Guide to the Collections held by the York City Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

York City Archive
Collections held by York City Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1828 - 1983
Collection Number
9 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.


Scope and Contents

Calendar of prisoners 1828-1853 in the House of Correction, including details of convicts under sentence of transportation.

Calendar of prisoners 1828-1833 at York Gaol.

Correspondence 1983 between Ann O'Donnell of Mount Gambier, South Australia, and City solicitor concerning the Pick Family.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February-23 September 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the York City Archives, York, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1990 (AJCP Reels: M2519). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

York City Archives, Library Square, Museum Street, York, England.

For further information see the York City Archives. (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding Aid Note

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Australia; Convicts; Great Britain; Mount Gambier, South Australia; O'Donnell, Ann; Pick Family; Prisons: England; York Gaol, England


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 510, p. 197.

Item Descriptions

Fonds F.. Sessions of the Peace, 1828 - 1853

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Calendar of the prisoners in the House of Correction [at York]... to be tried at Quarter Sessions, 1843 - 1853 (File F92)

Details of felons, some sentences written in; details of transportees. (272p.)

Calendar of prisoners in the House of Correction [at York]... to be tried at Quarter Sessions, 1828 - 1843 (File F93)

Details of felons, some sentences written in, details of transportees. (300p.)

Fonds Acc 87. Canon J.S. Purvis Papers, February 1962 - 22 March 1962

5 items

Diocesian archivist, director of Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.

Filmed selectively.

Philip Southwell (Hawkes Bay, NZ) to Purvis, February 1962 (File Acc 87/404)

Requesting information on ancestor J.C. Beauvais of Scarborough. (1p)

Purvis to Southwell, 23 February 1962 (File Acc 87/405)

Sending copy of J.C. Beauvais's marriage record, 1789. (1p)

Purvis to J. Beauvais (Bridlington), 23 February 1962 (File Acc87/406)

That sent Southwell information. (1p)

Southwell to Purvis, 28 February 1962 (File Acc 87/407)

With further information on his ancestors. (2p)

Southwell to Purvis, 22 March 1962 (File Acc87/408)

Requesting names of J.C. Beauvais's children. (2p)

Fonds Acc 203. Town Clerks' papers, 1828 - 1833

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Calendar of the prisoners now confined at HM Gaol at York to take their trials at the Assizes, and Gaol deliveries, 1828 - 1833 (File Acc203/ Calendar 1-23)

Details of prisoners awaiting transportation. (23p)

Fonds. Correspondence Files, 9 October 1853 - 1983

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Series. Pick Family, 1983; 1906-12-21; 1853-10-09

1 item
Correspondence between Mrs Anne O'Donell (Mt Gambler, S.A.) and City solicitor, 1983; 1906-12-21; 1853-10-09 (File)

Includes a copy of the Pick family tree (c. 1920), a copy of an article from The Register Adelaide newspaper, 21 December 1906, regarding the death of Mr James Pick and a copy of letter from James Pick to his parents [Henry and Caroline Pick], 9 Ocotber 1853, re voyage to Port Phillip, weather, provisions, deaths; conditions in Melbourne wages, prices of comodities, journey to Bendigo, life at diggings- snakes and lizards, prices of commodities and tools. [typed copy]