Hobson's Trust papers, 1851 - 1917
Scope and Contents
The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.
- 1851 - 1917
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Biographical / Historical
In 1628 and 1630, Thomas Hobson gave the University and town jointly property in the parish of St Andrew without Barnwell for the erection and maintenance of a house of correction or workhouse. He also left land for maintaining the conduit bringing water into the Market Square from Nine Wells at Shelford.
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