Printed typescript works referring to the history of Leeds before ca.1900: a draft bibliography prepared by Frank Beckwith, Librarian of the Leeds Library.
Printed works referring to the history of Leeds before ca.1900: a draft bibliography prepared by Frank Beckwith
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 MS 641
- Dates of Creationca.1949
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Descriptionxiv, 306 ff. (mainly typescript) in 1 box Partly original foliation. Mostly on clean versos of paper originally used for other purposes, including documents of the Leeds Library dated up to 1949.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Frank Beckwith (1904-1977) was born in Leeds and spent his entire working life there. After leaving Leeds Central High School he became an assistant in Leeds University Library in 1921 and later concurrently read for a degree. He graduated in 1928 and took his M.A., with distinction, in 1936. From 1937 until his retirement in 1969 he was Librarian of the Leeds Library. He helped to found the Association of Yorkshire Bookmen in 1945, and edited its Broadsheet for many years. Apart from routine work at the Leeds Library, he pursued various antiquarian and historical interests especially Baptist church history and the history of 18th century libraries.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
Gift of Frank Beckwith's family, 1978
Probably prepared for submission to the Thoresby Society