Bedford Central Library
Collections held: Police, Prisons
Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present
As a public library we only have secondary sources. We have a book on Bedford Prison that covers the period 1660 - 1877. We have some books on John Howard (prison reformer) published in the 1800s.
Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG
Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?
The Library Story: Bedford Public Library and its Forerunners 1700 to 1958 by A E Baker (1958)
In April 2017 there will be an article in the Bedford Local History Society newsletter about the history of the library http://www.baalhs.org.uk/.
Who can access the collection?
External (public), Online access (catalogue only)
How big is the collection?