Papers of the Innominate Club (Liverpool)

Scope and Content

The collection consists mainly of bound volumes of papers read at meetings of the Club 1930-1938, each volume covering one year. (NB: the volume for the year 1934-1935 is missing.) There is also a list of the Club Rules, and a single paper from 1983.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Innominate Club was founded in December 1930, as a dining/debating society for medical practitioners. For the first few years of its existence meetings were held in members' homes, and subsequently in various Liverpool University premises. At each meeting a paper is given, usually of a non-medical nature, and a discussion is then held. Currently the Club, which is still thriving, meets six times per year.


Chronological order.

Access Information

Open for consultation, by prior appointment.

Acquisition Information

The papers were presented to Liverpool Medical Institution (date unknown) by Sidney Blashill Herd, a former President of the Club.


The volume of papers for the session 1934-1935 is missing.

Description compiled by R. Myring, on the basis of information supplied by Dr.A.T. Carty.

Other Finding Aids

Word-processed catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Most of the material is believed to be in copyright. The Club's Rules forbid reproduction or publication of any of the Club's papers without the permission of its members.


Some accruals may occur in the future.

Related Material

Minute books and other papers of the Innominate Club are believed to be held by the Club's Secretary.

Additional Information

Liverpool Medical Institution.