Cambridge Ethical Society: Records and Papers

Scope and Content

Report of the preliminary meeting, Easter Term, 1888; minute book, 1888-1896; accounts, 1888-1896; membership book, 1888 and 1890-1896; and membership book, 1889, with first annual report, 1886-1887, and prospectus, 1887-1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

The society was founded in 1888, with Henry Sidgwick as President, 'to stimulate interest in ethical questions and to afford facilities for their discussion'.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Found amongst the papers of Professor Richard Braithwaite, and presented by Professor Dorothy Emmet, 1988.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.