Guide to the Collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M2686 - M2696

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
West Yorkshire Archive Service. Wakefield
Title
Collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
16 September 1796 - 17 November 1965
Collection Number
M2686 - M2696
Extent
38 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Minute-books 1797-1934 of the Elland Society, include references to Reverend Samuel Marsden.

Records 1948-1959 of the woollen manufacturer Fred Armitage Lodge and Sons Ltd, pertaining to their business activities in Australia and New Zealand. Correspondents include Douglas P. Peacocke of Auckland and R.W. Davis of Melbourne.

Letters 1863-1876 of David Tattersall of Daylesford, Victoria, to his family referring to departure of miners for New Zealand and Queensland goldfields, emigration agents, Victorian politics and family news.

Calendars 1823-1849 of prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield.

Copies of letters 1866-1873 of Betsy Jennison in New Zealand referring to conditions on Otakaramu cattle station.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1991 (AJCP Reels: M2686-M2696). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

West Yorkshire Archive Service, West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, England.

For further information see West Yorkshire Archive Service catalogue (https://www.catalogue.wyjs.org.uk/calmview/).

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn93839] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Other collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive service were also filmed by the AJCP: The Leeds District Archives (M1898-M1900). [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn761093]

West Yorkshire Archive service Bradford branch (M2857-M2861). [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn830754]

West Yorkshire Archive service Calderdale branch (M2772-M2774). [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn36103]

West Yorkshire Archive service Kirklees branch (M2796-M2797). [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2324719]

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Subjects

Auckland, New Zealand; Australia; Cattle; Convicts; Davis, R.W.; Daylesford, Victoria; Elland Society; Prisons: England; Great Britain; House of Correction, Wakefield, England; Jennison, Betsy; Lodge, Fred Armitage and Sons Ltd; Marsden, Samuel, Rev.; Melbourne, Victoria; Gold and Goldfields: New Zealand; New Zealand; Otakaramu Station, New Zealand; Peacocke, Douglas P.; Victoria: politics and government; Gold and Goldfields: Queensland; Tattersall, David; Textile industries; Wakefield House of Correction, England; Wool and woolgrowing: Australia; Wool and woolgrowing: New Zealand

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 494, p192.

Item Descriptions

Fonds C 3. Briggs-Shaw Family Collection, 24 January 1879 - 23 December 1903

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2686.

Biographical / Historical

Isaac Briggs (1815-1910), the son of a canal engineer, was one of the early railway engineers and contractors. In 1839 he married Sarah Shaw and in 1850 they settled in Sandal, near Wakefield. They had eight children.

Series C 3/1. Correspondence, 24 January 1879 - 23 December 1903

Subseries. P-Q Folder, 24 January 1879 - 23 December 1903

Filmed selectively.

Josephine Akroyd, 24 January 1879 - 29 August 1901 (File)

Josephine Akroyd (Ballarat and Granville, N.S.W.) to her uncle re hard life in Australia, drunkenness of husband, cannot get pension as has only been in N.S.W. 19 years. (4 letters)

Martha Cato, [n.y.]-02-19; 1893-01-24 - 1903-12-23 (File)

Martha Cato (Napier) to uncle re family news, purchased land in Napier. Includes receipts. (39p.)

Fonds C 70. Deed of Partnership, 2 September 1841

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2686.

Deed of partnership between Robert Cay and William Kaye, 2 September 1841 (File C 70/1)

To purchase stock and proceed to South Australia to begin business as farmers and wool dealers with £1,000 each provided by John Cay and William Kaye. (3p.)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Cay, 19, son of John Cay of North Charlton, Northumberland and William Kaye, 20, son of William Kaye of Clayton West, manufacturer.

Fonds C 84. Elland Society, 16 September 1796 - 30 July 1934

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2686.

Biographical / Historical

The Elland Society was founded in 1767 to help Anglican ordinands meet their expenses during their training for the ministry.

Series C 84/1. Minute Book 1795-1898, 16 September 1796 - 4 August 1797

Filmed selectively.

Minutes of meeting, 3 August 1797 - 4 August 1797 (File)

Comprises letters and papers from Reverend. Samuel Marsden, Botany Bay read by Mr Miles Atkinson. (11p.)

