Series A: Minutes 1880-1926

Series A: Minutes. –1880-1926. — 30 cm of textual records.
Series consists of general & special session minutes of Municipal Council, as well as requests for special sessions. There are two large bound minute books which contain minutes of the Municipal Council for the years 1880-1904, and 1905-1948 respectively. The Municipal Council also published the minutes of their annual and semi-annual meetings from 1881 to 1949 in a broadsheet format. Series also includes some loose documents which are minutes of special sessions/meetings not recorded in the minute books, and some requests by Councilors for special meetings for the years 1880 to 1923.

In the second bound minute book, starting with the annual meeting of 10 January 1933, the Municipal Clerk ceased to record the minutes by hand and instead copies of the published minutes were pasted into the book (with occasional hand-written entries).

Title based on contents of series.

The second bound minute book for Municipal Council is shared by RG 4 – Municipality of the District of Argyle Fonds (1926-1986).

Surviving Annual and Semi-Annual Minutes of Council published/printed in broadsheet/poster format have had at least one copy encapsulated in mylar, and in some cases duplicate copies have also been retained.  See Appendix 2 for a detailed listing of these minutes from 1872-1955 (1872-1879 Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the District of Argyle and 1880-1955 for Municipality of the District of Argyle).

A detailed listing and description of all Municipal Council minute books will found in this fonds as Appendix 3.

A listing of Municipal Clerks, the early recorders of all minutes, and notes on the nature of subsequent minute taking will be found in this fonds as Appendix 4.