Records of Bentham Friends Essay Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1900-1937 (2 vols.) [EE 58-59]

Administrative / Biographical History

This Society was formed in August 1900 and met in the schoolroom at the Friends Meeting House in High Bentham or in members' homes. Its first secretary was R Charles Ford and meetings were held once a month at which essays and talks were presented by members and attenders of Bentham Meeting. The emphasis of the gatherings gradually changed to include more musical and social activities. The Society was active until at least 1937.

Arrangement

The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Carlton Hill 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 at Carlton Hill, Leeds

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 99, "Inventory of the records of Brighouse, Knaresborough, Leeds, and Settle Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends Meeting House, Carlton Hill, Leeds", 2nd edition, 1997

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 Bentham Preparative Meeting

Additional Information

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