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Early English Poor Laws

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British Poor Laws -- 1800's

British Parliamentary Papers
- Children's Employment -- HD 6250 .G7 I75
- Poor Law -- JN 500 .P37 P665
Available in the UCF Library, Government Documents, 1st floor -- see map

  • Report of the Minutes of Evidence on the State of Children Employed in the Manufactories of the United Kingdom Together with a Report on the Employment of Boys in Sweeping Chimneys with Minutes of Evidence and Appendix [title varies], 1816-1867
  • Reports from the Select Committee to Inquire into the Administration of the Relief of the Poor under the Provision of the Poor Law Amendment Act with Minutes of Evidence and Appendices [title varies], 1834-1900

Bibliography on Elizabethan Poor Laws (compiled by Richard Harrison, UCF Libraries, updated Fall 2012)