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Local History Collection

  • GB 2830 LHC
  • Collection
  • 1707 - 2012

This modest collection contains books covering all parts of Yorkshire with an emphasis on West Yorkshire and Leeds in particular. Notable volumes include the 2nd edition of Thoresby’s Ducatus Leodiensis, Whitaker’s expanded edition Leodis and Elmete and Allen’s New and complete history of the county of York.

Archive and Special Collections

Queenswood Donation

  • GB 2830 QUE
  • Collection
  • 1878 - 2000

Carnegie cricket books; Yorkshire Training College of Housecraft ephemera including college magazines and book presented by Mary Princess Royal; City of Leeds Training College notebooks, visitors book and Leeds School of Art record of student careers.

Leeds Metropolitan University

Edward Harrison portrait photograph

Edward Harrison was born in 1881 at Burnley, Lancashire son of John and Ann Harrison, his father was a Tallow Chandler. He was trained at Borough Road Training College in Isleworth, Middlesex later becoming Mathematics teacher at the City of Leeds Training College. He was Head of Buckingham House a mens hostel of the teacher training college in the years immediately prior to the opening of the college at Beckett Park, Thomas Halliwell was a student based at Buckingham House. Harrison was killed in action on 28 April 1917 he was Second Lieutenant in the 158th Siege Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery. He is buried in the Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St.Laurent-Blangy in France.

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