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[-]Archive of the University of Liverpool: Records of University-Related Institutions

Records relating to the Liverpool University Settlement

Reference D7, D345 & D457
Dates of Creation 1907 - 1978
Physical Description 3 series

Administrative / Biographical History

The idea of a Settlement was for some time mooted in University College, Liverpool, especially by student members of the College's Christian Union, but the first definite steps were taken in January 1906 when the Reverend Kelman of Edinburgh University Settlement addressed a meeting at the University. Soon afterwards a Committee was formed which drew up a scheme for a Settlement for men only, in view of the fact that the Victoria Settlement at 294 Netherfield Road, which had been at work since 1897, catered for women only.

Originally it was proposed that the Settlement should be in Everton close to the Victoria Settlement but in view of communications with the Florence Institute for Boys in Mill Street and the David Lewis Hotel in Nile Street it was decided to establish the Settlement in the South end of Liverpool. The settlement opened at 129 Park Street in September 1906. However, largely through the efforts of Mr F J Marquis, James Reynolds and Charles Whitley, enough money was raised to build the Settlement in Nile Street on a site adjoining the David Lewis Hotel. The new building was opened in 1913.

The David Lewis Hotel and club had been erected in 1906 by the executors of the founder of Lewis's Limited. Its links with the University Settlement were strengthened by the appointment of its Warden, Mr Marquis, to become the Warden of the Settlement also in 1909, a post he held until 1920. Dr Ernest Griffith, who became Warden of the Settlement in 1922, developed the contacts of the Settlement with other bodies and it was to house the various boys' gangs in the district and scout troops that he conceived the idea which led to the building of York House in 1926. It was during this period that the link between Liverpool College and boys who lived near the Settlement was first established, and that the David Lewis premises were used for educational classes for the unemployed a number of whom in 1935-1936 under the Settlement's auspices assisted in the excavations at Maiden Castle and Eddisbury.

After the second world war there were a number of developments as well as research projects with which the Settlement and its associated clubs were associated. Before the War members and associates of the Settlement had carried out a good deal of research some of which was published, notably in Housing Problems in Liverpool (1931). With a view to identifying particular social problems a number of research projects were instituted in the fifteen or so years after the end of the war, which resulted in the publication of a number of papers (including Juvenile Delinquency 1951 and Life After Sixty [1961-1962]) and the introduction of a number of new schemes, including the Rathbone Street Adventure Playground, the Windsor Junior Boys Club and the Social Workers' Luncheon Club. In 1946 women were also admitted to the Settlement.

On the 10 April 1976 the title of Liverpool University Settlement was changed to the Liverpool Settlement (South)

Arrangement

Arranged by provenance into the following sections:

  • Records of Liverpool University Settlement
  • Administrative Files of Liverpool Settlement (South)
  • Records of Liverpool Settlement (South) and the Victoria Settlement

Related Material

D45 - Victoria Settlement


Access Points

Subjects
Housing England Liverpool
Corporate Names
David Lewis Ltd
University Settlement Liverpool

Records of Liverpool University Settlement (1907 - 1974)

Reference D7
Physical Description 7 boxes, 1 financial volume

Scope and Content

Records of the Liverpool University Settlement, Nile St, Liverpool, comprising: Memorandum of Association and correspondence, 1913 plus minutes, accounts, annual reports, photographs etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

For biographical details relating to the Liverpool University Settlement, see D345 above

Acquisition Information

Transferred by the Secretary (Mr H M Brinkman), the Warden (Mr G P Riches), he Chairman (Miss N L Arthurson) and the Administrator (Mrs Carter) , the University Settlement, Nile St, Liverpool 6 Apr 1970; 23 Jul 1970; 6 Mar 1972; 21 Apr 1972; 7 Feb 1980; 2 Feb 1988

Bibliography

"The Work of Settlements" in the Sphinx (University of Liverpool Students' magazine) Vol XIV No 2, 31 Oct 1906, pp. 25-27

King, C M and H King, "The Two Nations" The Life and Work of Liverpool University Settlement and its Associated Institutions 1906-1937, Liverpool University Press, 1938

