Document referenceQDS(L)
TitleRecords of literary societies : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of rules of scientific and literary societies at Coatham, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby and York.
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyUnder the Act of 1843 (6 & 7 Victoria cap. 36) societies devoted to science, literature or the fine arts could claim exemption from local rates if their rules were certified by the certifying barrister for friendly societies, and one copy, after formal confirmation by the Recorder of Justices, filed with the Clerk of the Peace.
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