Records of Settle Friends Adult School

Scope and Content

Minutes of Bible class, 1860 (1 vol.) [SE 70]; Treasurer's annual accounts, 1896-1925 (1 bundle) [SE 71]; Other financial records, 1916-1925 (2 vols.) [SE 72-73]; Papers, 1883-1925 (1 bundle) [SE 74]

Administrative / Biographical History

An Adult School was set up by Friends in Settle in 1860; separate women's classes were not offered until 1900. A separate building to house the school was erected ca.1880, on the initiative of Edward Brockbank. In 1886, total attendance was 102; by 1901, this had declined to 69.


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


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 Settle Preparative Meeting


J.W. Rowntree and H.B. Binns, A history of the Adult School movement (Headley, 1903), p.47

Additional Information

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