Item 01 - Board minutes

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GB 3544 RHN-AD-01-02-01


Board minutes


  • 1854-1858 (Creation)

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1 box (1 volume)

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Scope and content

Minutes of the board of management for the Royal Hospital dating from its inception on 31 July 1854 to 14 January 1858. The volumes contains manuscript meeting minutes for the first official meeting of the charity held at Mansion House on 31 July 1854, along with notes from preliminary meetings held in July, copies of initial appeals and the first constitution for the charity. The volume includes an index in alphabetical order at the back of the volume.

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Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

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  • English

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Hardback leather volume with the following dimensions: 230mm (l) x 195mm (w) x 35mm (d). The front cover is engraved in gold lettering as 'Minute Book'. The spine of the book is falling apart and fragile and requires extensive repairs.

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ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)



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