Ephemera and Souvenirs owned by Members of the Collishaw Family

Scope and Content

This small collection predominantly contains souvenir supplements from various newspapers relating to significant royal events such as the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of York (1923) and the death of George V (1936). There are also some items relating to the Collishaw family including poems, correspondence and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Cowlishaw was born in Derby in 1844 to George and Elizabeth Cowlishaw. The family later changed the spelling of their surname to Collishaw and moved to Hull where Edward worked as a corn merchant for Edwin F. Wiley and Co. corn importers. He was married twice, firstly to Harriet [Barham] in 1868 and secondly, to Alice Annie Curtis in 1899. He had two daughters, Kate born 1862 and Dorothy born 1901, one from each marriage. He retired in 1930 (see U DX167/19) and died in December 1937.

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Dr D Collishaw, Hull, February 1985

Related Material

Laying the foundation stone for University College, Hull by the Duke and Duchess of York [U DX174]

Items relating to the royal visit of the Prince of Wales to Bradford [C DMX/302]

Photograph album relating to the visit of HRH Prince of Wales to the Needles Chocolate factory in Hull (1926) [U DX380/1]

Visit by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip to Hull [C DMX/220]