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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/HBS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1708-1993
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2.67 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hambro Synagogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Hambro Synagogue was founded in 1707, situated at Church Row, Fenchurch Street, E.C. It was one of the five original synagogues which grouped together to form the United Synagogue in 1870. It amalgamated with the Great Synagogue in 1936.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Hambro Synagogue, consisting of administrative records including minutes and letter books; financial records; membership payments; records of charities; records of the Burial Society; photographs and registers of kethubot [marriage contracts].

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

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Records arranged in three series: Synagogue records (ACC/2712/HBS-1); Membership records (ACC/2712/HBS-2) and Finance (ACC/2712/HBS-3).

Conditions governing access:

All records relating to members of the synagogue 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. The administrative, financial and charity records (items 1-55) form part of the original deposit. The registers (items 56-61) are part of an additional deposit.

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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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