Simey, M B. Charitable Effort in Liverpool in the Nineteenth Century, Liverpool University Press, 1951

J. B. Priestley, English Journey, 1934 (contains an account of the educational classes for the unemployed at the David Lewis premises in the 1930s)

J. B. Mays, Growing up in the City: a study of juvenile delinquency in an urban neighbourhood, Liverpool University Department of Social Science, Social Research Series, Liverpool University Press 1954, and reprint, Liverpool University Press 1964

J. B. Mays, Adventure In Play: The Story of the Rathbone Street Adventure Playground, Liverpool Council of Social Service, 1957

The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Woolton, C.H., P.C., D.L., LL.D.,, 1959 (pp.25-32 on the origins and early work of the Settlement and related clubs)

A. R. Allan and G. Riches, "The University and the University Settlement" in The University of Liverpool Staff Newsletter, No.65, June 1972, pp.186-192

G. Riches, "Liverpool University Settlement"in The University of Liverpool Recorder, No.66, October 1974, pp.16-17

Access Points

Corporate Names
Liverpool University Settlement

Minute Books (1907 - 1965)

Reference D7/1
Physical Description 9 series

Minute Books: University Settlement's Council (1907 - 1965)

Reference D7/1/1
Physical Description 4 items

Minute of the Council (17 July 1907 (1st meeting) - 18 December 1913)

Reference D7/1/1/1
Physical Description 1 volume, no index

Scope and Content

These minutes are in manuscript until the minutes of the meeting of 15 May 1913 whence they are on typescript sheets pasted into the volume with the exception of the minutes of the meeting of 18 December 1913.

At the front of this volume is an extract from Minutes of the Executive committee of the LUS 25 February 1907 suggesting that the question of the formation of a Council for the University Settlement be taken up with the Vice Chancellor, and that the Constitution (written out in the volume) which was approved at Council's first meeting


Minutes of the Council (18 December 1913 - 8 October 1923)

Reference D7/1/1/1a
Physical Description 1 volume, no index, minutes mainly in manuscript but with some typescript minutes pasted in

Minutes of the Council and of the Annual Meeting (12 November 1923 - 8 June 1931)

Reference D7/1/1/2
Physical Description 1 volume, no index

Scope and Content

These minutes are in manuscript until the minutes of the meeting of 16 December [1929] whence they are on typescript sheets pasted into the volume with the exception of the minutes of the meeting of 2 July 1928 (typescript too)

Also includes Minutes of Joint Meeting of the Settlement Council and the General Committee of the David Lewis Club, 28 July and 8 September 1924, the minutes of the Building Sub-Committee 8 September and 15 October 1924 and the Minutes of the Building and Finance Sub-Committees 1 December 1924


Minutes of the Council and of the Annual General Meeting (20 October 1932 - 15 November 1965)

Reference D7/1/1/3
Physical Description 1 volume, no index, typescript sheets pasted into the volume

Minute Books: University Settlement's Finance and General Purposes Committee (1914 - 1921; 1934 - 1964)

Reference D7/1/2
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

The Minute Books of the Council and Finance and General Purposes, Development and Finance, etc. Committees, of the A.G.M.. etc., 11 January 1965 - date, is in the custody of the Warden. This volume also contains reports.


Minute Books: University Settlement's Finance and General Purposes Committee (1914 - 1921; 1934 - 1964)

Reference D7/1/2
Physical Description 1 volume, no index, typescript sheets pasted into the volume

Scope and Content

Loose in the volume are the following: Accounts (shares etc.) of the Settlement 1947 - 1949, List of securities of the Settlement 7 Feb. 1949, Reasons for replacement of boiler not dated [c. 1964], Minutes of meeting of representatives of the David Lewis Youth Club and the University Settlement Committee to discuss the joint youth activities in the Great George Street area not dated [August 1963], and report of meeting on 28 May 1964 for appointment of a leader for the York House Boy's Club


Minute Books: Harrington School Case Sub-Committee (1921 - 1924)

Reference D7/1/3
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: Harrington School Case Sub-Committee (8 September 1921 - 17 January 1924)

Reference D7/1/3
Physical Description 1 volume, no index

Scope and Content

Appointed by the Managers of the Harrington Council School, 22 June 1921.

