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Durham City Council (1179 - 1974)

Reference: Du 1

Catalogue Title: Durham City Council (1179 - 1974)

Area: Catalogue

Category: Local Authority Records

Description: Corporation (part 1)

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Catalogue Description

Records of the City of Durham
(1) 29 March 1976 Acc: 775
(2) 16 October 1975 Acc: 817
(3) 10 July 1978 Acc: 887
(4) 31 October 1978 Acc: 996
(5) 15 May 1981 Acc: 1223
(6) 20 May 1981 Acc: 1224
(7) 7 September 1981 Acc: 1326(D)
(8) 27 July 1981 Acc: 1268
(9) 14 May 1982 Acc: 1391
(10) 3 November 1982 Acc: 1440
(11) 8 December 1983 Acc: 1576
(12) 25 February 1985 Acc: 1680
(13) 17 May 1985 Acc: 1691
(14) 2 December 1985 Acc: 1722
(15) 4 April 1986 Acc: 1743
(16) 25 April 1986 Acc: 1751
(17) 18 June 1986 Acc: 1768
(18) 17 November 1986 Acc: 1790
(19) 18 May 1987 Acc: 1847
(20) 8 July 1987 Acc: 1870
(21) 15 December 1987 Acc: 1900
(22) 17 September 1999 Acc: 2889
(23) 20 January 2005 Acc: 3365
(24) 4 May 2005 Acc: 3404
(25) 28 May 2008 Acc: 7164

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CONTENTS
Du 1 CORPORATION
Du 1/1 Charters
Du 1/2 Proceedings re Bishop Egerton's charter
Du 1/3 Bye-laws
Du 1/4 Minutes of Corporation
Du 1/5-27 Minutes of Committees
Du 1/28 Addresses
Du 1/29 Petitions and Public Resolutions
Du 1/30 Notices and Advertisements
Du 1/31 Correspondence
Du 1/32 General Notices and Disclosures
Du 1/33 Licences
Du 1/34 Grants of right of burial
Du 1/35 Minutes of election of officers
Du 1/36 Notices of meetings
Du 1/37 Declarations
Du 1/38 Patents of office
Du 1/39 Resignations of office
Du 1/40 Offices of Treasurer and Rate Collector
Du 1/41 Lawsuits re Corporation Officers
Du 1/42 Mayor's Accounts
Du 1/43 Corporation Accounts (Watch Rate and Corporation Estate Accounts)
Du 1/44 Town Hall Accounts
Du 1/45 Watch Rate
Du 1/46 Borough Rate
Du 1/47 General Rates
Du 1/48 Valuation Lists
Du 1/49 Land Male Rent
Du 1/50 Corporation Property
Du 1/51 Market Tolls
Du 1/52 Mortgage registers, Improvement grants
Du 1/53 Miscellaneous Financial Papers
Du 1/54 Local Elections
Du 1/55 Poll Books
Du 1/56 Electoral Registers
Du 1/57 Election Proceedings
Du 1/58 Lawsuits re 1761 Election
Du 1/59 Police
Du 1/60 Miscellaneous
Du 1/61 Registers of building plans
Du 1/62 Plans of the town hall, Durham
Du 1/63 Corporation manuals and year books
Du 1/64 Changes in the boundaries of the City and provision of electricity
Du 1/65 Environmental Health records
Du 1/66 Financial records

Du 2 PAVING COMMISSIONERS
Du 2/1 Minutes
Du 2/2 Paving Act
Du 2/3 Appointments of Office
Du 2/4 Reports, Notices and Correspondence
Du 2/5 Accounts
Du 2/6 Rates - Paving and Lighting
Du 2/7 Lamp Cess
Du 2/8 Property
Du 2/9 Tolls
Du 2/10 Paving
Du 2/11 Scavenging
Du 2/12 Lighting
Du 2/13 Construction
Du 2/14 Litigation

Du 3 LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH; URBAN SANITARY AUTHORITY; URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
Du 3/1 Minutes
Du 3/2 Committees
Du 3/3 Correspondence, Reports, Orders and Notices
Du 3/4 Accounts
Du 3/5 Mortgages
Du 3/6 Offices
Du 3/7 Rates
Du 3/8 Valuations
Du 3/9 Paving Tolls
Du 3/10 Paving of Atherton Street
Du 3/11 Disputes
Du 3/12 Baths and Washhouses
Du 3/13 Medical Officers' Reports
Du 3/14 Lodging Houses
Du 3/15 Miscellaneous
Du 3/16 Registers of Licences
Du 3/17 Sewerage
Du 3/18 Burial Grounds

Du 4 COURT LEET AND COURT BARON
Du 4/1 Court Records

Du 5 FREEMEN
Du 5/1 Minutes of Admittances
Du 5/2 numbers not allocated
Du 5/3 Bye-laws of Companies
Du 5/4 Freemens' Farm
Du 5/5 Miscellaneous

Du 6 CHARITIES
Du 6/1 History of Charities and Commissioners' Reports
Du 6/2 Accounts
Du 6/3 Petitions, Relief
Du 6/4 Henry Smith's Charity
Du 6/5 Mayor's One Shilling and Two Shilling Charities
Du 6/6 Lord Crewe's Charity
Du 6/7 Bishop Wood's Charity
Du 6/8 Dr. Hartwell's Charity
Du 6/9 Frankleyn's Charity
Du 6/10 Jane Finney and Jane Smith's Charities
Du 6/11 Miscellaneous

Du 7 ST. NICHOLAS LECTURESHIP
Du 7/1 St. Nicholas Lecturership
Du 7/2 Lands
Du 7/3 Receipts

Du 8 PETTY SESSIONS
Du 8/1 Brewster Sessions

Du 9 SAVINGS BANK
Du 9/1 Savings Bank

CORPORATION

Catalogue Contents

Charters (Ref: Du 1/1/1-8)

1179/80 Charter of Hugh, bishop of Durham, granting to the burgesses of Durham freedom from the customary duties of intoll, out toll, merchets and heriots and all free privileges as the burgesses of Newcastle have. Witness list
Document format of Du 1/1/1


16 March 1179/80 Bull of Alexander III confirming charter of Hugh, bishop of Durham
Document format of Du 1/1/2


21 September 1602 Letters patent of Tobias, bishop of Durham constituting the burgesses and inhabitants a body politic and corporate of a mayor, twelve aldermen and 24 common council men who are to be elected from twelve specified trades, and giving election procedure of officers. Granting power to make by-laws, confirming earlier grants of rights to hold courts, fairs and markets and to collect tolls. Granting power to hold a Borough Court, View of Frankpledge and Court Leet and to hold Saturday market and three annual fairs and nominating a clerk of the market
Document format of Du 1/1/3


15 February 1606 Letters patent of James I confirming letters patent of Tobias Matthew, bishop of Durham
Document format of Du 1/1/4


2 October 1780 Letters patent of John, bishop of Durham, reincorporating the burgesses as a body politic and corporate, of a mayor, twelve aldermen and 24 common council men to be resident within the city and appointing a recorder, town clerk, two serjeants at mace and other inferior officers for the governing of the city, its fairs and markets
Document format of Du 1/1/5


3 May 1913 Grant to the city of Durham of the privilege of bearing within the confines of the city a sword ornamented with the Royal Arms
Document format of Du 1/1/6


23 November 1973 Letters patent granting to the district of Durham the status of a Borough and extending the rights of the burgesses of the existing city to the inhabitants of the whole Borough from 1 April 1974
Document format of Du 1/1/7


1 April 1974 Letters patent granting the status of a city to the Borough of Durham
Document format of Du 1/1/8

Proceedings concerning Bishop Egerton 's charter (Ref: Du 1/2/1-54)

Draft petition of the mayor, aldermen and common council to the Earl of Darlington, Lord Lieutenant of County Durham for aid in procuring a new charter for the city as the Corporation appeared to be at an end, 22 May 1769
Document format of Du 1/2/1


Copy petition of the remaining aldermen and common council men to Bishop Richard Trevor for a new charter, 28 September 1770
Document format of Du 1/2/2


Copy of part of a report by the Bishop of Durham's legal adviser on petitions by freemen of Durham and by trade companies for a new charter for the city, n.d. [1770s]
Document format of Du 1/2/3


Two copies of report by James Wallace, concerning a new charter and the alterations which he considers should be made to the constitution established by Bishop Matthew's charter, 7 August 1773
Document format of Du 1/2/4-5


Draft advertisement for a meeting concerning the right to freedom including a list of the wardens of the companies, 12 October 1778
Document format of Du 1/2/6


Draft resolution of several freemen and persons entitled to their freedom that meetings of the companies about the charter should be held on 12 October 1778, also a resolution that a general meeting should be held to open a subscription to defray the expenses of obtaining a new charter, 12 - 19 October 1778
Document format of Du 1/2/7


Draft petition by the wardens of companies of the city of Durham to Bishop John Egerton for a new charter, 19 October 1778
Document format of Du 1/2/8


