Records of Bradford Friends Literary Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1862-1905 (3 vols.) [N 131-133]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bradford Friends Literary Association was formed in 1856 and its membership overlapped with the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society and later, the Essay and Discussion Society. Its object was to circulate books and periodicals amongst members, and arrange discussions and debate, not just on literary subjects. An annual book sale was held, and members also went on an annual excursion. The association was always relatively small and met in members' homes. There are no surviving minutes after July 1905.

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 Bradford Preparative Meeting, Bradford Friends Essay and Discussion Society and Bradford Friends Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society

Additional Information

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