Catalogue ReferenceD/QX24
TitleRecords of Robert Palmer's Almshouse Charity, Sonning: trustees' minutes, 1915-1957; statements accounts, 1989-2012; correspondence and papers, 1957-1958.
Date1915-2012
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelSub-Fonds
Extent(1 vol; 2 bdls; 21 docs)
Admin HistoryRobert Palmer's Almshouses, situated in the village of Sonning, were built by Robert Palmer, of Holme Park, Sonning, in 1850. The Robert Palmer's Almshouse Charity was established in 1877 by Miss Susanna Caroline Palmer under the terms of Robert Palmer's will (proved 1872). [Miss Palmer was heiress at law of Mr Palmer's estates, he having been tenant for life only.] A Scheme of the Charity Commissioners was put in force in 1899. The charity was again reorganised in 1915. The almshouses accommodated six elderly or infirm poor persons who had been resident in the ancient parish of Sonning for two years or more. Preference was given to former employees of the Holme Park estate and their widows.
AcquisitionDeposited in June 1992 (acc. 5039); June 1994 (acc. 5455); June 1995 (acc. 5634); June 1996 (acc. 5835); May 1997 (acc. 6052); April 1998 (acc. 6218); April 1999 (acc. 6416); December 1999 (acc. 6531); October 2000 (acc. 6634); May 2001 (acc. 6758); May 2002 (acc. 6994); June 2003 (acc.7211); May 2004 (acc. 7422); May 2005 (acc. 7623); May 2006 (acc. 7828); March, May 2007 (accs. 7986, 8013); July 2008 (acc. 8250); June 2009 (acc. 8419); September 2010 (acc.8638), July 2011 (acc.8817); June 2012 (acc. 9024)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 5039: 1/2
Acc. 5455: 1/3-4
Acc. 5634: 1/5
Acc. 5835: 1/6
Acc. 6052: 1/7
Acc. 6218: 1/8
Acc. 6416: 1/9
Acc. 6531: 2/1; 3/1
Acc. 6634: 1/10
Acc. 6758: 1/11
Acc. 6994: 1/12
Acc. 7211: 1/13
Acc. 7422: 1/14
Acc. 7623: 1/15
Acc. 7828: 1/16
Acc. 7986: 1/1
Acc. 8013: 1/17
Acc. 8250: 1/18
Acc. 8419: 1/19
Acc. 8638 1/20
Acc. 8817 1/21
Acc. 9024: 1/22
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