The archive contains material relating to Burton-in-Lonsdale and the surrounding area. It specialises in maps, local history and pottery of the vicinity.
Stanley Lawrence Archive
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- ReferenceGB 336 Stanley Lawrence Archive
- Dates of Creation20th Century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description30 Maps; 8 Files; Index Cards; CatalogueFolders; Index Cards; Maps; Local Censuses; Parish Registers; Manuscripts.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Stanley Lawrence was born in the mid-1920s. He is an ex-headmaster of Burton-in-Lonsdale Endowed School and a local historian who became interested in the history of Burton-in-Lonsdale and its surrounding area in the late 1940s.
The archive consists of material created and collected by him about Burton-in-Lonsdale and villages on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border from the 1600s to the 1900s, although it is predominantly 19th and 20th century material.
The items within the collection have been indexed and are searchable via a manual finding aid. There is also a card catalogue.
Conditions Governing Access
Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Rare Book Archive.
Received from Stanley Lawrence
Description compiled by Helen Clish and Liz Fawcett
Other Finding Aids
Conditions Governing Use
COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, the library can supply, at charge, photocopies or digital copies.
PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Curator of Rare Books in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.
Local Public Record Offices and Ordinance Survey.