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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 A/PCS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1836-1900
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.12 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Pentonville Charity School


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Pentonville Charity School was established in 1788, first as a Sunday School, then as a day school, providing clothing for about half the number of boys and girls educated. The school drew its income mainly from subscriptions and collections at sermons. The National System of education was adopted, reading writing and arithmetic being taught, with needlework for the girls.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Pentonville Charity School, comprising minute book of Committee meetings; report and notes on the school and ticket for coal.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

A/PCS-1: Minutes; A/PCS-2: Reports and notes; A/PCS-3: Ephemera.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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:

Records deposited 27 July 1971.

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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