Fonds BL/SL - Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Records of the King's Lynn solicitors, Archer and Archer, and their predecessors

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BL/SL

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Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Records of the King's Lynn solicitors, Archer and Archer, and their predecessors

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  • 1828-1930 (Creation)

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10 bundles, 1 envelope, 3 files, 4 folders, 3 papers, 8 volumes

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(1887-1965)

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Born in King's Lynn in 1887. He became a land agent and worked in Norfolk until 1935 when he was appointed managing director of Hammond's brewery in Yorkshire. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1924 and published a number of works connected with the history and archaeology of Norfolk. From his youth, he was an avid collector of books and manuscripts. His successful career as a businessman enabled him to make substantial purchases from the leading London dealers, and to build up a massive and important collection by the time of his death in 1965. According to his wishes, his executors deposited those manuscripts relating to Norfolk in the Norfolk Record Office in 1967, a similar gift of his Yorkshire manuscripts being made to the Yorkshire Archaeological Society at the same time. Died 1965.

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Apart from these solicitors' records, the Bradfer-Lawrence collection contains copies of correspondence of Whincop and Lane of King's Lynn with clients in the 1820s-50s [see particularly BL/EV and BL/HA] and many runs of deeds, all of which were acquired from Archer & Archer in the early 20th century.

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69ca7063-5126-46e6-8231-cc4de0be24d2

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Created 08/02/2010 by Droip. Modified 01/05/2012 by Droje.

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