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Published on: 31 December 2020

Last updated: 31 December 2020

Personal, family and estate papers

Over 75,000 deeds have been deposited, many coming from solicitors through the British Records Association, relating to properties in the area deposited over the last 50 years. Some deeds are calendared and have a card index to personal and place (mainly street) names and trades.

Of particular note are 18,000 deeds relating to the Grosvenor Estate. The main sequence of these is arranged alphabetically by street name.

Collections of personal papers include general collections of miscellaneous material relating to Paddington and St Marylebone consisting mainly of 19th century letters from residents, some of them well-known. These collections are fully catalogued and indexed as D Misc and Acc 612 and 988.

View a listing of our family and personal papers

View a listing of out estate papers