Scope and Content

Comprising: notebooks on the history of Thorne and district, 1933-1950s; weather diaries 1950-1976; Acts of Parliament: Don Navigation 1726, 1727, 1732, 1739; Stainforth and Keadby Canal 1793; British Moss Litter Co: prospectus 1904 (photocopy) 'Yorkshire Land and Warping Co'; miscellaneous items 1904, 1906; Printed Works on Yorkshire History: 1785-1975 including J Wainright, 'Yorkshire'; 1829, S Whaley, 'The History and Antiquities of Thorne'; 1829, W Smith ed, 'Old Yorkshire'; (volumes 1, 2, 4, and 1 new series) 1881-1889, J Tomlinson, 'The Level of Hatfield Chace and Parts Adjacent'; 1882, Goole Co-operative Society, 'Souvenir 1883-1904', A G Rushton and D Witney, 'Hooton Pagnell'; 1934, E Philips, 'Doncaster and the Doncaster Area'; 1925, E W Pettifer, Historical Notes on Thorne Magistrates Court and Hatfield Manor Court'; 1957, Doncaster Gazette, A Century and a Half of Local Journalism'; 1786-1936 [reprinted 1973]; Photographs and illustrative items including views of Fishlake (7), Hatfield (16), Stainforth (7) and Thorne (album); Sale catalogues 1933-1977 including the Finningley Park estate 1943, Loversall estate 1967, Skelbrooke estate 1967 and Hatfield manor house 1973; Dimaline family history 1650-1953; Other items 1961-1983

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Taylor, a general practitioner, local historian and native of Thorne, accumulated this collection of works on the history of the town and neighbourhood.

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