Catalogue description Commissioners for Inquiry into Charities: Papers

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Reference: CHAR 2
Title: Commissioners for Inquiry into Charities: Papers

Papers of the Commissioners for Inquiring into Charities created during their investigations in England and Wales in the period 1817-1850. These papers formed the basis for their Printed Reports. Also included in the series are supplementary miscellaneous papers, legal papers, minute books, reports and returns, letter books, correspondence etc, commissions and miscellanea. Some bundles contain transcripts of earlier documents examined by the Commissioners and then returned to the Trustees.

Date: 1812 - c1850

The series is arranged alphabetically by county for England (for Hampshire see Southampton) and Wales. Miscellaneous papers relating to counties are to be found at the end of each section for each county.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 473 bundles and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Charity Commissioners , 1997-2010

Custodial history: The papers were originally transferred to the Public Record Office in 1842 but returned to the Charity Commissioners in 1856. After a brief period at the Intermediate Repository at Hayes they were re-transferred in September 1953 with the addition of certain papers relating to the 1849 Commission. In November 1962, they were returned to the Charity Commission and were finally passed back to the Public Record Office in 1997.
Accruals: No further accruals expected

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