Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society Archive

Scope and Content

Papers relating to property (1861-1881); minutes including proposal of Charles Hobkirk as secretary, lecture notes on topics including 'Manufacturers of the district depending on chemistry', 'Coal for products', 'Fatty matters' (1864-1881); membership records with subscription books and receipts for subscriptions from Charles Sikes, George Tindall and Charles Hobkirk; (1857-1870); registers of donations to the museum including from Joseph Tolson and Joseph Crosland (1862-63); proceedings including rules, annual reports, programmes and catalogues of exhibitions (1837-1882); financial records (1857-1874); correspondence (1857-1882); miscellaneous papers (1860-1877)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society's membership included local worthies. The records contain much information about Huddersfield culture and also details of the Society's Museum, the forerunner of the Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield's major museum.

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment

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