Northumberland Handicrafts Guild Archive

Subject strengths: Local History, Arts and Culture

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.

 

Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Northumberland Handicrafts Guild Archive

Archive Ref Code: NHG

Date Range of Material

1900 - 1947

Type of Material

Archive relating to the Northumberland Handicrafts Guild organisation.

Size of Collection

1 Linear Metres

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example NHG 1/1 Northumberland Handicrafts Guild: Constitution (1900)).

You can then place your order by linking to our request form. 

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Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for April 2011.