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Article - Bankruptcy Records After 1869

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In most bankruptcy cases, the records held by The National Archives are confined to brief, formal entries in various register series that will establish the fact of bankruptcy but will not provide much background detail. Case files, in B 9 , only survive for a very small sample.

Bankruptcy Jurisdiction After 1869 After 1869, routine imprisonment for debt ceased, other than in cases of fraud or deliberate refusal to pay, and the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors was wound up. Creditors who were owed more than

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