A Home Visit & an Evening of Dancing at the Cutlers Hall

Eliza Jowitt’s scrapbook

Edward Birks, Manager of Sheffield Banking Company
Photo: SALS PSy04973 & Sheffield Newspapers Ltd

Sheffield Archives holds a copy of Eliza Jowitt’s scrapbook, in which is an invite card sent to her and her mother by Mr & Mrs Edward Birks of Broomhall Park.

The first card reads:

Mrs & Miss Jowitt

Mr & Mrs Edw. Birks

At Home

Wednesday August 29th

From 2 to 4pm


Broomhall Park,

August 1883

The second invite card reads:

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Birks

Requests the pleasure of

Miss Jowitt’s company,

on Wednesday evening, Dec. 16th, 1885,

At the Cutlers’ Hall

Dancing, 9.0 to 2.0.


Broomhall Park.


Edward Birks lived at 24 Collegiate Crescent and was one of the Directors of the Sheffield Banking Company.

Mr Birks name shows up again in the archives catalogue relating to property he owned in Little Sheffield:

“Lease  CB/1009  27 Nov 1916

The Burgesses to Benjamin Brittain, of Sheffield, cutler. A plot of ground near Little Sheffield Moor, comprising 216 square yards. For a term of 99 years. Annual rent of 18s. Lessee to build within 3 years one or more dwelling houses worth £100. Plan. 10 Jul 1792.
Endorsements: further lease to Edward Birks of Sheffield, bank manager, for a term of 20 years at an annual rent of £12, 22 Aug 1895; tenancy agreement with Fanny Unwin Birks, of Birch Cliffe, 24 Collegiate Crescent, widow, 16 Mar 1910; further lease to Fanny Birks for a term of 10 years at an annual rent of £13 8s.”



This page was added by Jennie Beard on 29/01/2015.

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