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HART, Harry (fl 1789-1842)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0362
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: HART, Harry (fl 1789-1842)
Date(s): 1789-1842
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hart | Harry | fl 1789-1842 | gentleman, pastry cook and truss maker


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1801 Harry Hart, then living in Princes Street in the parish of Saint James Westminster and described as a Pastry Cook, took a lease of a house in Arabella Row Pimlico for 335 but in 1803 he had evidently retired from his occupation of pastry cook and was now described in deeds as "gentleman" while his brother Robert who lived or carried on business in the Strand continued work as pastry cook and confectioner. For the next 23 years Harry Hart, sometimes alone and sometimes with his brother, leased a number of small properties in various parts of London to people of various descriptions.

In 1807 however, Robert Salmon, of Woburn, Bedfordshire, invented a truss for the treatment of rupture and requiring capital to market his invention he took into partnership Harry Hart and John Ody, previously a dyer. Salmon died in 1821 and in 1825 Hart sold his interest in the partnership to Ody in return for an annuity of 250 payable for 12 years In 1813 Hart was living in Flask Lane in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square but in 1816 he had moved to Brixton Hill. Robert Hart married a Miss Norris.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Harry Hart and family, 1789-1842, including copies of the wills of Robert Norris, 1816, and of Ann Henwell Morris, 1820; letters of attorney and affidavits by James Maxwell of Kingston, Jamaica, in favour of Clara Maxwell of London, 1822; grants by royal letters patent to Robert Salmon, surveyor, his executors, administrators and assigns, of the sole benefits and profits of the invention of 'Mathematic principled safe and easy trusses of the Relief and Cure of Ruptures' for 14 years in Scotland only, 1807; deed of co-partnership in the patent and manufacture of the 'improved trusses', between Robert Salmon, John Ody of St Anne's Soho, gentleman, and Harry Hart of St George's Hanover Square, gentleman, 1810; assignment of partnership and effects in the business as manufacturers and traders in sale of patent trusses, Harry Hart to John Ody, 1825; leases and counterpart leases for property owned by Harry Hart in the parishes of Saint George's, Hanover Square; Saint Luke, Chelsea; Saint Mary, Lambeth; Saint Mary, Newington and Saint Anne, Westminster, 1789-1842.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0362-1: Legal records; ACC/0362-2: Business records; ACC/0262-3: Title deeds.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1950 by Colonel Collins, descendant of Harry Hart (Acc/0362).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
July to October 2009

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