Minute Book, 1938- 1947

Scope and Content

An article taken from the Co-operative Review of December 1926, entitled "Sir Arthur Acland’s Scholarship Fund", is pasted into the front of the book.

At the December 1939 meeting, the future policy of the Trust was discussed "in the light of the war." It was resolved that as the fund was for travel abroad, the 1940 Scholarship would be cancelled and the decision reviewed in six month’s time.

There were no meetings until March 1944 when it was resolved that "consideration of Scholarship awards be deferred till the cessation of hostilities with Germany." The Trustees would meet within two months of that date. It was to be 1947 when they met again, where they decided that as the situation for travel in Europe was still unclear, other locations would be considered, for example Czechoslovakia or "the Colonies."

At the next meeting in June 1947 Czechoslovakia is discounted as a destination for Scholarships. Trustees decide to make enquiries regarding travel to South Africa.

The date and place of the next meeting are undecided and this is the last set of Minutes in the book.