Monday, June 11, 2007

Southwell Union Workhouse

Today I thought I'd highlight some non-US resources. The National Archives of Great Britain has just released some new resources on the Southwell Union Workhouse (1834 - 1871).

This database contains: "the correspondence between the union and the central authorities. You will find letters, memos, reports and accounts bound from the loose correspondence. You will see details of individual paupers and workhouse staff as well as source material to study indoor and outdoor poor relief, education, building work, public health, local politics and labour history, such as trade unions, Chartism and friendly societies."

Want to learn more about Poor Laws in Great Britain? The library has a number of books and government reports on this topic, check 'em out in Chinook (the library catalog).

Want more resources on Great Britain? Check out the library's guide.

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