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Manor of Croydon, Leet Jury Minute Book

  • AR010
  • Collection
  • 1830-1855

Minute Book of the Leet Jury of the Manor of Croydon. Courts Leet were held annually in April, May or June. The location is given as the Town Hall from 1833 onwards. The majority of the records of courts before 1850 consist simply of the election of the manorial officers and the report All Well; although in 1830; 1833; 1836; 1837; 1843; 1844; 1845 and 1846 presentments are made for encroachments or nuisances. From 1833, the record of each court is signed by the members of the Jury. From 1850 onwards, these signiatures are the only record given of the proceedings at each court: there is no election of manorial officers and the records become generally more scrappy.

The back of the book has been used for various annotations and memoranda, including a list of preparations to be made by the baliff for a Court Day.

Manor of Croydon

Croydon Writers Circle Records

  • AR106
  • Collection
  • 1945-1993

Minutes, newsletters, photographs, cuttings and other records of Croydon Writers Circle

The Croydon Writers Circle

Metal Propellers Ltd Papers

  • AR108
  • Collection
  • 1928 - 1932

Material relating to Metal Propellers Ltd; including brochure, staff photograph (1928), and various technical drawings made by Phyllis Devereux.

Metal Propellers Ltd

Dunn Letters

  • AR110
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1940

Letters from Gunner Alf Dunn, Royal Artillery, on military service in Devonport, to his wife, Rose, at 5 Downsview Gardens, Upper Norwood.

All letters are from Alf to Rose unless otherwise stated.

Frederick Alfred Dunn

Elsie Turrells Midwife Registers

  • AR112
  • Collection
  • 1926-1970

5 volumes of Registers of Cases, and related loose papers, kept by Elsie Susan Turrell, midwife, of 27 Limes Road, West Croydon

Elsie Turrell

Norwood Cottage Hospital Minute Book

  • AR127
  • Collection
  • 1882-1885

Minutes of the various commitees of Norwood Cottage Hospital including the minutes of the first meeting which was held at St. Andrews Hall, Norwood, on 12 June 1882. The minutes also include newspaper reports and other ephemera.

Norwood Cottage Hospital

Archbishop John Whitgift Papers

  • AR129
  • Collection
  • 1591 - 1602

The collection consists of one indenture (1591) and twelve letters (1592 - 1602).

John Whitgift

Manorial Account Book

  • AR131
  • Collection
  • 1660-1736

Manors of Croydon, Lambeth, and Waddon 1671-1736; in back of volume manors of Fulham, Hammersmith, Acton, Greenford cum Hanwell, Ealing, Hornsey, Finchley, Stevenach, Ashwell, Hadham, Stortford, Fearing cum Pattiswick, Kelvedon, Wickham, Langdon 1660-80.

Unknown person

Venturas Club

  • AR134
  • Collection
  • 1946 - 1958

Minute Book 1947

Minute Book 1947 - 1948

Minute Book 1947 - 1948 (Sports committee?)

Envelope: Photographs including photograph of Grangewood.

Rolled photograph of 17 Jan 1952 Ratepayers Association Dinner at Caf233 Royal, North End.

Envelope: Newspaper Cuttings

Envelope: Newsletters (7 issues, 1947. 2 issues 1953. 2 issues 1955)

and copies of Thornton Heath Ratepayers Residents Association magazine, 1955-7.

Envelope: Tenancy agreement on Grangewood and related correspondence, 1952 - 1956.

Envelope: Correspondence from celebrities invited to Venturas Club events.

Envelope: Correspondence and cuttings from Mr J.N. Kakad

Envelope: Tickets

Envelope: Programmes to Venturas Club events 1948 - 1954.

Envelope: Club Rules and Draft of Club History.

Signature stamp.

Envelope: Badges and Related material.

Tenth Anniversary Social: Autograph Book.

Envelope: Flattened posters for Venturas Club events.

Three hand painted posters and one rough draft: Junior Section (in separate box)

Three framed photographs

One framed certificate

One framed cartoon

Two trophies

(Handlist included in box).

Venturas Club

Ernest Wimble Scrapbook and Cuttings

  • AR7
  • Collection
  • 1911-1979

Scrapbook of cuttings, and printed ephemera, etc, of Ernest W Wimble, mainly re his three campaigns as Labour candidate for election to Croydon Corporation, 1920, 1922 and 1923. 2 cuttings re his visit to Russia in 1934.

Ernest Wimble

Croydon Darby and Joan Club Ledger

  • AR80
  • Collection
  • 1945-1974

Ledger of Croydon Darby and Joan Club Ltd, containing details of donations and covenants. Openings 1-9 are in the form of a daybook, in which income (mainly donations and subscriptions) is recorded in chronological order, May 1945 - Jan 1947. Openings 10 - 128 (with gaps) are in the form of a ledger, arranged by name of donor, in which covenanted payments are recorded, 1948 - 1974.

Croydon Darby and Joan Club

Jane Roper Letters

  • AR82
  • Collection
  • 1884-1899

3 letters from Jane E Roper, of Langmere, Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, to Mr Forster, a business adviser.

Jane Roper

Lily Hayley Report

  • AR83
  • Collection
  • Dec 1905

School report on Lily Hayley from Dagnall Park School, South Norwood.

Dagnall Park School

Patrick Drummond Notebook

  • AR8
  • Collection
  • 1865-1881

Notebook contains texts of papers (mainly on philosophical and social topics) by Patrick William Drummond (an articled clerk and solicitor), delivered to societies in Croydon (the Verulam Club; and the B.D. Society) or published in The Debater, later The Articled Clerk and Debater (including various leading articles etc.

