Minutes, 1903-1904

Scope and Content

One handwritten volume, which includes minutes of the Committee from 6 January 1903 to 13 July 1904. The volume includes newspaper cuttings on some of the meetings along with letters, and notes referred to in the meetings pasted onto pages. Subjects discussed include the running of the Co operative News and printing work done for other organisations, sales of newspapers and advertising, publicity, organisation of employees’ picnics and social events, news coverage of and attendance at co-operative events and correspondence with clients. Loose papers: two letters from George Jacob Holyoake relating to his membership of the Committee both dated 15 April 1904, notice of the General Meetings of the North Wales Quarries Ltd 3 October 1903, letter from Manchester Grammar School dated 19 November 1903 concerning the supply of electric current free of charge to the School on 22 December for the Conversazione, two letters from G A Gaskell dated 29 January 1903 and 27 December 1903 concerning advertising in The Clarion, report of a special committee appointed to confer with William Maxwell and his co-Directors about the duties of Chairman of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd.