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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2368
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1905
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): MAB | Metropolitan Asylums Board x Metropolitan Asylums Board


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan Asylums Board was established by an Order of the Poor Law Board, 15 May 1867. This Order combined the London unions and parishes in to one 'Metropolitan Asylum District' to comply with the stipulations of the Metropolitan Poor Act of 29 March 1867 (30 and 31 Vict c 6). This Act provided for "the Establishment in the Metropolis of Asylums for the Sick, Insane, and other Classes of the Poor and of Dispensaries; and for the Distribution over the Metropolis of Portions of the Charge for Poor Relief; and for other Purposes relating to Poor Relief". The Metropolitan Asylum District was responsible for "the reception and relief of poor persons infected with or suffering from fever or the disease of smallpox or who may be insane".

Under the Local Government Act, 1929 the powers and duties of the Board were transferred to the London County Council.


Scope and content/abstract:

Staff regulations for attendants on the patients at Metropolitan Asylums Board imbecile asylums, 1905.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Document donated 30 Jan 1987 (ACC/2368).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of staff of the Metropolitan Asylums Board see the archives of the Board (ref MAB), especially MAB 1736-1750, various committee and sub-committee minutes, and records of individual institutions. For the minutes of the MAB general purposes special sub-committees on staff regulations see MAB 793 (1896) and MAB 795 (1898).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
April to June 2009

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