The Westminster Treasure. History in Silver 1713 - 2013

The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London

Thursday 7th February, 2013 - Sunday 28th April, 2013

Price: Admission Free

The Wallace Collection will be displaying a unique set of silver inscribed boxes belonging to the Past Overseers’ Society, Westminster. The Society, founded in 1915, had its origins in the overseers of the poor appointed in each ecclesiastical parish from 1601 to 1834 to administer the poor rate.

The Westminster overseer's collection began in 1713 with a tobacco box, which is described in Walter Thornbury's Old and New London (1878) and in mor