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The Leathersellers' Company is a still-existing Livery Company of the City of London, founded by royal charter in 1444 with authority to control the sale of leather within the City. The Company no longer has this regulatory role, but it still supports the British leather trade, as well as charity and education. Its archive contains material going back to 1250. During the course of the 15th and early 16th centuries, it absorbed related guilds: Whitawyers, Glovers, Pursers and Pouchmakers. See guilds: London.


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Elizabeth Coatsworth, “Leathersellers”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_SIM_001031>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503

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