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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/434
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CHOLERA
Date(s): 1849
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.04 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Privy Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

A cholera outbreak in the United Kingdom in 1848 claimed approximately 52,000 lives. In 1849 the disease returned, killing 14,137 in London, 5,308 in Liverpool, 1,834 in Hull, and an estimated 33,000 nationwide.


Scope and content/abstract:

Printed Order in Council from the Court at Balmoral, 5 September 1849, stating: "[it is] ordered that the Archbishop of Canterbury do prepare a Form of Prayer on account of the great mortality caused by the Cholera; and that such Form of Prayer be used in all churches and chapels in England and Wales". The sheet had been used to seal up a small package and is inscribed on the dorse: "Relics and mementos of my darlings gone, Sep. 15 1849".

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Record donated in June 1975.

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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:
August to October 2010.

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