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Collection Level Description: W.H. Challen Transcripts

Reference: MSS. Top. Bucks. d. 7-8; Eccles. d. 7; London d. 4-15, d. 17-21; Notts. d. 1; Oxon. d. 288-90, d. 299; Surrey d. 5-6; Sussex d. 3-26; Wilts. d. 4, fols. 1-9; Worcs. d. 1-4
Title: W.H. Challen Transcripts
Dates of Creation: 1929-58
Extent: 56 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Harold Challen (fl 1929-1958) was a local historian.

Scope and Content

Typescript copies of parish registers and of bishops's transcripts of registers made by W.H. Challen between about 1929 and 1958. The copies relate mainly to parishes in London and Sussex, with smaller collections for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Worcestershire, and single items for Kent, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copies were given to the Library by W.H. Challen, 1928-58.

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Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

There is a more complete collection of W.H. Challen's copies of parish registers in Guildhall Library, London.

Access Points

Church records and registers

Challen | William Harold | fl 1929-1958 | Local Historian

Buckinghamshire (England)

Kent (England)

London (England)

Nottinghamshire (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

Surrey (England)

Sussex (England)

Wiltshire (England)

Worcestershire (England)

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