AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area
ADVERTISING

HACKNEY CARRIAGES PROPRIETORS BENEVOLENT FUND

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3563
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/ ›
Full title: HACKNEY CARRIAGES PROPRIETORS BENEVOLENT FUND
Date(s): 1873-1896
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hackney Carriages Proprietors Benevolent Fund x Hackney Carriage Proprietors' Provident Institution

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Hackney Carriages Proprietors Benevolent Fund (later the Hackney Carriage Proprietors' Provident Institution) was founded on 21st April 1873 at the Royal Repository, Barbican. As a result of working with carriages which had no coverings for drivers, Hackney Carriage Proprietors were liable to illness and subsequent financial problems. The Benevolent Fund intended to try and alleviate this distress. Proprietors who joined the Fund paid annual subscriptions and in return might receive annuities and could participate in excursions, theatre benefits and dinners. The Fund also provided financial support for members' widows and children.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Minutes and accounts of the Hackney Carriages Proprietors Benevolent Fund, later the Hackney Carriage Proprietors' Provident Institution. The minute books give details of the general administration of the Fund. They include descriptions of individual cases of hardship.

The Hackney Carriages Proprietors Benevolent Fund appears, as its name suggests, to have been open to proprietors of hackney carriages only rather than to all hackney carriage drivers. Clearly, however, many proprietors of only a few hackney carriages would also have been engaged in driving their own vehicles.

Among the items recorded in the minute books of the Fund can be found details of ordinary members including brief professional details of individuals wishing to join the Fund, names of members or dependants to whom regular payments were made, and brief reports on the circumstances of member or dependants on their first application for a grant. There are also brief notices of the deaths of members.

The biggest draw-back of these minute books is that they are not indexed and therefore speculative searches are likely to take a long time.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

ACC/3563/001-002: Minutes; ACC/3563/003: Accounts.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were purchased by the GLRO in July 1995.

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.

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

ADVERTISING