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Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 8
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor Records
Date(s): 1854-1888
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes and 1 file
Name of creator(s): Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor | Spitalfields
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The soup kitchen first operated in 1853 and was founded to relieve Jewish poor in Spitalfields, London, taking on premises and providing rations to local recipients.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute books of meetings of donors to the Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor, Spitalfields, London, 1854-1872, with minutes of Finance Committee meetings, 1858-1871; correspondence and papers, 1857-1888, including printed accounts, 1857-1858, 1869-1872, 1883-1884, letters, 1871, 1887, and printed notices of meetings, 1888.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Catalogued in Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935), p 113.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Deposited with the Mocatta Library at University College London by F W Samuel in 1932.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.

Allied Materials

Related material:

London Metropolitan Archives hold records, 1872-1980, including minutes, financial and distribution records, of Food for the Jewish Poor, Spitalfields (Ref: Acc 2942).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
May 2001

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