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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/USY
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1807-1880
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 1.03 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Union of Synaogues


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Union of Synagogues was a predecessor to the United Synagogue, in that it was a union between the main City of London synagogues - the Great, New and Hambro synagogues. The alliance was formed in 1825.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Union of Synagogues, consisting of articles of agreement, minutes of the conjoint committee of the Great, New and Hambro Synagogues, minutes of the Conjoint Committee for managing the West Ham Burial Ground, correspondence, accounts and burial returns.

PLEASE NOTE: Records can only be accessed with the written permission of the depositor. Contact the Chief Executive, United Synagogue.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in two series: Minutes and Administrative Papers, and Burial Records.

Conditions governing access:

These records are only available for consultation by written permission of the United Synagogue's Chief Executive.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of a larger accession of material from the United Synagogue. The minutes, correspondence and accounts (items 1-26) form part of the original deposit, while the burial returns (items 27-29) are part of an additional deposit.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: (URL correct Feb 2010).

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:
Description prepared in March 2010.

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