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’?
by Danielle Triggs, Archive Assistant One of my recent projects at the West Yorkshire Archive Service has involved taking a deeper look at our Makofski collection. This collection centres on the work of David Makofski, who was Chairman of the Leeds Jewish Refugees Committee and organised the Trainee Scheme. The Trainee Scheme was set up … Continue reading The Makofski Collection
Hello! My name is Christiane, and I am student at University of Leeds where I am doing a Masters in War and Strategy. As part of my course I am doing an internship at the Leeds office of West Yorkshire Archive Services. I have been working with the diaries of Lady Amabel Yorke. The following … Continue reading The Diaries of Lady Amabel Yorke, part 1: Who was Lady Amabel?
Well, 2012 is nearly over! As many of you will know, it's been a really busy year for Leeds Archives with final preparations for the move and then the actual moving of 15,000 boxes in the Autumn to our new home at Gildersome Spur. It's a year that we will mark down in our history books, so … Continue reading Happy Christmas from the West Yorkshire Archive Service!