Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor Records

Scope and Content

Minute books of meetings of donors to the Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor, Spitalfields, London, 1854-1872, with minutes of Finance Committee meetings, 1858-1871; correspondence and papers, 1857-1888, including printed accounts, 1857-1858, 1869-1872, 1883-1884, letters, 1871, 1887, and printed notices of meetings, 1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

The soup kitchen first operated in 1853 and was founded to relieve Jewish poor in Spitalfields, London, taking on premises and providing rations to local recipients.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.

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Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Deposited with the Mocatta Library at University College London by F W Samuel in 1932.

Related Material

London Metropolitan Archives hold records, 1872-1980, including minutes, financial and distribution records, of Food for the Jewish Poor, Spitalfields (Ref: Acc 2942).