The town book of Smallburgh

manuscript notebook

Record of the poor rate collections, disbursements and expenses for the village of Smallburgh in the County of Norfolk over a period of 60 years. Written in multiple hands, mostly in ink, and signed by the town officials.

  • Title: The town book of Smallburgh : manuscript.
  • Production: Smallburgh, England, 1777-1837.

Catalog record

Folio LWL Mss vol. 271

Acquired February 2022

To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

description below

A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick.

  • Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor in the parish of [blank] in the [blank] of [blank] aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge [blank] to be [blank] inhabitant legally settled in the parish of [blank] aforesaid …
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by J. Coles, stationer, in Fleet-Street, [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 T627+

Acquired May 2021

Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right, a manager with a scourge seizing an elderly man, and a man pulling a cart, which he says is full of dead infants to be sold to surgeons; to left, a manager turning away the starving poor who beg to be let in.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleInterior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton-Street, Clare-Market, [ca. 1833]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Folio 75 G750 833 Copy 2 (Oversize)

Acquired December 2016