Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society records

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Access Information

Available to all researchers, by appointment


In English

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