Minutes. 1871-1935.

Includes announcements made, specimens exhibited, and titles of papers read followed by discussion.

1/    14 Feb. 1871 - 11 July 1882

1/    Followed by (invert book)

1    Special General Meeting, 3 Apr. 1871 on the adoption of the draft regulations (f. 205)

2    Ibid., 9 Mar. 1875 to consider: (a) application to the Board of Trade for licence; (b) draft memorandum; (c) and to adopt Regulations or Articles (f. 196)

3    Annual General Meetings, 15 Jan. 1872-29 Jan. 1877; 28 Jan. 1879-24 Jan. 1882 (1876 is recorded as 30 Jan. 1877)

2/    Inserts 1-2

1    Regulations, 14 pp. (tipped-in f. 196)

2    Agenda and draft minutes for 25 Apr. 1882 (holograph) (in pocket); see f. 176 for minutes

3    Index to authors of papers and exhibitors included

2/    14 Nov. 1882 - 14 June 1898

Minutes of the following are included:

1    Annual General Meetings, 23 Jan. 1883-25 Jan. 1898, ff. 171-96 passim

2    Additional Ordinary Meeting and Extra-Ordinary Meetings, 30 Jan. 1894, f. 142; 1 July 1895, f. 149; 15 June 1897, f. 161

3    Special Meetings in the Conference Hall of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1 June 1886, f. 52; 7 June, f. 53; 22 June, f. 55; 29 June, f. 56; 13 July, f. 57

4    Special Meeting held at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, 3 Dec. 1889, f. 98

5    Special Meetings, 18 Oct. 1892, f. 130; 25 Nov. 1895, f. 150; 14 Dec. 1896, f. 156

3/    26 Oct. 1898 (Special Meeting) – 17 Dec. 1935; see A3:2, ff. 61-398

1/    The following minutes are included:

1    Annual General Meetings, 24 Jan. 1899-25 June 1935, ff. 401-46 passim

2    Extra and Extraordinary Meetings, 5 June 1900, f. 85; 22 Nov. f. 87; 25 Feb., 25 June 1901, ff. 90, 95; 25 Nov. 1930, f. 340 (to amend the Articles of Association)

3    Huxley Memorial Lecture meetings, 13 Nov. 1900 (first lecture by Lord Avebury) f. 87; 29 Oct. 1901, f. 96

4    Joint Meeting with the Folk Lore Society, 27 June 1899, f. 74; 19 June 1901, ff. 94-5

5    Joint Meeting with the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia, 13 Mar. 1917, f. 189; 12 Mar. 1918, f. 195; 11 Mar. 1919, f. 199; 23 Mar. 1920, f. 211

6    Special Meetings, 26 Oct. 1898 – 21 May 1935, ff. 61-392 passim

7    Draft minutes of an undated and untitled meeting with discussion by Reginald A. Smith, Henry Balfour, A.S. Kennard, Sir Ray Lankester, H.E. Haward, Major Marriott, and Dr Alfred S. Barnes; James Reid Moir replied, ff. 457-8

2/    Inserts 1-3 (tipped-in)

1    Articles of Association, f. 340

2    Official invitation from the High Priest of the Raffai Fakirs of Hyderabad presented by the lecturer, Dr E.H. Hunt, to the President, 4 leaves (including translation), ff. 355-6

3    List of exhibits of Ethnographical specimens by Fellows and others at the Annual General Meeting, 26 Jan. 1926, ff. 433-3