TitleAnnual General Meetings
Extent63 vols and 4 boxes, pdf files
DescriptionRecords of the Annual General Meetings of the Geological Society of London, 1809-current, comprising:

Rough manuscript minutes of the AGMs of the Geological Society of London, 1840-1891; Fair copies of the minutes of the AGMs of the Geological Society of London, 1844-current; Papers presented at AGMs, including President's agenda, ballot papers, scrutineer reports listing newly elected Council members, Officers and Fellows of the Society, 1941-current; Printed ballot papers to elect Officers and members of Council, 1919 & 1963-1996; Tickets, menus, programmes relating to the Anniversary Dinner, later President's Evening, 1853-1998; Printed notices and other ephemera regarding Annual General Meetings, 1809-1902.
Administrative HistoryThe first rules of the Society, dating from 1808, called for an annual general meeting at the end of June, at which officers were to be elected, accounts presented and a subscription raised. In 1811 it was agreed that an anniversary dinner should be held on the day following the AGM. By 1818 the AGM and Anniversary Dinner were being held in February but are now held in June. A presidential address was first read by W H Fitton in 1828, and from 1835 the AGM included the presentation of medals and other awards.
AccrualsSeries will be added to as and when meetings are held.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
Related MaterialFor records of the first few decades' of Annual General Meetings, see: Ordinary Meetings (ref: GSL/OM/1) & Annual Reports of Council (CM/6/1). Others can be found in the Proceedings of the Geological Society.
CreatorNameGeological Society of London | 1807-
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