Records of Halifax: Clare Road Friends Adult School

Scope and Content

Record book of women's classes, 1907-1910 (1 vol.) [TT 69 CR/1]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Adult School at Clare Road Meeting House was established in 1862. It was always a relatively small school. Its total membership, including both men and women, was 64 in 1886 and in 1901, 47. An afternoon class for women was established in 1907, and ran for over 80 years, before closing in 1988.


The records are arranged according to the system used when they were in Carlton Hill Meeting House

Access Information

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


In English

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 Halifax Preparative Meeting


See J.W. Rowntree and H.B. Binns, A history of the Adult School movement (Headley, 1903), p. 47; "Adult Sunday Schools in Yorkshire", in Yorkshire Weekly Post, 2 August 1902

Additional Information

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