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EOH · Fonds · 1580-1591

Letter book of Henry Hastings (c1535-1595), who became the 3rd Earl of Huntingdon in 1560. He served as Lord President of the Council of the North from 1572-1590 and also Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire from 1586 to 1595. N.B. This is a microfilm copy of the original manuscript, which is held at the Huntington Library in San Marino, USA.

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Acomb Windmill
WIN · Fonds · 1619

At present this collection only includes one deed of Acomb Windmill, in Latin.

Acomb Windmill
Manor of Dringhouses
DRI · Fonds · 1629

Rolled plan of the Manor of Dringhouses, showing enclosed and unenclosed land in the village. Includes the names of landowners and plot farmers. Also includes a surrogate copy.

Thomas Surbey papers
SUR · Fonds · 1699

At present this collection only comprises his Survey of the River Ouse.

Surbey; Thomas (?-1703)
COS · Fonds · 1725-1727

At present the collection only comprises one notebook, compiled by Cossins as he worked on his 'New and exact plan of the City of York.' Also includes supplementary paperwork concerning the notebook, including a copies of the original sale catalogue from 1993, as well as a complete set of photographic prints of the notebook.

Cossins; John (1697-1743)
WID · Fonds · 1720s

The collection currently consists of one item - a manuscript copy of 'Analecta Eboracensis'.

Widdrington; Thomas (?-1664); Sir
Charles Cartwright papers
CAR · Collection · c. 1729-1735

Volume containing what appear to be manuscript copies of various legal documents relating to York and Yorkshire, including some relating to Charles Cartwright. The entries have possibly been copied by Charles Cartwright.

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Cartwright; Charles (?-?)
DRA · Fonds · 1736-1755

The collection currently comprises one three-volume set of Drake's Travels in Italy, written in his own hand, and one two-volume set of Drake's history of York's 'Eboracum' owned by Drake and including handwritten annotations.

Drake; Francis (1696-1771)
Item · 1718 - 1758

List of the subscribers to the horse races run at York, and account of the money collected et cetera, 1718-1758. See also Giles E104.

PAW · Fonds · 1777-1778

One volume which contains information about customer 'pledges' made between 1777-1778. Information includes customer names and addresses, dates and types of items pledged, a list of pledged watches, types of clothes and fabrics and the amounts paid.

Fettes; George (?-?); Mr
Duchy of Lancaster
DLA · Fonds · 1756-1778

Volume contains copies of leases of land, quarries and mines in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, including the manors of Brompton, Cowick & Snaith, Goathland, Lound (in Nottinghamshire), Rosedale, Snaiton, Tanshelf as well as the bailiwick of Barsetlow, the bailiwick of Tickhill, the bailiwick of Trent, the honour of Pontefract and the honor of Pickering.

Tate Wilkinson Theatres
TAT · Fonds · 1776-1784

The volumes for 1779 and 1780 are missing.

Wilkinson; Tate (1739-1803)
Yorkshire Association
WYV · Fonds · 1779-1786

Includes a very extensive collection of correspondence, primarily sent to William Gray Junior as Secretary of the Association. Also includes returns from various regional areas, an address to the York Association, 1781, petitions, publicity materials, resolutions of the Committee, forms of the association, canvassing books and papers for the 1780 and 1784 elections, bills and vouchers and additional papers.

Yorkshire Association
Charlotte Eyre papers
EYR · Fonds · 1795

This collection currently comprises one autograph and seal.

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Weatherill family
WRL · Fonds · 31 October 1708-23 May 1797

Contains one scrapbook of correspondence and miscellania, one file of loose correspondence and two legal deeds.

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PEC · Fonds · 1679-1797

The collection comprises a printed edition of John Guillim's 'Display of Heraldry' and correspondence and accounts relating to the business of William Peckitt.

Peckitt; William (1731-1795); Mr
Telford and Whitaker papers
TEL · Fonds · 1743-3 October 1811

Includes copybook of Thomas Read Whitaker, five letters (mainly from Thomas Evans to Samuel Hailstone, solicitor) and the marriage settlement of John Telford and Elizabeth Hailstone.

