Borthwick Catalogue

collection TRS - Records of The Rowntree Society

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Records of The Rowntree Society


  • c 1916-1930 (Production)

Niveau de description


Importance matérielle et support

0.1 cubic metres

1 box

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

The Rowntree Society (2001-)

Histoire administrative

The Rowntree Society was founded in York in 2001 to ‘further knowledge about the lives and legacy’ of the Rowntree family. It became a registered charity in 2004.

The society maintains a website giving detailed histories of Rowntree family members, businesses and other related organisations. It also advises on new Rowntree projects and organises events to promote the ‘Rowntree story’ in York, for which it has produced a range of accompanying educational materials.

The society is composed of a board of nine trustees. It receives funding from the Joseph Rowntree Trusts and from grant making trusts and private individuals.

Histoire archivistique

Modalités d'entrée

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 2015.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Présentation du contenu

Rowntree & Co long-service certificate presented to Charlotte Wright to mark 18 years of service, signed by Oscar Rowntree, February 1930; letter from Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree to Arthur Henderson, Labour cabinet minister, as President of the Board of Education, concerning the national minimum wage, c.1916, with bibliographical notes, [21st century].


Further accruals are expected.

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Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

24 hours’ notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions de reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

The archive has not yet been catalogued.

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

The Borthwick Institute also holds the records of Rowntree & Co, Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree and Oscar Rowntree (as part of the Rowntree Family Papers).

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Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

Created by S. A. Shearn, 08.05.17.




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