TitleCouncil Minutes and Papers
Extent16 boxes, 82 vols & 4 files
DescriptionRecords of the Council of the Geological Society of London, 1810-2010, comprising:

Minutes of the meetings of Council, 1810-current; Rough manuscript minutes of the meetings of Council, 1838-1905; Agendas for the meetings of Council, 1843-1979; Alphabetical subject indices to the minutes of the meetings of Council of the Geological Society of London, 1810-1981; Volumes containing of signatures of Council members attending Council meetings, 1882-2003; Annual reports, 1810-2010; Resolutions of Council, 1868-1931; Register of the letters presented at Council meetings, 1901-1912; Correspondence and papers relating to the meetings of Council, 1918-current; Printed notices concerning forthcoming meetings of Council and other committees, [1808]-1844, much of which were sent to George Bellas Greenough.
Administrative HistoryAt the second meeting of the Society in December 1807, a Committee of Trustees was appointed to draw up the rules for the regulation of the fledgling body and instructions to the honorary members to accompany notice of their election. Proposals by this Committee and the various sub-committees which were in existence at the time, were submitted to its Members for discussion at the regular Ordinary General Meetings. However in 1810 it was decided to replace the Committee of Trustees with a more formal Council, leaving the OGMs solely for the discussion of papers and the election of new members. The first members of Council were appointed on 1 June 1810, holding their inaugural meeting two weeks later on the 14 June.

Council is still responsible for the management and direction of all the affairs of the Society.
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CreatorNameCouncil of the Geological Society of London | 1810-
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