Fonds SO 41 - Records of the Norwich Society for Relieving the Sick Poor at their own Houses

Reference code

SO 41


Records of the Norwich Society for Relieving the Sick Poor at their own Houses


  • 1819-1986 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

26 pieces, 2 boxes

Name of creator

(1815-? 1985)

Administrative history

Established at a public meeting on 16 January 1815, the society aimed to help the sick poor by giving them financial assistance in their own homes. Members subscribed at least one guinea each year. From 1816, the society was run entirely by its Ladies' Committee. Specially appointed visitors made weekly allowances of money to the needy for periods of up to three months. Occasional gifts of linen and flannel were also made.
In 1931, the society was re-organised and the number of committee members was reduced. Payments of relief were made towards costs of convalescent home treatment and towards the provision of nursing care and medical, dental and surgical appliances. The assistance given included the purchase of dentures and spectacles, insulin for diabetics and nourishing foods such as milk and eggs. Donations were also made to convalescent homes.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 17 May 1983 (MS 21767 numbered SO 41/1-9), 15 December 2000 (ACC 2000/227 numbered SO 41/10-26) and 9 July 2013 (ACC 2013/100). List amended on 20 September 2001 (JR) and 9 July 2013 (AB).

Scope and content

Minutes, annual reports, yearly accounts, cash account books and other financial papers, treasurer's papers and correspondence,

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For the minute book 1834-1838, please request MS 11296.

Related descriptions

Alternative identifier(s)

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points




Accession area