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.
Two notebooks on Quaker and family affairs, and local Whitby history, compiled by Joseph Taylor Sewell
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 MS 1705
- Dates of Creationca.1906-1923
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 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.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Joseph Taylor Sewell (1857-1925) was a Whitby Quaker
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted.
The gift of Michael Metford-Sewell on 30 May 2002.