Annual General Meetings

Scope and Content

Pieces mainly cover 1960-1997

There was no fixed month when Annual General Meetings were held. Until 1960 Annual General Meetings were held at Livingstone House, London, SW1; from 1961 to 1965, held in Caxton Hall, Caxton Street, London SW1; from 1966, held in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster.

Series mainly consists of:

- signed minutes of meetings - record who was Chair and number of members present, minutes of the previous meeting accepted, annual report presented by the secretary (usually attached), financial report and accounts, list of names for election of president, vice-presidents, other officers, and members of the Executive, details of resolutions that were passed. Minutes from 1973 onwards can record the annual lecture of the previous year

- annual reports record the names of the officers and committee members (later a separate list), membership, information about international affairs (later about the International Abolitionist Federation), finance, Josephine Butler Memorial House, publicity and research, the activities of the Executive Committee

Minutes for the Annual General Meetings from 1923 to 1934 can be found in the minutes of the Executive Committee for corresponding years