Central Criminal Court Bar Mess

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- typescript of talk to the members to the Central Criminal Court Bar Mess on 15 Oct 1948 by Mr Justice Humphreys. Title 'The Bar as a profession with some hints to beginners' (manuscript note inscription to Helena Normanton from Travers Humphreys)

- typescript 'The Ramsbottoms at the Old Bailey' (poem)

- Annual dinner menus, two with seating plans (23 Nov 1923, 13 Oct 1933, 1 Jun 1937)

- invitations to dinners, talks

- copy of form of proposal for election

- agenda for meeting (8 Mar 1927), printed report of annual meeting of the Bar Mess on 2 Jun 1937 and 1 Jul 1938

- statement of accounts from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 1937

- letters concerning Helena Normanton's election to the North London Sessions Bar Mess

- North London Sessions Bar Mess Annual report 'for members only' (1 Jan 1936)

- note on robes and dress for lady barristers Mar 1922 (with letter 14 Sep 1938)

- manuscript election notice (Oct 1941)

- carbon copy report of Annual General Meeting held in Jun 1945

- letter of invitation asking Helena Normanton to accept honorary membership to the Mess (1949)