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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/174
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1796-1866
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Orphan Asylum


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Orphan Asylum was founded in 1813 by Congregationalist minister Andrew Reed. In 1820 land was purchased in Clapton, off Lower Clapton Road, and a purpose built orphanage erected by 1825. In 1871 the orphanage was moved to Watford.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Orphan Asylum, including assignments; voting forms for admission of orphans; and legal documents relating to property.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

O/174/001-010: Administrative records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in June 1964.

Allied Materials

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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:
June to August 2010.

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