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GPP · Fonds · 1760-1815

Papers of John Goodricke and Nathaniel and Edward Pigott, astronomers. Includes:
-Papers of John Goodricke
-Papers of Nathaniel Pigott
-Papers of Edward Pigott
-Letters of John Goodricke and Nathaniel and Edward Pigott
-Printed material by other individuals

Goodricke; John (1764 - 1786); astronomer
York Chapbooks
CBK · Fonds · 1805-1822

Many of these chapbooks are undated, but all appear to be from the first quarter of the 19th century. They were printed and sold in York, and primarily aimed at children and adultsin the city. The chapbooks aimed at children all contain lavish woodcuts as illustrations throughout, and many contain a full Roman printed alphabet and Italian printed alphabet at either the beginning or the end. The chapbooks for adults do not contain illustrations.

The first 72 chapbooks are of a very small format (referred to as Penny Books) whereas the remaining nine are a larger format.

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William White collection
WHI · Fonds · 1 January 1782-28 June 1823

This collection contains notes and drawings kept and produced by William White.

White; William (1744-1790); Dr
JOH · Fonds · 1825

Currently this collection only includes numbers under arms and a note of position and exercises.

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HAR · Fonds · 1777-1825

The collection includes manuscripts for Hargrove's 'York Biographies', as well as volumes of handwritten notes regaring the history of York more generally, including Yorkshire people and places. An index to all the volumes can be found in HAR/8.

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Hargrove; William (1788-1862)
Oswald Allen papers
OSW · Fonds · 1833

This collection consists of one volume - a handwritten autobiography of Oswald Allen's life.

Allen; Oswald (1767-?)
YMF · Fonds · 1825-1835

Documents relating to the planning and organisation of the festivals, including programmes, finances, correspondence, tickets and advertisements. Also includes various additional documents including lists of performers and those attending and running the festivals.

Yorkshire Music Festival
Robert Kite & Co, London
BTV · Fonds · 1782-1837

At present this collection only comprises business correspondence, mainly to Robert. Kite & Co., London, and Miln Haswell & Co, Agent at Batavia, Java. Also includes copies of some legal documents.

WIL · Fonds · 13th Century-1838

Various collected documents relating to York, including a copy of Papal Bull of 1223, public notices, charters, a deed for Archbishop Holgate's school, a notice of survey of River Ouse and a rough draft account of visit of Prince Albert to York in 1838.

Thomas Morley, Linen Draper
THM · Collection · 1804-1839

Account book for Thomas Morley's business relating to the period 1804-1839, with an an index of customers' names.

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Morley; Thomas
Enclosure awards
ENC · Fonds · 1764-1830s

Includes award volumes for Bishopthorpe, Marston Moor, Nether Poppleton, Acomb, Holgate, Knapton, Tockwith, Dringhouses, Thorpe Arch and Hessay, as well as awards (and in some cases plans) for Heslington, Fulford, Acomb and Holgate, Naburn, Rufforth, Askham Bryan, Heworth and Walmgate. Please see individual descriptions for more information.

F. Burgins, Chemist
BUR · Fonds · 1826-1840

Collection contains two prescription books including customer names and their prescribed medication.

CPR · Fonds · 4 July 1841-12 September 1841

It is believed that John Cooper was a relative or friend of Samuel Holberry.

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Cooper; John (19th century)
Samuel Holberry papers
HBY · Fonds · 27 May 1840-10 June 1842

Samuel Holberry was a member of the Chartist movement and was imprisoned in York Castle as a result. This collection comprises correspondence he received whilst in prison. Also includes letters received from John Cooper, a family friend, from his relative

Holberry; Samuel (1814-1842)
York Collegiate School
COL · Fonds · 1838-1842

This collection currently comprises one share transfer ledger, and one photocopy of the Proprietor's register.

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York Collegiate School
Hey family letters
HEY · Fonds · 1824-5 December 1844

Letters, primarily to or from William Hey, from his family members. The letters cover the period of him being in school, at university and in work, and are written by a number of relatives. All the letters includes details of family life - and death - and local news. The Hey family was intermarried with the Gray family of Grays solicitors, York, and associated papers can be found in the business collection (reference GDC) and the family collection (reference GFP).

