A very large collection of miscellaneous deeds and related documents concerning the city of Gloucester and its suburbs
c.1300 - 1963
Documents in this "City Deeds" series were assigned a running number and catalogued on 5"x3" index cards, which were arranged in alphabetical order of street, with a 'General' section at the beginning for documents which were not more specifically attributable to a location. The catalogue is in two parts. The first section consists of documents catalogued by the City Library. The second section consists of a parallel sequence which appear to have been uncatalogued at the time of transfer and which were catalogued by Record Office staff but arranged in the same way. At the end of the second section is a list of items relating to places outside Gloucester which found their way into this collection in error.
The City Library maintained a parallel sequence of "County deeds" relating to places outside Gloucester, which is separately listed at G.R.O. D2957.
The City Library retains an accession register which gives some details of the provenance of the documents in this collection, although it is not always possible to identify deeds in this collection securely with items in the register. Some entries in this catalogue also contain a note of the source in brackets at the end of the entry.
The City Library accumulated this large collection of miscellaneous deeds and related documents concerning Gloucester and its suburbs from diverse sources over many years.
Unpublished finding aids:
Readers wishing to order items from the collection should order them as NNNN, where NNNN is the number of the individual item.
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