Patrick William Drummond

Croydon Industrial Chaplaincy Records

  • AR92
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1979

Records of Croydon Industrial Chaplaincy, including 3 minute books and 5 correspondence files

Croydon Industrial Chaplaincy

Manor of Croydon Court Rolls

  • AR9
  • Collection
  • 1532-1535


General Court 23 Sept 1532

View of Frankpledge with Court 6 May 1533

General Court 19 Oct 1534

View of Frankpledge with Court Baron 3 April 1535

General Court 21 Oct 1535

[View of Frankpledge with Court Baron] nd [c1535]

The third membrane has been trimmed, so that the heading,, including the date, of the final view and court has been lost. The text of this final court is also incomplete.

Manor of Croydon

South Croydon Liberal Club

  • AR403
  • Collection
  • 1909-1948

The minutes would indicate that the club met at various venues in Croydon. The collection consists of a minute book covering the period 23 May 1933 - 28 Febuary 1939. In addition several loose pages of minutes from 19 June 1945 - 27 September 1948. There are three copies of the South Croydon Liberal Association Constitution, two have been amended the third is a draft, two reports one detailing a history of the club and four flyers advertising public meetings. The finances of the club amount to a cash book from 28 September 1909 - 23 April 1938; petty cash book 23 April 1929 - 2 January 1938 and loose cash receipts 6 May 1936 - 3 April 1948. There are also two reciepts books covering 23 March 1936 - 26 June 1937.

South Croydon Liberal Club

Father Tooth Letter

  • AR44
  • Collection
  • 28 Feb 1929

Letter of good wishes sent by Father Arthur Tooth to Woodside [Ashburton] library. Sent from Otford Court: Father Tooth hopes that Every good success welfare attend the people of Woodside in their use of the Library recreation ground; and recalls his happy years spent at Woodside.

Arthur Tooth

Croydon Microscopical Club Letter

  • AR45
  • Collection
  • 31 Mar 1870

Letter from Henry Long (Hon. Sec.) to Thomas ?Cushing, re the inaugural meeting of the Microscopical Club. This letter invites the recipient to the inaugural meeting of the Microscopic Club and to a later exhibition of apparatus.

Croydon Microscopical Club

Parish Church War Memorial Papers

  • AR46
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1993

Minutes of the Parish Church War Memorial Sub-Committee, 1921; with other associated papers re the erection of the War Memorial; and copy correspondence etc re the recutting of the inscription 1987-1988. The proposal for a War Memorial to be erected in the churchyard of the Parish Church was agreed by the parish authorities in 1920. A War Memorial Sub-Committee (of the Parochial Church Council) was set up, with Herbert C. Oswald as Hon. Treasurer. An appeal was launched, and a design commissioned from CM Oldrid Scott (architect). (Advice on the siting was also received from Henry Berney, architect but ignored). The initial proposed cost was about 163700: Scotts design subsequently had to be modified to reduce the cost, although the total bill eventually came to 163674. The memorial was consturcted by C Ebbutt Sons; and was dedicated on 11 Feb 1922. The badly eroded inscription was recut in 1988, at the expense of GA Oswald, grandson of HC Oswald.

Herbert C. Oswald

Sydenham Renaud Addiscombe [Addiscombe College] Scrapbook

  • AR55
  • Collection
  • 1858 -.1905

Scrapbook, compiled by Sydenham Renaud. It contains a watercolour plan of the College and surrounding properties (dated June 1859; measures 28.5cm x 22cm; scale c9 in :1mile = 1:7040]; 147 albumen prints, mainly of cadets, staff, College buildings and surrounding area; and cuttings relating to the College. These are accompanied by captions and commentary on the photographs (mainly referring to the images, but sometimes to the photographic techniques) which extend in places to memoirs of the College Life. Non-Addington photographs include : Addington Palace; Beddington House and Church (2 photos), Cadet Alexander (son of General Alexander)s home; Lord Ashburtons Farm; General CA Browne, his house at Secunderabad, Deccan, and memorial to Elizabeth, his wife (3 photos; 1863); cadets at Sandown, Isle of Wight (1859 or 1860); room at University College, Oxford; and 4 copies of paintings or prints. Cuttings towards the end of the volume include cartoons from Punch etc; cuttings on military subjects; portraits of political and military public figures (including William Gladstone and Earl Roberts) articles re the Fens and re Egypt; etc., mainly undated, but some 1885 - 1905.

Photography was included in the Addiscombe curriculum from 1855 (taught by Aaron Penley, professor of civil drawing). The photographs mainly date from 1858-1859, and an early title for the book was 'Photographs taken by Cadets of the H.E.I.C.s Military College, Addiscombe. A.D. 1858-59. The photographs appear to have been stuck into the book soon afterwards, with brief captions. The captions were added to and amended over the years, particularly in the period 1891-1905, when the scrapbook assumed its present form. At times they extend into fairly long passages of text. These have been wrapped idiosyncratically around the pictures, or written on interleaved pieces of paper. Renaud comments 'the whole thing is go as you please over the patchwork so imperfectly hashed up. The book was used for reminiscing with other old cadets (for example, at a lunch in 1891), and some of the amendments may be the result of these shared memories. A few of the photographs were taken away from Addiscombe, or at a later date. Towards the end, the volume degenerates into a scrapbook for miscellaneous cuttings etc on military and other subjects, dated around 1885-1905. Renaud calls the book 'quite a preliminary canter to The Race, in the magnum opus of Colonel H.M. Vibart; a reference to Vibarts history, Addiscombe: its Heroes and Men of Note (1894) (shelved in Local Studies Library at S70(355)VIB).

Sydenham Renaud

Womens International League Records

  • AR56
  • Collection
  • 1918-1976

Two boxes of records of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, including ten minute books (1918-1976); address book; and folder of newsletters and circulars (1940-1949).

Womens International League

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