Canterbury and York Society: Minutes, Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

The papers consist of printed reports, minutes (1904-1973), accounts, and correspondence. There is a considerable amount of routine correspondence, dealing with subscriptions, orders for publications, etc., together with minor accounting records such as invoices and bank statements.

Box 1: Correspondence (recent).

Box 2: Minutes, 2 volumes, 1904-1926 (with index) and 1926-1973 (no index); Annual Reports, printed, 1905-2001 (incomplete set); miscellaneous brochures on the Society; correspondence.

Box 3: Scrapbook containing voting slips for the establishment of the Society, followed by subscription slips, etc., c. 1904; 8 accounts books, together with bank statements, etc.

Box 4: Correspondence (older, e.g. 1930s).

Box 5: Correspondence (various dates).

Box 6: Transcripts, handwritten and typed.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society was established in 1904 for printing Bishops' registers and other ecclesiastical records.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Most of the collection was deposited by the Canterbury and York Society per Mrs D.M. Owen (Hon. Sec.), 1983. Some further material was added later.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.