G. H. Wood's extensive library, first loaned to Huddersfield Technical College in ca. 1925, includes manuscript wages material, monographs, pamphlets, government reports and periodicals. The subjects covered include economic and social history, education, health, housing and women's history. There is also a valuable collection of pamphlets published by feminist organisations in the early twentieth century as well as a substantial set of Fabian Society material.
George Henry Wood collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Board of Trade statistician George Henry Wood (1874-1945) was the Secretary of the Huddersfield and District Woollen Manufacturers and Spinners Association from 1907. He was a free thinker and associate of A. L. Bowley, who read widely and was active in a variety of local radical movements. He collected wage statistics over a broad field and published much of his collected material.
Conditions Governing Access
Available to all researchers, by appointment
Other Finding Aids
A catalogue is available. A detailed listing of the contents is also available on the Huddersfield University Archives web site http://www.hud.ac.uk/tlc/archives/ghw/index.htm