Hey; family
COM · Fonds · 1825-1850

Papers of the York City (Improvement) Commissioners. Includes minutes; general correspondence; election papers; financial papers; records relating to the administration of the general rate; correspondence relating to streets, drainage and lighting; policing papers and legal papers.

City Commissioners
CPF · Fonds · 1800-1862

Includes two minute books, list of subscribers and posters relating to a lost dog; stolen cucumbers; and slaughtered sheep.

York Association for the Prosecution of Felons, Cheats etc.
TUR · Fonds · 1863

At present this collection only comprises a statement of accounts from 1863.

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York Choral Society papers
YCS · Fonds · 1837-1867

Collection contains two minute books (1837-1857) and seven other volumes relating to accounts including information on receipts, cash and subscription (1818-1867). YCS/2 is currently missing.

York Choral Society
Frederick Bell, architects
FBE · Fonds · May 1842-May 1875

Includes details of the work completed by Frederick Bell, architects. The drawings are arranged chronologically by date.

Diary of Christopher Ware
CWD · Fonds · 1813-1878

Diary containing a variety of recipes, stories and poems, records of births, marriages and deaths of the Ware family and other individuals including members of the Royal Family, newspaper cuttings, some financial records (mostly receipts and notes of purchases and payments made or received by Ware), accounts of journeys, and papers and notes relating to various legal and business matters, some of which Ware was involved in himself.

Ware; Christopher (1794 - 1858); Saddler
GLP · Fonds · 1660-1887

This collection comprises various papers and deeds collected by and connected with George Leeman including those relating to property and land, legal and financial matters as well as family notices and records.

Leeman; George (1809-1882)
Sumpner family papers
SPR · Collection · 8 June 1876-14 April 1888

Includes three letters, one receipt and a label from a picture frame or folder.

[It is possible the items were previously held together in a frame or folder, and that the label has been taken from this.]

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Sumpner; family
Dodsworth Family papers
DFP · Fonds · 1880-1889

This collection comprises one volume which contains accounts and legacies relating to various members of the Dodsworth family including Lucy Dodsworth, Amy Dodsworth, Clare Dodsworth, Benjamin Dodsworth, G.P. Dodsworth, E.F. Dodsworth, G.E. Dodsworth and P. Dodsworth. Members of the Dodsworth family were partners in the solicitors firm of Gray and Dodsworth (later Gray, Dodsworth and Cobb) and one of the inserted sheets is a letter to William and Edwin Gray dated 1885.

MEY · Fonds · 1895-1897

At present this collection comprises art certificates obtained by Violet K C Meysey-Thompson during the course of her studies.

TRE · Fonds · 8 February 1757-15 January 1898

Includes abstracts of title, leases, releases and conyances relating to the titles of the Simpson and Matterson families to the property now known as Treasurer's House.

Treasurer's House, York
VPA · Fonds · 1800s

Album of formal portrait photographs of various families and individuals from York. Some photographs have names on the reverse, however most are unidentified. Some photographs have been taken by a York photographic company. An attached handwritten sheet includes details of research undertaken on certain individuals featured in the album.

York Penny Bank
PBK · Fonds · 13 August 1859-10 May 1899

Includes an act to establish the bank, memorandum and articles of association and covering letter.

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Manuscripts of William Giles
GIL · Fonds · 19th century

This collection consists of one volume, entitled 'The Rebellion in England between 1640 and 1653', comprising notes taken from the York Corporation House Books and additional sources.

Giles; William (c.1845-1921)
Swann Family Papers
SWN · Fonds · 1598-19th century

Includes:
Swann Family records, mainly deeds, late 16th - 19th centuries;
Will of Robert Carr (father of John Carr) of Horbury, 1756;
Papers relating to the Whitaker Family of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire, 18th - 19th century;
Sale conditons of estates belonging to William Taylor, a bankrupt, 1807.

