Sheffield Daily Telegraph Thursday 25 March 1909

Last night at the monthly meeting of the Doncaster Scientific Society, Mr. H. M Stiles read a paper on “leaf Structure,” which was illustrated by lantern slides.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph Thursday 29 April 1909


Last night the annual meeting of the Doncaster Scientific Society was held in the old County Court Room at the Guild Hall. The annual report, read by Mr. R. Watson, showed that the present membership is 150, and the balance to the credit of the Society at the bank £l5 2s. 2d., against £l3 I8s. l0d. last year. The Rev. Halliwell Thomas was elected president for the ensuing year; Dr. Corbett and Mr. M. H. Stiles vice-presidents, and Mr. G. W. Phillips hon. secretary and treasurer.

Sheffield Independent Monday 16 August 1909


The death occurred at his residence in High Street, Doncaster on Saturday morning of Mr. Thomas Cuttress dentist at the advanced age of 63. Deceased was a native of Bedford, and in early life went to live at Leeds where his father practised as a dentist in Briggate, and whom he succeeded.
About twenty years ago he commenced business in Doncaster and had been in residence in the town about 16 years. He took a leading part in the work of the Doncaster Scientific Society, and he and his son supplied the Renton Rays for practical purposes at the Doncaster Infirmary for several years.
Deceased was a Congregationalist

Sheffield Daily Telegraph Wednesday 18 August 1909


Yesterday the funeral of Mr. Thomas Cuttriss, dentist, whose death at Doncaster on Saturday last was reported in the “Sheffield Telegraph,” took place at the Doncaster Cemetery, the service being taken by the Rev. G. R. Bettis.

The mourners included the deceased’s two sons, several personal friends, members of the Doncaster Scientific Society, and members of the Hallgate Congregational Church, Messrs. G. Winter, G. A. Caswell, G. W. Golledge, W. H. Henderson, I. Vaughan, A. Bell, M. H. Stiles, F. Spurge, J. Seaton, D. Charles, H. Manning (dentist, of Louth), Dr. Selby, and Dr. Corbett.

At the graveside, the members of the Hallgate Congregational Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Brotherhood sang the hymn “O God, our help in ages past.”

Sheffield Daily Telegraph Thursday 15 October 1909


The annual conversazione of the Doncaster Scientific Society attracted a large company the Mansion House. The exhibition, which was held in the banqueting room, was divided into sections, which included botany, microscopy, lantern slides, geology, physics, and zoology. In the geological section were fossils from the local coal measures, exhibiting a series of fossils from the base of the permian rocks to the millstone grit. Some 200 different kinds of wild flowers gathered in the neighbourhood were shown, and for the month of October it was a unique collection. That of microscopes was exceedingly creditable, and there was also an excellent show of lantern slides, the exhibitors being Messrs. J. Boetham, H. V. Corbett, M. H. Stiles, G. W. Phillips, H. Baron, T. C. Thrupp. F. A. Jordan, and G. Winter. Messrs. T. W. Woodhouse and H. J. Sharp had cabinet stereoscopes on view. During the evening the Rev. Father Butler, of Chesterfield, gave an interesting lecture on “The taming of garden birds and squirrels,” and the members of the Orchestral Society rendered a choice programme of instrumental music.