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Appeal for help - Cavendish letters

  • Posted On: 1 July 2018

Can anyone help with this? Prof. Jim Fitzmaurice of the School of English, University of Sheffield, is looking for any surviving correspondence involving servants of Margaret and William Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey (Worksop) from the 1660s. Prof. Fitzmaurice is interested in Mr Proctor, Mr Clayton, Mrs Perkins, and Mrs Evans, and particularly two waiting ladies to Margaret - Mistress Evans and Mistress Remington.  Margaret said that her waiting ladies read and wrote together, perhaps as a book discussion group and as women who commented on their own poetry, drama, etc.  Please reply to Prof. Fitzmaurice here. 

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Calderdale Industrial Museum: a date to save

Calderdale Industrial Museum is a flagship for voluntary enterprise. After years (a decade?) of closure, Calderdale council handed it over to the CIMA trust. The museum has since been extensively refurbished and has now reopened, weekends...

Thursday 21 June 2018


Annual report and AGM

Members, if you've not yet received your annual report and papers for the AGM, they will be with you shortly. The AGM is on 30 June at Stringer House. We're looking at new formats for future reports, and also planning to...

Wednesday 13 June 2018


Sheffield conference in memory of David Hey

Working on my paper for the British Agricultural History Society-organised conference, in which YAHS is a partner. Focusing on the themes for which David Hey was noted, it's on 23 June in Sheffield. There's still time to sign...

Monday 11 June 2018


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