Item 1 - Heath Grammar School Admissions, 1887

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GB 2830 QUE/1/1


Heath Grammar School Admissions, 1887


  • 1887 - 1908 (Creation)

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(1585 -)

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Heath Grammar School is located in Halifax.The Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth at Heath, near Halifax. The school was founded by Dr, John Favour. The Favour family gave land for the school in Skircoat Green. Notable scholars were Laurence Stern, 1713-1768 (novelist and clergyman) and Sir Matthew Smith, 1879-1959 (Artist).

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Anecdotally, collected during the tenure of Professor Simon Lee. The former Principals' House was used as guest accommodation for visitors to the University. This item formed part of a display of interesting items associated with the history of the University. The provenance of this admission book is not known nor is its supposed connection to the University.

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Heath Grammar School Admission book began in 1887 and covers a period of 21 years until 1908. the book records the name of the scholar, age at entry, the department entered (e.g. Junior, Senior), Address of parent, the profession of the parent, miscellaneous remarks and date of leaving the school.

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