Minutes, 1874-1879

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

One handwritten volume, which includes minutes of the General Board, Executive Committee, subcommittee and annual meetings, in chronological order from the Annual Meeting held on 14 February 1874 to the Executive Committee meeting held on 18 February 1879. The final entry is an Abstract of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee for the quarter ending 22 February 1879. 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: notes of a meeting mainly in shorthand, Co-operative News report of meeting dated 18 December [1874], estimate from Joseph M Powell for setting pages of Co-operative News (originally attached), note of subcommittee meeting 7 December 1875, notes on resolutions on rule changes for the Co-operative Newspaper Society dated 23 May 1874, Co-operative News article on quarterly meeting of shareholders 30 June 1877, printed appeal by the Co operative Wholesale Society on the Distress in the North of England and South Wales caused by depression of trade dated 14 February 1878.