Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society News     



A Notable Gift to the Library and Archives

One of the many achievements the Society can celebrate in its 150th year is the remarkable range of resources for the study of Yorkshire’s archaeology and history which it has accumulated at ‘Claremont’, its Leeds headquarters. Amongst these is a large library of printed works on Yorkshire archaeology and history, unrivalled in size or scope outside the British Library. Another is its substantial holdings of documents of all kinds on the whole of the historic county. The archives the Society holds range over many centuries and fill several miles of shelves.

Maintaining such facilities is expensive, so the Society is really pleased to acknowledge an anonymous donation of £1,000, which has been received towards the work of the library and archives. Such welcome generosity is of lasting benefit to readers now and in the future.