Records of York: New Earswick Friends First Day School

Scope and Content

Minutes of committee, 1940-1969 (2 vols.) [N 4.1-4.2]; Papers, 1963-1967 (1 bundle) [N 5]

Administrative / Biographical History

A Friends First Day School was set up soon after the Allowed Meeting was formalised in New Earswick in 1917 and had 34 members in 1918, rising to 57 in 1929. Week-end lecture schools were held, addressed by such speakers as J Edward Hodgkin and Edward Grubb, and study circles were held from 1918/19. The school was active until at least 1969.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Clifford Street Meeting House

Conditions Governing Access

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House in Clifford Street, York


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 75, "Inventory of the records of Yorkshire General Meeting and York and Thirsk Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends' Meeting House, Clifford Street, York" (1986)

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of New Earswick Preparative Meeting and New Earswick Women's Adult School. Related material in other repositories: Records of York Adult Schools, York and District Adult School Union, and York and District Adult Schools and Social Clubs Ltd., York City Archives


S. Allott, York Friends: the Quaker story in the life of a Meeting (Sessions, 1978), p.105

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends