Minutes of St Thomas's Field Naturalists Society

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1 October 1883-11 March 1885. p.1 Headed St Thomas’s Field Naturalists Society. Volume begins with resignation of secretary, Mr C.D. Wolstenholme and election of Mr Samuel Walker, 1 October 1883; at the adjourned annual meeting 25 January 1884 the Society adopts a new name, York Field Naturalists and Scientific Society. 16 February 1884 a sub-committee meets with a sub-committee of YDFNS to consider amalgamation. 24 March 1884 considers letter from YDFNS and list of YDFNS assets. 9 April 1884 resolve not to amalgamate. 23 October 1884 agree to scheme of amalgamation; joint meeting 20 Dec 1884. 28 January 1885 annual meeting of amalgamated YDFNS appoints Samuel Walker at joint secretary (the minutes are in Walker’s hand) with H.J. Wilkinson; H.E. Spenser, former president of YFN and SS becomes President of YDFNS. This meeting, and the last recorded in this volume, 11 February 1885, are identical to the minutes in the equivalent YDFNS volume. Inside back board: Order and business at monthly meetings, much amended in violet pencil.

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