Fonds SO 121 - Records of the Harleston Benevolent Society

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SO 121


Records of the Harleston Benevolent Society


  • 1822-1988 (Creation)

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55 pieces

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The Society was formed in 1822 for the relief of the sick poor of Redenhall with Harleston and Mendham. Members could recommend persons in need to the attention of the Society. A committee of ladies was appointed to visit the sick and administer 'necessaries or comforts'. The Society was conducted entirely by ladies from 1835. It was disbanded in 1988.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 13 December 1988.

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Journals, report book, books of subscribers, check books (for tickets received by Visitors), visitors' books, registers of cloth and linen lent, registers of coal tickets and of coal given, financial records, and correspondence.

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