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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
JACOBS, Richard (fl 1813-1847)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Jacobs, Richard, fl 1813-1847

Administrative / Biographical history

Richard Jacobs appears to have paid the debts of various inmates of debtors' prisons.

Archival history

Thought to have been among the papers of a member of King's College Hospital staff who served as an executor to Jacob's estate.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital Library.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Bundle of receipts, [1813-1847], for what appear to be payments out of the estate of Richard Jacobs to the debtors of various gaols, including the Fleet Prison, Marshalsea and Horne Monger Lane Gaol, London. A number relate to school fees or other educational requirements, possibly for the children of the poor.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Dodds as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Apr 2000.

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  • Administration of justice
  • Debts
  • Economics of education
  • Educational fees
  • Educational finance
  • Finance
  • Financial resources
  • Penal institutions
  • Penal sanctions
  • Prisons

Personal names

  • Jacobs, Richard, fl 1813-1847

Corporate names

  • Fleet Prison
  • Horne Monger Lane Gaol
  • King's College London College Archives
  • Marshalsea Prison

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