Council Minutes state when, where and who attended each meeting and record discussions and decisions made. Discussions include those on policy and procedure for the Institution, mergers with other membership bodies, appointments and membership; they provide evidence of how the Institution developed. Through discussions on membership they can also be useful for family historians or those looking into developments such as the professionalization of women. Committees, like finance, reported to Council and thus the minutes also provide a snapshot of what other activities were taking place.
The typed minutes (volume 10, 1884-1890 onward) are fully searchable via the search tab/box.