General Committee minute Book
Includes at front list of members of 'existing committee' and printed report of a public meeting held at the Town Hall 18 Nov. 1859, pasted in; also two letters from Philip Humberston, M.P. relating to volunteer funds. 1859-1863
Finance Committee minute book
Includes at front printed report of public meeting 28 Nov. 1859 and newspaper account of a meeting of members of the Chester Volunteer Rifle Corps for the adoption of rules and regulations, pasted in. 1859-1863
Letters and papers relating to the formation of the Chester Volunteer Rifle Company, being mainly lists of suscribers and letters from subscribers.
Includes printed account of public meeting held to consider forming a rifle corps with list of gentlemen appointed to confer with the lord lieutenant. 6 Jun. 1859: posters for the public meeting, 28 Nov. 1859, minutes of meeting 2 Dec. 1859 when it was decided to form an artillery company. 1859-1860
Letters and papers re the volunteer rifle and artillery corps.
Includes tenders for supplying uniforms; letters from the War Office, London; return showing strength of the 2nd company Cheshire Artillery Volunteers, 1860; estimates of annual expences of Chester Rifle Volunteers 1860-1; programme for the presentation of prizes to the 6th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers and minutes of committees including drill room committee, 1860 and list of subscriptions. 1859-1864
Alphabetical list of members of volunteer corps, stating name, residence and trade. 1860
Note: The following additional records are in Chester Public Library ref. H315, 1518, P35.5.
Rifle Corps committee minutes 27 Jun-29 Jul. 1859
Includes printed report of public meeting, 6 Jun. 1859; manuscript copy of handbill asking those wishing to join the rifle corps to register their names at the town hall.
Roll of volunteers for an Artillery Corps in the city of Chester proposed to the Marquess of Westminster, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, for recommendation to the Secretary at War.
Divided into columns stating age, residence, occupation, height and age of 71 members of corps. Proposed captain, Col. John Lloyd, late of H.M. Bengal crossed out and Bombay inserted Artillery. Also memoranda re promotions and draft roll of volunteers. 1859