Birmingham becomes a city, 1889
PRO HO 45/9799/B5306/7

City of Birmingham
At a Meeting of the Council of this City held on Tuesday the 5th day of February 1889 in the Council Chamber at the Council House.
Richard Cadbury Barrow Esq: Mayor
In the Chair
It was Resolved unanimously
That this Council desire to record their grateful thanks to Her Most Excellent Majesty the Queen for having graciously acceded to the prayer of their Petition and granted Her Royal Charter conferring upon the Borough of Birmingham the rank and dignity of a "City".
E. O. Smith
Town Clerk.

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