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Collection Number: 11004-z

Collection Title: Minute Books of St. James's chronicle (London, England), 1761-1815

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 3 items
Abstract "St. James's Chronicle," a London newspaper, began tri-weekly publication in 1761, and was published well into the nineteenth century. Three volumes of records which supply information about the running of the newspaper over a period of fifty-four years. Volume 1 contains a copy of the Articles of Agreement, 1761, signed by the proprietors and printers, including Bonnell Thornton, Ralph Griffiths, Thomas Becket, Thomas Davis, Robert Davis, Lockyer Davis, Christopher Henderson, Thomas Lounds, William Jackson, Henry Baldwin, George Colman, and John Berkenhout, and setting forth the plan of organization (21 p.). Volume 1 also contains the minutes of general meetings of the proprietors and committee meeting minutes, 1761-1775. The minutes show date and place of each meeting, names of persons present, business transacted, financial reports, and shareholders added to and subtracted from the group at various times. Volumes 2 and 3 contain minutes and other records of the newspaper's proprietors, 1775-1815.
Creator St. James's chronicle.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Minute Books of St. James's chronicle (London, England) #11004-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Murray Hill, London, in 1962.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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"St. James's Chronicle," a London newspaper, began tri-weekly publication in 1761, and was published well into the nineteenth century.

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Three volumes of records which supply information about the running of the newspaper over a period of fifty-four years. Volume 1 contains a copy of the Articles of Agreement, 1761, signed by the proprietors and printers, including Bonnell Thornton, Ralph Griffiths, Thomas Becket, Thomas Davis, Robert Davis, Lockyer Davis, Christopher Henderson, Thomas Lounds, William Jackson, Henry Baldwin, George Colman, and John Berkenhout, and setting forth the plan of organization (21 p.). Volume 1 also contains the minutes of general meetings of the proprietors and committee meeting minutes, 1761-1775. The minutes show date and place of each meeting, names of persons present, business transacted, financial reports, and shareholders added to and subtracted from the group at various times. Volumes 2 and 3 contain minutes and other records of the newspaper's proprietors, 1775-1815.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, April 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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