S. Marsden (Parramatta) to [unknown], 16 September 1796 - 17 September 1796 (File)

Thanking Elland Society for their patronage; produce of his farm; his has acted as Civil Magistrate at wish of Governor; no religious disputes in Colony; sending cedar wood; 'my native boy improves in his learning'; account of politics, religion and cultivation; 'since Governor Hunter's arrival there has been a great struggle between the civil and military power'; fertility of Colony; 'the settlement at the Hawkesbury is the most beautiful place I ever saw'; his own stock; prices. Also includes biographical notes on Marsden. (Copy)

Series C 84/2. Minute Book 1898-1956, 27 April 1934 - 30 July 1934

Filmed selectively. Press cuttings placed in book at Minutes for Meeting on 27th April 1934

Two press cuttings from Yorkshire Post, 28 July 1934 - 30 July 1934 (File)

Re memorial to Samuel Marsden unveiled at his birthplace, Farsley, by Sir James Parr, New Zealand High Commissioner.

Fonds C 350. Cunliffe Kay, Cuncliffe Lister and Cuncliffe Families Papers, 9 October 1847 - 31 July 1882

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2686.

Indenture between Richard Gilbert Talbot of Shepton Malet, John Cuncliffe Kay of Addingham and James Talbot of Shepton Malet, 9 October 1847 (File C 350/5)

Re property in Bourke Street, Melbourne and lands in Collingwood, Williamstown, Barrabool Hills, Geelong and Port Phillip. (1p.)

Deed of release by Richard Gilbert Talbot of Malahide, Van diemen's land to J.C. Kay and James Lord Talbot de Malahide, 31 July 1882 (File C 350/14)

Re property and lands in Australia. (11p.)

Fonds C 363. Wilson and Thames, Solicitors, Todmorden, 26 March 1907

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2686.

Series C 363/390. Miscellaneous Papers re Sager Family, 26 March 1907

3rd Bundle, 26 March 1907 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Letter of credit to National Bank of New Zealand at Auckland on behalf of Haworth Sager, 26 March 1907 (Item)

Fonds C 365. Brook, Freeman and Bakleborough, Solicitors, Huddersfield, 4 December 1855 - 9 July 1859

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2686.

Series Box 112. Captain Thomas Brook's Trust, 4 December 1855 - 9 July 1859

Envelope 4, 4 December 1855 - 9 July 1859 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Thomas Brook to Sarah A. Brook, 4 December 1855 (Item 2nd Document)

Conveyance of a moiety of a freehold estate called Meltham, near Geelong in Australia. (4p.)

Messrs John Freeman and George Henry Brook to Mrs Sarah Ann Brook and Joseph Brook and Charles Brook, 1 September 1856 (Item 4th Document)

Mortgage of certain freehold estates in the counties of Hereford and York in England and at Meltham, near Geelong in Australia. (5p.)

Thomas Brook to Messrs Freeman and others, 20 October 1856 (Item 5th Document)

Conveyance in trust for sale of estates in Herefordshire and Yorkshire and in Australia. (7p.)

Thomas Brook and others to trustees of late Thomas Brook, 9 July 1859 (Item 7th Document)

Deed of indemnity and covenant as to mortgage on an estate in Australia [at Geelong]. (2p.)

Fonds C 487. Fred Armitage Lodge and Sons Ltd, October 1932 - 1963

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2686-M8693.

Biographical / Historical

The worsted manufacturer Fred Armitage Lodge (d. 1953) took over Winker Green Mills in Armley in 1919 and the Stone Bridge Mill in Leeds in 1931. Ownership was transferred to Fred A. Lodge & Sons in 1946.

Series C 487/482. Invoices, Australia, 1948 - 1951

Correspondence, invoices, shipping documents, insurance covers re orders for woollen piece goods from various Australian firms (c. 600p.)

Firms include: M. Stark & Co. (Sydney); Carr Clothing Co. (Sydney); Rayco Clothing Co. (Carlton); Messrs Geo Pizzey & Sons Ltd. (Fitzroy); Austral Clothing Manufacturing Co. (Perth); Walleroo Clothing Co. (Adelaide); Style Clothing Co. (Perth); National Clothing Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Adelaide); Ryzman & Co. (Melbourne); J. W. Clark & Sons. (Melbourne).

Also includes Leeds and District Woollen and Worsted Manufacturers' Association circular, 30 August 1949, re new regulations re textile labelling in Australia.

Series C 487/488. Invoices, New Zealand, 1949 - 1952

Correspondence, invoices, shipping documents, insurance covers re orders for woollen piece goods from various firms in New Zealand (c. 851p.)

Firms include: Messrs Cathie Watson Ltd. (Wellington); Messrs J. Collinson Ltd. (Auckland); Cambridge Clothing Co. (Auckland); Messrs Co-Ros Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Wellington); Torrey Martin Ltd. (Auckland); Haynes Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Wellington); Messrs Mitchbilt Ltd. (Auckland); Bradford Tailoring Manufacturing Co. (Wellington); Todds Clothing Ltd. (Otahuhu).

