J. B. Morrell and the shaping of modern York.
By Katherine A. Webb. Borthwick Texts and Studies 44.
JB Morrell is one of the key figures in the development of the York we know today - from the development of the York Art Gallery; the conservation of many of York's historic buildings; the successful campaign for a University and the development of the Castle Museum. Beyond this was another Morrell - the politician, the mayor, and the businessman, possessed with wit, foresight and a deep care for the city of his birth. This new, meticulously researched work is the first detailed study of JB Morrell, charting his life, influences and legacy.
Introduction: Morrell and York
1 The Banker's Son
Growing up in York: the impact of the city
Father and son: the influence of William Wilberforce Morrell
2 Business and Liberal Politics
J. B. Morrell and Rowntree & Co.
Liberal politics and newspapers
Liberal Progressives and municipal politics
Early years on York City Council
3 Alderman Morrell
The interwar years: York's 'chancellor of the exchequer'
York Public Library
York City Art Gallery
The Evelyn Appeal
York Castle Museum
4 The Dream City
The city of our dreams
York Civic Committee
A plan for York
York Civic Trust
Later publications, and the origins of York Conservation Trust
5 The Great Citizen
Morrell in the early 1940s
Lord Mayor of York 1949-50
The Yorkshire Philosophical Society
The Joseph Rowntree Social Service Trust
The University of York
6 J. B. Morrell: Life and Legacy