All areas covered by the pre-1974 county of Yorkshire, including the relevant sections of the post-1974 entities of Cleveland and Humberside.
Minute book, including material on plague and quarantining ships, 1668-70.
Correspondence of the Mayor and Aldermen
Correspondents include the Members of Parliament for Hull (John Ramsden and Sir Willoughby Hickman), and Thomas Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth, Governor of Hull, 1660-98 and no date.
Edward Langdale [or Langsdale] (1610-1683), physician, Leeds
Book of recipes and prescriptions by Langdale and others, c.1675-c.1750.
Lowther family, Marske
Recipe book. Late 17th century.
Nathaniel Johnston (1627-1705), physician and Yorkshire antiquary, and his sons Cudworth Johnston, physician, York, and Charles Johnston, physician, Pontefract
Correspondence and papers, 1680-1732.
Bartholomew Towers (alive around 1697), citizen of Leeds
Letter, dated at York, to Robert Mason Major at Hull, stating that he is too ill to travel to Hull to be elected as sheriff and endorsed by John Nicholson, physician; with, on conjoint leaf, an autograph letter from Robert Mason Major to Towers, 1697.
Belonging to an apothecary practising in the the West Riding of Yorkshire, centring on the area immediately to the south of Bradford, 1704-10.
Hemsworth, West Riding
Notebook containing sermons, the first two dated at Hemsworth, c.1718.
Elizabeth Whiteaker (alive around 1729), apparently from Yorkshire
Recipe book, including an obituary notice for the Reverend Thomas Scott, Vicar of Wakefield, c.1725-9.
Rabies, North Yorkshire
Anonymous compilation of Richard Mead's recipe against the bite of a mad dog with relevant case notes from Guisborough and Upleatham in Cleveland, relating the use of Scarborough waters, 1736 and no date.
Carr family, surgeon-apothecaries
Notebooks kept by three generations of the family: William Carr (born 1715), of Settle; William Carr (1745-1821), apothecary to the Leeds Infirmary, 1774-1781, surgeon apothecary at Elland and later at Gomersal, Birstall; and William Carr (1785-1861), general practitioner, of Gomersal, 1739-1861.
John Smeaton FRS (1724-1792), civil engineer
Letter reporting on the progress of the Calder and Hebble Navigation, 1766.
John Binns, Skipton area
Collection of medical, veterinary and household recipes, c.1776-c.1792.
Commonplace book apparently compiled by a farmer in the West Riding, c.1801-11.
Rolleston family, Maltby
Letters and papers collected by the family, together with a few items of Rolleston family papers, including a letter concerning Sheffield General Infirmary, 1805-81 and no date.
H Taft MD (alive around 1802-1824), South Yorkshire physician
Letter to Mr Everett at the Methodist Chapel, Barnsley, concerning a medical case referred to Taft by Everett, 1811.
Harland family, Scarborough
Letters by or concerning Dr William Harland (1786?-1866), a Scarborough native who practised in the town and was three times Mayor, and his son Dr William Aurelius Harland (1822-1858), who made his career in Hong Kong, 1818-58.
Charles Waterton (1782-1865), traveller and naturalist of Walton Hall, Wakefield
Letters and cuttings, including reference to his lawsuit against a factory polluting the local water, 1824-65 and no date.
For material compiled by his son Edmund Waterton see the 'General' section.
William Pannell Marshall (alive around 1828), surgeon, apothecary and accoucheur, Hutton Rudby
Photocopy and typed transcript of autograph letter to his father, William Marshall (architect at Northallerton), describing his training in London, plus photocopy of two trade cards announcing Marshall's commencing practice in Hutton Rudby, 1828 and no date.
Jonathan Martin (1782-1838), fanatical Wesleyan who attempted to burn York Minster
Drawing of a vision seen by Martin, plus printed obituary, 1829-38.
Carter family, Scarborough
Correspondence and papers, focusing primarily on Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897), Deputy Surgeon-General, Indian Medical Service, 1830-1916 and no date.
Reference: MSS. 5809-5826
Charles Turner Thackrah (1795-1833), Leeds surgeon-apothecary
Collection of medical, culinary and household recipes compiled in the Leeds area during the early decades of the 19th century. Authorities cited including newspapers such as the Leeds Mercury and Bradford Observer, c.1830.
