Records of Yorkshire Young Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of open committee meetings and reports of weekends and visits, 1927-1943 (2 vols.) [TT 40-41]; Papers, 1988 onwards (1 bundle) [TT 42]

Administrative / Biographical History

The first open committee meeting of Yorkshire and Durham Young Friends was held in Leeds in January 1927. After the meeting in February 1929 in Newscastle, the group split into two and continued to meet separately, in the case of Yorkshire at least until 1946. The group organised discussion week-ends, often at Airton Friends Hostel, and began a series of visits to Friends schools in 1931, with the aim of recruiting future members.


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

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 Yorkshire Young Friends Campers, Airton Friends Hostel, Ilkley Young Friends, Leeds Young Friends Club and York Young Friends. Related material in other repositories: Records of Scarborough Young Friends and other records of Yorkshire Young Friends, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Additional Information

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