Catalogue description Records of the Liverpool Engineering Society.

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Details of 620 ENG
Reference: 620 ENG
Title: Records of the Liverpool Engineering Society.

1. Minutes of General Meetings, 5 vols., 1885-1951


2. Minutes of Council Meetings, 3 vols., 1905-1951


3. Minutes of Meetings of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, 1 vol., 1935-1956


4. Letter books, 6 vols., 1904-1914


5. Attendance Registers, 2 vols., 1897-1912, 1940-1960


6. Candidate's Proposal Forms, 8 volumes., 1 bundle., 1900-1961


7. Lists of Members, 2 vols., 1892-1927, 1938-1952


8. Additional records of the Liverpool Engineering Society

Date: 1885-1961
Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Liverpool Engineering Society

Physical description: 27 volumes., 1 bundle
Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in these Libraries by S.J. Kennet, Ph.D., A.R.S.M., D.I.C., F.I.M., in February 1973. Acc. 2561

  • Liverpool
Administrative / biographical background:

In November 1875, six pupils of G.F. Lyster, Engineer-in-Chief to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, formed themselves into an association for the purpose of reading and discussing original communications on engineering subjects. The association was named the Liverpool Engineering Students' Society. Because of the difficulties of preparing papers for meetings, friends of the original members were invited to join and the word "Students'" was omitted from the title of the Society.


From 1877 it became compulsory for authors of papers to deposit copies with the Secretary and these papers with a summary of the discussion which followed have been printed in the Transactions of the Liverpool Engineering Society, vols. 1-80 (1876-1960) and in the Bulletin, later the Journal, of the Society (1927-1969) - in summary form only.


In 1934 the Society was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1929. This action established the Society as a legal body capable of entering into transactions, etc. The Society then became known as "The Liverpool Engineering Society Incorporated".

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