Minutes, 1908-1909

Scope and Content

One handwritten volume, which includes minutes of the General Board, Executive Committee, subcommittee, shareholders quarterly and annual meetings, from 15 February 1908 to 15 November 1909. 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: letter dated 11 December 1908 from James Bayne, secretary of the Loyal Earl of Kellie Lodge of Independent Order of Oddfellows seeking clarification of the date of the quarterly meeting, three letters dated 8 and 9 November 1909 concerning the possible merger of the Co-operative News and Scottish Co-operator from J Flanagan of the Co-operative News Scottish Edition, James Deans of the Co-operative Union Scottish Section and John Adams of the Scottish Co-operator.