Includes contents (1861-1881), minutes (1864-1881), membership records (1857-1870), proceedings (1837-1882), financial records (1857-1874), letters (1857-1882) and miscellaneous (1860-1877). Contains much information about Huddersfield culture and also details of the Society's Museum, the forerunner of the Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield's major museum.
Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The membership of Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society included men from many walks of life. Lectures were held on topical issues of scientific and literary interest and members gathered together the nucleus of a museum collection, which was subsequently part of the Huddersfield Technical School. In due course the museum collection moved away from the Technical College into the Tolson Memorial Museum, where it remains.
Conditions Governing Access
Available to all researchers, by appointment
Other Finding Aids
Handlist of the Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society records. A detailed listing of the contents is also available on the Huddersfield University Archives web site http://www.hud.ac.uk/tlc/archives/lss/index.htm