Papers relating to Thomas Harvey and other members of the Harvey family

Scope and Content

Comprises: 1-5, Notebooks and papers of Thomas Harvey, including a memorial album containing photographs, obituary notices and condolences; 5(a), Account of Thomas Harvey's last days, by his widow, Sarah Grace Harvey; 6-7, Notebooks of William Harvey; 8, Album entitled "Verses and extracts" 9-10, Photographs; 11, Miscellaneous notes and letters

Administrative / Biographical History

The Harveys were one of the prominent Quaker families in Leeds in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were related, by marriage, to several other local Quaker families, including the Fryer, Firth and Jowitt families. Thomas Harvey, chemist, of Leeds, married Sarah Grace Fryer in 1845. They had three sons, but the eldest, Joseph, died in 1852, at the age of six, and the youngest, Thomas, drowned in a skating accident in Regents Park in 1867. William, the surviving son, married Anna Maria Whiting in 1873 and they had eight children

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Mrs Mary Rowlands (great granddaughter of Thomas Harvey), May 2002


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 135