Gott papers; section 2: family records

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 194
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      423 items in 7 boxes, with an additional box of uncatalogued material

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

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

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


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlists 22 and 22a and the Letters database


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