Collection: Yorkshire

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Title: Yorkshire

Level: Collection 

Classmark: Yorkshire

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/56755 

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Description

One of two large Special Collections sections covering many aspects of Yorkshire history, topography, scientific and natural history, and society. The classification scheme of the collection is as follows: Section A covers Yorkshire as a whole, and sections B, C and D cover the North, East and West Ridings as a whole, with a few sub-divisions for the different districts. Section H covers particular towns, among which Leeds and York feature most prominently (nearly a third of the whole Collection is devoted to Leeds), though by no means exclusively. Among the handful of pre-17th century works is 'Scarborough-spaw' by Robert Wittie, dated 1667; the later works span the years 1750 to the present decade. The collection includes a good number of periodicals and series, among which are publications of the Thoresby Society.

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