Memoranda on the revenue of the Corporation and alterations that might be made to the constitution in a new charter, 12 November 1778
Document format of Du 1/2/9


Draft advertisement to call a meeting on 28 December 1778 in order to open a subscription to defray expenses of obtaining a new charter, 16 December 1778
Document format of Du 1/2/10


Draft letter by the wardens re the subscription, n.d. [1778]
Document format of Du 1/2/11


List of subscribers re charges and expenses involved in obtaining a new charter, 28 December 1778
Document format of Du 1/2/12


Draft letter from M.W. [Martin Wilkinson] to General Lambton informing him about the subscription, 11 January 1779
Document format of Du 1/2/13


Letter from Lord Darlington to Martin Wilkinson expressing his good will to the freemen and the city with regard to the charter, 20 April 1779
Document format of Du 1/2/14


Draft letter from the committee appointed by the wardens of the companies for obtaining a new charter to John Lambton and John Tempest, members of parliament for Durham City, concerning the steps taken to obtain a new charter and requesting subscriptions, 28 April 1779
Document format of Du 1/2/15


Copy letter from [Martin Wilkinson] to John Kirton re draft charter, 23 January 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/16


Account of proceedings to obtain a new charter, February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/17


Handbill calling for a meeting of freemen and persons entitled to their freedom, 8 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/18


Letter from Joseph Elliott on behalf of Mr. Saint to Mr. Wilkinson re his order to advertise a meeting of freemen of Durham City, 14 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/19


Letter from George Brooks to Martin Wilkinson re the returning of draft of charter to Mr. Kirton, 14 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/20


Letter from George Brooks to Martin Wilkinson re aldermen and common council men to be named in new charter, 25 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/21


Letter from William Ambler to Martin Wilkinson re the new aldermen, 26 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/22


Draft resolutions at meeting of freemen re the draft charter and appeal for subscriptions, 21 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/23-25


Draft lists of names of proposed aldermen and common councillors, 28 February 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/26-27


Letter from George Brooks to [Martin Wilkinson] and draft reply re the terms 'burgess' and 'freeman' in Durham, 3 - 6 March 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/28-29


Draft letter from Martin Wilkinson to George Brooks re meeting of 21st and other matters relating to the charter, 4 March 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/30


Draft letter from M. Wilkinson to Mr. Robson re a former alderman and subscriptions, 17 March 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/31


Letter from Brooks to [Wilkinson] concerning the Bishop of Durham's subscription towards the expenses of obtaining a new charter, 19 April 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/32


Letter from J.W. Kirton to [Wilkinson] re the delay of the Bishop's attorney-general in proceeding with the charter, 3 May 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/33


Letter from J.W. Kirton to Martin Wilkinson re his letter of 3 May 1780 and the continuing delay of the attorney-general in proceeding with the charter, 12 May 1780


Letter from Brooks to Martin Wilkinson re the costs of the charter, 18 May 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/35


Letter from G. Brooks to M. Wilkinson re attorney general's delay in proceeding with the draft harter, 2 June 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/36


Letter from G. Brooks to M. Wilkinson requesting a suggestion for a replacement for a late common councilman, 5 June 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/37


Letter from Mr. Kirton to Mr. Wilkinson re the draft of the charter, 31 August 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/38


Draft notice of meeting of freemen and persons entitled to their freedom, 5 September 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/39


Resolutions passed at meeting, thanking the Bishop and requesting that he refer the draft charter to other counsel if his attorney-general is unable to consider it immediately, 5 September 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/40


Memorandum of bills of exchange sent to Mr. Brooks towards expenses, 11 October 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/41


Notice of day appointed for executing charter, 25 September 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/42


List of names of intended mayor, aldermen and recorder, n.d. [1780]
Document format of Du 1/2/43


Letter from Thomas Bainbridge to Martin Wilkinson asking to be excused from attendance on Monday, 27 September 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/44


Letter from George Brooks to Martin Wilkinson conveying an invitation from the Bishop to dine with the other members of the Corporation, 2 October 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/45


Letter from Mr. Ambler to Mr. Wilkinson requesting Mr. Wilkinson to wear a gown when following his duties as town clerk, 2 October 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/46


Letter from Brooks to Wilkinson acknowledging receipt of bills of exchange, 12 October 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/47


Bill of charges made by Mr. Kirton re the application to the Lord Bishop of Durham for the granting of a new charter to the city of Durham, 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/48


Draft of abstract of Durham charter, 1780
Document format of Du 1/2/49


Draft of abstract of the new charter of the city of Durham and Framwellgate, n.d. [1780]
Document format of Du 1/2/50


Letter from William Ambler to Martin Wilkinson re the form of oath he was to take as recorder, n.d. [1780]
Document format of Du 1/2/51


Extracts from Newcastle charter re electors, n.d. [1770 - 1780]
Document format of Du 1/2/52


Extract from letters patent of Tobias Matthew concerning the grant of a Court Leet and View of Frankpledge to be held within the city of Durham including a note on how a corporation may be dissolved, n.d. [1770 - 1780]
Document format of Du 1/2/53


Extract of new charter of 1780 for the government of the city of Durham, n.d. [1780]
Document format of Du 1/2/54

Bye-laws (Ref: Du 1/3/1-14)

Bye-laws regulating the exercise of a trade within the Borough and establishing procedure for the admission of freemen, 8 November 1728
Document format of Du 1/3/1-2


Bye-laws concerning the holding of guilds established under the bye-laws of 1725, 5 March 1732/33
Document format of Du 1/3/3-4


Bye-law against the admission of honorary freemen, 21 June 1746
Document format of Du 1/3/5-6


Draft and copy of bye-law regulating trade within the Borough, 11 November 1780
Document format of Du 1/3/7-8


Extracts from Bishop Egerton's charter and bye-laws of 1780, 11 November 1780
Document format of Du 1/3/9


Draft bye-laws re admission of freemen, 1781
Document format of Du 1/3/10


Draft and copy of bye-laws re admission of freemen, 6 February 1783
Document format of Du 1/3/11-12


Bye-laws and draft passed by the council of the Borough of Durham, 12 December 1845
Document format of Du 1/3/13-14

Council Minutes (Ref: Du 1/4/1-38)

Volume containing: Copy of sergeants fees, n.d.; Appointed days for Corporation meetings; Copy of letters patent of James 1, 1606, confirming letters patent of Bishop Tobias, 1602 (English translation); Letters patent of Nathaniel Crew, 25 August 1684; Order of the mayor, aldermen and common council that members of trades and fraternities must be freemen and regulations regarding the election of freemen , 8 November 1728; Order of the Bishop of Durham for removing George Moreland as alderman from office, 13 March 1687; Resignation of Sir John Duck from office of alderman, 14 May 1689; Minutes of a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and common council for electing an alderman in place of Sir John Duck, 24 May 1689; Decree of Durham Court of Chancery, concerning the payment of scavage or toll-corn to the Bishop of Durham re case between Thomas Man, Thomas Cooke, Thomas Tunstal and William Walton v Margaret Forster, Robert and Richard Porret, Anthony Dodsworth and Christopher Armestronge, 6 September 1637; Decree of Durham Court of Chancery, concerning scavage corn payment re case between Stephen Thompson, William Jordan, Thomas Mascal, Ambros Myres, Thomas Forcer v Roger Talbot, 7 September 1664; Subpoena for the performance of the decree, 24 December 1664; Order of the mayor, aldermen and common council surrendering the charter of incorporation granted by Tobias Matthew to Nathaniel Bishop of Durham, 25 August 1684; Order of the redelivery of the charter of incorporation and letters patent of confirmation, 1602 and 1606, and of the surrender and re-appointment to the office of mayor and election of 2 aldermen, 21 January 1688; Order of the mayor, aldermen and common council concerning the conveying of water from a conduit leading to market place to the house of John Duck, alderman, 24 August 1683; Copy of charter of Hugh Pudsey 1602 (English translation); Copy of the bull of Alexander III confirming charter of Hugh Pudsey, 1602 (English translation); Copy of will and codicil of William Hartwell, rector of Stanhope establishing charities for the setting up in trade of one or two merchants or tradesmen annually and for the relief of insolvent debtors in Durham gaol, 9 March 1724; Decree of Master of the Rolls concerning Dr. Hartwell's will, 26 October 1727; Copy of will of Thomas Wood, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, bequeathing a rent-charge on lands at Ecclescliff [Eaglescliff] to the city of Durham to the use of insolvent debtors in Durham gaol, 11 November 1690 Copy of will and codicil of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Baron of Steane in Northampton, and Bishop of Durham establishing a charity for the placing of poor children of Durham as apprentices, 24 June 1720 and 17 September 1721; Orders made at the first and second meetings of the Society for the Relief of the Industrious Poor, 17 and 24 January 1757; Proclamation for holding three fairs in Durham, n.d.
Document format of Du 1/4/1


