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London Metropolitan Archives

FISHMONGERS' AND POULTERERS' INSTITUTION


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/006

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: FISHMONGERS' AND POULTERERS' INSTITUTION

Date(s): 1835-1999

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 82 production units comprising 59 volumes, 15 envelopes, 5 files and 3 bundles.

Name of creator(s): Fishmongers' and Poulterers' Institution

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institution was established in 1835. It provided, and continues to provide, pensions and assistance to people connected with the processing, wholesale and retail onshore fish and poultry trades in reduced circumstances. To this end it maintained almshouses at Wood Green, Middlesex from 1850 until after World War II. Part of the grounds of the almshouses were purchased in the 1890s by the Tottenham School Board. From 1869 the Institution also provided Home Pensions (i.e. pensions to those not resident in the almshouses) at 15 per annum.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Fishmongers' and Poulterers' Institution, including annual reports; Committee minutes; papers relating to property; historical notes; photographs; posters; papers relating to social events; correspondence and financial records.

SOME MATERIAL IS SUBJECT TO A 30 YEAR CLOSURE PERIOD.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The records have been arranged in order reflecting the record type.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited by the Institution in 1973 and 1976, and further deposits were made by the Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution in 2005.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

The charity is currently administered by staff at Butchers' Hall, where more recent records are retained.

Publication note:

The history of the Institution is given in A H Eason The story of the Fishmongers and Poulterers Institution (Guildhall Library reference: SL41.14).

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Almshouses | Residential buildings | Buildings | Architecture
Fishmongers | Mercantile personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Occupational benevolent societies | Benevolent societies | Societies | Associations | Organizations
Poor relief | Social welfare
Poultry industry | Food industry | Manufacturing industry | Industry

Personal names

Corporate names
Fishmongers' and Poulterers' Institution

Places
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe