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
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
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
Despite the firm edict of the title page we have, in fact, removed this book from the infirmary. It is now instead ‘not allowed to be taken out’ of the Leeds Archive where it is kept cool, dry and acid free along with the rest of the Leeds General Infirmary collection. Having never before come … Continue reading LGI Pharmacopoeia: ‘Hardly necessary to retain this’?