Manchester Board of Health

Scope and Content

Manuscript notebook, compiled in [1804], containing copies of letters, resolutions, reports, certificates of health etc relating to the foundation and early years of the Manchester Board of Health from 1784 to 1804, notably a list of persons ill of the fever at Ashton-under-Lyne, 7 Jan 1796; statistics of christenings and burials for Ashton-under-Lyne, 1790-1791; resolutions of the Quarter Sessions in Manchester, 1784; material relating to fever among the deserters in the castle of Chester,1793-1795.

Administrative / Biographical History

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Access Information

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio. Bound in half-roan.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.