Papers relating to the Harvey family of Leeds

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      GB 206 MS 1701
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      19 boxes, principally containing manuscript, typescript and printed items, with some photographs

Scope and Content

Comprises: Boxes 1-8: Family correspondence; Box 9: John Wilfred Harvey, printed material; Box 10: Miscellaneous manuscripts and manuscript/typescript notes and fragments; Box 11: Emile Jaques Dalcroze, printed and manuscript material; Box 12: Hall School, Weybridge, printed and duplicated material; Box 13: Hall School, Weybridge, photographs, sketches and other schoolwork; Box 14: International gatherings, reports and photographs; Box 15: Fryer, Harvey and other family photographs; Box 16: Manuscripts (including by John Wilfred Harvey and Thomas Harvey, 1812-1884); Box 17: Books and pamphlets; Box 18: Miscellaneous; Box 19: Manuscripts relating to William Fryer Harvey, namely: i) W.F. Harvey's childhood drawings while in the schoolroom with his cousin, Eva Gilpin, as governess; also, a copy of the family magazine "Pickle Jar", ca. 1891-1897; ii) Diaries of various continental holidays between ca. 1904-1910, all written probably by W.F. Harvey; iii) International School Songbook of the Hall School, Weybridge, 1927-1929

Administrative / Biographical History

The Harveys were one of the prominent Quaker families in Leeds in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were related, by marriage, to several other local Quaker families, including the Fryer, Firth and Jowitt families. John Wilfred Harvey (son of William and Anna Maria Harvey and youngest brother of the Leeds MP, T.E.Harvey), was a poet and philosopher, and held the Chair of Philosophy at the University of Leeds from 1932 to 1954

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Acquisition Information

The gift of Mrs Sarah Graham, 2002 and 2003


In English.

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