Letters to Frank Beckwith

Scope and Content

Letters to Frank Beckwith, from scholars, clergy, librarians and others, 1926-1977.

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

Access Information

Letters less than 30 years old may not be consulted except with specific permission from the Librarian

Acquisition Information

The gift of Frank Beckwith's family, 1978


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 59 and in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letintro.htm

Related Material

See also MS 392, MS 393, MS 641