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SILVESTER, Sir John (fl 1803-1822)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/503
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: SILVESTER, Sir John (fl 1803-1822)
Date(s): 1768-[1835]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 9 production units.
Name of creator(s): Silvester | Sir | John | fl 1803-1822 | Knight | Recorder of the City of London

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir John Silvester was a lawyer who belonged to the Middle Temple. He was Common Sergeant of the City of London and, from 1803-22, Recorder of the City of London.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers collected by Sir John Silvester, Recorder of the City of London, on various aspects of the administration of justice within the City of London; including precedents of indictments and pleadings, copies of charges, notes on points of law and legal customs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library has held these papers since the 19th century. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

A number of papers relating to Sir John Silvester and his family have been catalogued separately as CLC/521/MS07067.


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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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