Printed works referring to the history of Leeds before ca.1900: a draft bibliography prepared by Frank Beckwith

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 641
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1949
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      xiv, 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.
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Scope and Content

Printed typescript works referring to the history of Leeds before ca.1900: a draft bibliography prepared by Frank Beckwith, Librarian of the Leeds Library.

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frank Beckwith's family, 1978

Note

In English

Additional Information

Probably prepared for submission to the Thoresby Society