York Penitentiary Society

Scope and Content

The collection includes various documents relating to the Society, such as minute books, visiting books, and reports and correspondence from the Ladies Committee. It also features annual reports from other similar institutions nationwide.

Access Information


Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

Custodial History

This collection was originally a transfer from York Reference Library. Original numbers 5-8, 11-19 and 26-29 were deposited in York City Library in 1952 by Lieut. Col. H. V. Scott. Original numbers 20-25 and 30 were deposited in 1953 by the Secretary of York Meeting of the Society of Friends. The rest of the collection was deposited on permanent loan in 1977 by Messrs. Munby & Scott (Solicitors, 18 Blake St, York). The collection has been recatalogued but original accession numbers have also been recorded.

Related Material

York Association for the Care of Young Girls and York Training Home for Girls (CYG)