Minutes, 1872-1886

Scope and Content

One handwritten volume, which includes minutes of the Newcastle Branch Committee, Half Yearly and General Board from 31 August 1872 to 5 August 1886. The volume includes printed copies of rule changes with occasional letters, and notes referred to in the meetings pasted onto pages. Subjects discussed include the running of the Branch and printing work done, appointment and remuneration of staff and correspondence with clients. Printed 1876 Rules of the Co-operative Printing Society pasted inside front cover. Loose items included in the volume are a memorandum addressed to Mr John Nixon dated 23 September 1995 from Haworth Barnes clarifying the work done by the Branch’s newly appointed Traveller in visiting clients to discuss printing needs and a report of the Newcastle Branch Committee on Mr Booth’s visit to the Newcastle Branch and reports and suggestions of the General Committee dated January 1906 (handwritten).