Copy of letters patent of James I, 1606, confirming letters patent of Tobias Matthew, Bishop of Durham, 1602 (English translation); Copy of letters patent of Nathaniel, Lord Crew, Bishop of Durham, 1684 (English translation); Copy of letters patent of John Egerton Bishop of Durham, 2 October 1780, copy dated 10 December 1781; Order of mayor, aldermen and common council stating that persons exercising trades and belonging to companies or fraternities are to be freemen, and concerning the election of freemen, 11 November 1780; Decree of Durham Court of Chancery in case Thomas Mann, Thomas Cooke, Thomas Tunstall and William Walton v Margaret Forster, Robert and Richard Porret, Anthony Dodsworth and Christopher Armstrong, concerning the payment of scavage or toll-corn, 6 September 1637
Document format of Du 1/4/2


Memorandum of Corporation meetings and common business, re election of officers, holding of Court Leet and Court Baron, Guild days and fairs, n.d. [18th century]
Document format of Du 1/4/3


Order and minute book of Corporation, 4 October 1602 - 9 March 1662 Also including: Letters patent appointing officers, 1603 - 1645; Apprenticeship indenture of Richard Watson to Richard Wright of Durham, mercer, 2 July 1613; Apprenticeship indenture of Robert Barwick of Norton to John Lee of Durham, joiner, 8 November 1614; Account of visit of James I, 1617; Record of the erection of the market cross, 1617; Letters and petitions for parliamentary representation, 26 October 1620 - 17 March 1639; Copy letter of attorney of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of Durham to William Hall, 21 January 1620; Memorandum of demise by mayor and aldermen of Durham to Gilbert Scott of Spittle Close in Framwellgate for 13 years at 30s. per annum, 24 March 1627; Petition of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty for confirmation by Dean and Chapter of lease from Bishop of Durham of the tollbooth and tolls Findings of juries concerning tanning of hides, 9 February 1663 - 30 November 1666; Quitclaim of John Turner, recorder for £150 he spent in procuring lease from the Bishop of Durham, 1665; Copy precept from the Bishop of Durham to the sheriff against the erection of a new market at Darlington, selling cattle at unaccustomed times, 2 April 1663 (Published in Vol. CLX of the publications of the Surtees Society, 1945)
Document format of Du 1/4/4


Minutes of a special meeting of the mayor, aldermen and common council, held on 21 January 1688/9, for the re-delivery of Durham City charter; also, minutes of a meeting of the Corporation on 8 February 1688/9 when another alderman was chosen, and order for the removal of George Morland from his office as alderman and for the election of a replacement for him, 13 March 1687/8
Document format of Du 1/4/5


Corporation minutes, 4 October 1758 - 19 October 1768
Document format of Du 1/4/6


Corporation minutes, 26 June 1781 - 9 January 1834
Document format of Du 1/4/7


Index to Du 1/4/7, 26 June 1781 - 5 November 1833
Document format of Du 1/4/8


Council minutes, also including watch committee and finance committee minutes, 31 December 1835 - 23 April 1849
Document format of Du 1/4/9


Index to Du 1/4/9, 31 December 1835 - 23 April 1849
Document format of Du 1/4/10


Council minutes, also including watch committee and finance committee minutes, 10 May 1849 - 11 April 1865
Document format of Du 1/4/11


Index to Du 1/4/11, 10 May 1849 - 11 April 1865
Document format of Du 1/4/12


Council minutes, 3 May 1865 - 2 February 1881
Document format of Du 1/4/13


Index to Du 1/4/13, 3 May 1865 - 2 February 1881
Document format of Du 1/4/14


Council minutes, 4 May 1881 - 5 April 1895
Document format of Du 1/4/15


Index to Du 1/4/15, 4 May 1881 - 3 April 1895
Document format of Du 1/4/16


Council minutes, 6 March 1895 - 4 November 1903
Document format of Du 1/4/17


Council minutes, 9 November 1903 - 4 October 1911
Document format of Du 1/4/18


Council minutes, 31 October 1911 - 6 February 1918
Document format of Du 1/4/19


Council minutes, 6 March 1918 - 6 April 1927
Document format of Du 1/4/20


Council minutes, 6 July 1927 - 4 January 1935
Document format of Du 1/4/21


Council minutes, 6 February - 6 November 1935
Document format of Du 1/4/22


Council minutes, 9 November 1935 - 4 November 1936
Document format of Du 1/4/23


Council minutes, 9 November 1936 - 3 November 1937
Document format of Du 1/4/24


Council minutes, 9 November 1937 - 2 November 1938
Document format of Du 1/4/25


Council minutes, 9 November 1938 - 1 November 1939
Document format of Du 1/4/26


Council minutes, 9 November 1939 - 6 November 1940
Document format of Du 1/4/27


Council minutes, 9 November 1940 - 29 October 1941
Document format of Du 1/4/28


Council minutes, 10 November 1941 - 28 October 1942
Document format of Du 1/4/29


Council minutes, 9 November 1942 - 27 October 1943
Document format of Du 1/4/30


Council minutes, 9 November 1943 - 25 October 1944 (1 volume, leather half-bound, printed) [For minutes 1944 - 1945, see Du 1/4/39]


Council minutes, 31 October 1945 - 10 May 1949
Document format of Du 1/4/32


Council minutes, 25 May 1949 - 5 May 1954
Document format of Du 1/4/33


Council minutes, 21 May 1954 - 28 April 1958
Document format of Du 1/4/34


Council minutes, 7 May 1958 - 19 April 1962
Document format of Du 1/4/35


Council minutes, 1 May 1962 - 25 April 1966
Document format of Du 1/4/36


Council minutes, 3 May 1966 - 21 April 1970
Document format of Du 1/4/37


Council minutes, 28 April 1970 - 16 May 1973
Document format of Du 1/4/38

Eleventh Deposit (Acc: 1576) (Ref: Du 1/4/39)

Council minutes, 9 November 1944 - 4 October 1945
Document format of Du 1/4/39

Committees (Ref: Du 1/5/1)

Report of the committee to enquire into the revenue of the Corporation of the City and Borough of Durham, 1836
Document format of Du 1/5/1

Toll Committee (Ref: Du 1/6/1)

Minutes of toll committee meetings, 10 and 21 December 1837
Document format of Du 1/6/1

Committee for Improvements of Durham City (Ref: Du 1/7/1-31)

Plan and elevations of St. Nicholas' church, the town hall, and market, with notes by J. Bonomi of proposals for new market, n.d. [ c.1841]
Document format of Du 1/7/1-2


Draft report of the committee of improvements, 1842
Document format of Du 1/7/3


Receipts for market place improvements, including work done to St. Nicholas' church, 1841 - 1844
Document format of Du 1/7/4-31

Committee Under the Health of Towns Commission (Ref: Du 1/8/1-11)

Minute of resolution to form a committee, 8 December 1843
Document format of Du 1/8/1


Letter from Dr. Reid at London to the Town Hall, Durham stating the date of his visit, 15 November 1843
Document format of Du 1/8/2


Copy of Commission, 9 May 1843
Document format of Du 1/8/3


Suggestions as to the means of conducting an inquiry into the sanitary condition of a town population, n.d. [ c.1843]
Document format of Du 1/8/4


Questions for circulation in populous towns relating to the Health of Towns, n.d. [1843]
Document format of Du 1/8/5


Minutes and drafts of a meeting of the Sanitary Commission forming sub-committees, 12 December 1843
Document format of Du 1/8/6-7


Draft minutes of Health of Town Commission naming members of sub-committees, 13 - 18 December 1843
Document format of Du 1/8/8-10


Visiting card of Dr. D.B. Reid, 15 Duke Street, Westminister, endorsed with note of his being in the North of England for a month, n.d. [1841 - 1843]
Document format of Du 1/8/11

Baths and Washhouses Committee (Ref: Du 1/9/1-4)

Draft annual report of the Committee of Baths and Washhouses, 1 May 1858
Document format of Du 1/9/1


Baths and Washhouses Committee minutes, 24 April 1939 - 16 October 1944
Document format of Du 1/9/2


Baths Committee minutes, 27 November 1944 - 21 April 1954
Document format of Du 1/9/3


Baths Committee minutes, 21 June 1954 - 16 April 1968
Document format of Du 1/9/4

Watch Committee (Ref: Du 1/10/1-13)

Watch Committee minutes, 1 February 1870 - 25 April 1881
Document format of Du 1/10/1


Watch Committee minutes, 9 May 1881 - 22 June 1896
Document format of Du 1/10/2


Watch Committee minutes, 27 July 1896 - 21 February 1916
Document format of Du 1/10/3


Watch Committee minutes, 27 March 1916 - 29 March 1921
Document format of Du 1/10/4


Watch Committee minutes, 21 November 1939 - 12 October 1943
Document format of Du 1/10/5


Watch Committee minutes, 16 November 1943 -21 December 1950
Document format of Du 1/10/6


Watch Committee minutes, 26 January 1951 -25 April 1968
Document format of Du 1/10/7


Watch Committee comment on Head Constable Smith's report on the state of law and order in Durham, n.d. [19th century]
Document format of Du 1/10/8


