Friends Book Society
These records reflect the history of the Friends Book Society, founded in 1834. It consists of minute books and two histories of the society. It also includes a small amount of modern material taking the history of the society up to the present day. The minutes reflect the rules of the society and how these have changed over time, the changing membership, the proposal of books, their flow around the membership and their eventual sale.
Committee Minutes Series
1834-1950, 1979-2006A set of minutes of the society recording attendance at meetings, changes to rules and membership, decision making on titles, accounts and sales of books.
Histories of the Society Series
1934-1984Two histories of the committee, commissioned to commemorate significant anniversaries of the society.