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The Life and Collections of W.T. Freemantle

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Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

University of Leeds

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This workshop and discussion explores the letters of Yorkshire antiquarian, author and musician William Thomas Freemantle and his remarkable curiosity for music and local history.


The collection of William Thomas Freemantle (1849-1931) came into the possession of Lord Brotherton in 1928. As a passionate musician, Freemantle owned the largest private collection of material relating to the Felix Mendelssohn, in addition to collections of books, papers, numismatics and local pottery. Freemantle was passionate about Sheffield, collecting local items widely, and publishing a comprehensive ‘Bibliography of Sheffield’ in 1911.

Working with Professor Bryan White, second year students Sarah, Emma and Hannah are using this material held in the University of Leeds Special Collections to learn more about this inquisitive and curious local character. The students will talk about their research and work with the Freemantle Collection, which will be particularly fascinating to those interested in Yorkshire history.

The first half of this event will be a talk, followed by a workshop activity in the second half.


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