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Guide to Records Created Under the New Poor Law

This guide was produced as part of the Pauper Prisons… Pauper Palaces (the Midlands) project run by the British Association for Local History between 2012 and 2015. Part of the project remit was to examine the nineteenth century archive created by the Poor Law Commission (and its successors) which are held by The National Archives (TNA) and the archive created by the hundreds of poor law unions across England and Wales, now held at county and borough record offices and local studies libraries.

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