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Records relating to the formation and legal incorporation of the Trust, including founding documents ,1946-1947; early correspondence from Council members to regarding potential nature reserves, 1947-1958 and records of founding members and Trust ...


Records relating to the financial administration of the Trust from its foundation in 1946 up to 2005, including early accounts 1946-1963, some information on staff salaries 1980-1992, and records of grant applications 1981-2005.

Botanical records 1946-1975

A general file of correspondence and record cards relating to the botanical species on site, including mid-20th century copies of the 1879 and 1884-1889 record cards which formed the basis of the publication of 'A Wood in Ascam'.


Papers concerning the governance of the Trust, including the structure and running of central and regional committees.Records of central committees include Council minutes, 1946-2003; annual reports, 1947-2011; minutes of the Annual General Meetin...


The Council was the highest authority of the Trust between 1946 and 2008 and was supported and reported to by a changing number of subordinate committees in dealing with both operational and strategic matters. In 2009, Council was replaced by the ...

Accounts 1946-1963

A single bound volume containing the early accounts of the Trust, containing information on expenses for printing, purchasing stationery and postage, general accounts, site funds and details of some of the Trust's first freehold lands, includ...


Comprising correspondence, minutes and papers relating to the Trust's liaison with local and national conservation bodies and its representation on external committees. Files include records relating to Trust representatives on external bodie...

Press Cuttings

Press cuttings from national and local newspapers relating to the acquisition of the Askham Bog site by Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust in 1946. The file includes cuttings from the Northern Echo, Yorkshire Post, Manchester Guardian, The Times an...

Early Letters

Correspondence from the period immediately after the establishment of the Trust, primarily regarding potential early nature reserve acquisitions. During the early years of the Trust, this correspondence was dealt with by Trust Council members befo...

Annual reports 1947-1996

Trust Annual Reports covering 1947-1996. There are no Annual Reports for the period 1989-1994; some of these years are covered in the subsequent series of Annual Reports and Accounts.

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