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Kent's Directories of Businesses in London, 1759-1828

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Tilly, Charles
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
businesses; retail industry
  • Abstract

    Published annually from 1732 until 1828, Kent's Directories provide the names, descriptions, and addresses of businesses in London. This collection is a transcription of the directories beginning with the 1759 edition. In addition to the name, type of business, and street address for each entry, the datasets contain the year of the listing, a "mobility code" indicating presence in the previous year's directory, and a set of geographical grid coordinates accurate to 100 meters. The directories are presented in three data files.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Alphabetical Listing of Street Addresses
    • DS2: Alphabetical Listing of Businesses by Their Description
    • DS3: Full Transcription of Kent's Publications
Temporal Coverage
  • 1759 / 1828
    Time period: 1759--1828
  • 1980-06 / 1983-06
    Collection date: 1980-06--1983-06
Geographic Coverage
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • London
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Businesses included in Kent's Directories from 1759-1828.
2006-01-18 File CB8422.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8422 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08422.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Tilly, Charles (1985): Kent's Directories of Businesses in London, 1759-1828. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.