Proceedings, minutes, accounts, letters etc. of the Local Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Leeds Meeting, 1890

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) Minute books of the Local Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Sub-committee, Hospitality and Lodgings Committee, Reception and Section Rooms Committee and Evening Entertainments Committee, Publication Sub-committee, Excursions Committee, and the Committee for Lecture to Operatives; (2) Letter book; (3) Names and addresses of committees; (4) Hospitality book (lists of guests and hosts); (5) Cash book, ledger, 2 petty cash books, 4 bank books; (6) Bank credit book, 5 books of cheque counterfoils; (7) 4 Cash receipt books; (8) Cuttings-books and circulars; (9) Bundle of letters, lists of subscriptions and other papers

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Association for the Advancement of Science was founded in 1831 and held its annual meeting in Leeds for the first time in 1858. The second visit in 1890 took place in the Yorkshire College, which later became the University of Leeds

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The gift of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society


In English

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