Huddersfield Female Educational Institute records

Scope and Content

Includes minutes (1856-1872), rules (n.d.), annual reports (1858-1882), attendance records (1848-1883), teachers' records (1882-1883), wages (1858-1881), membership records (1853-1883), expenditure (1846-1875), library records (1857-1883), letters (1867-1883) and miscellaneous (1873-1883). The minutes and annual reports are important sources for the administration of the Institute and the admission records give details of the actual students, their ages, addresses and occupations. Receipted bills give full accounts of the costs of living and the equipment needed for running the Institute and its Library.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Huddersfield Female Educational Institute, formed in 1846, was one of the first in the country. In 1884 it joined with the Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution to become the Huddersfield Technical School and Mechanics' Institute.

Access Information

Available to all researchers, by appointment


In English

Other Finding Aids

Handlist of the Huddersfield Female Educational Institute records. A detailed listing of the contents is also available on the Huddersfield University Archives web site