented to Guildhall Library in the twentieth century; their origin is the collection of Dering family papers formerly at the family seat of Surrenden Derring, Pluckley, Kent which were auctioned in July 1861 at Putticks. Copies of the sale catalogue are available at the Bodleian Library and at the University of London Library.
Classification: FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives; some items held offsite
Level of Description:
    Collection

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Source of Acquisition:
  • 1972/011
  • 1973/019
  • 1974/002
  • 1974/006
  • 1974/018
  • 1949/015
  • 1949/005
  • 1949/024
  • 1949/025
  • 1950/001
  • 1950/017
  • 1950/029
  • 1950/051
  • 1950/063
  • 1951/012
  • 1951/015
  • 1951/051
  • 1952/021
  • 1960/001
  • 1963/013
  • 1953/023
  • 1953/027
  • 1953/029
  • 1953/032
  • 1964/006
  • 1966/002
  • 1971/002
  • 1954/007
  • 1954/008
  • 1954/010
  • 1954/011
  • 1954/045
  • 1954/046
  • 1954/081
  • 1954/083
  • 1954/084
  • 1954/085
  • 1954/106
  • 1954/106A
  • 1954/111
  • 1954/168
  • 1954/169
  • 1958/017
  • 1971/016
  • 1981/016
  • 1974/025
  • 1983/032
  • 1983/033
  • 1983/048
  • 1985/012
  • 1985/037
  • 1974/025
  • 1986/010
  • 1986/015
  • 1986/026
  • 1986/036
  • 1987/001
  • 1975/023
  • 1987/055
  • 1987/056
  • 1975/033
  • 1988/011
  • 1988/024
  • 1989/015
  • 1989/026
  • 1989/033
  • 1989/036
  • 1989/051
  • 1990/040
  • 1975/038
  • 1975/049A
  • 1975/055
  • 1975/057
  • 1976/013
  • 1976/023
  • 1976/026
  • 1976/028
  • 1976/030
  • 1976/049
  • 1976/050
  • 1991/003
  • 1991/046
  • 1993/019
  • 1993/020
  • 1993/064
  • 1977/005
  • 1977/015
  • 1979/021
  • 1979/023
  • 1979/025
  • 1995/005
  • 1995/020
  • 1995/040
  • 1977/057
  • 1978/007
  • 1978/014
  • 1978/022
  • 1979/056
  • 1979/074
  • 1979/040
  • 1979/043
  • 1979/045
  • 1978/044
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018