The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2

Allen, Thomas

1828

Scriveners. 44.

an eagle with wings expanded , standing on a book in base, lying fessewise close clasped and garnished of the , holding in his mouth a penner and inkhorn , stringed gu. . A dexter arm issuing from the

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clouds , vested , cuffed in the hand a pen, as if writing on the wreath. Over the crest a motto,

Scribere scientis.

. councillors, habited in their gowns and caps as worn in the reign of queen Elizabeth; each holding in his hand a parchment roll

This company, which was originally denominated

The writers of the court letters of the city of London,

was incorporated by letters patent of James I. in the year , by the name of

The master, wardens, and assistants of the society of writers of the city of London.

This is a livery company, and is governed by a master, wardens, and assistants. They had formerly a hall in ; but being reduced to low circumstances, they sold it to the company of coach-makers, in whose possession it still remains.

 
 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: History of London, from the Accession of William and Mary, to the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER II: History of London during the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER III: History of London from the Accession of George the Third, to the year 1780
 CHAPTER IV: History of London continued to the Union
 CHAPTER V: History of London from the Union to the Jubilee, 1809
 CHAPTER VI: History of London from the Jubilee to the Peace of 1814
 CHAPTER VII: History of London continued to the accession of George the Fourth
 CHAPTER VIII: Account of the Civil Government of the City by Portreves, Bailiffs, and Mayors, with a list of the latter...
 CHAPTER IX: An account of the Aldermen and Sheriffs, with a list of the latter
CHAPTER X: Lists and brief Accounts of the various Officers and Courts within the City
CHAPTER XI: Some account of the Ecclesiastical Government of the city of London, with a List and Biographical Notices of the Bishops of the see
CHAPTER XII: Some Account of the Military Government of London, and the Artillery Company
CHAPTER XIII: An Account of the twelve principal Companies of the City of London
CHAPTER XIV: An Account of the Companies of the City of London, alphabetically arranged
 CHAPTER XV: An Account of the River Thames
CHAPTER XVI: Historical and topographical account of London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge, and the Thames Tunnel
CHAPTER XVII: Topographical and Historical Account of the Tower of London