Letter from Goodacre, clerk to Guardians of Mansfield Poor Law Union, to Poor Law Board (MH 12/9363/397 folio 534. Find this document in our catalogue)


MH 12 consists of the Poor Law Union correspondence between the unions and the central authorities (1834-c1900). It offers details of thousands of individual paupers and workhouse staff, and is arranged by Poor Law Union and then by year.


Mansfield Dec 17 1852


My Lords and Gentlemen,


A subscription has been entered into in Mansfield to afford a treat of roast beef and plum pudding to the inmates of the Workhouse on Christmas Day meal (instead of the usual diet of the day) according to the Article 107 of the General Consolidated Order.


It was represented to the Guardians at their meeting yesterday that great inconvenience would arise from the treat being given on the Christmas day and I was instructed to request that you would be pleased to sanction it being given on a subsequent day … Dec 31st or January 1st.


I have the honour to be

My Lords and Gentlemen,


Your obedient servant,

W Goodacre



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