The Mysterious Diary of Private Newton

By Dominique Triggs, Archives Assistant What was life like for a soldier in World War One? As we approach the centenary of the Armistice (11th November 1918), this was something I wanted to investigate. Reading the diary of Private Raymond Crossland Newton, held at WYAS Wakefield, has allowed me to follow his personal journey from … Continue reading The Mysterious Diary of Private Newton

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Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt

Written by Olivia Wakefield, MA Student at the University of Leeds. Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt (20th July 1836 - 22nd February 1925) was a nationally esteemed physician, who resided in Leeds from 1862 - 1889.  He served for 20 years as a consultant physician in Leeds before retiring from his post.  Following this, he moved … Continue reading Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt

Surgeons’ Case Books in the Leeds General Infirmary Archive

Within the vast archive collection of records from the Leeds General Infirmary there are a fantastic set of 19th century clinical notes and case books compiled by surgeons such as Mr Teale, Mr Moynahan and Dr Clifford Allbutt.  The case books are a surprising source of family history information, in some cases capturing details which … Continue reading Surgeons’ Case Books in the Leeds General Infirmary Archive