Records of Leeds Young Friends Club

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1919-1944 (2 vols.) [O 67-68]; Register of attendances, 1938-1944 [O 69]; Secretary's correspondence file, 1942-1943 [O 70]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds Young Friends Club began in 1919. Its activities included rambles, visits to sites of special interest in the area, talks and conferences, swimming, tennis, dances and regular visits to local Friends Meetings. The club continued to be active after the outbreak of the Second World War and organised a varied programme until 1943. However the nucleus of friends who had grown up in the area and kept the club alive broke down as the war progressed and the club was wound up in 1944.


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

Access Information

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 at Carlton Hill, Leeds


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 99, "Inventory of the records of Brighouse, Knaresborough, Leeds, and Settle Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends Meeting house, Carlton Hill, Leeds", 2nd edition, 1997

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 Yorkshire Young Friends and Yorkshire Young Friends Campers. Related material in other repositories: Records of Yorkshire Young Friends, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Additional Information

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