About the Catalogue
This catalogue describes the archives, library collections and works of art held by The Clothworkers' Company.
The archives include the official records of The Clothworkers' Company [CL], generated and amassed from the sixteenth century to the present day. Series of particular note include:
Charters, Ordinances and Grants of Arms 1480 – 2015 [CL/A]
Book of Deeds and Wills, sixteenth century – [CL/A/4/4]
Orders of Court, 1538 – [CL/B/1]
Superintendence Committee minutes, 1837 - [CL/B/2]
Registers of Freemen, 1545 – [CL/C/3/1-2]
Registers of Apprentices, 1606-1908 [CL/C/4]
Wardens’ Account books, 1528-1766 [CL/D/7]
Records relating to bad workmanship/defective cloths, 1704-1747 [CL/E]
Title deeds and other property records, fourteenth century onwards [CL/G and Estate]
Plan books/property surveys including the Treswell and Porter plan books [CL/G/7]
Irish Estate records, seventeenth - nineteenth centuries [CL/G/Irish]
Records relating to charitable trusts administered by the Company, seventeenth century – [CL/G/Charity]
Although we do not actively collect former members’ papers, the Archive is fortunate to hold a small number of deposited manuscript collections, including the Angell Papers [CL/G/MSS/Angell] and the Samuel Gregory collection [CL/G/MSS/Gregory].
The online catalogue also includes catalogue records for our reference collection of library material and our collections of works of art including designer bookbindings [CLC/BB], silver [CLC/W] and tapestries [CLC/TN].
In addition, the catalogue includes selected images of documents, photographs, and objects drawn from our collections.
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