Sub-fonds BL/KL - King's Lynn

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King's Lynn


  • [14th century]-20th century (Creation)

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6 booklets, 6 notebooks, 5 bundles, 17 gatherings, 2 rolls, 26 envelopes, 33 folders, 6 packets, 17 volumes, 106 papers, 38 parchments, 18 files

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This is a collection made by the antiquary Harry L. Bradfer-Lawrence of items relating to King's Lynn. These came from a number of different sources. The majority are from the papers of Philip Case, attorney of King's Lynn, and his relations, the Bagges, who were aldermen and mayors of King's Lynn. Others were acquired by purchase from the collections of other Lynn antiquaries such as E.M. Beloe and G.H. Anderson, and as single items in various salerooms. There is some overlap with sections BL/CS 2-3 (papers of Philip Case), and BL/AQ 2 (King's Lynn antiquarian papers).

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BL/KL 1 Charity, Poor Law, and Friendly Societies, [16th century]-1891
BL/KL 2 Churches, [15th century]-1875
BL/KL 3 Lynn Corporation, [14th century]-1925
BL/KL 4 Elections and Parliament, 18th century-19th century
BL/KL 5 Grammar School, [1408]-1884
BL/KL 6 Individuals: Wills, Inventories, Burgess Letters, etc., 17th century-19th century
BL/KL 7 Law and Order, 18th century-19th century
BL/KL 8 Lynn Athenaeum, 19th century
BL/KL 9 Maritime: Port, Admiralty, Fishing, 17th century-19th century
BL/KL 10 Merchants, Manufacturers, Shopkeepers, and Trade, 17th century-19th century
BL/KL 11 Miscellaneous, 17th century-20th century
BL/KL 12 Surveys and Rating Books, [17th century]-19th century
BL/KL 13 Taxation, 1678-1849
BL/KL 14 Volunteers, [18th century-20th century

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