Series C 487/489. Invoices, New Zealand, 1962 - 1963

Correspondence, invoices, shipping documents, invoice covers re orders for woollen piece goods from various films in New Zealand (c. 674p.)

Firms include: Messrs R. Algar & Co. Ltd. (Wellington); Messrs Lane Walker Rudkin Ltd. (Christchurch); Co-Ros Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Wellington); Cambridge Clothing Co. Ltd. (Auckland); Messrs Don Abernethy Ltd. (Wellington); Yorkshire Woollen Co. Ltd. (Auckland); Alston Tailors Ltd. (Auckland); Messrs Bruce Brown Ltd. (Auckland).

(Includes several reverse image copy letters)

Series C 487/499. Raw Materials: Wool, 1954-01 - 1955-08; 1957-01 - 1960-12

Circulars from Buxton Ronald Du Croz & Co., wool brokers, London and Bradford re state of Australian and New Zealand wool market. (c. 700p.)

Includes: The Wool Situation Outlook. Buxton Ronald Du Croz & Co., August 1954. (Printed) (20p.)

Series C 487/500. Raw Materials: Wool, January 1951 - 27 November 1958

Circulars from William Haugton & Co. Ltd., wool brokers, London and Victoria, January 1951 - January 1952 (File 1)

Re sales of Australian and New Zealand wool. (166p.)

Includes:Type book of Australian and New Zealand Wools. [n.d. (1950?)]. William Haugton & Co. Pty. Ltd.

Wool: Australian type book shewing yields and quantities.

[n.d. (1950?)] Williamm. Haugton & Co. Ltd.

Circulars from Newman McGlew & Co., wool brokers, London, 16 January 1957 - 27 November 1958 (File 2)

Re sales of Australian and New Zealand wool on London Market. (11 p.)

Circulars from Overseas Wools Ltd., wool brokers, Bradford, October 1952 - February 1957 (File 3)

With details of Australian, South African and Uruguan wool for sale. (129p.)

Series C 487/545. Applications for Agency, 23 October 1947 - 4 June 1951

Filmed selectively.

Letters of introduction and application for agency, 23 October 1947 - 4 June 1951 (File)

From G. Leighton (Perth); Messrs Bevin Robson Ltd. (Christchurch); O.J. Hogg, New Zealand Distributors (UK) Ltd. (Birmingham); E.W. Kirkby (Sydney). (8p.)

Series C 487/550. Correspondence with Australian Agents, October 1932 - November 1960

Correspondence with R.W. Davis (Melbourne), June 1948 - December 1948 (File 1)

Subjects include: Orders from Australian firms for cloth; letters of credit; rising prices; terms of payment. (142p.)

Correspondence with R.W. Davis (Melbourne), January 1949 - December 1949 (File 2)

Subjects include: Letters of credit; orders from Australian firms for cloth; agency agreement; popularity of the various types of cloth; packaging; commission rates. (230p.)

Correspondence with Jordon & Moss (Sydney), October 1932 - March 1933 (File 3)

Re representation in Australia. (7p.)

Correspondence with Charles Parsons (Sydney), November 1960 (File 4)

Sending patterns of certain suitings. (3p.)

Series C 487/559. Correspondence with New Zealand Agent, 1946-09 - 1948-12; 1956-09 - 1957-03; 1957-03 - 1957-12

Correspondence with Douglas P. Peacocke (Auckland) (c. 1250p.)

Subjects include: Orders from New Zealand firms for cloth; letters of credit; selling commission; import restrictions; prices; opportunities in Australian market; use of term 'Lodge Shade' by Holeproof Mills Ltd. of Auckland; registration of trade mark; representation in Australia; popularity of North American trends in fabric and styling in Australia; quality of cloth produced by Australian mills; economic conditions in New Zealand - market report (18 October 1956); effects of election of Labour Government (9 December 1957); wool prices; problems in supply of Terylene cloths; possibility of establishing production unit in New Zealand; trade between New Zealand and England.

Series C 487/560. Correspondence with New Zealand Agent, 1958 - 1959

Correspondence with Douglas P. Peacocke (Auckland) (c. 1,538p.)

Subjects include:>Effect on market of Japanese goods; import licences; orders by New Zealand firms; trading conditions - state of the market (2 December 1958); trends in New Zealand cloth market; registration of trademark; possible link up with Oamaru Woollen and Worsted Mills; trade agreement between Japan and New Zealand; production of Terylene suitings; visit to England of J. Easton of Oamaru Mills; wool prices; trends in New Zealand market to lighter shades of cloth (12 October 1959); 1960 import schedule; popularity of Harris Tweed.

Includes: Oamaru Worsted and Woollen Mills Ltd. 75th Anniversary 1881-1956 Souvenir booklet.

