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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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Stanley Lawrence was born in the mid-1920s. He was 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. The listing can be found at Stanley Lawrence Archive There is also a card catalogue.
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 Special Collections.
Received from Stanley Lawrence circa 2000
Other Finding Aids
Manual Catalogue. Listing can be found here Stanley Lawrence Archive
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Some larger maps are rolled up. Mainly files and maps.
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 Special Collections in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.
This collection was donated by Stanley Lawrence from his local history research for the use of other researchers interested in the Burton-in-Lonsdale history and locality. He gave all rights over to the University for them to use as they see fit.
Existence/Location of Originals
Local Public Record Offices and Ordinance Survey.