Two notebooks on Quaker and family affairs, and local Whitby history, compiled by Joseph Taylor Sewell

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1705
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1906-1923
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      2 vols, manuscript. The earlier volume retains its original white vellum binding on boards with some tooling on the outside covers and marbling on the inside covers and endpapers. The later volume appears to have been rebound with white cloth on boards to match its companion with similar tooling on the outside covers and marbling on the inside covers and endpapers. The earlier volume is dated 'September 1906' on the inside front cover, and there are traces on its outside front cover of J.T. Sewell's name, the date '1907', and a reference to the 'Quaker meeting'. The later volume is dated 'March 1914' on the inside front cover, and bears the inscriptions 'Quaker etc', '1920', and 'Michael Metford-Sewell', '1954' on its outside front cover. Written largely in a single hand, presumably Joseph Sewell's autograph, with a few additions in later hands.
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Scope and Content

Comprises Joseph Taylor Sewell's notes on various Yorkshire Quaker figures, family affairs, and local Whitby history (with a few relevant press cuttings), and miscellaneous other anecdotes largely dating from the period 1906-1923. His grandson, Michael Metford-Sewell, added further notes in 1954-1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Taylor Sewell (1857-1925) was a Whitby Quaker

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Michael Metford-Sewell on 30 May 2002.

Note

In English.