General printed material

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1331/3
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      9 classes; 168 items.

Scope and Content

This subgroup contains the remainder of Sixsmith's large collection of printed material. In addition to his Whitman and Carpenter collections, Sixsmith appears to have retained any other cuttings he found of interest, and the topics covered by this material are wide ranging. They include: Sixsmith's local area in Lancashire; his work as a local councillor; conservation and the countryside; literature; arts and crafts; the design of manufactured goods; architecture; socialism; foreign affairs; and the work of various individuals with whom he was acquainted or whom he admired.


Most of this material was in no apparent order and has largely been rearranged by the archivist. Some items were obviously bundled together and where this is the case these groupings have been retained. Otherwise, the material has been arranged into classes according to subject matter, which aim to reflect Sixsmith's reason for retaining the items.