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City of London Livery Companies Commission. Report; Volume 1

City of London Livery Companies Commission (1884)
Volume 1 contains the final reports and memoranda of the commissioners, and the oral inquiry.

City of London Livery Companies Commission. Report; Volume 4

City of London Livery Companies Commission (1884)
Contains extensive reports upon and accounts of the charities administered by the twelve "Great Companies".

Memorials of the Guild of Merchant TaylorsOf the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London

C. M. Clode (editor) (1875)
Extensive records of the Company, including charters, accounts and ordinances; also includes material relating to the associated schools and charities.

Records of the Worshipful Company of CarpentersVolume I: Apprentices' Entry Books 1654-1694

Bower Marsh (editor) (1913)
Records of nearly 3,000 apprentices, their families and places of origin and the member of the Company to whom they were bound.

Scriveners' company common paper 1357-1628With a continuation to 1678

Francis W. Steer (editor) (1968)
By kind permission of the London Record Society. Records of the 'Writers of the Court Letter', later incorporated in 1616/17 as the Company of Scriveners of the City of London. Includes lists of officers, oaths, ordinances, petitions and letters patent.