Norwich City Honorary Archivist, JC Tingey and Deputy Archivist, Frederick Johnson's papers including letters re the latter's appointment in 1912 as Deputy Archivist to the Norwich Corporation, register of document borrowings, and draft ms notes and indexes to Norwich records
- MS 20335, 125X6
Includes the Rev. William Hudson's draft ms essay on the history and governance of Norwich in the 14th century, written before the rediscovery of the Book of Customs (and surely an early draft of part of his text in Vol I of The Records of the City of Norwich, published 1906), with covering letter re 'knotty points' in his history and re the origins of Norwich Castle mound (Norman or earlier?) from Hudson to Tingey, Nov 1901, a register of Norwich city and other records borrowed from the City Muniment Room by various antiquaries and others (inter alia, Rye, Fred Johnson, Beecheno, Bolingbroke, Holley, Cogswell, etc.), 1906-1925, bound printed extract, annotated for use in the City Muniment Room, re Norwich officials from Le Stranges's Norfolk Official Lists, nd, signed copy of City Committee resolution that the Honorary Archivist (JC Tingey of Surrey Street) take charge of the Muniment Room and to control access to it, April 1910, letters from the town clerk, Arnold Miller, to JC Tingey, Honorary City Archivist and to Frederick Johnson of Theatre St, Norwich, genealogist, confirming the City Committee's appointment of him as deputy to Tingey in the latter's absence, April- May 1912, epitome of the content headings in the Cartulary of 'St Giles' Hospital, nd, and numerous draft notes and extracts from other City and Great Hospital records.
Also includes collected papers: copy report re of the public offering for lease of the old Bridewell house of correction (on the City Committee's recommendation), the absence of any acceptable offers and its eventual sale in June 1829 to Mr John Carr for £1140, with a covering letter from AAH Beckwith opining that the suggestion that the sale monies should be applied to the liquidation of the debt for the new city gaol was 'monstrous', April 1831, and a petition for a public meeting to consider the propriety of petitioning Parliament to request postal deliveries on the Sabbath Day (as has the 'metropolis'), subscribed with 55 names, March 1840.
Great Hospital; c 1249-; Norwich, Norfolk