Head Constable's reports to the Watch Committee, 19 March 1888 - 18 November 1919
Document format of Du 1/10/9


Head Constable's reports to the Watch Committee, 29 December 1919 - 29 March 1921
Document format of Du 1/10/10


Head Constable's reports to the: Watch Committee, 10 May 1870 - 5 March 1888
Document format of Du 1/10/11


Counterfoils in respect of goods for Watch Committee, 5 December 1859 - 19 September 1868
Document format of Du 1/10/12


Watch Committee account book, 4 February 1884 - February 1912
Document format of Du 1/10/13

Health Committee (Ref: Du 1/11/1-3)

Health committee minutes, 18 April 1939 - 12 October 1942
Document format of Du 1/11/1


Health committee minutes, 16 November 1942 - 15 October 1946
Document format of Du 1/11/2


Health committee minutes, 19 November 1946 - 4 March 1974
Document format of Du 1/11/3

(Ref: Du 1/11/4-56)

Annual Reports of the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Durham to the Health Committee
For Medical Officer's annual and quarterly reports to the local Board of Health for the City of Durham, 1852 - 1888, see Du 3/13


Annual report for 1919
Document format of Du 1/11/4


Annual report for 1920
Document format of Du 1/11/5


Annual report for 1921
Document format of Du 1/11/6


Annual report for 1922
Document format of Du 1/11/7


Annual report for 1923
Document format of Du 1/11/8


Annual report for 1924
Document format of Du 1/11/9


Annual report for 1925
Document format of Du 1/11/10


Annual report for 1926
Document format of Du 1/11/11


Annual report for 1927
Document format of Du 1/11/12


Annual report for 1928
Document format of Du 1/11/13


Annual report for 1929
Document format of Du 1/11/14


Annual report for 1930
Document format of Du 1/11/15


Annual report for 1931
Document format of Du 1/11/16


Annual report for 1932
Document format of Du 1/11/17


Annual report for 1933
Document format of Du 1/11/18


Annual report for 1935
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Annual report for 1936
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Annual report for 1937
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Annual report for 1938
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Annual report for 1939
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Annual report for 1940
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Annual report for 1941
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Annual report for 1942
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Annual report for 1943
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Annual report for 1944
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Annual report for 1945
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Annual report for 1946
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Annual report for 1947
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Annual report for 1948
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Annual report for 1949
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Annual report for 1950
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Annual report for 1951
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Annual report for 1952
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Annual report for 1953
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Annual report for 1954
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Annual report for 1955
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Annual report for 1956
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Annual report for 1957
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Annual report for 1958
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Annual report for 1959
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Annual report for 1960
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Annual report for 1961
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Annual report for 1962
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Annual report for 1963
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Annual report for 1964
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Annual report for 1965
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Annual report for 1966
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Annual report for 1967
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Annual report for 1968
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Annual report for 1969
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Annual report for 1970
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Annual report for 1971
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Annual report for 1972
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General Purposes Committee (Ref: Du 1/12/1-5)

General Purposes Committee minutes, 24 April 1939 - 19 October 1942
Document format of Du 1/12/1


General Purposes Committee minutes, 23 November 1942 - 27 October 1943; Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes, 22 November 1943 - 16 October 1944
Document format of Du 1/12/2


Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes, 27 November 1944 - 17 December 1945; General Purposes Committee minutes, 28 January 1946 - 22 September 1947
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General Purposes Committee minutes, 24 November 1947 - 23 April 1951
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General Purposes Committee minutes, 25 June 1951 - 16 March 1971
Document format of Du 1/12/5

Finance Committee (Ref: Du 1/13/1-2)

Finance committee minutes, 25 April 1939 - 19 October 1943
Document format of Du 1/13/1


Finance committee minutes, 3 January 1946 - 18 March 1974
Document format of Du 1/13/2

Works Committee (Ref: Du 1/14/1-3)

Works and Town Planning Committee minutes, 24 April 1939 - 19 October 1942
Document format of Du 1/14/1


Works Committee minutes, 23 November 1942 - 17 October 1947
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Works Committee minutes, 21 November 1947 - 18 March 1974
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Housing Committee (Ref: Du 1/15/1-7)

Housing and Bye-laws Committee minutes, 17 April 1939 - 12 October 1942
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Housing, Byelaws and Town Planning Committee minutes, 16 November 1942 - 15 October 1945
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Housing and Town Planning Committee minutes, 19 November 1945 - 27 October 1947
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Housing Committee minutes, 17 November 1947 - 17 April 1950
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Housing Committee minutes, 25 May 1950 - 21 April 1952
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Housing Committee minutes, 27 May 1952 - 18 May 1954
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Housing Committee minutes, 27 May 1954 - 11 March 1974
Document format of Du 1/15/7

Planning Committee (Ref: Du 1/16/1-2)

Planning Committee minutes, 11 November 1947 - 10 April 1951
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Planning Committee minutes, 25 May 1951 - 25 March 1974
Document format of Du 1/16/2

Municipal Buildings Committee (Ref: Du 1/17/1-3)

Municipal Buildings Committee minutes, 18 April 1939 - 4 April 1968
Document format of Du 1/17/1


Town Hall and Municipal Buildings Committee minutes, 7 February 1940 - 10 October 1944
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Municipal Buildings Committee minutes, 21 November 1944 - 21 April 1954
Document format of Du 1/17/3

Rating and Valuation Committee (Ref: Du 1/18/1-3)

Rating and Valuation Committee minutes, 17 April 1939 - 9 October 1944
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Rating and Valuation Committee minutes, 20 November 1944 - 13 December 1955
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Rating and Valuation Committee minutes, 21 February 1956 - 23 April 1968
Document format of Du 1/18/3

Parks Committee (Ref: Du 1/19/1-2)

Parks Committee minutes, 18 April 1939 - 10 October 1944
Document format of Du 1/19/1


Parks Committee minutes, 21 November 1944 - 4 March 1974
Document format of Du 1/19/2

Air Raid Precautions Committee (Ref: Du 1/20/1)

Air Raid Precautions Committee minutes, 18 April 1939 - 20 October 1942
Document format of Du 1/20/1

Civil Defence Committee (Ref: Du 1/21/1)

Civil Defence Committee minutes, 24 November 1942 - 20 July 1945
Document format of Du 1/21/1

River Pollution Prevention Committee (Ref: Du 1/22/1)

River Pollution Prevention Committee minutes, 18 April 1939 - 12 October 1943
Document format of Du 1/22/1

Transport Committee (Ref: Du 1/23/1)

Transport Committee minutes, 18 April 1939 - 12 October 1943
Document format of Du 1/23/1

Allotments Committee (Ref: Du 1/24/1-2)

Allotment and Burial Acts Committee minutes, 24 October 1939 - 20 September 1943
Document format of Du 1/24/1


Allotments Committee minutes, 18 November 1947 - 23 April 1968
Document format of Du 1/24/2

Catering Committee (Ref: Du 1/25/1)

Catering Comrnittee minutes, 23 November 1942 - 13 October 1949
Document format of Du 1/25/1

Parliamentary Committee (Ref: Du 1/26/1)

Parliamentary Committee minutes, 4 January 1943 - 25 March 1968
Document format of Du 1/26/1

Publicity Committee (Ref: Du 1/27/1)

Publicity and Tourist Development and Floodlighting Committee minutes, 21 May 1964 - 4 April 1968
Document format of Du 1/27/1

Corporation Addresses (Ref: Du 1/28/1-58)

Two copies of minutes of meeting called to consider an address to congratulate the King on his recovery, 23 March 1789
Document format of Du 1/28/1-2


Drafts of address to King, 23 March 1789 - 24 March 1789
Document format of Du 1/28/3-7


Draft letter to John Tempest and William Henry Lambton M.P.s and letter in reply re the address to the King, 28 March 1789
Document format of Du 1/28/8-9


Draft letters from Martin Dunn to Mr. Taylor and Mr. Lambton re an address to the King, 15 February 1802
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Copy address to the King on his escape from assassination, 15 March 1803
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Letter from R. Milbank to Martin Wilkinson re address congratulating the King on his escape from assassination, 20 March 1803
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Two copies of a vote of thanks by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty to Col. Gwillym Lloyd Wardle, M.P. and the M.P.s who supported his call for an investigation into the conduct of the Duke of York, the late Commander-in-Chief, 5 April 1809
Document format of Du 1/28/13-14


Letter from Col. Wardle to Martin Wilkinson expressing his appreciation of the address, 10 April 1809
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Three copies of resolution of the mayor, recorder, aldermen and commonalty of the city of Durham, concerning an address of condolence to the Prince Regent on the murder of Spencer Perceval, 27 May 1812
Document format of Du 1/28/17-19


Copy letters from the mayor to R.J. Lambton and R. Wharton, M.P.s, concerning the address to Prince Regent, 28 May 1812
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Resolutions passed at a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the City of Durham, concerning an address to the Prince Regent congratulating him on the marriage of Princess Charlotte, 6 June 1816
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Copy of the address to the Prince Regent on the marriage of Princess Charlotte, n.d. [June 1816]
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Draft address to the Prince Regent deploring an attack made against him, n.d. [1817]
Document format of Du 1/28/23


