Item 01 - Constitution and minutes of the general meetings

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Constitution and minutes of the general meetings


  • 1854-1939 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Volume containing the first constitution of the charity and minutes from general meetings. The volume contains minutes from the general meeting held at the London Tavern on the 27 November 1854 for the first election to the 84th annual general meeting held on 25 November 1938. Meeting minutes include information about changes in the constitution, board and hospital appointments and other business matters including medical testimonials for the environmental benefits for Coulsden site in 1860; the Hospital's response to the report of the select committee to the House of Lords, which was critical of some aspects of the hospital administration, 1892. Later entries include attached annual reports and other reports and articles presented at the meetings.

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Green hardbound parchment volume with dimensions 235mm (l), 235mm (w) and 180mm (h). The volume has become warped and resembles a wedge with the height increasing from the spine (the height of the volume is 120mm, so increases by 60mm).

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