BCO21: ELECTION REGISTERS 1896 - 1971

Extent and form : 5 registers

Reproduction: photography of the registers permitted. Photocopying at the IALS Archivist’s discretion.

Administrative history: members were elected annually to the Bar Council.

Scope and content: from 1896 to 1900 the register records the names of the candidates, their circuit and the votes they received, plus some statistical analysis of the votes cast and the circuits represented by the candidates proposed and elected. From 1901 the registers additionally record the members remaining on the Council for the following year and the members retiring, with a note of the categories of barristers required to be elected that year. Then from 1906 the registers also contain a List of the new Council, which from 1910 – 1947 includes the membership of the standing committees. The registers and particularly the Lists of the new Council were regularly annotated, mainly with details of other appointments or resignation or death.

Item list:

Reference Title Dates Extent Scope and contents
BCO/21/01 Register vol.1 1896 – 1912 1 volume Pages 38-40 record the subscriptions to a testimonial for Master Warmington KC in 1908. Page 41 lists the past officers and official members of the Bar Council and pages 42-44 list the past members.
BCO/21/02 Register vol.2 1912 – 1924 1 volume The elections for 1915 to 1919 were not contested, with retiring members generally retaking their seats on the Council.
BCO/21/03 Register vol.3 1925 – 1938 1 volume For 1938 this volume only contains the lists of members remaining and members retiring. The election results and list of the new Council are in the next register.
BCO/21/04 Register vol.4 1938 – 1953 1 volume For 1953 this volume only contains the lists of members remaining and members retiring. The election results and list of the new Council are in the next register.
BCO/21/05 Register vol.5 1953 – 1971 1 volume

Typescript.

Contains a list of the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen from 1918-1965, a copy of the Regulations and By-laws 1946 and multiple copies of the 1970 List of Candidates.
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