Also contains list of some of the members of the Harrington Old Boys Club not dated [ca.1926] and of members of the Senior Club 2 February 1926, noting that the Harrington O.B.C's headquarters is in the New Building in Nile Street


Minute Books: Residential Settlement(s) Association Movement (1929 - 1930)

Reference D7/1/4
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: Residential Settlement(s) Association Movement (2 October [1929] (inaugural meeting to establish a branch of the Movement) - 16 January [1930]; 26 February [1930])

Reference D7/1/4
Physical Description 1 volume, no index

Scope and Content

Meeting on 2 October [1929] was inaugural meeting to establish a branch of the Movement. Meeting on 26 February [1930] was the Joint Meeting of the Victoria and Nile Street Settlements


Minute Books: York House Boy's Club Governing Committee (1934 - 1956)

Reference D7/1/5
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: York House Boy's Club Governing Committee (13 November 1934 - 15 June 1956)

Reference D7/1/5
Physical Description 1 volume, no index, manuscript minutes until 7 April 1938 whence they are typescript sheets pasted into the volume

Scope and Content

Loose in the volume are some agenda papers and correspondence including the Warden's Report for 28 February 1956 meeting


Minute Books: York House Old Boy's Committee (1949 - 1958)

Reference D7/1/6
Physical Description 2 volumes

Minute Books: York House Old Boy's Committee (11 October 1949 - 17 April 1953)

Reference D7/1/6/1
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: York House Old Boy's Committee (2 - 26 September 1955 and 5 February 1958)

Reference D7/1/6/2
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: York House Mixed Group Committee (1954 - 1955)

Reference D7/1/7
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: York House Mixed Group Committee (31 March 1954 - 23 March 1955)

Reference D7/1/7/1
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

And note on result of ballot to compose this committee, 19 March 1954


Minute Books: Pitt Street and Area Juvenile Committee, later the Rathbone Street Adventure Playground Committee (1950 - 1960)

Reference D7/1/8
Physical Description 1 volume

Minute Books: Pitt Street and Area Juvenile Committee, later the Rathbone Street Adventure Playground Committee (30 November 1950 - 9 June 1959 (Pitt Street); 20 October 1959 - 8 February 1960 (Rathbone Street))

Reference D7/1/8
Physical Description 1 volume, no index

Scope and Content

These minutes are in manuscript and typescript; they run chronologically form the back of the volume (clip binder volume) to the front.

A number of reports, etc. are inserted into this volume relating to the Committee's work, especially 1957 onwards.

The volume also includes Minutes of the meeting of the Pitt Street Area Committee with representatives of the Playgrounds Sub-Committee, the local Education Authority and the City Architect, 17 October 1951.


General Minute Books (1913 - 1971)

Reference D7/1/9
Physical Description 1 volume

General Minute Book (1913 - 1971)

Reference D7/1/9
Physical Description 1 volume, no index

Scope and Content

Volume comprising, mainly in separate sections:

List of names and addresses of members of the Association and compiled and updated 1913 to 1970 onwards

Loose typescript list of names and addresses of [members of Council] as sent to Companies House 20 November 1944

List of names and addresses of members of the Council compiled and updated 1913 onwards to 1971

Loose and pasted in duplicated typescript minutes of the A.G.M. 21 February 1969 - 22 April 1971 of Council meetings 31 October 1969 - 28 October 1971

Duplicated typescript list of names and positions held by members of the Executive Committee, 1970

Loose duplicated typescript extracts from the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Settlement 1913


Account Books and Papers of the University Settlement (1930 - 1970)

Reference D7/2
Physical Description 31 volumes

Annual Accounts and Some Investment Schedules (1930 - 1970)

Reference D7/2/1
Physical Description 31 volumes

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1930 for (1 January) 1930 - 31 December 1930)

