Document ReferenceMS 243
TitleMinute book of the Bachelors' Ball, Nottingham, 1908-1928
Extent1 volume
AbstractThe volume contains signed meeting minutes relating exclusively to the organising of prestigious balls (parties) in Nottingham in 1909 and 1912.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryNothing is known about the Bachelors other than that they were a committee of Nottingham dignitaries who arranged prestigious balls (parties). The 6th Duke of Portland was one of 60 bachelors who gave the 1880 Bachelors’ Ball, which led to the formation of the Bachelors’ Club. The minute book in this collection refers to the arrangement of Bachelors balls in 1905, 1909, and 1912. It records that plans to organise a ball in 1928 were abandoned. The president for every ball was Lt Col Richard Leslie Birkin (1863-1936), who, in civillian life, worked for his family's lace manufacturing business. He married in 1929.
Custodial HistoryThe volume was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in 1972.
DescriptionThe volume contains signed meeting minutes of the Bachelors. The minutes deal exclusively with the arrangement of the Bachelors Ball. The volume is accompanied by a menu card for the 1909 ball, copies of annotated letters inviting members to attend meetings, and lists of people invited to the balls. The volume has an index at the back containing the names of 'ladies' and 'gentlemen' invited to the balls.
MgtGroupAssociations and societies
ArrangementThe volume is arranged chronologically.
TermBalls (Parties) - England - Nottingham
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the volume. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA667Bachelors Ball, Nottingham; party organising committee
NA669Simpson; George Thornton (fl 1908); solicitor for the firm of Acton and Marriott Nottinghamfl 1908
NA670Cartwright; Vincent Henry (fl 1909); solicitor for the firm of Freeth Rawson and Co Nottinghamfl 1909
NA43086Birkin; Richard L. (1863-1936); Lieutenant-Colonel; DSO; JP1863-1936
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