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Computing lecture notes

  • AR346
  • Collection
  • 1950-1962

Volume of instructions on preparation of engineering production drawings, 1950-59; notes on the operation of electro-mechanical punched-card machines produced 1955-62 by a Senior Development Engineer employed by Powers-Samas Accounting Machines. These notes formed the basis of ten 1-hour lectures on computers which formed part of an Msc Course on Computing at the University of Surrey.

Powers-Samas Accounting Machines

Deeds and wills relating to Croydon

  • AR366
  • Collection
  • 1392-1783

Deed, at Croydon on Corpus Christi 15 Ric II (1392) between Peter Vyne and John Spicer of Croydon re 1.5a in the common field of Croydon called le gore on the south side of Crowehamlane; copy of court roll of the manor of Croydon 1438 re the former lands of John Ovenstede viz lands and tens once of John Clayhill, lands and tens called Wolvardes, lands and tens once of Geoffrey and Peter Jay, lands and tens called Redefele, toft and 2a called Beneveys, parcel called Canonbrome; wills of Parker family of Waddon 1733 and 1773; wills of Bisenden family 1762-1783.

Unknown person

Suburban Press Number 5: Lo! A monster is born

  • AR1138
  • Collection
  • c1972

Issue No 5 of the Suburban Press titled 'Lo! A Monster is Born' about the redevelopment of Croydon between 1956 and 1972. The Suburban Press was launched by Jamie Reid, a former student at Croydon Art School

Suburban Press

The Listening Post

  • AR1140
  • Collection
  • 1939-1941

Issues of' The Listening Post', The Journal for the Wardens of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District, a monthly magazine for Air Raid Wardens during World War Two

Wardens Service of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council

Archbishop Tenison School: Records

  • SCH6
  • Collection
  • 1862 - 1983

The school was founded in North End in 1714 as a school for fourteen boys and fourteen girls by Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury. For its endowment, Tenison purchased farmland at Limpsfield and he bequeathed £400 to be laid out in land for the enlargement of the Charity. In 1847, the school was rebuilt as separate girls and boys schools in Selsdon Road with adjacent houses for the Master and Mistress (Tenison Cottages, 1 and 2). The Infants and Junior Girls were transferred to other schools in August 1930 and the Girls school reopened in September 1930 as a Senior Girls school. At the same time, the Boys reopened as a Selective Central School and later became a Grammar School. The two schools amalgamated in September 1952 and in 1959 moved to a new building on Selborne Road.

Archbishop Tenison School

Wills of James Wilkinson1732, Nicholas Baldwin of Croydon1639;With Probates

  • AR433
  • Collection
  • 30th Aug 1639-2nd Nov 1732

Two wills, each with probate attached. Both leave a number of bequests, including money and property. Each have a probate attached, showing that in both cases the executors obtained permission to carry out the wishes expressed in the will. Wills in English, probates in Latin.

Wilkinson and Baldwin

Says Plan of Croydon

  • AR47
  • Collection
  • 1785

Plan of Croydon by Jean Baptiste Say. The plan was drawn in 1785, when Say (aged 18) and his brother Horace were staying in Croydon, at the house of Mr Bisset in Pound Street (George Street). The town plan, and the lost plan of the wider region to which the key refers, seem to have been drawn to illustrate the visit to a correspondent at home.

Jean Baptiste Say

Powers Accounting Machines Home Guard and Arp Material

  • AR48
  • Collection
  • 1942-1973

Photographs and other material re Home Guard (32nd Surrey Battalion, especially E Company) and ARP activity, at Powers Accounting Machines Ltd. Associated with Major L E Brougham.

Powers Accounting Machines Ltd

Papers of Mrs Evelyn May Sandison Relating to the W. V. S.

  • AR491
  • Collection
  • 1944 - 1947

Collection includes WVS Housewives Service Organisers Report on Flying Bomb Incidents June to August 1944; registers of persons bombed out during these incidents (2 vols); rough notes on flying bomb incidents and casualties (1 vol); newspaper accounts of WVS activities and an acknowledgement of Mrs Sandisons resignation from the WVS due to her husbands ill health, 1947.

Mrs Evelyn May Sandison

E. J. Misson Records

  • AR4
  • Collection
  • 1924 - 1983

1 file and various miscellaneous papers of E J Misson; mainly relating to his employment with Croydon Corporation Electricity Department

E. J. Misson

Photographs of Staff and Patients at Mayday Hospital

  • AR539
  • Collection
  • c. 1988-1994

Photographs (colour and black and white), taken by Roger McCallum, who worked at Mayday, mainly for publication in Croydon Health Authority staff newsletter Newsline

Roger McCallum

Loxton and Ward Family Papers

  • AR551
  • Collection
  • 1866-1968

This collection contains birth, marriage and death certificates of the Loxton and Ward families. It includes a photocopy of a photograph in which Walter Ernest Loxton, Hilda Annie Loxton, and Leslie George Loxton ( father of the donor ) appear. There is also a photocopy of a handwritten page listing names, dates of birth, marriage and death spanning 3 July 1876 - 7 January 1933, which is possibly the reverse of the photograph. A handwritten memo note providing similiar information is included, covering the same dates, but is not as extensive. The family have a connection with the Bird in Hand pub, Sydenham Road, Croydon and so there is a postcard of the pub and a copy of settlement relating to the same with an inventory of stock dated 1884.

