BCO23: OUT LETTER COPY BOOKS, 1884 - 1920

Extent and form : 21 volumes

Reproduction: photocopying not permitted. Photography at the IALS Archivist’s discretion.

Scope and content: the majority of letters were written by the Secretary to the Bar Council, but occasionally there are letters written by other officers including the Chairman.

Finding aids: each volume contains an integral index. There are some cross references to the minutes of the Bar Council and its committees and to other letters.

Important notes for users: great care must be taken when handling these volumes and turning the pages to prevent any damage being done to the fragile paper.

Where pages are stuck together they must not be forced apart – please alert the IALS Archivist if you find any stuck pages not noted below, so arrangements can be made for them to be assessed by a conservator.

Item list:

Reference Title Dates Extent Scope and contents
BCO/23/01 Letter book vol.1 24 April 1884 – 11 May 1899 1 volume Contains an attached document: ‘re the Consideration of Draft Rules of Court’ at p73. A few letters on heavier paper have also been attached.
BCO/23/02 Letter book vol.2 11 May 1899 – 21 June 1901 1 volume Page 1 is particularly fragile.
BCO/23/03 Letter book vol.3 21 June 1901 – 24 February 1903 1 volume  
BCO/23/04 Letter book vol.4 25 February 1903 – 19 July 1904 1 volume  
BCO/23/05 Letter book vol.5 19 July 1904 – 3 August 1905 1 volume  
BCO/23/06 Letter book vol.6 3 August 1905 – 2 June 1906 1 volume  
BCO/23/07 Letter book vol.7 11 June 1906 – 12 July 1907 1 volume  
BCO/23/08 Letter book vol.8 13 July 1907 – 3 June 1908 1 volume Page 1 is particularly fragile. Pages 19-22 are stuck together – do not attempt to separate.
BCO/23/09 Letter book vol.9 4 June 1908 – 25 June 1909 1 volume  
BCO/23/10 Letter book vol.10 26 June 1909 – 29 June 1910 1 volume  
BCO/23/11 Letter book vol.11 29 June 1910 – 28 July 1911 1 volume  
BCO/23/12 Letter book vol.12 31 July 1911 – 17 July 1912 1 volume  
BCO/23/13 Letter book vol.13 17 July 1912 – 11 March 1913 1 volume  
BCO/23/14 Letter book vol.14 11 March 1913 – 30 December 1913 1 volume  
BCO/23/15 Letter book vol.15 2 January 1914 – 28 July 1914 1 volume  
BCO/23/16 Letter book vol.16 28 July 1914 – 12 February 1915 1 volume  
BCO/23/17 Letter book vol.17 15 February 1915 – 8 November 1915 1 volume  
BCO/23/18 Letter book vol.18 9 November 1915 – 19 July 1916 1 volume Pages 32-34 and 37-38 are stuck together – do not attempt to separate.
BCO/23/19 Letter book vol.19 26 July 1916 – 24 July 1917 1 volume  
BCO/23/20 Letter book vol.20 31 July 1917 – 21 June 1918 1 volume Pages 71-72 are stuck together – do not attempt to separate.
BCO/23/21 Letter book vol.21 22 June 1918 – 26 January 1920 1 volume Typescript from 29 May 1919.
Fragile - not to be produced, due to conservation requirements
Page last updated: 25th May 2016