Minutes, 1898-1901

Scope and Content

One handwritten volume, which includes minutes of the Committee from 5 April 1898 to 26 June 1901 (partial minutes of final meeting, with line drawn through). 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 documents: letters dated 8 July and 12 July 1898 from W S Murphy concerning the return of a manuscript article, further correspondence pasted in minute book, dinner ticket for Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Quarterly Meeting 23 February 1901, notice dated 16 March 1901 from the Council of the City of Manchester giving 7 days to repair the surface of a private road adjoining Long Millgate using setts and pitch to prevent accumulation of water.