Records of Oxford Female Penitentiary and House of Mercy

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Oxford Female Penitentiary and House of Mercy, comprising:

  • committee minutes, 1869-92, interspersed with printed copies of the annual report of the Penitentiary, 1861, 1863-7, 1870-6, 1879-89, 1891
  • further committee minutes, 1892-1956, interspersed with Secretary's correspondence, 1894-1912
  • Secretary's correspondence, 1912-51
  • newscuttings of reports of annual general meetings, 1862-6, 1876, 1881-92
  • other correspondence, 1862-88
  • bound volume of Secretary's copies of the Annual Report of the Penitentiary, 1891-1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oxford Female Penitentiary and House of Mercy of Manor House, Holywell, Oxford.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the Library in 1977.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.