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This is a backup copy of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and is currently unavailable. Editing and account creation are disabled.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.

During the creation of a digital community archive on a list was created of collections in relation to the Irish community in West Yorkshire. The This is Our History project collected together oral recordings, written stories and images for mthe communites. Below is a table of some of the records held in the collections of West Yorksrhie Archive Service.

Source Guide
Catalogue Reference date Description Location
15D74/10/1 1793-1819 William Paley Baildon, notes and papers concerning Reade, Bancroft, Paley and Baildon families. Including letters to F S Reade, merchant, Leeds from John Ainsworth re business 1809-1819 and letters to Mrs Paley, County Mayo, Ireland from her sister, at Langcliffe re family matters 1793-1795 Bradford
QD4/143-144 & QT1/3/97 1884 Finance Committee, Draft report on the removal of Scottish and Irish poor, 1866; report on financial procedure, 1884 Wakefield
51D99/5/10 unknown poster, of Bingley Musical Union's presentation of an Irish Evening,

with the Dale County Show Band, at Bingley Arts Centre

DB6/C27/8, unknown Letter from G A Gaskell to the Bradford Observer, concerning the radical causes of Irish distress Bradford
52D00/4/1 1990 Diary for Undercliffe Middle School, Containing some notes, circulars, a leaflet concerning an Irish Day by the Bradford Irish Education Group, and claim forms for travel expenses for teachers, 1990 Bradford
LC/ED/60/1, unknown Mount St Mary's RC School Boys log book, This school was primarily attended by the Irish children living around the Mount area of Leeds. Leeds
KC951, 1910 - 1942 IRISH LEAGUE CLUB, HUDDERSFIELD, RECORDS, Includes minutes 1910-1940, membership records 1919-1920, financial records 1910-1942 Kirklees
CP/13/6, unknown photo of Roscoe Inn, leeds Leeds
WYL78/A/V/COLLECTION unknown Letters from George Reid P.R.S.A. the artist, to Samuel Smiles. Leeds
SpSt/10/5, 1641-1642 Irish Rebellion, 1641-1642 Bradford
WYL250 1816 -1929 Marquess of Clanricarde (Ulick John de Burgh), correspondence and papers, relating to Irish affairs including militia; poor relief, railways and parliamentary elections; Indian affairs 1816, 1856-1865; Post Office business 1846-1852 (Postmaster General 1846-1852); foreign affairs mainly re Italy 1846-1860; draft despatches etc as Ambassador to Russia 1838-1841; miscellaneous political correspondence 1824-1873; family and legal correspondence and papers 1824-1867; Irish Estate papers 1857-1929 Leeds
WYC:1338/23 2006 File containing summary of interview and copy of interviews on CD (36 mins) made in 2006 Calderdale
WYP/LE/A137/235 unknown Irish revolutionary organisations Wakefield