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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3006
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1876-1992
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.7 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Gardner's Trust for the Blind


Administrative/Biographical history:

Gardner's Trust for the Blind was created by the will of Mr Henry Gardner who, on his death on 9 January 1879, left 300,000 for the benefit of blind persons residing in England and Wales.

In accordance with the wishes of the testator the matter was referred to the Court of Chancery where a scheme for the administration of the fund was drawn up, dated 20 January 1882.

Income from the trust is used to give educational and other grants, and pensions, to blind persons of all ages. The trust has also founded scholarships at various colleges, schools and institutions for the blind.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Gardner's Trust for the Blind, including minutes; agendas; annual reports; letter books; correspondence; legacies and bequests; applications for assistance; lists of grants; lists of pensioners; papers relating to scholarships; financial accounts; newspaper cuttings; journals and pamphlets; and photographs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/3006/A: Administration;
ACC/3006/B: Beneficiaries;
ACC/3006/C: Scholarships;
ACC/3006/D: Finance;
ACC/3006/Y: Related Documentation.

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 depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Greater London Record Office, on 27 January 1992.

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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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