Archive centreBarrow
TitleFurness Collection
DescriptionBarrow and Furness area: a diverse compilation of local books and documents originally assembled by Barrow Central Library including inquisition for wapentake of Lonsdale (1342); Backbarrow Iron Company journals (1711-1801); local iron workings leases (c.1720-1800); sketch books by George Romney, painter, with associated correspondence (1770-1801); selected legal papers re. local cases heard at Ulverston Petty Sessions or Lancashire Quarter Sessions (c.1842-1887); liquor licences (1850-1881); Piel Island Hotel visitors' books (1856-1941); crew lists and agreements from Port of Barrow ships (incomplete, c.1860-1913); Furness Railway correspondence and printed emphemera (19th cent.); mining plans (19th-20th cents.); building plans, local parliamentary acts and maps (19th-20th cents.); Amos Beardsley's Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society scrapbooks (1868-1886); correspondence and papers of local historians F. Barnes, Harper Gaythorpe, J.L. Hobbs, W.B. Kendall, P.V. Kelly and James Melville (20th cent.); stray items from local parish chests, etc.; 17th-21st cents.
Date1342-21st century
Catalogue levelFonds
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