Catalogue description Board of Customs and successor: Establishment: General

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Details of CUST 40
Reference: CUST 40
Title: Board of Customs and successor: Establishment: General

Files in this series relate to disciplinary offences, promotions, leave, superannuation, etc of staff of the Board of Customs. There are also some attendance books and a folder containing papers relating to Patrick O'Connor, a ganger employed by the board. The public execution of his murderers in 1849 aroused the indignation of Charles Dickens in a notable letter to The Times, a copy of which is also with this material.

Date: 1802-1926
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Board of Customs, 1671-1909

Physical description: 38 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to closure for periods up to 75 years

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