Reference D7/2/1/1
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1933 for (1 January) 1933 - 31 December 1933)

Reference D7/2/1/2
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1934 for (1 January) 1934 - 31 December 1934)

Reference D7/2/1/3
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1937 for (1 January) 1937 - 31 December 1937)

Reference D7/2/1/4
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1940 for (1 August) 1939 - 31 July 1940)

Reference D7/2/1/5
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1942 for (1 August) 1941 - 31 July 1942)

Reference D7/2/1/6
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1944 for (1 August) 1943 - 31 July 1944)

Reference D7/2/1/7
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1945 for (1 August) 1944 - 31 July 1945)

Reference D7/2/1/8
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1946 for (1 August) 1945 - 31 July 1946)

Reference D7/2/1/9
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1947 for (1 August) 1946 - 31 July 1947)

Reference D7/2/1/10
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1949 for (1 August) 1948 - 31 March 1949)

Reference D7/2/1/11
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1950 for (1 April) 1949 - 31 March 1950)

Reference D7/2/1/12
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1951 for (1 April) 1950 - 31 March 1951)

Reference D7/2/1/13
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1952 for (1 April) 1951 - 31 March 1952)

Reference D7/2/1/14
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1953 for (1 April) 1952 - 31 March 1953)

Reference D7/2/1/15
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1954 for (1 April) 1953 - 31 March 1954)

Reference D7/2/1/16
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1955 for (1 April) 1954 - 31 March 1955)

Reference D7/2/1/17
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1956 for (1 April) 1955 - 31 March 1956)

Reference D7/2/1/18
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1958 for (1 April) 1957 - 31 March 1958)

Reference D7/2/1/19
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1959 for (1 April) 1958 - 31 March 1959)

Reference D7/2/1/20
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1960 for (1 April) 1959 - 31 March 1960)

Reference D7/2/1/21
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1961 for (1 April) 1960 - 31 March 1961)

Reference D7/2/1/22
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1962 for (1 April) 1961 - 31 March 1962)

Reference D7/2/1/23
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1963 for (1 April) 1962 - 31 March 1962)

Reference D7/2/1/24
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1964 for (1 April) 1963 - 31 March 1964)

Reference D7/2/1/25
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1965 for (1 April) 1964 - 31 March 1965)

Reference D7/2/1/26
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1966 for (1 April) 1965 - 31 March 1966)

Reference D7/2/1/27
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules (1967 for (1 April) 1966 - 31 March 1967)

Reference D7/2/1/28
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules and Note (Annual Report) by Chairman (1968 for (1 April) 1967 - 31 March 1968)

Reference D7/2/1/29
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules and Note (Annual Report) by Chairman (1969 for (1 April) 1968 - 31 March 1969)

Reference D7/2/1/30
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Accounts and some Investment Schedules and a list of Members of the Council and Note (Annual Report) by Chairman (1970 for (1 April) 1969 - 31 March 1970)

Reference D7/2/1/31
Physical Description 1 item

York House Boy's Club Balance Sheets, Income and Expenditure Accounts (1956 - 1958)

Reference D7/2/2/1-3
Physical Description

York House Boy's Club Balance Sheets, Income and Expenditure Accounts (1956 for (1 April) 1955 - 31 March 1956)

Reference D7/2/2/1
Physical Description 1 bundle

York House Boy's Club Balance Sheets, Income and Expenditure Accounts (1957 for (1 April) 1956 - 31 March 1957)

Reference D7/2/2/2
Physical Description 1 bundle

York House Boy's Club Balance Sheets, Income and Expenditure Accounts (1958 for (1 April) 1957 - 31 March 1958)

Reference D7/2/2/3
Physical Description 1 bundle

Reports on Investments held by the University Settlement (1963 - 1965)

Reference D7/2/3/1-5
Physical Description 5 items

Reports on Investments held by the University Settlement (February 1963)

Reference D7/2/3/1
Physical Description 1 item

Reports on Investments held by the University Settlement (May 1964)