Letter from E. Davison to M. Wilkinson suggesting an alteration in the wording of draft address to the Prince Regent, n.d. [1817]
Document format of Du 1/28/24


Draft and copy resolutions passed at a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the City of Durham with an address to the Prince Regent deploring the attack made on him, 10 February 1817
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Draft letters from town clerk to George Allan and Richard Wharton, M.P.s re address to the prince Regent, 11 February 1817
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Letter from George Allan to Mr. Wilkinson, concerning acknowledging receipt of the address, 13 February 1817
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Letter from George Allan to Thos. Wilkinson re the presentation of the address to the Prince Regent, 7 March 1817
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Notice of the interment of the Princess of Wales and her son, and the suspension of business as a mark of respect, 15 November 1817
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Draft resolutions that addresses of condolence be sent to the Prince Regent and to Prince Leopold on the death of Princess Charlotte, 2 December 1817
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Copy address to the Prince Regent re the death of Princess Charlotte, n.d. [1817]
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Copy letter from T[homas] W[ilkinson] to Baron de Hardenbrock re the address of condolence to the Prince Regent, 5 December 1817
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Draft letter from Thomas Wilkinson to [Lord Sidmouth] re the address of condolence to Prince Leopold, n.d. [1817]
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Letter from Lord Sidmouth to Mr. Wilkinson acknowledging address on behalf of Prince Regent, 11 December 1817
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Letter from Robert Gardiner (Prince Leopold's Secretary) to the mayor of the city of Durham acknowledging the address, 11 December 1817
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Letter from the mayor of Durham to John Hutchinson, junior town clerk, requesting that a meeting be called to consider addressing the King on the death of the Duke of York; including a copy of the Brighton address, 20 January 1827
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Copy address of condolence to the King on the death of the Duke of York, 24 January 1827
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Letter from Robert Peel on behalf of the King to the town clerk acknowledging receipt of the address, 3 February 1827
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Draft and copy address to the Duke of Wellington on his arrival in the county, September 1827
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Draft letter from the mayor to the Duke's Secretary enquiring when the address might be presented, 18 September 1827
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Draft address to William IV on his accession to the throne, 17 August 1830
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Draft address to 2nd Earl Grey to be presented when the freedom of the city was conferred on him, n.d. [1833]
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Letter from Earl Grey stating when he would receive the address, 5 November 1833
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Copy letter from J. Hutchinson to the Duke of Cleveland re an address to be presented to the King, 28 January 1836
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Letter from Thomas Greenwell to John Hutchinson re Greenwell's forthcoming interview with the Bishop, 17 August 1836
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Letter from Thomas Greenwell to Mr. Hutchinson re an address to be presented to the Bishop of Durham, 17 August 1836
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Letter from Bishop of Durham to J. Hutchinson consenting to receive the address, 20 August 1836
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Copy of the Bishop of Durham's reply to the address, [23 August 1836]
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Letter from Lord Russell to the mayor of Durham informing him that the Corporation's address had been laid before the Queen on the occasion of her accession, 20 July 1837
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Draft address to the Duke of Sussex on his visit to Durham, [4 November 1839]
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Copy of the Duke of Sussex' s reply to the address, [4 November 1839]
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Letter from the Marquis of Normanby to mayor of Durham informing him that he had laid the City's address before the Queen, 1 July 1840
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Letter from Sir James Graham to the mayor of Durham informing him that the Corporation's address had been presented to the Queen, 13 June 1842
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Reply of the Duke of Cambridge to the address presented to him on his visit to Durham, 1842
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Petitions and Public Resolutions (Ref: Du 1/29/1-76)

Extract from the votes of the House of Commons summarising petition for inclosure of Charlaw, Findon Hill and Potter Moor, 31 January 1799
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Draft and three copies of petition of mayor, aldermen and commonalty of Durham City against Witton Gilbert inclosure, 12 February 1799
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Correspondence between Martin Wilkinson and George White re the proposed Witton Gilbert inclosure, 9 February 1799 - 1 April 1799
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Draft letter from town clerk to M.P. requesting support for the Bill for the abolition of the Slave Trade, 12 February 1807
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Petition to the mayor and aldermen signed by residents of houses in Claypath, Durham requesting the removal of the cattle market from the Claypath, 19 March 1808
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Copy of resolution made at a meeting by the inhabitants of Durham and neighbourhood to open subscription for the relief of the inhabitants of the Russian provinces invaded by the French, 14 January 1813
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Resolutions and petition to parliament against the African slave trade, 4 July 1814
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Draft letter to Thomas Clarkson re the presentation of the Durham petitions, 9 July 1814
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Two drafts of resolution by the inhabitants of Durham City to join the Waterloo subscription with a resolution thanking the Duke of Wellington, 11 July 1815
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Minute of committee listing subscriptions received, 29 August 1815
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Correspondence from Bishop of Durham, Richard Wharton M.P. and George Allan to T. Wilkinson re the employment of boys in cleaning chimneys, 9 - 12 February 1818
Document format of Du 1/29/20-22


Draft resolution by inhabitants of Durham City to petition the House of Commons to allow the Insolvent Debtors Act to expire, 9 March 1819
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Two drafts of petition of tradesmen, manufacturers and other inhabitants re the Insolvent Debtors Act, n.d. [1819]
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Draft letter from town clerk to M.P. re the petition, 20 March 1819
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Letter from Mr. Taylor M.P. re the presentation of the petition, 17 March 1819
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Draft petition of merchants, shopkeepers and retail traders of Durham to House of Commons against assessment of duties on their shops and against tax on hired servants being extended to sons who assisted in their parents' business, n.d. [1819]
Document format of Du 1/29/28


Draft letters from Thomas Wilkinson, town clerk, to M.P.s re petition, as at Du 1/29/28 above, 22 March 1819
Document format of Du 1/29/29


Two copies of resolution by inhabitants of Durham City concerning events at Manchester, 25 October 1819
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Copy resolutions passed at meeting with a copy address to the Prince Regent calling for an inquiry into the Peterloo massacre, 25 October 1819
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Copy letters from mayor to Lord Durham and to Mr. Taylor M.P. re petition against the system of slavery in the British colonies, 4 February 1826
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Draft resolution to petition the House of Commons against stamp duties on receipts especially those for sums under £20, 1828
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Copy petition of merchants and traders to House of Commons calling for the repeal of part of the Stamp Act, n.d. [1828]
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Letters from M.P.s to J. Hutchinson re petition calling for repeal of part of the Stamp Act, 25 February 1828
Document format of Du 1/29/37-39


Correspondence from M.P.s to J. Hutchinson re the London-Edinburgh road bill, 12 June 1830 - 16 June 1830
Document format of Du 1/29/40-43


2 copies of resolution to petition the House of Lords to pass the Reform Bill, 26 September [1831]
Document format of Du 1/29/44-45


Draft petition to the House of Lords on the Reform Bill, 1831
Document format of Du 1/29/46


Correspondence from M.P.s to J. Hutchinson re a petition to the House of Commons in support of the Great North of England Railway Bill, 24 March 1836 - 28 March 1836
Document format of Du 1/29/47-51


Letter from Duke of Cleveland re a petition to be presented to the House of Lords, 14 May 1838
Document format of Du 1/29/52


Letter from 3rd Visc. Dungannon to J. Hutchinson re a petition in favour of penny postage, 12 July 1839
Document format of Du 1/29/53


Petition of merchants and tradesmen of Durham to the House of Commons against mock auctions, n.d.
Document format of Du 1/29/54


Copy resolutions concerning the causes of the prevailing 'general distress' and to petition parliament for the repeal of the Corn Laws, n.d.
Document format of Du 1/29/55


Draft petition to House of Commons against proposed consolidation of small boroughs with districts or counties for police purposes, n.d.
Document format of Du 1/29/56


Draft petition against a change in the market day at Sunderland or the establishment of a Saturday market there, 16 February 1816
Document format of Du 1/29/57


Copy abstract and extracts of Act for paving, lighting, watching and cleansing the Town of Sunderland, for removing the market, building a Town Hall and improving the town, also for establishing a watch on the River Wear, 6 April 1810
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Printed handbill announcing the change of market day in Sunderland to Saturday, 15 November 1820
Document format of Du 1/29/61


Draft handbill replying to Commissioners of the Sunderland Improvement Act, n.d. [1820]
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Drafts of two notices opposing the change in the Sunderland market day, 9 November 1820
Document format of Du 1/29/63


Minutes of meeting re a proposed market at Houghton-le-Spring, 13 January 1825
Document format of Du 1/29/64


Copy letter from the mayor to the Bishop of Durham opposing the Houghton Market Scheme, 13 January 1825
Document format of Du 1/29/65


