Catalogue of the library of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, compiled by J.D. Heaton, honorary librarian, and others

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      GB 206 MS 331
  • Dates of Creation
      1866-ca.1885
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  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (70 ff.), printed, with manuscript annotations Bound in half-leather with marbled end-papers; lettered CATALOGUE on front cover. An octavo issue of the printed catalogue (Leeds, 1866), interleaved with larger paper, watermarked AVONDALE 1864, on which additions to the library have been listed
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Scope and Content

Catalogue of the library of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, compiled by J.D. Heaton, honorary librarian, and others

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society was founded in 1819 and played an important role in further education, in both the sciences and the humanities, in Leeds throughout most of the 19th century. The changing patterns of higher education and other circumstances were causing the Society to reconsider the scope of its activities by the time of the First World War; after the War the Society transferred its museum to the City of Leeds and its library to the University, and concentrated its efforts on publishing the results of research, issuing since 1925 two series of Proceedings (Literary and Historical and Scientific).

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the Society, 1936

Note

In English

Additional Information

The annotations are in the hand of J.D. Heaton and others