Archive Collection NHG - Northumberland Handicrafts Guild Archive

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Northumberland Handicrafts Guild Archive


  • 1900 - 1947 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 Boxes. 1 linear metre.

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Transferred from the Porters Building in 2010, with a 2nd accrual gifted to the library in 2012.

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The Northumberland Handicrafts Guild was formed at a meeting held on 9th June 1900 and its aim was to promote the study of handicrafts in the County of Northumberland. There was a particular emphasis on embroidery, woodwork, basket work, leather work and weaving. Prominent members of the committee include Thomas Edward Hodgkin, Richard George Hatton, Ella Pease and Miss Noble.

This archive comprises of the annual reports of the organisation 1900 - 1936, together with a small collection of other constitutional and committee records. The collection includes also accounting material for the period 1930 - 1947 and press cuttings related to the activities of the Guild. Part of the archive is dedicated to mementos and the embroidery work of Margaret Scott, a member of the Guild in the early 1900s.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Largely chronological

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UK copyright law applies

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Northumberland Handicrafts Guild Archive, NHG, held at Newcastle University Special Collections and Archives.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

This EAD description created 3/4/2019.




Archivist's note

This EAD description created 3/4/2019.

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