- 19th century-20th century (Creation)
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31 volumes, 26 folders, 1 gathering, 2 packets, 2 bundles, 2 papers
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William Thomas Fisher Jarrold, known as W.T.F or William, was the second son of Samuel Jarrold, the first son from Samuel's second marriage to Elizabeth Louisa Fisher. He joined the family business in 1888, becoming chairman of Jarrold & Sons in 1902.
He was married twice, first to Eileen Moore in 1891, then to Alice Isabella Simpson in 1907, neither marriage producing any children.
He was active within the printing industry, becoming the first president of the Norwich Master Printers' Association in 1897 and the first president of the East Anglian Master Printers' Association in 1918. He was also involved in civic life, sitting as the first Councillor for Earlham Ward, which he represented as a Liberal for three years from 1891 and serving as Sheriff of Norwich in 1920. In addition, he was the secretary of the Committee of the Sunnyhill Red Cross Hospital in Thorpe St Andrew, which treated members of the Armed Forces wounded in the First World War, his wife Alice taking on the role of commandant of the hospital. Alice was the chairman of the Norwich branch of the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), while William served on the committee during the 1930s. William was also the Chairman of the temperance organisation the Norfolk and North Suffolk Band of Hope Union.
That he had an interest in his family's history is evident in the handwritten notes he has made and left with other archival documents in the collection, suggesting that he had read through, and perhaps arranged, his family papers. This is perhaps related to his overseeing of the earliest Jarrolds' history in 1924.
William Jarrold was also a vice president of the Norfolk and Norwich Amateur Operatic Society between 1930 and 1935.
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Created 12/03/2010 by Droah. Modified 15/11/2018 by Droab.