Document ReferenceMS 185
TitleRecords of Nottingham Chamber of Commerce, 1908-1958
Extent68 items
AbstractA small collection of papers from the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce, an organisation representing and promoting business in Nottingham and the products it produced. Records refer to specific causes and initiatives that it was involved in such as the gravel and coal industries, teaching, and the presentation of an aeroplane to New Zealand.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryAfter two early attempts to establish a chamber of commerce in Nottingham, the leading hosiery and lace manufacturers in the city of Nottingham finally succeeded in 1860. Since its year of foundation, Nottingham Chamber of Commerce played an important role in the community of Nottingham through its involvement in issues such as commercial education and training, the improvement of working conditions, the development of industrial machinery and in giving support to local industry and commerce. The chamber's main concern was to establish Nottingham's reputation as a centre for producing high quality goods. Nottingham Chamber of Commerce no longer survives in its original form. The interests of business in the county are now represented by the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Custodial HistoryThis collection was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in 1968.
DescriptionThe collection comprises:

Petition of the chamber to the UK parliament with regard to coal mining, 1908 (MS 185/1).

Cash book, 1916-1926 (MS 185/2).

Papers relating to the presentation by the chamber of an aeroplane to New Zealand, 1917 (MS 185/3).

Report of conferences between the chamber and the City of Nottingham Teachers Association, 1927 (MS 185/4).

Papers relating to gravel pits and the Midland Gravels Association, 1933-1958 (MS 185/5-6).

Memorandum and articles of association for the Association for Overseas Exporters (1919) Ltd, 1908-1919 (MS 185/7).

This collection constitutes chance survivals from the records of the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce. Apart from the cash book (MS 185/2), it contains none of the administrative records that would usually survive in an organisation's archive. The files would provide supplementary information for any study into the activities of the Chamber and the initiatives to which the files relate.
MgtGroupAssociations and societies
MgtSubGroupBanking and Commerce
ArrangementThe records have been listed in date order within series defined by subject.
TermCommercial associations - England - Nottinghamshire
Coal mines and mining - England - Nottinghamshire
Sand and gravel industry - England - Nottinghamshire
Airplanes - New Zealand
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Short printed catalogue. Online: Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the access status and condition of the documents.
Related MaterialEast Midlands Collection Periodicals Not N2
University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: 'Journal of the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce', Vol. 15, no.172, October 1932.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72Nottingham Chamber of Commerce
NA632Midland Gravels Association
NA633City of Nottingham Teachers Association
NA634Nottingham Chamber of Commerce; Association for Overseas Exporters
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