Loxton and Ward Family

Norwood Plan

  • AR68
  • Collection
  • 1678

Plan of Norwood, in the parishes of Croydon and Lambeth, the property of the Archbishop of Canterbury; by William Mar. The 'North Wood (the origin of the name Norwood) was a chain of oak woods stretching across the Surrey-Kent border. The largest single share, from Saxon times, belonged to the See of Canterbury: it straddled the border between the parishes of Croydon and Lambeth. This plan of the Archbishops property was commissioned for William Sancroft (Archbishop 1678-1691), by 'IT (full name not established), his Woodreeve - the chief manager of the woods. William Mar, the surveyor who produced it, was responsible for other estate maps in Surrey and Oxfordshire; and can probably be identified with the William Mar(r), who worked in London, Middlesex and Surrey, 1640-85; and was a Parliamentary Surveyor of Crown Lands (Source: P Eden, Dictionary of Land Surveyors . . . 1550-1850, 1975-6).

William Mar

Thornton Heath Ratepayers Association Minute Books

  • AR73
  • Collection
  • 1929-1953

2 minute books of the Thornton Heath Ratepayers Association: Committee and General meetings, 1929-1952; and General Purposes/Executive Committee meetings 1942-1953.

Thornton Heath Ratepayers Association

Norbury Junior Imperial League Ramblers Log Book

  • AR75
  • Collection
  • 1935-1936

Log Book of the Ramblers of the Junior Imperial League, Norbury Branch. The book was written up by Ian McLay, joint secretary of the Group, who was the main organiser of rambles.

A short description is given of the route of each ramble, and of incidents which occurred; any newspaper reports are inserted, and a sketch map is added. Attendances are summarised; and at the end of the volume, there is a short chronicle of Imps meetings and other events, 1935 -1936.

Norbury Junior Imperial League Ramblers

Croydon Adult Students Association

  • AR164
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1967

Consists of 3 volumes of minutes 1950 - 1967; 3 volumes of account books 1950 -1967; News Sheets 1954 - 1966 nos 1 - 46 (2, 17 and 39 lacking) and 2 copies of the Draft Constitution.

Croydon Adult Students Association

A Tribute to Walter Troake

  • AR166
  • Collection
  • 1957

Volume presented by Croydon Municipal Officers Association to Walter Troake in recognition of his work for retired members. It contains letters, poems and comments written by members.

Walter Troake

Baptism Registers of Mayday University Hospital Chaplaincy

  • AR175
  • Collection
  • 1867 - 2002

Collection consists of ten Baptism Registers, nine for the Croydon Workhouse Chapel covering the period October 1867 to February 2002 and one for the Croydon Isolation Hospital covering the period February 1950 to March 1964.

These registers do not, at least in the modern period, contain entries for Catholics. If a Catholic baptism was required then a local priest was called in and the baptism recorded in the register of that Church. In the 1960s this was usually St Marys but in more recent years this has been St Andrews in Thornton Heath.

Mayday Road Hospital

Harold Bing Homework Books

  • AR17
  • Collection
  • 1905 - 1910

11 school exercise books, used while at Croydon Boys British School. These exercise books were used for Harold Bings homework; the British School was unusual among elementary schools in Croydon in setting homework in this period. the school was noted for an emphasis on artisitic production (drawing, painting, illumination, etc), which is a feature of these books. The books are marked by teachers, but also by the Headmaster, W H Jarvis, at his weekly inspection (normally with blue pencil in a circle).

Harold Frederick Bing

Gillett and Johnston

  • AR1
  • Collection
  • 1877-1983

19 books of bell and tuning records 1877-1951; 7 cuttings albums 1919-1952; correspondence file 1976-1983; envelope of photographs; printed sales brochures, etc.

Gillett and Johnston

Abel Garraway Sketchbook

  • AR27
  • Collection
  • 1794-1826

Soft-covered volume (30x23cm). The book was used initially, in 1794, to draw up four (presumably fictitious) shop accounts: these may have been an exercise in handwriting and/or arithmetic. It was then reversed, and given an ornate title page, reading Abel Garraway, October 25th 1795. The rest of the book is filled with miscellaneous pencil, pen and ink, or watercolour sketches, of a varying standard. Includes pencil and watercolour sketch of Croydon Cornmarket and Town Hall, 1798.

Abel Garraway

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