Loose papers wrapped in a newspaper dating from November 1927, and in a Manchester University envelope titled in pencil, 'Miscellaneous notes and drafts on Poor Relief, the Poor Law - the Parish in 1800'. Papers include a typed note 'The Origin of Poor-Relief', notes on the customs of Godmanchester and other towns, laws and customs of the constitution, bastardy laws, etc. There are also several large notebooks (lacking their covers) and a small section of notes marked, 'Eden. Sate of the Poor. Notes on Reports from Parishes', which contain a mixture of handwritten and typed notes. In addition to the notes there is a newspaper cutting dated 16 November 1893, containing a letter to the Editor on 'Justices of the Peace and Lord Lieutenants'. The letter relates to laws in the reigns of Edward III and Elizabeth I.
Notes on the poor law and poor relief
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- ReferenceGB 133 MBP/7/2
- Dates of Creationc.1893-c.1927
- Physical Descriptionc.270 sheets/slips, 1 envelope and 1 sheet of newspaper.