Council and Committees
Council of Masters of the Bench, includes:
Black Book: minutes and memoranda of the governing Council of Benchers, the Inn’s main record from 1422; also on microfilm.
See also printed Black Books 1422-1965.
Bluejackets: draft Council minutes and papers: 1759-62; 1776-7; 1797; undated 18th century; 1800-72 fragmentary survivals; 1885-99; from 1920.
Working papers of Benchers on Council business, not continuous; some early 17th century survivals.
Standing Committees and Sub-Committees of Masters of the Bench, includes:
Finance from 1858;
Library from 1842;
Chapel from 1895;
Garden from 1934;
Buildings 1865-88, not continuous; then from 1898;
Chattels from 1899;
Students: Admissions, Pupillage and Call from 1910;
Kitchen from 1901;
Discipline from 1928;
Bar Representation from 1946;
Scholarships from 1911;
Education from 1990;
Treasurer's from 1995.
There are also papers for a number of ad hoc special committees, for example for new buildings and special events.
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