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Church Altars. Papers of Conrad Loddiges

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Church Altars. Papers of Conrad Loddiges
c. 1905-38
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Extent and format
Notebooks and unbound papers. 46 volumes, 29 red and six grey boxes.
Scope and content
Collections of Conrad Loddiges, MC, FRCS (1882-1949), relating to church altars; compiled c. 1905-38. Dr Loddiges was descended from a family of horticulturalists (see also LOD, the catalogues of Conrad Loddiges, and sons, nurserymen of Hackney). See D. Solman, Loddiges of Hackney (1995), 78. He qualified as a surgeon at St Bartholomew's, London, and was later house surgeon at Rochester. Illness at the end of his life prevented the completion and publication of his work on altars. He published a note on a 'Portable altar at Salthouse Church', Norfolk Archaeology, 24 (1932). See the descriptive list with the collection for fuller details.
Loddiges, Conrad (c 1883-1949), antiquary and surgeon
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Archival history
Bequeathed by Dr Conrad Loddiges, 1949, and transmitted to SA in 1951 by his sister, Miss Helena Loddiges. See SA correspondence with Miss Loddiges and Nashdom Abbey (where the material was stored during the war). A.J., 31 (1951), 252.