Finance Committee

Scope and Content

Minutes and agenda for meetings of the Finance Committee, as well as notes taken at meetings.

Administrative / Biographical History

This Committee was appointed to manage the funds in relation to the Shakespeare Memorial monument project, to be completed by 1916, pending the establishment of a National Theatre, and for the organisation of festivals and performances to promote Shakespearean drama. The appointment of this Committee was recommended by the Special Committee in a report dated 19/07/1912.

The following were members of the Finance Committee when appointed: Carl Meyer, Mr. Donald, George Bernard Shaw, Mr Hubert Cox, Mr A.E. Balfour and Lady de la Warr.


The material is arranged in three folders as follows:

- Folder 1 of 3: 1912

- Folder 2 of 3: 1915

- Folder 3 of 3: 1924

Conditions Governing Access


Related Material

- Information about the work of the Finance Committee may also be found among the reports by the Organising Committee in SMNT/1/3/2.

- The report of the Special Committee recommending the appointment of a Finance Committee may be found in SMNT/1/3/4.

- Details about the appointment of the Finance Committee are given in the minutes of the Executive meeting of 08/11/1912, to be found in SMNT/1/6/1.

- Agenda for meetings of the Finace Committee may be found in SMNT/1/6/5.