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Thomas Allis papers
ALS · Fonds · 1810-1899

The files all appear to be correspondence received by Thomas Allis, and articles and research compiled by him, during the course of his working life.

DYS · Fonds · 1890s

Collection includes 10 letters of correspondence to and from Lillie Dyson including a character reference for Lillie Dyson.

Smith family papers
SMI · Fonds · 19th century

At present this collection only comprises the family bible.

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Allen Family
ALL · Fonds · 1812 - 1901

This collection consists of the diaries of Ebenezer Brown Allen, copies of letters and prayers of Samuel J. Allen, historical notes and sketches, poems, printed lectures and sermons.

MOR · Fonds · 1796-1902

This collection includes household and personal account books for the Morrell family. The division into personal and household was apparently made by the family and original order has been preserved.

The account books chiefly concern Robert Morrell (1799-1867) and his wife Anne, nee Wilson (1794-1873).

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Morrell; family
JBA · Fonds · 1810-1902

Items held in a private collection by John Barefoot including documents on Haxby Coronation celebrations and a Tract on Slavery for York.

Mr John Barefoot
Henry Tennant papers
TEN · Fonds · 1871-1905

These personal papers were collected by Henry Tennant as part of his role with York School Board. They include correspondence, annual reports and pamphlets, as well as some material on temperance.

Tennant; Henry (?-?)
TCC · Fonds · 1906

This collection currently comprises one group photograph of the cricket team from 1906.

York Tradesmen's Cricket Club
BOW · Fonds · 1870s-1907

This collection currently consists of two volumes of papers - one containing newspaper cuttings and handwritten notes (all about poetry) and the other containing miscellaneous documents, maps and correspondence relating to Yorkshire.

Whytehead; Thomas Bowman (1840-1907)
SIS · Fonds · 15 January 1909

This collection currently comprises one declaration of trust for the Institute.

York Historic Pageant
PAG · Fonds · 1909

Collection contains a scrapbook of cuttings and postcards relating to the York Historic Pageant of 1909. Also contains the book of the York Pageant, two copies of the York Pageant music and a historic York Pageant souvenir book.

York Pageant
FOS · Fonds · 1910

At present this collection only comprises a copy (partial) of a plan for alterations to a property on Fossgate for the Electric Theatres Ltd.

Electric Theatres Ltd
Swifts Plumbers, Selby
SWI · Fonds · 1877-1912

Includes one accounts ledger, wages book, ready reckoner and a volume entitled 'Warnes Discount & Commission Tables.'

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LET · Fonds · 1813-1913

This collection consists of letters addressed to various York people concerning a variety of topics.

Cocoa Works Choral Society
CWC · Fonds · 1907-1913

At present this collection only comprises one scrapbook advertising the work of the society.

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Cocoa Works Choral Society
St Stephen's Orphanage
ORP · Fonds · 1910-1913

At present this collection only comprises a small series of annual reports. The orphanage was based in Trinity Lane, York.

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St Stephen's Orphanage
HHO · Fonds · 1909-1914

At present this collection only comprises a small series of annual reports and balance sheets.

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York Health and Housing Reform Association
Derwent Valley Light Railway
DVR · Fonds · 1913-1916

Volumes relating to accounts of goods and passenger traffic at stations, number of passengers, record of water supplied from hydrant on York platform and a coal delivery account book.

Derwent Valley Light Railway
York Tuberculosis Crusade
TUB · Fonds · 1917

At present this collection comprises an annual report and balance sheet for 1917.

BIR · Collection · 1908-1918

Includes papers relating to insurance held by Leonard Birch for 3 Melbourne Street, York, and papers relating to the estate of Mrs. Emily Key which was administered by W.H. and W.G. Birch.

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Birch; Leonard (?-?)
William Varley papers
VAR · Fonds · 1916-1918

Collection contains papers relating to William Varley a conscientious objector from York. Includes postcards, letters and other correspondence relating to his imprisonment for objection against conscription as well as newpaper cuttings relating to the death of another conscientious objector and Varley himself. Also includes a pamphlet entitled "Sonnets from Prison".

