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GARDNER'S TRUST FOR THE BLIND


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3006

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: GARDNER'S TRUST FOR THE BLIND

Date(s): 1876-1992

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 4.7 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Gardner's Trust for the Blind

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Gardner's Trust for the Blind was created by the will of Mr Henry Gardner who, on his death on 9 January 1879, left 300,000 for the benefit of blind persons residing in England and Wales.

In accordance with the wishes of the testator the matter was referred to the Court of Chancery where a scheme for the administration of the fund was drawn up, dated 20 January 1882.

Income from the trust is used to give educational and other grants, and pensions, to blind persons of all ages. The trust has also founded scholarships at various colleges, schools and institutions for the blind.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Gardner's Trust for the Blind, including minutes; agendas; annual reports; letter books; correspondence; legacies and bequests; applications for assistance; lists of grants; lists of pensioners; papers relating to scholarships; financial accounts; newspaper cuttings; journals and pamphlets; and photographs.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

ACC/3006/A: Administration;
ACC/3006/B: Beneficiaries;
ACC/3006/C: Scholarships;
ACC/3006/D: Finance;
ACC/3006/Y: Related Documentation.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:

Fit

Finding aids:

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Greater London Record Office, on 27 January 1992.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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
Blind | Physically disabled | Disabled persons | Disadvantaged groups
Care for the disabled | Care | Health services
Charities administration | Charities | Charitable organisations | Associations | Organizations
Charity accounts | Charity records | Documents | Information sources
Education of the blind | Special education | Formal education
Educational charities | Charities | Charitable organisations | Associations | Organizations
Nonprofit organizations

Personal names

Corporate names
Gardner's Trust for the Blind

Places
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe