London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details

Minute Book of the Titanic Disaster Fund Committee, later of the National Disasters Relief Fund Council, 1912-59, with papers concerning the winding up of the Fund 1958-59

Date of Creation:

1912 - 1959

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Scope and Content:
  • Minute book 1912-1959 is primarily an administrative record & hence is subject to standard 30 year closure period (becoming public from 01/01/1990).
    Papers 1958-1959 include references to named dependents thence are subject to extended 75 year closure period (becoming public from 01/01/2035). Applications should be in writing to City Archivist (who may need to refer to City Secretary) for access within closure period.
Other Formats: Digital surrogate available
Classification: CITY OF LONDON
Former Reference: Misc.Ms.269/10
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
Level of Description:
  • Document

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Administrative History:
  • The Mansion House Relief Fund for the relief of dependants of passengers and crews of the Titanic was opened in 1912 by the Lord Mayor, Sir Thomas Crosby. In 1916, the Committee was reconstituted, accepting the supervision of the Titanic, Empress of Ireland and Lusitania Relief Funds and any future funds which the Lord Mayor might entrust to them. In 1958-59 the Titanic and Empress of Ireland Relief Funds were liquidated and annuities purchased for surviving dependents and the balance of the General Fund was transferred to the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society.
    1 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex P019 ITL; Gen. Sec. Miss V. G. Austin [Whittaker's Almanack 1988]
Related Material: N.B. Archives of the Southampton Local Committee 1912-1959 are now in Southampton City Record Office (Civic Centre, Southampton, S09 4XR). A copy of their list is in the information File under 'Mansion House Funds' [& see corresp. Southampton R.O. Feb/ Ma