Copy order that the cattle fair should in future be held on the sands and the hiring of servants in Claypath, 16 September 1813
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Papers re the formation of an association to prevent the practices of forestalling, engrossing and regrating in Durham market, 29 August 1815 - 13 September 1815
Document format of Du 1/29/67-70


Two copies of resolutions to subscribe towards expenses of establishing a night watch during the winter, 20 September 1815
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Notice of a general meeting to be held for the purpose of establishing a night watch, 10 October 1815
Document format of Du 1/29/73


Resolution re the resignation of Mr. Harland (the recorder), September 1826
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Copy resolution on the re-organisation of the markets, November 1826
Document format of Du 1/29/75


Copy resolutions re the proposed extension of Clarence Railway Company, 1828
Document format of Du 1/29/76

Notices (Ref: Du 1/30/1-18)

Draft notice and notes concerning forestallers particularly re cattle, December 1766 - March 1767
Document format of Du 1/30/1


Draft advertisement of two closes called Spittle Closes to let, n.d. [c .1760s]
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Notice of meeting concerning the division and inclosing of Framwellgate and Witton Gilbert commons, 20 January 1800
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Advertisement of site to let, late dwelling house opposite the Post Office in North Bailey, 1 November 1802
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Advertisement for building by contract a stable and hayloft at the City Tavern, Market Place, 15 November 1802
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Advertisement of a plot of ground to let near High Carr House, 14 March 1803
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Notice concerning the use of unequal balances, and the provision of a common balance, weights and measures to the standard of the Exchequer, 17 November 1810
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Notice to the freemen of Durham to attend a meeting of the Grassmen concerning perambulating the boundaries and the claim to the sands, 22 May 1813
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Draft notice about subscriptions for the relief of British subjects who have suffered in France, 7 July 1814
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Notice of a meeting concerning a subscription for relief of families and wounded soldiers in the campaign against the French, 8 July 1815
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Notice to farmers at the corn market concerning including Toll with the Winchester Measure, 8 December 1815
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Notice of the day of interment of George III to be observed with solemnity, 15 February 1820
Document format of Du 1/30/12


Notice that the proprietors of a pew cannot accommodate the public with seats from 15 May 1825
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Draft advertisement for a freehold messuage and shop for sale in Saddler Street, 30 March 1831, endorsed upon notice to determine loss at inclosure
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Notice for tenders for contract for building the new north road in Durham, 1 February 1854
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Notices and papers concerning elections of officers, rates, voters, lists of freemen, watch rate, the proposal for a cattle market and The Durham Chronicle (of 24 August 1860 and 18 April 1862), November 1855 - March 1865
Document format of Du 1/30/16


Notices and correspondence concerning the election of officers, cattle plague, watch rate, annual report of Baths and Washhouses Committee, statements of accounts of Frankeleynes Charity and Kirby & Messengers Charity, April 1865 - 1867
Document format of Du 1/30/17


Draft notice re claim to two galloways found on the commons of the City of Durham, n.d.
Document format of Du 1/30/18

(Ref: Du 1/31/1-7)

Correspondence

Corporation letter books of outgoing letters


Letter book, 22 June 1865 - 22 November 1873
Document format of Du 1/31/1


Letter book, 25 November 1873 - 29 February 1884
Document format of Du 1/31/2


Letter book, 14 Nay 1884 - 24 January 1893
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Letter book, 24 January 1893 - 24 September 1894
Document format of Du 1/31/4


Letter book, 29 September 1894 - 5 December 1896
Document format of Du 1/31/5


Letter book, 7 December 1896 - 31 August 1899
Document format of Du 1/31/6


Letter book, 1 September 1899 - 3 May 1901
Document format of Du 1/31/7

Circulars (Ref: Du 1/31/8-127)

Circulars re unredeemed land tax and an account of property belonging to corporations on which land tax remains chargeable, 24 July 1813
Document format of Du 1/31/8-9


Circulars requesting official returns re Borough accounts, rates, freemen, voters, byelaws, Corporation property, municipal charities, town clerks fees and compensation, coroners inquests, dissenters meeting houses, court of record, justices of the commission of the peace and benefices, 1782, 1816 - 1842
Document format of Du 1/31/10-61


Circulars from corporations requesting support for petitions re relief of insolvent debtors, licences to innkeepers, free trade with India, China and the Eastern World, the London and Edinburgh road, reform of municipal corporations, uniform penny post, Borough Courts Bill, Birmingham Police Bill and inproving the Police in London, 26 February 1819 - 11 March 1839
Document format of Du 1/31/62-88


Circulars advertising land surveyors, insurance, paving and stationary, 1 December 1825 - 21 September 1844
Document format of Du 1/31/89-99


Circulars concerning the remtting of the King's moiety of penalties received from convicted hawkers and pedlars, 23 December 1826 - 17 December 1831
Document format of Du 1/31/100-103


City of York rates for carriage of goods, 11 May 1827
Document format of Du 1/31/104


Circulars and letter of the Charity Commissioners requesting information re charities, June - September 1829
Document format of Du 1/31/105-107


Return of the population of the parishes in the City of Durham, 12 July 1831
Document format of Du 1/31/108


Circulars of the Record Commission requesting information on local records held, 29 November 1832 and 28 February 1833
Document format of Du 1/31/109-113


Circulars of the Municipal Corporation Commission enquiring about the state of Durham Corporation and its Local Acts of Parliament also advertising the reports of the commissioners, 5 November 1833 - 16 May 1835
Document format of Du 1/31/114-116


Circulars of County Rates Commission requesting returns on clerks fees and magistrates fees etc., 3 February - 18 May 1835
Document format of Du 1/31/117-119


Circular of the Church Commissioners enquiring whether Durham Corporation possesses any property which has right of advowson or presentation to any benefice, 17 October 1835
Document format of Du 1/31/120


Letter of J. Maule at Whitehall to the town clerk of Durham enclosing an Order in Council disapproving of the determination of the revising barristers re the wards of the Borough, 11 December 1835
Document format of Du 1/31/121


Circular of the Poor Law Commission requesting the names of parishes within Durham Petty Sessional Division, 10 May 1836
Document format of Du 1/31/122


Circular and return of Constabulary Force Commission re the establishing of a constabulary force, 26 December 1836
Document format of Du 1/31/123-124


Copy resolution of vote of thanks of the Board of Guardians of the Durham Union to the Corporation for the use of the town hall, 22 December 1838
Document format of Du 1/31/125


Letter from J.M. Rulapp at Whitehall to alderman J. Bramwell at Durham concerning the stationing of a military force in Newcastle to preserve public peace in the colliery district enclosing draft minute approving the resolution, 25 July 1839
Document format of Du 1/31/126


Plan of boundaries of the Northern Division of Durham, n.d. Scale: 2 inches to 1 mile
Document format of Du 1/31/127

Inletters to Town Clerk and Mayor of Durham and drafts of Out letters (Ref: Du 1/31/128-166)

Correspondence with the War Office concerning the removal of dragoons from Durham during fairs, 14 March 1812 - 25 March 1814
Document format of Du 1/31/128-135


Correspondence with the Board of Stamps concerning duties on admission of freemen, 21 March 1828 - 1831
Document format of Du 1/31/136-141


Letters of Municipal Boundaries Commission conflerning the limits of the Borough of Durham, 29 September - 5 December 1831
Document format of Du 1/31/142-150


Letters from the barristers appointed to revise voters lists, 4 September 1833 - 2 February 1841
Document format of Du 1/31/151-164


Letter from J.H. Walter of the Municipal Boundary Commission about the Corporation Case and return of names of town officers, 4 January and 13 February 1836
Document format of Du 1/31/165-166

General Correspondence to the Mayor and Town Clerk of Durham (Ref: Du 1/31/167-233)

Letter from J. Lambton informing that the bill for quieting and establishing corporations was adjourned, 4 June 1767
Document format of Du 1/31/167


Letter from Mr. Lambert about his drawing of the city arms on the event of the granting of a charter, 7 December 1780
Document format of Du 1/31/168


Letter from John Tempest of London with thanks for support of his services in parliament, 9 May 1782
Document format of Du 1/31/169


Letter from John Tempest at London asking for an inclosure to be shown to wardens of companies, 30 January 1784
Document format of Du 1/31/170


Letter from John Hodgson of London about a toll lease, 23 May 1787
Document format of Du 1/31/171


Letter from Thomas White at London with thanks for the subscription to the wounded seamen and widows and orphans re the engagement with the Dutch fleet, 6 January 1790
Document format of Du 1/31/172


Letters from William Emm, the Bishop's Secretary at Auckland Castle, concerning the Bishop's renewal of the toll lease, 23 March 1808 - 11 September 1810
Document format of Du 1/31/173-175


Letters concerning arrangements for the forthcoming election, 27 May - 8 June 1818
Document format of Du 1/31/176-178


Letter from M. Taylor about Mr. Hoare the recorder being a suitable person for his legal adviser, 2 June 1818
Document format of Du 1/31/179


Letters from Mr. Williamson at Newcastle and Whickham about when he will be in County Durham and about meeting the mayor, 22 September 1818 - 3 October 1834
Document format of Du 1/31/180-185


