The following is a selection of items available in the Local Studies Library in Leeds. More are available on request.
For a general history of Leeds see:
Burt, S. and Grady, K. The Illustrated History of Leeds. 2002.
Thornton, D. Leeds: The Story of a City. 2002
Fraser, D. (Ed.) A History of Modern Leeds. 1980.
Beresford, M.W. and Jones G.R.J. (Eds.) Leeds and its Region. 1967.
Burt, S and Grady, K. War Plague and Trade. Leeds in the seventeenth Century.
Burt, S and Grady, K. The Merchantsí Golden Age. Leeds 1700-1790. 1987.
Heap, Ann, and Brears, Peter, Leeds Describ'd. Eyewitness Accounts of Leeds 1534-1905.
Earlier accounts of the history of Leeds are given in:
Parsons, E. The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial and miscellaneous history of Leeds etc. 1834.
Thoresby, Ralph. Ducatus Leodiensis. 1715.
Whitaker, T. D. Leodis and Elmete. 1816.
History of the theatre in Leeds.
Preedy, R. Leeds Theatres Remembered. 1981
Rimmer, W. G. Stage and Screen No.21 of Leeds and its Industrial Growth. In: Leeds Journal Volume 28 1957 pages 7-11.
Mattison A. Chronicles of Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post. Leeds and its History Three
The Theatre, Hunslet Lane
Copley, J: The Theatre in Hunslet Lane.Part 1 In: Thoresby Society Publications Volume 54 Miscellany Volume 16 Pt 2 Pages 65-67. 1979.
Copley, J: The Theatre in Hunslet Lane.Part 2 In: Thoresby Society Publications Volume 54 Miscellany Volume 16 Part 3, Pages 196-208. 1979.
Fentemanís Guide to Leeds. 1858.
Heaton, J: Walks through Leeds 1835
Johnson J: New Guide to Leeds 1865
Sargeant P Mrs. Jordan: Child of Nature.1913
Jerrold, C.. The story of Dorothy Jordan. 1914
Aspinall, A. Mrs. Jordan and her family. 1951
Theatre Royals Famous Manager In: York and County Magazine August 1967 page 8
Albion Street Music Hall
Bonser, Kenneth, J. The Music Hall Albion Street. Details of its History from various sources. 1957.
The City Varieties.
Mellor G. J. A hundred years of the City Varieties.
Loudon A. The amazing story of the Famous Varieties 1973.
Riley, Peter, The Amazing Varieties. 1997.
The Grand Theatre
Wilkinson, Ronald, The Grand Theatre: The first hundred years. 1977.
Beaumont J. The birth of a theatre.
Leeds Grand Theatre Souvenir Pamphlet.1928.
The Civic Theatre
Linstrum, D. Towers and colonnades: the architecture of Cuthbert Brodrick 1999
Leeds Civic Playhouse. Programme for the Opening 1926.
Leeds Civic Theatre Refurbishment Proposals 1983.
The Music Hall, Albion Street
Bonser, Kenneth J. The Music Hall Albion Street. Details of its History from Various Sources. 1957.
All maps are from the collection in the Local Studies Library in Leeds, except where indicated below.
Most of the images used are from the print collection in the Local Studies Library. Some are from books and other materials in the Local Studies collection, and where this is the case, details are given below, as are details of those images taken from other sources.
Drawing of the Theatre, Hunslet Lane from: Braithwaite, Photogaphs of his original watercolours 1862-1903.
Photographs of Marie Lloyd and Grosvenor McCord from the Yorkshire Owl 1895.
Scene from Havana at the Grand Theatre from: The Leeds Playgoer Volume 1 No.1 October 1924.
Exterior view from: The Illustrated History of Leeds by S. Burt and K. Grady 2002. By kind permission of the authors.
The Portrait of Mrs. Jordan is from an engraving by John Ogbourne, 1788, in: Mrs. Jordan, Child of Nature by Philip W. Sargeant 1913.
The Empire Palace
The Empire Palace Theatre 1902 from: Leeds Fireclay Company. Burmantofts 1902.
Seating Plan from:The Leeds Playgoer Volume 1 No.1 October 1924.
Rehearsal, and Saturday night at the Empire from:
John Waddington's Annual 'The Book for the Playgoer' 1902.
The Queen's Theatre
Exterior view in the collection of the Thoresby Society.
The Auditorium from: John Waddington's Annual 'The Book for the Playgoer' 1902.
Plan from The Builder, No. 25 1867 page 696.
Photograph of Edith St. Clair from: Yorkshire Harlequin 1897-98 page 137.
Photograph of Florrie Ford from: Babes in the Wood, Francis Laidler's first Leeds Pantomime. 1909.
The City Varieties
Photograph of The Eight Lancashire Lads from: Robert's Pantomime Annual 1897-1898.
The Grand Theatre
Exterior view and ground and upper plans from: The Builder, November 16th 1878, pages 1201, 1202,1203.
Photograph of Wilson Barrett from: Leeds Pantomime Annual 1894-5.
Photographs of Mabel Love, and Harriet Vernon from: Yorkshire Owl Pantomime Annual 1893-4.
Interior of the Hippodrome from: The Leeds Playgoer Volume 1 No.1 October 1924.
Photographs of the building of the Leeds Playhouse by Geoffrey Steadman in: Leeds Playhouse A Souvenir Brochure, issued on the Occasion of the Opening of the theatre in September 1970. By kind permission of the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Images of programmes used by kind permission of West Yorkshire Playhouse.