RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoTCBF
Extent190 files
TitleChoir Benevolent Fund
DescriptionRecords of the Choir Benevolent Fund including: minutes of the society, annual reports, account records, records relating to property owned by the Choir Benevolent Fund, rules of the society, admission records, correspondence and records relating to the Friendly Society Act.
AdminHistoryThe Choir Benevolent Fund, a friendly society, was founded in 1851 for organists and lay clerks connected with cathedral and collegiate choirs, and for the relief of their widows and orphans. The fund received subscriptions from members, but they also appealed for support to all with an interest in choral worship. During the nineteenth century the Fund ran festival concerts for musical entertainment and fund raising purposes and a prominent concert was held at St. Paul's Cathedral in 1877.
CustodialHistoryOriginally referenced as CBF but revised to TCBF.
AcquisitionTransferred from Westminster Abbey Library, 1997, as gift from the Fund.
RelatedMaterialAnnual reports in Lambeth Palace Library printed book collection: ref H5013.C46. These include information on members, events affecting the fund, resolutions, donations, an account sheet of the management fund, annual subscribers and festivals.
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