Varley; William; Mr
CSH · Fonds · 1914-January 1919

Contains volumes relating to accounts. This includes information on staff wages, expenses for supplies such as groceries, household goods and surgery and dispensary items. Also includes cash books and store books with accounts of food stocks and receipts for purchase of miscellaneous items.

Clifford Street Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital
OLD · Fonds · 1804-1919

Three large ledgers covering the years 1804-1823, 1816-1851 and 1903-1919.

J. & G. Oldfield Ltd
Munby Family papers
MFP · Fonds · 22 March 1748-8 October 1920

Papers of the Munby family and related families of York (including the Forth, Woodhouse, and Pearson families). Includes:

-Diaries and Household Accounts 1778-1885
-Professional Papers and Correspondence 1747-1911
-Genealogical Material 1734 - 1920
-Family papers and correspondence, 1700s-1920

These papers are largely written by and related to the female branch of the Munby family (the Woodhouses and Forth lines) but some to relate to the male members of the families involved.

Munby; family
Yorkshire County Hockey Team
HOC · Fonds · 1900-3 December 1921

At present this collection only comprises photographs of various teams. Many include names of team members.

Charles Letts papers
LTS · Fonds · 1923

This collection comprises one diary.

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FWP · Fonds · 18 December 1894-6 June 1924

At present this collection only comprises typescript copies of the meeting minutes from this period.

Fulford (Water) Parish Council
Ambler family of York
AMB · Fonds · 1908-1924

The collection comprises one published history of the Ambler family by Louis Ambler, as well as correspondence and research notes produced during the production of the volume.

Papers of T C Clark
CLA · Fonds · 1925

This collection curently comprises one school report.

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Steel family papers
STE · Fonds · 1905-1925

Includes photographs of family members and two blown glass ornaments.

TEM · Fonds · 1909-1925

This collection currently comprises one minute book of the League and photograph of delegates at the annual league conference.

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HMS · Fonds · 1861-1926

Includes minute books of the school (previously known as Salem Chapel branch school), 1926 class register, notice of a public meeting about the schools, and receipt for the supply of tea to Hungate Mission School by G E Barton, York.

Hungate Mission School
SUN · Fonds · 1786-1926

Records relating to the setting up and running of several Church of England Sunday Schools in York. It includes meeting minutes, finances, management of school buildings, school registers, library and teaching materials. This collection also includes the records of the John Dodsworth Educational Trust, some school of which the Committee managed.

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York Sunday School Committee
MCA · Fonds · 1905-1927

At present this collection includes reports, copies of the journal, promotional materials and one edition of the year book. Please see file and item level descriptions for more detailed information about the contents of this collection.

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Reverend J Fowler papers
FOW · Fonds · 1925-1927

Includes letters received by Reverend J Fowler from P. F. Kendall and W. H. Young relating to geology.

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TEA · Fonds · 1720-1929

The papers of Teasdale solicitors were found co-located within the papers of Gray, Dodsworth & Co, however no direct link has yet been found to prove that Teasdale was a constituent business. This collection comprises legal papers for individuals and properties, most likely in connection with clients of the business, as well as receipted household accounts for Mr Teasdale, and accounts for two customers of the businss. In addition, the collection includes a number of boxes relating to the collection of bad debts on behalf of J Terry and Sons Ltd. At times in its history the business was also referred to as simply Teasdale solicitors. Please see series level descriptions for more detailed information about the contents of this collection.

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Charles Anderson papers
CHA · Fonds · 1913-1931

At present this collection only comprises a letterbook of Charles Anderson.

Anderson; Charles (?-?)
Pulleyn Family
PUL · Fonds · 9 February 1869-9 December 1932

Includes family certificates, will of Thomas Pulleyn, probate of the will of Thomas Pulleyn and Freeman's certificate.

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Gray Family Papers
GRF · Fonds · 1623-1932

Papers relating to the Gray family of York including geneological information, legal papers, accounts, correpondence as well as extensive diaries and travel journals. Also includes some further records relating to the Cawood family.

Gray; family