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    A record of apprenticeship from the Carpenter's Guild
    Apprenticeship records

    Information on historic apprenticeship records held at Guildhall Library.

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    Statue of a man and woman facing together that is part of a tomb from Hadley Church, Middlesex
    Boyd's Marriage Index

    An index of English marriages 1538-1837, containing over six million entries

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    Extract from the census for St Pancras, London, 31 March 1901
    Census material

    A summary of census material held at Guildhall Library

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    Image of Watchmen from Ackermann’s Microcosm of London
    Occupational listings

    Guildhall Library holds sources containing information on members of many different professions and trades.

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    Image of a man reading a book

    Biographical and genealogical sources, particularly for former inhabitants of the City of London.

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    Black and white drawings of ladies in dresses taken from a trade dicrectory
    Directories and phone books

    One of the largest collection of historic trade and telephone directories dating from 1736.

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    Fairburn’s Account of the murder of Mr Marr and family, 1811
    London criminals

    We have many sources for tracing London Criminals, including an extensive collection of Old Bailey Sessions Papers.

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    Image of the London Gazette
    The London Gazette

    The London Gazette is a useful tool for researchers and family historians.

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    Advert for Leather Belting Manufactures from Kelly's London Trade Directory
    London directories

    We have an extensive collection of trade and telephone directories for the whole of the British Isles.