Moor family, Thorne
Collection of recipes for cakes and puddings. Early-mid 19th century.
Collection of cookery, household and medical receipts and prescriptions (the latter including two by George Peckitte Dale FRCS (1821-1893), who practised at Scarborough), c.1831-78.
William Gelder (alive around 1832-1837), chemist and druggist, Clayton West, Yorkshire
Letters to his parents from London and Edinburgh, 1832-4.
Notebook begun in Edinburgh and continued on a tour through the Isle of Man, Dublin, Anglesey (including a sketch of Beaumaris church), and Lancashire (visiting Liverpool and various places in the Manchester area), and in trade back in Yorkshire, 1834-7.
Mrs Hinks, Breckenborough, North Riding
Three letters from Henry Jenner MD (1767-1851), nephew of the vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner, concerning dispatches of smallpox vaccine, 1838-9.
Howard family, Ackworth
Hodgkin family archive includes correspondence with various members of the Howard family, in particular Luke Howard (1772-1864). See 'General' section.
Backhouse family, Cleveland area
Hodgkin family archive includes extensive correspondence with their relatives the Backhouses. See 'General' section.
Pease family, Cleveland area
Hodgkin family archive includes correspondence with various members of the Pease family. See 'General' section.
York Charity Trustees
Petitions to the Charity Trustees of the City of York for the relief of needy townsfolk and for elections to hospital vacancies, 1846-61.
John Mercer (1791-1866), Oakenshaw, Bradford
Report written by Mercer's son, describing his improvements to the process of calico printing, 1847.
William Armitage (alive around 1847-1892), grocer and retail chemist, Thorne, Yorkshire, and others
Account book, 1847-99.
John Dixon (1832-1930), Hemsworth, later Medical Officer of Health for Bermondsey
Indenture apprenticing John Dixon of Hemsworth to William Wood Wiseman, surgeon and apothecary, of Ossett, 1848.
William Stott Maude MRCS, LSA (alive around 1832-65), general practitioner, Elland
Commonplace and scrapbook, c.1849-65.
W R Brumet, Cocksford, Tadcaster
Notebook of recipes for animal cures, apparently compiled by Brumet, 19th century.
William Lennard (1803-1866), general practitioner, Sheffield
Prescriptions and memoranda, 19th century, plus some 20th century material about Lennard.
Scarborough Poor Law Union Hospital
Letter, signed by the president of the fishermens' organisation of Fécamp, Normandy, to the president of the Hospital, thanking him for taking in some Fécamp seamen suffering from cholera and sending a plaque recording the event to be erected in the Hospital, 1867.
Prescription book of an unidentified chemist, c.1875- c.1900.
Unpublished biography of Lucy Naish (1876-1969), born at Scarborough, educated in Bridlington, and spent most of her married life in medical practice in Sheffield.
Edmund Hargreaves (alive around 1874-1923), general practitioner, Sheffield
R Bellamy (late Edward Fowler), chemist, Bedale, North Riding of Yorkshire
Henry Umpleby MD (died 1886), Bedale, North Riding of Yorkshire
Bill for medical attendence upon the late Mrs J Hincks, 1879.
Charles McIvhor Goyder (alive around 1875-81), House Surgeon at Sheffield General Infirmary and later Newcastle-upon-Tyne Infirmary
Notebook containing recipes and accounts compiled by an unnamed Leeds apothecary, 19th century.
Prescription book kept by an unidentified dispensing chemist, 1881-1909.
Reference: MS. 6035
James Kerr (died 1941), Schools Medical Officer
Chart prepared by Kerr while Medical Superintendent, Bradford School Board, showing the ages and heights of, 1500 school children in Bradford, 1894.
Queen’s Nursing Institute
Records of relations with affiliated local branches, 1890s-1970s. Some deposited material from local district nursing associations.
Society of Medical Officers of Health
Records of Yorkshire branch and Yorkshire region, 1903-80.
Research Defence Society
Records of Harrogate, York, and Northern Counties branches, c.1908-19.
Medical Women’s Federation
File on Public Health - Dr May Thorne, Huddersfield, and unequal pay, 1908; proposed amalgamation of local Associations for Registered Medical Women into Federation, 1916; correspondence with local Associations, 1960s-80s.
