Accrual to the John Angus MacKinnon collection

Scope and Content

Includes many handwritten notes for speeches which MacKinnon made about proposals for the re-organisation of local government and the actual re-organisation of 1974. There are some of his research notes. Also contains the essay 'The Heart of Chartism' by MacKinnon.

Administrative / Biographical History

John A. MacKinnon, a Labour councillor for many years, was first elected to the former Normanton Urban District in 1947, then represented Normanton on Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. He was Founder President of Normanton Civic Society and Mayor of Normanton from 1978 to 1979. In 1977 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in recognition of his historical research. He died in 1981.

Access Information

This collection is fully accessible and not subject to restrictions under the Data Protection Act

Separated Material

See also MS 609, MS 610 and MS 611.

Conditions Governing Use

Some parts of this collection are in copyright. Photocopies or digital images of the material in copyright can be supplied for private study purposes only. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study. Guidance is available on tracing copyright status and ownership.

Custodial History

Acquired in 2015.