Records of Leeds Friends Essay and Illustration Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of meetings, 1890-1908 (2 vols.) [O 17-18]; including lists of members, accounts and programmes

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds Friends Essay and Illustration Society was formed in 1878. It met during October to May each year, with organised talks, readings and social events taking place in members' homes. Each member was to contribute an essay or 'illustration', or take a leading part in a debate, during each session. The society was still active and well attended in 1908, but there are no surviving minutes after this date. At some point between 1908 and 1925, when its successor, the Leeds Fifty Club, was founded, the society closed.

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

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

Note

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 Leeds Fifty Club; Leeds: Carlton Hill Preparative Meeting

Additional Information

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