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Bangor University
Papers of the Bangor Dialectical Society

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS BDS

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of the Bangor Dialectical Society

Short Title: Papers of the Bangor Dialectical Society

Creation date(s): 1897-1992

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 143 items

Name of creator(s): Bangor Dialectical Society

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Bangor Dialectical Society was formed on the 12th November 1897. Original members included Reverends E.P. Jones, S.R. Jenkins; Dr. E.O. Price, and Messrs. W. Turner and J. Clinton. Mr. H.J. Fox was appointed Secretary. Reverend Thomas Shankland, former librarian at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, is listed as a member, from 1915 to 1925. It was initially decided to limit membership to 30, which was later reduced in 1906 to 22 active members. The society met regularly, particularly during the winter months, usually at different places, often cafes, in the Bangor area. A variety of topics were discussed on a wide range of philosophical, literary, social, political and economic subjects, although the rules of 1939 declared that religious and political subjects are not to be discussed, except in special circumstances. These rules also state that the society did not look for publicity in the press or forward resolutions to the public authorities, but in 1921 an exception was made to send the society's congratulations to the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, on his successful settlement of the Irish question . Its annual dinner was held in May.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Comprises: Minute books, 1897-1991 Account book of receipts and disbursements, 1897-1942 A short history of the Society, 1897-1939 , compiled by Mr Ioan Y. Glynne and Dr Gilbert Wooding Robinson, 1939 Papers relating to the continued existence of the society, 1974 Menus for AGM dinners, 1909-1992 Lists of members, group photographs, notice of meetings, records of subscriptions and sporadically, of attendance.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Records were received on different occasions, arranged according to type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 25269, 29416-29440, 37641-37756, 37585

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr G.R. Thomas, Assistant Registrar at the University of Wales, Bangor.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor is Minorities , a paper read before the Bangor Dialectical Society. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 16906 . This is included in the records of Dr. Thomas Richards, former librarian at the University.

Publication note: Ioan Y Glynne and Gilbert Wooding Robinson, The Bangor Dialectical Society, 1897-1939

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, February 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Dialectic
Societies | Wales | Bangor

Personal names
Glynne , Ioan Y. (Ioan Ynyr)
Robinson , Gilbert Wooding , b. 1888

Corporate names
Bangor Dialectical Society (Bangor, Wales)

Places
Bangor (Wales)

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