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Book Description
A large archive of correspondence, election broadsides, reports, minutes and memoranda relating to the election of poor law guardians at the Alnwick Union in Northumberland and significant study resource. The material relates specifically to the attempted election of a local businessman, William Dickson, who had sat on the board for 25 years and was re-elected then subsequently immediately disqualified and the ensuing complaints by him to the Union, Poor Law Commissioners, to the editor of tje Newcastle Daily Journal, in which the story was reported and others. The archive contains original and copy correspondence relating to all of this, testimonials, several copies of newspapers with accounts of the issue and more. Dickson was, however, reinstated after the complaints were resolved. Letters from or to William Dickson (c.24 items); Alnwick Union board meetings, resolutions & memoranda (c.12 items); Alnwick Union - Reports to the board (c.2 items); Alnwick Union board letters to Poor Law Commissioners (c.6 items); Poor Law Commissioners letters MS & printed to Alnwick union (c.7 items); Alnwick Union election broadsides April 1867 & October 1867 (c.4 items - 2 items torn); Newcastle Daily Journal April 16th & April 29th (2 items); Misc. lection of Churchwardens & minutes of meeting of Ratepayers (2 items).
Author [An Archive Of Printed And Manuscript Material Relating To The Alnwick Union Workhouse].
Date [Alnwick, Northumberland]: [1867].

Price: £210.00

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