Catalogue of the books bequeathed to the Philosophical and Literary Society of Leeds, by George Baron of Drewton Manor

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Catalogue of the books bequeathed to the Philosophical and Literary Society of Leeds, by the late George Baron of Drewton Manor (South Cave, Hull); compiled by J.D. Heaton, honorary librarian

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society was founded in 1819 and played an important role in further education, in both the sciences and the humanities, in Leeds throughout most of the 19th century. The changing patterns of higher education and other circumstances were causing the Society to reconsider the scope of its activities by the time of the First World War; after the War the Society transferred its museum to the City of Leeds and its library to the University, and concentrated its efforts on publishing the results of research, issuing since 1925 two series of Proceedings (Literary and Historical and Scientific).

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the Society, 1936

Note

In English

Additional Information

The books were bequeathed to the Society in 1854