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Abbey House Museum, John Holmes Collection


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Reference JH
Covering dates 1815-1894
Held by Abbey House Museum
Conditions of access View by appointment
Creators Holmes, John, 1815-1894, draper and antiquarian, of Leeds


Administrative history:
John Holmes was a successful Leeds draper with a passion for collecting antiquities. In 1873 he travelled to Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and Italy to restore his health. He acquired a large number of antiquities on his journey. Following the death of his wife, John Homes decided to sell his collection and live abroad. In 1882 the Leeds City Council purchased the Holmes collection. Many of which can still be recognised in the Leeds Museums and Galleries archaeological collections.


Contents:
Comprising articles in local notes and queries, 1880-1890 including 'Archaeological discoveries at Leeds' and 'relics of old Leeds'
Prehistoric collection including original lists of antiquities listed by John Holmes



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