Reference D7/2/3/2
Physical Description 1 item

Reports on Investments held by the University Settlement (September 1963)

Reference D7/2/3/3
Physical Description 1 item

Reports on Investments held by the University Settlement (March 1964)

Reference D7/2/3/4
Physical Description 1 item

Reports on Investments held by the University Settlement (march 1965)

Reference D7/2/3/5
Physical Description 1 item

Reports and Accounts of the University Settlement (1948 - 1950)

Reference D7/2/4
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Notices of AGMs and Meetings of Council and Finance and General Purposes Committee members, reports of wardens of Settlement and York House Boy's Club, balance sheets and accounts


Reports and Accounts of the University Settlement (1948)

Reference D7/2/4/1
Physical Description 1 item, duplicated typescript

Reports and Accounts of the University Settlement (1950)

Reference D7/2/4/2
Physical Description 1 item, duplicated typescript

Annual Report of the University Settlement (including Accounts) (1949, 1952)

Reference D7/2/5/1-2
Physical Description 2 items

Annual Report of the University Settlement (including Accounts) ((1949): 31 July 1947 - 31 Jan 1949 [report]; (August) 1947 - 31 July 1948 [accounts])

Reference D7/2/5/1
Physical Description 1 item

Annual Report of the University Settlement (including Accounts) ((1952): (1 April) 1951 - 31 March 1952)

Reference D7/2/5/2
Physical Description 1 item

Account Books and Papers (1942 - 1969)

Reference D7/2/6
Physical Description 8 items

Scope and Content

These Account Books, though not stated on the cover, etc., are presumed to relate to the University Settlement


Statement on loss incurred on student residents at the Settlement (Not dated (1946))

Reference D7/2/6/1
Physical Description 1 item

Account Book (August 1943 - August 1949)

Reference D7/2/6/2
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Details of subscriptions, commons etc., received, and salaries, wages, food, etc., paid for


Resident's Book (March 1942 - October 1950)

Reference D7/2/6/3
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Account Book detailing, every four weeks, the charges incurred by named residents, detailed under headings of board and lodging, papers, telephone, newspapers, etc.


Wages Book (30 July 1949 - 27 September 1958)

Reference D7/2/6/4
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Weekly wages paid with recipients' signatures against the same


Accounts of the York House and David Lewis Club, comprising subscriptions, billiards and snooker, and income and expenditure (October 1949 - July 1953)

Reference D7/2/6/5
Physical Description 1 volume

Income and Expenditure Account Book (20 November 1967 - 5 February 1970)

Reference D7/2/6/6
Physical Description 1 volume

Wages Book (7 September 1968 - 12 December 1969)

Reference D7/2/6/7
Physical Description 1 volume

Appeal for £25,000: First List of Donors and covering letter on progress (December 1973; March 1974 (letter))

Reference D7/2/6/8
Physical Description 2 items

Reports (1908 - 1974)

Reference D7/3
Physical Description 7 series

Liverpool University Settlement Reports (1908 - 1958; 1973 - 1974)

Reference D7/3/1/1-28
Physical Description 30 items

Scope and Content

Published Annual Reports (etc.) include annual accounts, subscriptions lists. etc unless otherwise stated or qualified.


Liverpool University Settlement Reports (1908 - 1918)

Reference D7/3/1/1
Physical Description 1 bound volume

Scope and Content

[1908]: (1st Annual Report, covering period from opening on 29 September 1906 until 31 December 1907)

[1909]: Report

1910: 3rd Annual Report for 1909

1911: 4th Annual Report for 1910

1911: Appeal for funds to build, furnish and endow a New Settlement in Nile Street, Liverpool; includes plans of ground, first and second floors and photograph of elevation of the intended new building

1913: Report for 1911 and 1912, presented on the occasion of the opening of the New Settlement by the Archbishop of York, 10 October 1913. Includes photograph of the New Extension to the University Settlement [no. 17 Nile Street], not dated

[1915]: Report for 1913 and 1914

1916: Report for 1915

1917: Report for 1916

1918: Report for 1917