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Yates, John: letter (1810)


Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL207

Held at: Senate House Library, University of London

Title: Yates, John: letter (1810)

Date(s): 1810

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 leaves

Name of creator(s): Yates | John | 1755-1826 | Unitarian minister


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Yates was born in Bolton, in 1755. He became a Unitarian minister in Liverpool and was noted for his support of radical politics and opposition to slavery. He married Elizabeth Bostock, a doctor's widow, and they had eight children. His eldest son, Joseph Brooks Yates, became a well-known businessman and antiquary, and his fourth son, James Yates, followed him into the Unitarian ministry.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Yates of Liverpool to his son, Reverend James Yates, 30 Apr 1810. Congratulating him on coming of age. Autograph, with signature.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inserted into a copy of Yates's A Funeral Discourse (presentation copy inscribed to his wife Elizabeth) - classmark: G8 [Yates].


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

A photostatic copy and a microfilm copy of the text are held by the University of Viriginia.

Related material:

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2008

Rites | Customs and traditions | Cultural heritage
Sons | Children (family) | Family members | Family

Personal names
Yates | John | 1755-1826 | Unitarian minister

Corporate names