Records of York: Leeman Road Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1911-1925 (2 vols.) [G 12.1-12.2]

Administrative / Biographical History

A separate Preparative Meeting based at Leeman Road Adult School in York, opened in 1908, and lasted until 1925. It was part of York Monthly Meeting. Its members were mainly newly convinced Friends, drawn from an area of the city inhabited by railway workers. However it had vital support from leading York Friends, including Arnold and Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree. The Adult School itself was the first branch school in York, formed in 1891. By the early 1930s, the school had closed and its property was managed by trustees. The premises suffered war damage during the Second World War.

Arrangement

The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Clifford Street Meeting House

Conditions Governing Access

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House in Clifford Street, York

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 75, Inventory of the records of Yorkshire General Meeting and York and Thirsk Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends' Meeting House, Clifford Street, York (1986)

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of York Preparative Meeting; York: Leeman Road Adult School and Social Club. Related material in other repositories: Records of York: Leeman Road Adult School and Social Club, York City Archives

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends