Editorial note

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Old and New London: Volume 6. Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878.

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Editorial note

In bringing to an end their account of Old and New London the Publishers are glad to have an opportunity of expressing their thanks for the valuable assistance they have received from the subscribers and others during the progress of this work. No pains were spared to get together accurate information upon every point, and in all cases the help which was sought for has been freely and courteously given, while, in addition, a large amount of unsolicited aid has come in in the shape of independent testimony, personal reminiscences, corrections, and suggestions, which have given a very peculiar and special value to the work.

Of the Illustrations a very large number have been obtained from Mr. J. G. Crace, who very kindly placed the whole of his magnificent collection of Maps, Plans, and Views of London at the disposal of the Publishers; and they have also received very great assistance from Mr. Overall, the librarian at Guildhall, who gave them access to the treasures under his charge; from Mr. W. H. Blanch, author of the "History of Camberwell;" from Mr. W. H. Prior, and from other private collectors, too numerous to mention.