Correspondence of John Micklethwaite

Scope and Content

Business and family correspondence of John Micklethwaite, merchant, of Leeds and Ardsley near Barnsley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, mostly from correspondents in various Yorkshire towns (mainly Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield and Barnsley) and in London, with some letters from abroad (Amsterdam, Baltimore and Philadelphia). Numbers 342-353 (1790-1794) relate to the affairs of Mary Ellis.

Access Information

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the John Rylands Library by F.M. Thirkell esq. of Buxton in August 1948.


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937-1950 (English MS 1138).

Separated Material

The JRUL also holds a collection of deeds relating to Yorkshire (West Riding) and the Micklethwaite family, which accompanied this correspondence (ref.: GB 133 RYCH 4795-4933).