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  • Poor Law Unions' Gazette

    Subscribers to the British Newspaper Archive may be interested to know that they have just added Poor Law Unions' Gazette for 1888

    They now have 1857-1865, 1868-1903




    The Poor Law Unions Gazette was a weekly publication owned and published by Mallett, Allen and Company from Wardour Street London. Founded in 1856 and running until 1903, it is particularly useful to ripperologists in that it provided information on paupers from all over the country who deserted their wives and families, leaving them chargeable to the Poor Law Unions.
    Since the authorities did not wish to be saddled with the responsibility for providing for such families, they issued descriptions of the deserters to facilitate their apprehension, some of which are very detailed and colourful. Information on the personís last known employment and whereabouts can also be included.
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