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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-187
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Date(s): 1884-1887
Level of description: Collection
Extent: Two production units.
Name of creator(s): Union Lighterage Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Union Lighterage Company Limited was founded in 1876 and is listed in London directories at 16/17 Philpot Lane, EC from 1876-1962 and then at Beagle House, Leman Street E1 from 1963-71.

Lighters were flat-bottomed barges used for the shipment or unloading of cargo.


Scope and content/abstract:

Director's minute books for Union Lighterage Company Limited.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought by Guildhall Library in 1995. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

It is not known whether other records have survived.

Publication note:

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:
January to May 2011.

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