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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/BRS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1865-1960
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 1.47 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Borough Synagogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Borough Synagogue was situated at Vowler Street, Walworth Road, S.E. The synagogue was admitted as a Constituent member of the United Synagogue in 1873. It amalgamated with Brixton Synagogue in 1961.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Borough Synagogue, consisting of registers of kethubot [marriage contracts], lists of seat holders, chalitza book, financial accounts, and minute books including Burial Society minute book.

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 two series: Membership (ACC/2712/BRS-1) and Synagogue Records (ACC/2712/BRS-2).

Conditions governing access:

Lists of seatholders and kesubah registers are closed to public inspection. Other material is available for consultation only 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. Administrative and financial records (items 1-22) form part of the original deposit, while the kesubah registers (items 23-25) are part of an additional deposit.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

The History of Borough Synagogue by Rev. M Rosenbaum.

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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