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Reference NumberP/CLA
LevelFonds
TitlePapers of James Andrew Clark (1868-1914) of Poplar and family
Date(s)c 1900-1940
DescriptionPapers of James Andrew Clark (1868-1914) of Poplar and family, mainly relating to Clark's activities as a semi-professional cornet player. Includes programmes, photographs and other papers.

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AdminHistoryJames Andrew Clark was born in Poplar in 1868, the son of Robert (a seaman and ship worker) and Ann Clark. In the late 1880s he was employed in the London Docks. Subsequently he became an engine fitter and assurance agent but in 1905 became a school-keeper, first at Upper North Street School, Poplar and later at Olga Street School in Bethnal Green where he died in 1914.

Clark was also a semi-professional cornet player and performed at many concerts and charity events and in 1903 was appointed as a soloist and cornet player for services at the City Temple, Holborn. He was also active in the Christian Socialist movement. For more details of Clark and his family see P/CLA/5/4.
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