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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/JOA
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1852-1875
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Jews' Orphan Asylum


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Jews' Orphan Asylum was founded in 1831, based at Leman Street in Whitechapel. In 1876-1877 it amalgamated with the Jews' Hospital to form the Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum, based in Norwood, South London. The institution was later renamed Norwood Jewish Orphanage (1928) and later Norwood Home for Jewish Children (1956). The orphanage aimed to provide education and training for the children in its care.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Jews' Orphan Asylum, consisting of minutes of the Ladies Society and the Education Committee.

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:

Records arranged in one series: Minutes (ACC/2712/JOA/001).

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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of a larger accession of material from the United Synagogue. The records of this society were part of the original deposit.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also ACC/2712/JSH: Jews' Hospital.

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:
Description prepared in March 2010.

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