Records of York Friends Temperance Association

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1875-1880 (1 vol.) [G 17]; including reports of annual meetings and membership list

Administrative / Biographical History

A circular sent out in November 1874 to members of York Preparative Meeting resulted in the creation of a Friends Temperance Association in the city. It began with 120 members and by 1880, had 200 Friends on its books. Its first secretary was Fielden Thorp. The association held annual public meetings and several of its members ran Bands of Hope for the children of Friends. It was still active in 1880.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Clifford Street 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 in Clifford Street, York


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 75, "Inventory of the records of Yorkshire General Meeting and York and Thirsk Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends' Meeting House, Clifford Street, York" (1986)

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 York Preparative Meeting and York: Amethyst Band of Hope

Additional Information

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