Newgate Prison - a history

Scope and Content

"A history of Newgate with an account of some notorious criminals", [1910]: manuscript volume, which includes press-cuttings on prisons policy and pamphlets by the Penal Reform League.

Administrative / Biographical History

The identity of the author was unknown when this finding aid was compiled


1 volume only

Access Information

Open for reseearch

Acquisition Information

Passed to Senate House Library by Vive-Chancellor's office. Provenance unknown.


Newgate Prison was in use from 1188 until 1902. During the 19th century, prison reformers such as Elizabeth Fry increasingly became indignant at the conditions in which women and children were held. The prison was knocked down in 1902 and the Old Bailey court presently stands in its place.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

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