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Bibliography

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. 1987.
Burt, S. and Grady, K.  The Merchants' 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.

Building the Town Hall
Briggs, Asa, The Building of Leeds Town Hall. In: Publications of the Thoresby Society, Volume 54, Miscellany Volume 13, Part 3, 1961, pages 275-302.
Leeds Borough Council: Leeds Town Hall Instructions to Architects  1852.
Brodrick, C. On the roof of the new Town Hall. In: Transactions of the British Association Report,1858, pages 207-208.
Mayhall, John, The Annals of Yorkshire, Volumes 1,2 and 3. 1878.


Quotations in the section on Building the Town Hall are taken from:
Briggs, A. The Building of Leeds Town Hall. In: Thoresby Society Publications, Volume 46, Pt.3, 275-302.
Mayhall, John: The Annals of Yorkshire, Volumes 1, 2 and 3. 1878
Minutes of the Town Hall Committee. (West Yorkshire Archive Service.)
Reid, T. Wemyss:  A Memoir of John Deakin Heaton MD,1883.

On Cuthbert Brodrick
Linstrum, Derek, Towers and Colonnades. The Architecture of Cuthbert Brodrick. 1999
Wilson, T. Butler, Two Leeds Architects 1937

Opening of the Town Hall
Allanwood Books: The Queens visit to Leeds in 1858.  1994.
Mayhall, John: The Annals of Yorkshire, Volume 1, pages 717-724.
Wardell, J. Records of the visit of Queen Victora
(This includes Illustrations from the Illustrated London News, the Illustrated News of the World, and newspaper reports from the Leeds Intelligencer and the Times)
Leeds Intelligencer, Extraordinary edition, 7th September 1858.
Leeds Intelligencer Supplement, 11th September 1858.
Visit of Queen Victoria, Official Programme, 1858

Description of the Building
Extracts from: The Building News, February 12th 1858, pages 152-153. February 19th 1858, pages 173-174. March 19th 1858, pages 305-306. April 16th 1858, pages 406-407. June 25th 1858, page 652. August 6th 1858, pages 785-795. August 20th 1858, pages 841-842. September 10th 1858, pages 911-912. September 17th 1858, page 935. December 17th 1858, page 1242. December 31st, 1858, pages 1289.
Mayhall, John: The Annals of Yorkshire, Volume 1, pages 724-728. 1878.
Department of National Heritage, Revised list of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest,  1996.

General Information
Leeds Leisure Services: A brief history of Leeds Town Hall, 1996.
Cunningham, C. J. K. A study of Town Halls of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the reflection of pride in civic buildings. Chapter 7 Leeds Town Hall. University of Leeds, PhD Thesis, 1974.
Cunningham, C. J. K. Victorian and Edwardian Town Halls 1981.
Leeds Libraries: General Information of the Town Hall.

The Organ
Leeds Town Hall Organ 1948.
Inauguration of the rebuilt organ, Leeds Town Hall, Souvenir Programme 1972.
Johnstone K. The Organ in Leeds Town Hall. 1978.

Royal Visitis.
Royal Handbook to Leeds. Visit or HRH the Duke of Edinburgh 1875.
Royal Visit to Leeds, Programme 1885.
Bower J. R. Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Official Programme 1885.
Jennings G. R. Royal visit to Leeds, Souvenir Programme 1908.
Fox, Robert, Visit of HRH Prince of Wales, 1923.

The Bridewell
Owen, John: The Leeds Bridewell, 1858-1993. 1993.

Victoria Hall
Leeds City Council: Restoration of the Leeds Victoria Hall, 1979.

Leeds Musical Festivals
Sprittles J. Leeds Musical Festivals. In: Thoresby Society Publications, Volume 46, Pt2, Miscellany volume 13, Pt 2, 1961, pages 202-270.


Images

Maps
All maps are from the collection in the Local Studies Library in Leeds, except where indicated below.

Other Images
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.


Building the Town Hall
Colour print of the interior of the Victoria Hall is taken from: Images of Leeds by Peter Brears, and is in the collection of the Leeds City Museum.

Setting the Scene
Portrait of John Deakin Heaton from: A Memoir of John Deakin Heaton by Thomas Wemyss Reid, 1883.
Brodricks original Drawing south elevation, and Brodrick's original plan from the collection of the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds.

Work in Progress
Original design for staircase, and working drawing iof the Tower from the collection of the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds.

Opening of the Town Hall
Engravings from: Wardell, J. Records of the visit of Queen Victora. Originally published in The Illustrated London News, and The Illustrated News of the World.

Woodsley House
Engravings from: Wardell, J. Records of the visit of Queen Victora. Originally published in The Illustrated London News, and The Illustrated News of the World.

The Finished Building
Engraving of the Mayor's suite of rooms from: Wardell, as above.

Statues and Inscriptions
Engraving of archway over the main entrance from: Wardell, as above.
Entrance screen and general view of the Victoria Hall from: Restoration of the Victoria Hall, Leeds City Council, 1979.

Later Alterations
Refurbished Victoria Hall, and Entrance Screen from: Restoration of the Victoria Hall, Leeds City Council, 1979.

Uses of the Town Hall
Portrait of Sir Arthur Sullivan from: Scott, Vol.2, Pt1, page 121.
Banquet for Councillor Beecroft, 1859 from : The History of Leeds, Vol 5, No.2, page 128 by William Boyne 1877.      
Engraving of Mr. Gladstone at Leeds originally published in the Illustated London News, 15/10/1881, page 368.

Royal Visits
Engravings from: Wardell, J. Records of the Visit of Queen Victora. Originally published in The Illustrated London News, and The Illustrated News of the World.

War Time
Photographs of the opening of the British Restaurant 1942 originally published in the Yorkshire Evening News. Reproduced by kind permission of the Yorkshire Post.

Royal Visits
Engravings from: Wardell, J. Records of the visit of Queen Victora. Originally published in The Illustrated London News, and The Illustrated News of the World.





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