Frobisher Family Archive FRO

Dated 1719-2001

Extent: 0.5 linear metres

Family papers, photograph albums and scrapbooks. Records inherited and created by George Frobisher (1911-1997) in the course of researching and publicising his family history. Includes two day books used by members of the family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and several 19th century photographs. The archive contains material about the explorer, Sir Martin Frobisher.

The collection is stored in an antique wooden box belonging to the Frobisher family and is arranged as follows:
FRO/1 Wooden Box
FRO/2 Day Books
FRO/3 Photographs and Photograph Albums
FRO/4 Family History Research Papers
FRO/5 Family History Scrapbooks
FRO/6 Correspondence with archivists
FRO/7 Handwritten family tree
Admin History
Family papers inherited and created by Keith Frobisher's father, George Frobisher, and passed to Keith on his father's death, 4th September 1997. George Frobisher took a keen interest in his family's history, tracing their roots back to the 13th century and undertaking a lecture tour of Canada. George Frobisher was survived by his wife, Mildred.

Access Conditions:
Original available: how to access.

Related Material:
There are related collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive Services (Calderdale), Calderdale Acc No 1080, 17/03/1986, catalogue reference FRO. Catalogue link:, and the Hudson’s Bay Company Archive at the University of Manitoba, Canada.