Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

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Please note that Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section is administered by the London Metropolitan Archives: City of London and no longer operates as a separate archive repository. All records formerly held by this office are now administered by London Metropolitan Archives but a few important archives continue to be housed and consulted at Guildhall Library (as of February 2013, these comprise livery company archives and records of Lloyds’ of London and London Stock Exchange). Full details are given on the online catalogue

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Collections information

Businesses (158)

Organisations (178)

Persons (91)

Families (11)

Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (69)

  • NRA 14788 Ashwell manor court rolls
  • NRA 35283 William James Barnsdale & Son, clock and watch makers, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 1146 John Bouverie of Betchworth (Surrey) rental
  • NRA 43645 Thomas Brewer, town clerk of the City of London and antiquary: papers
  • NRA 22239 British American Land Co
  • NRA 33351 Caledonian Insurance Co, London office
  • NRA 4680 Chapman family, baronets, of London: deeds and papers
  • NRA 44763 Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China
  • NRA 41509 Commonwealth Bank of Australia, London
  • NRA 43546 County Fire Office Ltd, London
  • NRA 33349 Day, Watson, Son & Watney, wine merchants, London
  • NRA 33248 E Dent & Co Ltd, clock and watch makers, London
  • NRA 44746 Eastern Bank Limited, London
  • NRA 33353 Economic Life Assurance Society, London
  • NRA 32759 Sir John Whittaker Ellis, baronet, MP: deeds and papers
  • NRA 25478 Finsbury: St Sepulchre United Charities
  • NRA 30179 Charles Frodsham & Co Ltd, watch, clock and chronometer mfrs, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 30172 Anthony Gibbs & Sons Ltd, merchants and bankers, London
  • NRA 30171 Charles, William and Wentworth Gray, N America merchants, London
  • NRA 4597 Guildhall Library, London: misc accessions
  • NRA 9514 Guildhall Library: scientific and technical MSS
  • NRA 27301 GS Herbert & Sons, stockbrokers, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 32762 Robert Hooke, natural philosopher: journal and papers
  • NRA 36718 Institute of Accountants
  • NRA 36719 Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales link to online catalogue
  • NRA 38029 Issuing Houses Association link to online catalogue
  • NRA 32764 John Knight, banker, London and Whitchurch: accounts and papers
  • NRA 33366 Victor Kullberg, watch and chronometer maker, London
  • NRA 41513 Law Fire Insurance Society Ltd, London
  • NRA 36102 Life Offices' Association
  • NRA 33344 Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co Ltd
  • NRA 29478 City of London parishes
  • NRA 44081 London Corn Exchange
  • NRA 44776 Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 25222 London: Billingsgate Market
  • NRA 36062 Mitchell City of London Charity and Education Foundation
  • NRA 32767 Sir John Moore MP, lord mayor of London: corresp and papers
  • NRA 41512 National Chamber of Trade
  • NRA 27311 National Discount Co Ltd, discount bankers
  • NRA 44082 National Mutual Life Assurance Society
  • NRA 27307 National Provident Institution
  • NRA 6803 Neville family, Barons Braybrooke: Audley End (Essex) estate and family papers
  • NRA 44777 Nomura International plc: London deeds
  • NRA 33358 Palatine Insurance Co Ltd, Manchester
  • NRA 37963 Parish Clerks Company, London
  • NRA 30180 Parkinson & Frodsham, watch, clock and chronometer mfrs, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 38509 The Press Association Ltd, news agency, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 33368 Provident Life Office, insurance company, London
  • NRA 20951 Regimental Museums: survey of MS collections
  • NRA 30181 John Richards and John Rooke, Spanish merchants, London
  • NRA 33360 Royal Farmers & General Insurance Co, London
  • NRA 30173 Royal Insurance plc: records of predecessor companies
  • NRA 36048 Gilbert Samuel & Co, solicitors, London
  • NRA 33345 Scotch Mines Co, lead mine proprietors, London
  • NRA 30182 Scottish & Mercantile Investment Co Ltd, London
  • NRA 39332 Seccombe, Marshall & Campion plc, discount brokers, London
  • NRA 5673 EL Smith collection: deeds and misc papers (various counties)
  • NRA 36717 Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors
  • NRA 37726 St Paul's Cathedral: College of Minor Canons
  • NRA 32771 St Paul's Cathedral Dean and Chapter
  • NRA 24058 Sun Alliance Insurance Group: Bristol and Bath branches link to online catalogue
  • NRA 35284 Thwaites & Reed Ltd, clockmakers, London
  • NRA 272 Sir William Turner, mercer: business papers
  • NRA 33372 Sir William Turner, woollen draper and cloth and silk merchant, London
  • NRA 31280 Union Society of London
  • NRA 34180 Valletta: St Paul's Pro-Cathedral
  • NRA 15194 Vintners Company, London
  • NRA 35322 T Wiggin & Co, American merchants, London link to online catalogue
  • NRA 14157 Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers, London link to online catalogue


These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were aquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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