Gott papers; section 2: family records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: personal letters, diaries, travel notebooks, legal papers, inventories, etc. of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Records of William Gott's collections of books and paintings; John Ewart's poems; Letters of the Ewart family; Maps, prints and sketches; Notes relating to the history of the Gott family, with souvenirs and newspaper cuttings and copies of Gott family letters in private hands

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gotts were a prominent Leeds family, and were partners in firms of woollen merchants and manufacturers from 1780 to 1867

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The bequest of Mrs Beryl Katherine (Robins) Gott, of Weetwood Garth, Leeds, 1941

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlists 22 and 22a and the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#ms194

Bibliography

See T.F. Friedman: "Aspects of nineteenth century sculpture in Leeds. 2: Patronage of the Benjamin Gott family", in Leeds arts calendar, no.70, 1972, pp.18-25