Union Society of the City of Westminster Records

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Details of 1285
Reference: 1285
Title: Union Society of the City of Westminster Records
Description:

Contents

 

Minute books

 

Rules and membership

 

Correspondence

 

Property of the Society

 

Social functions of the Society

 

History of the Society

 

Miscellaneous

Date: 1836 - 1962
Held by: City of Westminster Archives Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Union Society of the City of Westminster

Union Society of St James Westminster

Physical description: 34 documents
Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited on permanent loan by Councillor Prendergast, 51 Sutherland Street, London SW1 on 30 April 1983.

Administrative / biographical background:

Introduction

 

The Society was founded on 27 August 1784 as the Union Society of St. James Westminster. The original object of the Society is unclear but was probably mainly social. It undoubtedly undertook some philanthropic work probably connected with the parish of St. James, as most members of the Society were vestrymen of that parish.

 

When St. James Westminster was amalgamated with the other civil parishes in Westminster, the Society decided to change its name. Consequently at a meeting in December 1902 it became the Union Society of the City of Westminster, under which name it has continued to the present day.

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