British Medical Association
Material on Public Medical Services in all areas of the UK, also on specific local friendly/medical aid societies, medical institutions, etc, 1910s-60s.
Sir Edward (1884-1955) and Lady (May) Mellanby (1882-1978)
Material relating to period during which Mellanby was Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Sheffield, 1920-33.
Sir Allen Daley (1887-1969)
Some material relating to period at Medical Officer of Health, Hull, 1925-9.
Dr Carolus Francis and Dr Ena MacAlister Morrison
Practice agreements and some related correspondence relating to their general practice in Cornholme, Todmorden, 1926-46.
National Birthday Trust Fund
Correspondence with Leeds Maternity Hospital, 1928-39; correspondence about schemes to distribute Marmite and yeast to expectant mothers in Sheffield and Bradford, 1937-8.
Reference: SA/NBT/F.6/1, T.10/3
Family Planning Association (formerly National Birth Control Association)
Records of its dealings with its own regional federations, area organisation, local branches and clinics, correspondence with local authorities, 1930-74. Records of its regional administration, 1965-1991. Includes records of following branches: Scarborough, 1949-73, Doncaster, 1950-62, historical notes on Halifax, 1973.
James Randal Hutchinson (c.1880-1955)
Cases of immunisation accidents, 1930s. Gastroenteritis outbreak at Knaresborough, 1943.
William Norman Pickles (alive around 1918-1937), physician, Aysgarth
Sir Robert Macintosh (1897-1989)
Travel diaries of visits to Leeds Hospital for Women, 1938; and to Leeds, 1954.
Reference: PP/RRM/C.6, C.23
Henry McIlwain (1912-1992)
Files relating to employment in Sheffield at University, 1940s.
Harold Burnett Hewitt (born 1915)
Biographical memoir includes period in Leeds while in Army medical service, 1940s.
Sir George Godber (born 1908)
‘Hospital Survey of Sheffield and East Midlands Area’, draft and letters, 1944.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Yorkshire Board, separated off from North Eastern Local Board, 1944-1983, in 1983. Photographs at Bradford Royal Infirmary, c.1948, School of Physiotherapy, Bradford, c.1958, Hospital treatment pool. Sheffield, c.1950s, Rotherham Mobile Physiotherapy Service, 1965.
Reference: SA/CRC/J.4/2-3, Q.1
Professor James Walter McLeod (died c.1978)
Minute book of the Central Penicillin Committee, Leeds, 1944-5, and photographs of laboratories, University of Leeds, c.1940s.
Marie Stopes’ correspondence with Leeds Clinic for Constructive Birth Control, 1946-58.
Reference: SA/EUG/K.6, 11-15
Donald Hunter (1898-1977)
Reports on visits to factories in Yorkshire, 1947-70, in connection with occupational health.
Correspondence relating to Problem Families survey, Rotherham, 1947-52.
Memoir, ‘I was a nurse’, includes account of nurse training at Castle Hill Hospital (TB sanatorium), Cottingham, and Kingston General Hospital, Hull, in late 1940s, and later work as District Nurse in Hull until 1961.
Cancer Research Campaign
File on the Yorkshire Council of the Campaign, 1951-75.
Sir Charles Lovatt Evans
Advice to Colne Valley Water Company in a pollution case, 1952-3.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Files on specific local branches, 1950s-70s.
Papers include her campaign against the high levels of air pollution in Leeds, 1959-62.
Birth Control Campaign
File on Leeds local group, 1972.
Alice Mary Stewart
Files relating to interaction with local groups and individuals concerned about the environment and issues to do with low-level radiation, 1980s-90s.
BACUP (British Association of Cancer United Patients and their Family and Friends)
Press cuttings relating to the Leeds free helpline, 1989, and photos.
Reference: SA/BAC/M.6/9, N.5
File on Northern Regional Section, 1991-6, files on meetings held in region, etc.
Oral History of General Practice, 1935-52
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with Frank Boon, Rotherham; Margaret Joan Hallinan, Rotherham; John Hallinan, Maltby; Jack Ridgwick, Rotherham; John Evans, Doncaster; Clifford Aston, Allerton Bywater; Tony Leake, Bradford, 1992-4.
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