Letters from the secretaries of the Bishop at Auckland Castle about receiving the mayor, 29 September 1819 - 30 September 1834
Document format of Du 1/31/186-192


Letter from North, Tempest & Graham at London about standard measures, 3 December 1819
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Letter from Giles Henderson, churchwarden of Durham, stating that the piazza has not been cleaned, 2 April 1824
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Letter from the mayor to the town clerk proposing a meeting of the aldermen to elect a common council man, 1 January 1825
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Letter from W. Shield about an order in the Corporation books against granting permission for caravans to stand on the market place, n.d. [1825]
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Letter from William Busby at Preston claiming freedom of the city as his father is dead, 17 June 1826
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Letter from M.M. de Arias, a Spanish emigrant requesting employment, 22 November 1826
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Letter asking when the Recorder's Court is held, n.d. [1827]
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Letter from Mr. Robertson's committee about his expected success, 6 February 1828
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Letter from G. Parker at Sunderland concerning the whereabouts of the Dyers books, 7 Ma rch 1828
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Letter from John Clayton at Newcastle concerning claims for exemption from corporate tolls, 13 March 1828
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Letter from Mr. Taylor about the forwarding of a bill, 10 April 1828
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Letter from T.H. Faber, Secretary to the Bishop of Durham about the mayor taking the oaths, 4 October 1828
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Invitation to the mayor and Corporation of Durham for dinner with Mr. Russell at Brancepeth, October 1828
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Petition for a public meeting re improvement of the Durham to Tynebridge turnpike road, 20 October 1828
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Letter from the mayor about the proposed change in the north entrance into the city, 24 October 1828
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Letter from William Pearson of New Elvet, Durham requesting to paint a view of Durham for the town hall, 26 February 1830
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Letter from J. Hutchinson, clerk to the commissioners of paving and lighting, at Durham, concerning holding their meetings in the Guild Hall instead of the Mayor's Chamber, 8 April 1830
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Letter from T. Maynard, requesting the help of Thomas Hutchinson, town clerk, 5 March 1831
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Letter from William Johnson of Claypath about tolls, 22 August 1831
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Invitation to dinner from William Clayton at Witton Castle, 10 September 1831
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Petition for a meeting of the Corporation re petitioning the House of Lords to pass the Reform Bill, 23 September 1831
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Resolutions of the House of Commons concerning the dates of receiving and reading of Private Bills, 7 December 1831
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Letter from William Johnson of Durham, the lessee of the Tolls of the city about his unpaid rent, 1834
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Letter from Mr. Douglas Gresley, Secretary to the Bishop at Bishop Auckland about a request to change the date of the March cattle fair, 22 March 1834
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Letters from Henderson at the carpet factory requesting aid in rebuilding premises rented by them, lately destroyed, 13 August 1835
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Letter from J. Burrel and Petition of the Corporation of the City of Durham to call a meeting about presenting a testimonial to Mr. Greenwell, late mayor, for his services, 17 November 1837
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Letter from J. Hutchinson, town clerk of Durham requesting attendance at a meeting re entertaining the re-elected mayor, 11 November 1838
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Letter from Thomas Macavoy of Durham complaining about improper language of a gaolor when escorting a deserter to gaol, 6 July 1839
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Letter from William Hutchinson requesting that he might build a cottage on a piece of waste ground owned by the Corporation, n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from W. Emerson asking for more money for billeting soldiers, n.d. [19th century]
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Petition of farmers requesting more frequent cattle fairs to be held at Durham, n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from the Advertiser's office about an advertisement re the appointment of auditors and assessors at Newcastle, n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from William Ambler concerning a resolution re the election of a burgess, n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from Edward Davison at Hartlepool concerning the publication of Lord Sidmouth's letter respecting the Police of the City, n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from Edward Davison at Brancepeth Castle saying that he was unable to go to court because of the weather, n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from Edward Davison about Mr. Kirton's resignation, n.d. [19th century]
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Testimonial for a proposer's offer for the lease of the tolls by Francis Newburn, n.d. [19th century]
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List of subscribers [to a testimonial for the mayor] , n.d. [19th century]
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Letter from William Winter about Mr. John Proud's refusing to pay the toll fee on his oats, n.d. [19th century]
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Draft letters of Town Clerks, Martin Wiliinson, Thomas Wilkinson and J. Hutchinson (Ref: Du 1/31/234-400)

Draft letter asking for Indictment to be prepared against John and Christopher Lumley for breaking the pinfold and taking out 5 hogs, 5 January 1787
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Draft letter concerning quartermasters preventing toll gatherers from taking accustomed corn tolls, 15 March 1798
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Draft letter about disenfranchising a freeman who slandered the mayor and officers of the court, 29 February 1802
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Draft letter to William Emm, esq., about the renewal of the lease of the tolls on the death of one of the lives, 8 May 1810
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Draft letter to Mr. J. Pattison at Carr House requesting he pay the lessee of the tolls for the toll due or else a bill will be filed against him, 7 February 1814
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Draft letter to the Bishop's Secretary about the mayor meeting the Bishop to administer the oath of office, 1 October 1814
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Draft letter to Thomas Dunn about sending copy of resolutions and requesting payment of balance of charity account due during his mayoralty, 14 February 1815
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Draft notification of being elected mayor, 2 October 1815
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Draft letter about amendments to the rates, June 1817
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Draft letter to Mr. Thomas Jackson notifying him not to leave sand or rubbish on the Sands, 16 January 1819
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Letter from Thomas Jackson to Mr. Hutchinson, Old Elvet, about a draft lease re the ground on the Sands, 1825
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Draft letter to Henry J. Spearman at Lincoln's Inn about a meeting to choose a lecturer for St. Nicholas, 19 September 1891
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Draft letter requesting aldermens' attendance at a meeting to elect the mayor, n.d. [19th century]
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Draft letter to Richard Kirton notifying him that he was elected an alderman, n.d.
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Draft letter about the proposal for a footpath to Crookhall, n.d. [19th century]
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Draft letter from Robert Robson to the mayor sending a subscription for the relief of distressed emigrants of Spain and Italy, n.d.
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Letter from the Duke of Wellington at Paris to Thomas Wilkinson, mayor of Durham thanking for generosity of the inhabitants of the City of Durham towards his army, 29 July 1815
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Correspondence between G. Whiting at Town Clerk's Office, Durham City council; Mr. Carpenter at [Durham Museum ?] and Mr. R. Wedmore re the latter's offer to exhibit the wedding ring of Count Joseph Boruwlaski, 10 July - 26 July 1933
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Correspondence from William A. Darwin at Grays Inn to Cuthbert Swainston at Durham concerning the progress of various Corporation lawsuits, the lease of the tolls and the election of Corporation officers, 31 May 1766 - 6 August 1767
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Correspondence from William A. Darwin of Grays Inn and Mr. Ralph Robson of Darlington, and copies of letters from William Masterman, concerning Corporation lawsuits, 23 January 1768 - 3 September 1769 and 14 December 1773
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Letter from Thomas Terry at Darlington to Cuthbert Swainston about an affidavit, 31 October 1766
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Letter from Lord Darlington at Raby Castle to Cuthbert Swainston about his going to Durham to see the Corporation, 5 February 1767
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Letters concerning the mayor's refusal to admit George Pearson as a freeman, 20 May and22 October 1782
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Copy letter of Mr. Richard Wharton at Rokeby Park to Mr. Wardell concerning actions of bribery against Sir Henry Vane, 1802
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Draft and copy letters of Cuthbert Swainston to William Darwin at Grays Inn, concerning Corporation lawsuits, 9 July 1766 - 24 July 1767
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Draft letters of Cuthbert Swainston to William Darwin and Ralph Robson concerning Corporation lawsuits, 15 September 1768 - 23 March 1769
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Letters to John Hutchinson at Durham (Ref: Du 1/31/401-409)

Letter from Thomas Miller concerning a case involving the mayor of Durham, 1 December 1832
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Letter from Thomas Miller concerning a case of Corporation of Durham v Geo. Robson, 14 May 1836
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Letters from John [Kielion] at Sunderland about whether the present mayor can be re-elected, 4 - 8 November 1836
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Letter from Thomas Sherwood at the Common Pleas Office, to the Clerk of the Peace of Durham Temple about a list of perpetual commissioners appointed for the City of Durham, 9 November 1836
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Letter from John [Kielion] at Sunderland about the charge for offering the Corporation Seal and the conveyance of property, 3 July 1837
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Letter from Thomas Miller about the case of Ward's Securities, 8 March 1838
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Letter from Maynard Middleton at Durham about an arbitrator in the case of the Corporation of Durham v Robson, 10 August 1838
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Letter from H. [Hatrylton] about the case involving the mayor and trustees [of Corporation estate], n.d. [19th century]
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General notices and Disclosures (Ref: Du 1/32/1-2)

