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Fabian Society minute books

Minutes and papers from various Fabian Society committees, especially the Executive Committee and Finance & General Purposes Committee. Further information about these committees, and the rest of the Fabian Society paper archive, is available on the Archives catalogue.

Executive Committee

These minute books mainly contain summaries on administrative matters relating to such themes as: branches; committees; financial matters; lecture programmes and other events; membership; relations with other organisations, such as the Independent Labour Party; rules; tracts and other publications.

After 1938, the records of the annual general meetings and the reports made to them by the General Secretary were included in the minutes of the Exexcutive Committee as numbered committee papers.

A list of members of the Executive Committee, 1884-1924, is in "The history of the Fabian Society", by Edward R Pease (second edition, 1925), pp.285-288. They include Annie Besant, G D H Cole, R C K Ensor, Harold Laski, James Ramsay Macdonald, George Bernard Shaw, Charlotte Shaw, R H Tawney, Beatrice Webb, Sidney Webb and H G Wells.

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/1

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
23 Dec 1885 - 21 Jan 1887

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/2

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
Jan - Apr 1890

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/3

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
29 Apr 1890 - 1 Sep 1891

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/4

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
9 Sep 1891 - 24 Feb 1893

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/5

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
3 Mar 1893 - 4 Jan 1895

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/6

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
11 Jan 1895 - 12 Feb 1897

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/7

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
19 Feb 1897 - 10 Nov 1899

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/8

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
17 Nov 1899 - 26 Jun 1903

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/9

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
11 Sep 1903 - 20 Jul 1906

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/10

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
14 Sep 1906 - 3 Jul 1908

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/11

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
25 Sep 1908 - 24 Feb 1911

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/12

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
10 Mar 1911 - 24 Jan 1913

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/13

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
14 Feb 1913 - 11 Dec 1914

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/14

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
15 Jan 1915 - 7 Dec 1917

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/15

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
20 Feb 1917 - 26 May 1922

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/16

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
28 Jul 1922 - 22 Mar 1928

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/17

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
28 Apr 1928 - 28 Jun 1933

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/18

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
27 Sep 1933 - 25 Nov 1937

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/19

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
20 Jan - 15 Dec 1938

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/20

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
16 Jan 1939 - 29 Jun 1946

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/21

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
22 Jul 1946 - 28 Feb 1949

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/22

Fabian Society Executive Committee minute book
28 Mar 1949 - 9 Dec 1954

Sub-committees

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/24

Fabian Society sub-committees minute book
15 Feb 1899 - 19 Feb 1912

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/25

Fabian Society sub-committees minute book
22 Jun 1916 - 17 Sep 1934

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/26

Fabian Society committees minute book
2 Jan 1939 - 26 Jul 1948

Meetings

Minute books of lecture and businessmeetings of the Society, 1883-1938.

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/36

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
24 Oct 1883 - 6 Jul 1888

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/37

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
21 Sep 1888 - 10 Apr 1891

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/38

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
24 Apr 1891 - 24 Jan 1896

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/39

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
14 Feb 1896 - 14 Jun 1901

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/40

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
22 Nov 1901 - 12 Jul 1907

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/41

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
11 Oct 1907 - 23 Apr 1920

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/42

Fabian Society's meetings. Minutes
14 May 1920 - 16 Jun 1938

Fabian Common Room

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/43

Fabian Society Common Room Committee. Minute book
9 Feb 1915 - 24 Oct 1919

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/44

Fabian Society Common Room Committee. Visitors' book
18 Feb 1915 - 15 Jul 1934

Organising and Propaganda Committee

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/45

Fabian Society Propaganda Committee. Minutes
3 May 1907 - 30 Oct 1911

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/46

Fabian Society Organising and Propaganda Committee. Minutes
9 Nov 1911 - 24 Mar 1916

Committee attendance

Registers of attendance at committee meetings, 1907-15.

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/56

Fabian Society committees. Attendance book
13 Dec 1907 - 23 Sep 1910

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/57

Fabian Society committees. Attendance book
29 Sep 1910 - 3 Oct 1912

FABIAN SOCIETY/C/58

Fabian Society committees. Attendance book
4 Oct 1912 - 8 Oct 1915

Finance and General Purposes Committee

The Finance and General Purposes Committee was set up by the Executive Committee in April 1907 and first met on the 26th. Until that time its functions had been performed by the Executive Committee and in particular by the Treasurer. Its terms of reference, given at the beginning of the minute book D/1, were wide. Six bound minute books, D/1-6, present a continuous record from 1907 to December 1938. Minutes for the years 1939-46 are included in C/20 (available above) and C/23 (not available online, but can be consulted in the LSE Archives reading room). D/7 contains the minutes for 1946-54.

Reference

Title

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/1

Fabian Society Finance and General Purposes Committee. Minutes
26 Apr 1907 - 5 Oct 1911

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/2

Fabian Society Finance and General Purposes Committee. Minutes
16 Nov 1911 - 23 Mar 1916

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/3

Fabian Society Finance [and General Purposes] Committee. Minutes
18 May 1916 - 19 May 1922

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/4

Fabian Society Finance [and General Purposes] Committee. Minutes
23 Jun 1922 - 18 Apr 1929

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/5

Fabian Society Finance [and General Purposes] Committee. Minutes
6 Jun 1929 - 17 Sep 1936

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/6

Fabian Society Finance [and General Purposes] Committee. Minutes
14 Oct 1936 - 15 Dec 1938

FABIAN SOCIETY/D/7

Fabian Society Finance and General Purposes Committee. Minutes
1 Jul 1946 - 9 Dec 1954