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  Manuscript Collection
  Maps & Plans
  Map Images
  Sales Particulars
  Abstracts of Title
  Image Catalogue
  Lantern Slides
  Ephemera
  Don Coles' Image Archive
  Hodgson's book - transcript
Lectures
Excursions
Publications
  Publication List - leading to contents in most cases and sometimes to online pdfs
  Contributors Index - 1891 - 2016
  General Index - 1891 - 2004
  Volume Indexes - 2011 onwards [not miscellanies]
  Volumes for sale with synopsis
Submit Manuscript
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Society History
  Why Thoresby? by Ann Alexander
  The First 100 Years by G. C. F. Forster
  Past Officers
  Past Lectures
  Past Outings
  Places Visited
  Publications
  Events
 
Leeds History
  A Brief History of Leeds Written by David Thornton
  Extracts from the Domesday Book for the Leeds Area
  The Foundation of Kirkstall Abbey
  Leeds before Queen Victoria by Ann Alexander
  Maps of Leeds through the ages
  A Beginners Guide to Local History
  Curious Leeds place names
  Questions about Leeds
  They Lived in Leeds - biographical sketches by Eveleigh Bradford
  An Illustrated History of Alwoodley by Steven Burt [full book]
  Old Alwoodley by Steven Burt [full book]
  An Illustrated History of Roundhay Park by Steven Burt [full book]
  New Years Day Tragedy in Wortley by David Thornton [full book]
  The Leeds & Liverpool Canal by David Thornton
Leeds People - biographical sketches by Eveleigh Bradford
Leeds in Pictures
  Sketches
  Photos
  Paintings
  Prints
  Prospects
  Lantern Slides
    Browse
    By Box
    Church/Chapel
    People
    Pubs/Hotels
    Transport
  Don Coles Image Archive
  Lewis's opening day 1932 A commemorative album
Leeds Timeline
Leeds Townships
  Adel
    1834, 1853, 1927, 1938 from Kelly's Directory
  Alwoodley
    1853 from Whites's Directory
    An Illustrated History of Alwoodley by Steven Burt [full book]
    Old Alwoodley by Steven Burt [full book]
  Armley
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 from Kelly's Directory
  Arthington  
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 from White's Directory
  Beeston
    1817 - from Baine's Directory
   

1834 - from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 - from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Bramhope
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
  Bramley
    1817 - from Baines Directory
    1834 - from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 - from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Chapel Allerton
    1817 from Baines Directory
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Cookridge
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from White's Directory
    1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Eccup
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 from White's Directory
    1938 from Kelly's Directory
  Farnley
    Farnley Hall a history from the posters we created for Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside service who now have their headquarters in the Hall.
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Gipton
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
  Halton
    1817 from Baines Directory
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

  Harewood
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 from White's Directory
  Headingley
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from Whites's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Holbeck
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Horsforth
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from White's Directory
  Hunslet
    1805-1834 Thomas Holliday's Book A personal account of a wheelwright’s business from our Library Treasures series
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Kirkstall  
    History of Kirkstall Abbey from the 1798 Leeds Directory
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's Directory
  Leeds  
    1648 St John's Pew List
    1674 Ralph Thoresby's Commonplace Book ? from our Library Treasures series.
    1677-1723 Ralph Thoresby's Diary
    1715 from Ducatus Leodiensis by Ralph Thoresby
    1726 Cossins Plan of Leeds Steven Burt talks about our oldest version of the map on YouTube
    Leeds in 1757-1776 analysis of Leeds Parish Church Burial Registers by Sue Alexander
    1770-1972 The Leeds & Liverpool Canal by David Thornton
    1792 A previously unrecorded plan of Leeds, from our Library Treasures series.
    1798 The Leeds Directory for 1798 reprinted in 1898 - full book
    1817 Baines Directory - full book
    1832 Election Scrapbook and Petition, from our Library Treasures series.
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1837 Richard Bissingtons Passport, from our Library Treasures series
    1853 Extract from White's Directory
    1879 Guide to the Borough of Leeds by Joseph Dodgson. Whole book
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
    1932 Commemorative album of the opening of Lewis's
  Manston  
    1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  Meanwood  
    1817 - from Baines directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  Middleton  
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  Moor Allerton  
    1817 - from Baines directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  New Wortley  
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  Osmondthorpe  
    Osmondthorpe Hall Painted Glass Panel from our Library Treasures series
    1817- from Baines directory
    1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  Pool  
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
     
  Potternewton  
    1817- from Baines directory
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I
    1853 from Whites's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938 - from Kelly's directories
  Rodley  
    1907, 1916, 1927, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
  Roundhay  
    An Illustrated History of Roundhay Park by Steven Burt
    1888 Colonel Norths Cheque from our Library Treasures series
    1907, 1916, 1927, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
  Seacroft  
    1853 from White's Directory
    1916, 1927, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
  Shadwell  
    1916, 1927, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
  Stanningley  
    1817 from Baines Directory
    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
  Temple Newsam  
    1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I This is a repeat of the majority of Whitkirk 1834
    1853 from White's Directory
    1938 from Kelly's Directory
  Whitkirk  
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 from White's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
  Wortley  
    1817 from Baines Directory
   

1834 from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

    1853 from Whites's Directory
    1886, 1897, 1907, 1916, 1927, 1938, from Kelly's Directory
    1891 The Disaster at Wortley Church Schoolroom by David Thornton
Leeds Dictionary from the book by David Thornton
Leeds Regalia
Leeds Bibliography
Leeds Elections
  Parliamentary Elections 1654-2019
    Results
    Parties
    MPs leading to individual biographies for each MP
    Constituencies a page for each constituency
    General Election Dates
    By-Election Dates
    Records
  Local Elections pdf download
  Referenda
Leeds Dictionary
 
Thoresby's Diary 1677-1724 on individual pages
Library Treasures
  Colonel North's £10,000 cheque for Kirkstall Abbey
  Richard Bissington's Passport, 1837
  John Dixons Sketchbooks
  The Ripon Millenary
  Ralph Thoresby's House in Kirkgate, Leeds
  Thomas Holliday's Book
  Osmondthorpe Hall Painted Glass Panel
  A Previously Unrecorded Plan of Leeds, 1792
  The 1832 Election Scrapbook and Petition
  Ralph Thoresby's Commonplace Book? , 1674