Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/054
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: COGERS' SOCIETY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10 production units.
Name of creator(s): Cogers' Society | debating and discussion club
The Cogers' Society was founded in 1756 'for discussing questions of public interest' and met for many years at Cogers' Hall, Bride Lane, which was demolished in the 1890s. Members were usually young barristers or politicians eager to gain practice in public speaking. Since the 1890s the Society has met in various taverns in and around the City. The name comes from the Latin 'cogito'.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Cogers' Society debating and discussion club, comprising minutes, rules, and miscellaneous papers and correspondence.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records have been arranged in order reflecting the record function, e.g. administration, financial and so on.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ms 545 was purchased in 1898.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.