Catalogue description George Sprittles Scrapbook

This record is held by Leeds Beckett University: Archive and Special Collections

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Reference: BPA/SP
Title: George Sprittles Scrapbook

The scrapbook contains mainly photographs of hospital staff, including officers and other ranks, nurses and patients of the 2nd Northern General Hospital. Other ephemera are pasted in, including George Sprittles call up papers

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Date: 1916 - 1919
Held by: Leeds Beckett University: Archive and Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: Scrapbook and 1 CD
Access conditions:

Original has been scanned onto a CD-R in .tif format. PC with suitable image software required

Immediate source of acquisition:

Iain Poole

Custodial history:

Original scrapbook was held by Iain Poole, retired Lecturer at Leeds Met who was given the book by Sprittle's neice Joyce Pogson Principal Lecturer in History at the City of Leeds and Carnegie College. Iain Poole donated it to the archive in 2007


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Administrative / biographical background:

George Sprittles was born in Wakefield in 1893 He was called up in 1916 and was stationed at the 2nd Northern General Hospital (based in the newly built City of Leeds Training College at Beckett Park) he left Beckett Park in 1919 having made the rank of sergeant. He was later ordained and ministered in the Nottingham area. On his death in 1980 he was Canon of Southwell Cathedral. George's elder brother was Joseph Sprittles who contributed many articles to the Thoresby Society, including a study of New Grange, the grounds of which were to house the Training College

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