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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2385
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1881-1961
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 13.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:

A calendar of prisoners is a list of persons awaiting trial, often including a physical description, age and place of birth. The calendar may also provide information about the nature of the crime and the charges, list the names of the aggrieved persons, witnesses and the Justices who heard the case. Sometimes the outcome of the trial is also given. The Calendars were compiled by officers at the prison and submitted to the Clerk of the Peace.


Scope and content/abstract:

Calendars of prisoners for various Courts of Law, 1881-1961, including:

Rochester Sessions;
Central Criminal Court;
Middlesex Sessions;
Surrey Sessions;
Surrey Assizes;
Kent Sessions;
Kent Assizes;
County of London Sessions;
Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Sessions;
Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Assizes;
Essex Sessions;
Essex Assizes;
Gravesend Sessions;
Maidstone Sessions;
Tenterden Sessions;
West Ham Borough Sessions;
Croydon Borough Sessions;
Guildford Borough Sessions;
City of London Sessions;
Hertford, Saint Albans and Saffron Walden Assizes.

Please note that some of these calendars are closed under the Data Protection Act.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

261 volumes arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the Corporation of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in February 1987.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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