Series C 487/561. Acknowledgment of Orders, New Zealand, October 1956 - November 1959

Orders for woollen and worsted cloth placed by D.F. Peacocke Ltd. (Auckland) for various New Zealand firms. Includes some correspondence. (356p.)

Firms include: Co-Ros Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Wellington); Anthony Squires - J.A. Wilkinson & Sons Ltd. (Frankton Junction); Matheson Minster Ltd. (Auckland); Vance Vivian Ltd. (Wellington); Yorkshire Woollen Co. Ltd. (Auckland); Bruce Brown Ltd. (Auckland).

Fonds C 523. Knottingley Civic Society, 17 November 1965

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2693.

C.S. Bowie, Town Clerk (Christchurch) to J.C. Harker (Knottingley), 17 November 1965 (File C 523/206)

Re Moorhouse Family of Christchurch. (Booklet wanting) (1p.)

Fonds C 558. David Tattersall of Victoria. Letters, 16 August 1863 - 19 March 1876

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2693.

David Tattersall (Daylesford, Hepburn) to members of his family, 16 August 1863 - 19 March 1876 (File C 558/1-11)

Subjects include: Mining gold; miners leaving for New Zealand gold fields; activities of emigration agents; death of children; problems of casual farm work; prices of food; drought - 'water being so scarce we have not had enough to wash out the gold'; poverty of diggers - diggings almost exhausted; benefits of Mining Bill; no interest in Fenian activities in Victoria; extent of suffrage in Victoria compared to England; diggers leaving for Queensland; deaths from heat and sunstroke; family news. (46p.)

Fonds C 605. Roodhouse Family of Wakefield. Papers, 12 September 1861

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2693.

Series C 605/1. Deeds, 12 September 1861

Filmed selectively.

Power of Attorney, Frederick Brown Hadfield, Chemist of Nelson, New Zealand, 12 September 1861 (File C 605/1/39)

To recover his share in the intestate estate of his uncle John Roodhouse. (3p.)

Edward Carthew, notary of Nelson, letter of certification. (1 p.), 12 September 1861 (File)

Fonds C 639. William Walsham How Papers, 20 June 1868

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2693.

Biographical / Historical

William Walsham How (1823-1897) was ordained in 1846. In 1851 he became rector of Whittington in Shropshire. He was appointed suffragen Bishop of London in 1879 and the first Bishop of Wakefield in 1888.

Series C 639/1. Rector of Whittington, 20 June 1868

Filmed selectively.

Note that Bishop of New Zealand is on board Royal Mail Steamer at Southampton. (1p.), 20 June 1868 (File C 639/1/1)

Fonds QS. Quarter Sessions Records, 1823 - 1849

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2693-M2696.

Series QS 7. Calendars of Prisoners, 1823 - 1849

Subseries QS. 7/2. A Calendar of all the Prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield, 1823 - 1828

Filmed selectively.

Michaelmas Sessions, 1823 - 1828 (File)

Gives details of event of trial (transportation etc.), name, age, by whom committed, when received, offence. (436p.)

Earlier calendars do not give indication of trial.

Subseries QS. 7/3. A Calendar of all the Prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield, 1829 - 1835

Gives details of event of trial (transportation etc.), name, age, by whom committed, when received, offence. (774p.)

Subseries QS. 7/4. A Calendar of all the Prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield, 1836 - 1839

Gives details of event of trial (transportation etc.), name, age, by whom committed, when received, offence and information on degree of education. (504p.)

Subseries QS. 7/5. A Calendar of all the Prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield, 1839/1840 - 1843

Gives details of event of trial (transportation etc.), name, age, by whom committed, when received, offence. (872p.)

Subseries QS. 7/7. A Calendar of all the Prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield, 1843/1844 - 1846

Gives details of event of trial (transportation etc.), name, age, by whom committed, when received, offence. (474P.)

Subseries QS. 7/8. A Calendar of all the Prisoners in the House of Correction at Wakefield, 1846/1847 - 1849

Gives details of event of trial (transportation etc.), name, age, by whom committed, when received, offence. (426p.)

Fonds Z 86. New Zealand Emigrant Letters, 11 February 1866 - 22 April 1873

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2696.

Betsy Jennison (Otakaramu Station and Mataura) to various members of her family, 11 February 1866 - 22 April 1873 (File Z. 86/1-13)

Re events on cattle station; family news; births of children; floods - 'such storms was never known in New Zealand before, even to the oldest settler'; earthquakes; Captain Boyd sold the station - removed to Gore (formerly Long Ford) to start a general store; building of railway. (27p.) (Some letters incomplete. Some faint xeroxes.)


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