Alnwick Union Workhouse Archive

Subject strengths: Social History, Economics, Local History

Report of the Workhouse Committee upon the subject of the charges brought by Mr Carr, the Clerk of the Board, against Mr Johnson, the Master of the Workhouse, in regards to misappropriation of food intended for the inmates. 

The examined evidence includes a vastly detailed record of the finances and the purchases of the workhouse over a six-month period, such as the weekly consumption of different commodities from bread and beef to split peas and soap, which could be of considerable interest to the social and economic historian. Other material includes the detail of Carr’s charges, minutes of the meetings at which they were considered, witness statements and documents revealing the care with which Alnwick Workhouse was managed.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Alnwick Union Workhouse Archive

Archive Ref Code: AUWH

Date Range of Material

1851 - 1859

Type of Material

Collection of archive material relating to the Alnwick Union Workhouse

Size of Collection

0.5 Linear Metres

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