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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/225
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): [1860]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Ragged Schools Union


Administrative/Biographical history:

"Ragged Schools" were charity schools for the children of the poor. In 1844 the Ragged Schools Union was established to combine resources and ensure the better effectiveness of the Ragged Schools. Under the Poor Law Act of 1834 Boards of Guardians were empowered to assist paupers to emigrate to one of the colonies of the British Empire, such as Australia or Canada, which were considered underpopulated.


Scope and content/abstract:

Case book of London boys from the Ragged School Union, admitted to a collecting centre for assisted emigrants to Canada, possibly at Walton-on-Thames, containing photographs of the boys. Readers are asked to use the facsimile version of the case book (CLC/225/MS05754A).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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:
August to October 2010.

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