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RA Collection: Archive

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1 vol.

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The volume includes the following selected entries: minutes of annual general meeting, including the resolution to accept the offer of University College to allow the society to meet in its Flaxman Hall during the following season, in the wake of the inconvenience suffered in previous years at the Thatched House tavern, 20 November 1851; minutes of special general meeting on the question of inviting ladies to meetings, 21 February 1852; minutes of special general meeting which resolved to increase membership to 125, by the addition of 23 new members, 24 November 1852; minutes of general meeting, including reaction to the death of the society's founder, William Brockedon, 8 November 1854; minutes of committee meeting, including copy of resolution sent to William Brockedon's widow, acknowledging his primary role in maintaining the constant prosperity of the Graphic Society, and her reply, 24 October 1855; minutes of annual general meeting, including the passing of a resolution to present 100 guineas to University College, for the further embellishment of the Flaxman Hall, 7 November 1855; minutes of annual general meeting, including reaction to the announcement of the resignation of [Thomas] Griffith, who had acted as treasurer of the Graphic Society since its foundation, 4 November 1857; minutes of general meeting called to discuss a proposal to purchase some drawings by John Flaxman for the Flaxman Gallery, 22 February 1860; minutes of general meeting to discuss the bequest of Felix Slade, 11 January 1869, and minutes of committee meeting recording the unfavourable replies of the Slade trustees to the society's approaches, 8 October 1869; minutes of committee meeting to discuss the propriety of inviting the principal French artists then in London to the next conversazione, 21 November 1870; minutes of committee meeting, including a note that Frederick Leighton RA had expressed unwillingness to be nominated for the office of president of the society, and the resolution, nevertheless, to recommend his election to the general meeting, 4 October 1876; note of Leighton's election as president: annual general meeting, 11 October 1876; minutes of special general meeting which resolved to accept the recommendations of the committee that, in view of the financial state of the society, the annual subscription of members should be raised from £1 1s to £1 5s (amended by the meeting to one year only) and that the number of members should be increased from 125 to 130, 10 October 1877; and minutes of committee, including a resolution that members in arrears with subscriptions should cease to be members after the expiration of a stipulated period, 1 January 1879 [period fixed at two years, annual general meeting, 8 October 1879].