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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/154
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1829-1877
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production item.
Name of creator(s): Western City Dispensary


Administrative/Biographical history:

The dispensary was established in 1829, by voluntary subscription, to supply the poor in the wards of Farringdon Within, Farringdon Without and Castle Baynard with free medicines and medical advice in sickness and childbirth. Medical services were provided free by doctors at their places of residence, or in patients' homes, and prescriptions dispensed at selected druggists whose expenses were reimbursed by the charity.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute book of the committee of the Western City Dispensary.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One volume.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This volume was donated to Guildhall Library in 1994, and was catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1996. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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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