Manuscripts collection online

manuscriptsThe Manuscripts collection comprises documents relating to Wimbledon including: deeds to property; records of local associations; papers collected by or related to notable local residents; documents relating to the history of local military organisations and hospitals; and parish and vestry records.

Paper
Accession number: LDWIM000456
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Literary and Scientific Society. A paper on the Libraries of the Middle Ages, read to the Literary and Scientific Society on 24 April 1897 by T.G. Jackson. Brown paper cover.  28pp.  18 photographs.  2 illustrative inserts.  
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000457
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Parochial Schools Bazaar Committee. Minutes, 26 April - 5 November 1894. (Foolscap notebook) Concerning the arrangements for a bazaar which was held in the grounds of Wimbledon House on 19,20 & 21 July 1894, to raise £1,200 to meet this deficiency in the building fund for the Wimbledon Parochial Schools.  Printed appeals for assistance, lists of patrons and stall-holders and a complete programme for the three days proceedings, are loosely inserted. At the back of the notebook, with rough lists of stall-holders etc. are illegible personal letters of 1901, apparently concerning the tenancy of a farm, whereabouts unspecified.    
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000458
Class: Manuscripts
Description: St. John's Ward Civic Association. (3 octavo notebooks). 1.  Minutes of general meetings of the Association from 1923-1956, when it was dissolved.   An account of the activities of the Association by Professor Blackman is inserted at the beginning of the notebook, together with a copy of the minutes of the final meeting in 1956 of the Central Joint Council of Wimbledon Civic Associations, with which the St. John's Association was connected. 2.  In 2 volumes the minutes of the Executive Committee of the Association: Vol 1,1923-1951; Vol 2, 1951-1956.  
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000459
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Branch of London Society for Womens' Suffrage. (black cloth-covered notebook) Committee minutes and proceedings 1911-1916.  Press-cuttings describing meetings and other activities, both local and national, press correspondence, printed reports, programmes and other material, including an autographed postcard from Mrs Henry Fawcett, are inserted.  At the back of the notebook are accounts of money raised, subscribed and spent.    
Notebook
Accession number: LDWIM000460
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Tramways and Improvements Bill. North Wimbledon Residents Committee. (black covered notebook) The Residents Committee, initially formed to oppose the Tramways and Improvements Bill, further concerned themselves with: 1. selecting candidates for North Wimbledon wards, to stand for the Urban District Council. 2.  organising opposition to building a tramway up Wimbledon Hill, including providing witnesses for a House of Commons inquiry. 3.  ensuring North Wimbledon representation with the Commons Conservators. 4.  watching the activities of the Wimbledon House Estate Co. and other matters of local amenity.   Together with this is an unbound photocopy of the above, with extensive marginal notes by Alan Elliot, and some MS notes and very brief extracts from the Wimbledon News and Herald loosely inserted.  
Log book
Accession number: LDWIM000462
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Natural History Society of The John Evelyn Club. Log book  1932-1939. Quarto scrapbook, many pp., marbled corners and leather spine with gilt finish. The volume contains a brief TS history of the Natural History Society since its foundation in 1911, and a set of rules.  There follow press cuttings, notices of the Club's activities, copies of the Journal, issued quarterly, from January 1933 to July 1937, Typescript index to vol. 1-4, 1933-36, annual reports for 1933-34,1935,1936,1936-1937, and lists of specimens collected and other MS material. The Journal and Annual Reports are pasted in. [Vol. 1-5, 1933-37, are in the Book Collection, and the Local Studies Centre, Merton Libraries, has the Journal vol. 1 - vol. 7 no. 3, 1933-39].  
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