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SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF DISTRESS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 A/SRD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF DISTRESS
Date(s): 1860-1963
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.17 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Society for the Relief of Distress

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Society for the Relief of Distress was founded in 1860 for the relief of distress in London and its suburbs.

The relief was administered by accredited visitors, later known as Almoners. Money was allocated to them to be spent at their discretion leaving the Committee to deal with exceptional cases or those in which more substantial relief was required. The Society is still active in providing assistance for people in the London area, particularly in cases which for one reason or another do not come within the scope of the Welfare Services. Funds are provided by bequests, donations and voluntary contributions.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Society for the Relief of Distress, including minutes; reports; annual reports; financial accounts including papers relating to appeals, subscribers and donors; correspondence; and a scrapbook.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

A/SRD-1: Administration; A/SRD-2: Finance; A/SRD-3: Related documentation.

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 depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1968.

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:
June to August 2010.

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