More Annals of Leeds 1880 - 1920

William Benn

Thoresby Society Publication - Miscellany 2004Early in the 1940s William Benn, a Thoresby Society member, set about compiling what in effect became an index to the Leeds press.

His intention was to extend the work of John Mayhall's classic Annals of Yorkshire and Frederick Robert Spark's Leeds Record of Current Events, 1875-79.

When he died in 1947 he left behind a detailed set of notes on events and personalities which appeared in the Leeds press between 1880 and 1920.

The manuscript was lost but was rediscovered this century and presented to the Thoresby Society in 2001.

We feel it will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in the history of Leeds.


ISSN 0082-4232

ISBN 0 900 741 63 5

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