Papers of George Patrick Sarsfield LaGrue (1875-1960), carpenter

Scope and Content

Notebooks recording hours and wages, 1915-32, 1941-52; small group of personalia.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Patrick Sarsfield LaGrue (1875-1960) was born in Dublin, but after the failure of his father's boot-making business the family moved to London. By 1908 LaGrue was working for a firm of cabinet makers in Shoreditch, and he continued to work as a carpenter for a number of firms, working on such buildings as Bush House and the Carlton Theatre. During the early part of the Second World War, LaGrue was employed repairing bomb damaged houses, and in 1941 he became the caretaker of a rest centre for bombed-out families. After the war, he continued to work for the local church, and retired in 1955.

Reference: MSS.345/7/1/1.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1994 by George Patrick Edward LaGrue, son of George Patrick Sarsfield LaGrue.