Corporation of Durham, record of general notices and disclosures under section 76 of the Local Government Act, (1933), 1933 - 1939
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Register of disclosures and general notices by members of Local Authority under section 76 of the Local Government Act, 1933, of pecuniary interest in contracts etc., 8 February 1971 - 25 February 1974
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Licences (Ref: Du 1/33/1-12)

Register of margarine manufacturers, 23 October 1900 - 4 May 1921
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Register of carriage drivers' licenses, 4 March 1914 - 7 July 1925
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Register of carriage drivers' licenses, 1 April 1928 - 1 April 1929
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Register of carriage drivers' licenses, 1 April 1929 - 1 October 1930
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Register of carriage drivers'licenses, 1 October 1930
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Register of Hackney carriage licences, 4 March 1914 - 7 April 1926
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Register of Hackney carriage licences, 7 April 1927
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Register of Hackney carriage licences, 1 October 1930
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List of licensed bus conductors, with related correspondence, 23 March 1928 - 16 August 1931
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Game dealers' licences, July 1958 - July 1973
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Register of licences, renewals and transfer of licences under the Petroleum Regulation Acts 1928 and 1936, February 1940 - April 1958
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Register of licences, renewals and transfer of licences under the Petroleum Regulation Acts (1928 and 1936), October 1957 - February 1974
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City of Durham Council grants of right of burial at South Road Cemetery, Durham (Ref: Du 1/34/1-5)

Grants of right of burial at South Road Cemetery, 7 January 1948 - 4 February 1953
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Grants of right of burial at South Road Cemetery, 4 March 1953 - 5 February 1958
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Grants of right of burial at South Road Cemetery, 5 February 1958 - 3 January 1961
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Grants of right of burial at South Road Cemetery, 3 January 1961 - 2 July 1963
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Grants of right of burial at South Road Cemetery, 5 November 1963 - 6 June 1966
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(Ref: Du 1/35/1-78)

Election of members and officers of the Corporation

Minutes


Corporation election book containing forms of oaths of corporation officers, minutes of meetings of the election of corporation officers, 2 July 1686 - 4 September 1746; particulars re resignations, dismissals and disputes, records of the Court Baron, Court Leet and View of Frankpledge, 1686 - 1690
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Minutes of meetings to elect corporation officers, 3 October 1746 - 5 October 1770
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Minutes of meetings to elect corporation officers, 20 October 1780 - 15 August 1822
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Minutes of meetings to elect corporation officers, 30 September 1822 - 4 May 1835
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Two copies of an order made at a meeting of the mayor, recorder and aldermen concerning the nomination of a preaching minister for St. Nicholas', Rev. Francis Blakeston, 19 November 1702
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Two copies of an order made at a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty concerning choosing a mayor resident within the City of Durham and Borough of Framwellgate, 21 April 1759
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Copy of minute of a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and common counsel electing John Drake Bainbridge as mayor, 4 October 1761
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Copy of minute of a meeting of the mayor and aldermen appointing Robert Robinson as town clerk, 2 November 1761
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Copy of an order made at a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty for Cuthbert Bainbridge to show cause why he should not be moved from the office of alderman for his negecting to attend meetings, 30 September 1763
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Copy of minute of a meeting of the mayor and aldermen appointing Robert Robinson town clerk, 3 October 1765
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Papers concerning a disputed election of the common council and mayor, and re the key to the hutch and the handing over of the Corporation Plate, 3 - 14 October 1766
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Draft notices concerning a meeting, cancelled because two aldermen did not attend, held to dispose of Bishop Crew's charity for putting out poor apprentices, 11 October 1766
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Memoranda concerning Michael Harrison being admitted a freeman at the age of 21, of the same trade as his father, n.d. [1766]
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Draft of a memorial to J. Tempest to deliver the Charter of Incorporation to the mayor so that it may be deposited in the Corporation Hutch, n.d. [1766]
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List of court rolls, 24 October 1763 - 25 April 1766
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Letter of Frederick Vane and Robert Shafto of Durham to the gentlemen, clergy and freeholders of the City of Durham, requesting their support in the forthcoming parliamentary election, 21 January 1761
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Drafts of minute of a meeting of the mayor, aldermen and common council to elect new aldermen in place of those removed from office, 30 September 1768 (2 papers


List of common council members summoned to attend the election of mayor, 1768
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Draft of minute of a meeting of the mayor, recorder and alderman to elect a lecturer for St. Nicholas', October 1780
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Draft letter of attorney and mayor's authority to commence an action to recover a fine from Benjamin Dunn for refusing to accept the office of alderman, 30 September 1784
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Protest of John W. Hays, alderman against the election of Henry John Spearman as recorder, 23 October 1826
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Papers concerning the vacancy of office of alderman caused by the bankruptcy of alderman Thomas White, 31 May - 6 June 1883
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Appointment by steward of his deputies, 13 October 1780
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Appointment by steward of his deputies, 11 April 1782
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Draft of mayor's oath on being sworn into office, 1826
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Draft of mayor's oath on being sworn into office, 1832 and list of votes for Geo. Robson and George Dixon
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Justices of the Peace's declaration by George Robson, 12 November 1853
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Votes for the election of mayor, 30 September 1833
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Notices of Meetings (Ref: Du 1/36/1-129)

Precepts to the serjeants at mace from the mayor, to summon aldermen and common council to meetings for the election of officers, 4 October 1764 - 1 May 1835
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Notices of a meeting of the Corporate Assembly sent to members of the common council and aldermen, 27 September 1768
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Precepts to summon aldermen and common council to a meeting to make byelaws, 10 November 1780
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Precepts to summon aldermen and common council to a meeting to resolve whether to accept the grant of two messuages in Allerton Gate upon trust to be converted into a hospital for the poor, October 1791
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Precepts to inhabitants to attent Court Leet and View of Frankpledge and Court Baron, 16 October 1823 - 14 October 1833
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Precepts to summon aldermen and common council to consider what alterations are required in the markets held, 9 November 1826
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Precepts to summon aldermen and common council to a meeting to elect herdsmen for Brasside and Framwellgate Moor and for Intack, 12 May 1783
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Petition of Charles Dixon for the post of herdsman on Brasside Moor, n.d. [ c.1787]
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Declarations of acceptance of office of mayors, aldermen, councillors, auditors and assessors of the corporation (Ref: Du 1/37/1-7)

Declarations book, 29 December 1835 - 22 June 1839
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Declarations book, 7 September 1839 - 11 November 1844
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Declarations book, 10 November 1845 - 3 March 1859
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Declarations book, 2 November 1859 - 1 March 1872
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Declarations book, 4 November 1872 - 23 May 1910
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Declarations book, 2 November 1910 - 22 May 1957
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Declarations book, 2 January 1958 - 23 May 1973
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Patents of office (Ref: Du 1/38/1-5)

Draft of patent from the Corporation of Durham to William Rudd of the office of steward and recorder, 12 January 1764
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Patent of office of town clerk for Cuthbert Swainston, 14 October 1766
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Draft patent of office of recorder for William Hoar, 11 December 1806
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Patent of office (and draft) of recorder and steward for Henry John Spearman, 23 October 1826
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Resignations of office (Ref: Du 1/39/1-40)

Resignation of office of steward and recorder by William Rudd, 15 May 1767
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Resignation of office of alderman by Gilbert Vane, 24 October 1767
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Resignation of office of alderman by John Lowther, 8 June 1783
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Resignation of office of alderman by Richard Shuttleworth, 15 and 21 April 1794
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Resignation of office of alderman by Gilbert Star forth, 5 June 1804
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Resignation of office of recorder by Sir Frederick Morton Eden, 2 December 1806
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Draft and resignation of office of recorder and steward by William Harland (late Hoar), 29 September 1826
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Resignation of office of alderman by Thomas Wilkinson, 20 November 1826
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Resignation of office of alderman by Edward Shepperdson, 29 June 1831
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Resignation of office of alderman by Ralph Hutchinson, 15 August 1831
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Resignation of office of alderman by William Shields, 16 August 1831
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Resignation of office of alderman by William Stoker, 16 August 1831
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Resignation of office of alderman by John Wetherell Hays, 16 August 1831
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Resignation of office of alderman by Robert Waugh, 12 September 1831
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Resignation of preacher or lecturer of St. Nicholas by Rev. Edward Davison, 24 September 1831
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Resignation of office of alderman by Thomas Chipchase, 31 March 1832
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Letters of resignation and refusals of office of recorder, alderman, common council man and trustee of the freemans farm, 25 September 1826 - 25 May 1836
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Office of treasurer and rate collector (Ref: Du 1/40/1-9)

Bonds of George Walker of Durham for performance of his duties as borough treasurer, 1851, 1867 and 1878
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Proposals to perform the office of town treasurer and collector of rates, January 1836
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4 January 1868 (1) William Goundry of Gilesgate, George Fowler of Gilesgate, brewer, Elizabeth Harling of Primroseside, Brandon (2) Mayor, aldermen and citizens of Durham Bond in £200 for performance of the duties of collector of watch rates and borough rates
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