The Camden Town Group in Context

Minutes of the Fourth London Group Meeting 29 November 1913

Minutes of the Fourth London Group Meeting 29 November 1913
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Minutes of the Fourth London Group Meeting 29 November 1913
Typescript, by James Bolivar Manson (1879-1945)
© Estate of James Bolivar Manson
Typescript TGA 806/10/6
The fourth London Group meeting predominantly concerned election procedures. It was decided that ‘one adverse vote should cancel one favourable vote and that to secure election a member must finally receive the votes of at least half the total number of members of the Group’. Owing to the divergent artistic allegiances of the various members, however, when an election took place at the next meeting on 6 December no one was elected. It was then decided that a candidate could be elected by only one third of the total number of members rather than half (TGA 806/10/6). For minutes of previous meetings, see TGA 806/10/6, TGA 806/10/6 and TGA 806/10/6.
Wendy Baron, Perfect Moderns: A History of the Camden Town Group, Aldershot and Vermont 2000, pp.65–6.

Helena Bonett
August 2011

Transcript

[Typescript with some handwritten corrections:]  
          THE LONDON GROUP 
        Meeting 29th Nov. 1913 
          Present 
          Walter Sickert (in the chair)  
A.H. Hudson          C. Ginner 
E. Sands             Renee Finch 
H. Gilman            W. Ratcliffe 
W. Bayes             H. Sund 
H. Squire            S.F. Gore 
E.A. Wadsworth       R.P. Bevan 
P.W. Lewis           C. Hamilton 
C.R. Nevinson        J.B. Manson 
 
It was Resolved that 
      in the election of members one adverse vote  
      should cancel one favourable vote and that to  
      secure election a member must finally receive  
      the votes of at least half the total number of  
      members of the Group.  
      That the election of members take place on the  
      first Saturday in every month.  
      That a Finance Committee be appointed to consist of  
      R.P. Bevan, C. Ginner and H. Sund.  
      That the names of Candidates for membership be posted  
      immediately after each election.  
      That for the purposes of the election on Dec 6th,  
      the names of candidates which had been posted only  
      for three weeks should be considered on this occasion  
      alone, to have been posted for the full month.
 
The question of a solicitor was raised and it was resolved that the agreement with Messrs Marchant should be looked at by a solicitor named by Mr Sickert, until this question is settled.  
 
It was agreed to hold an exhibition with the Goupil Gallery in March 1914 and again in March 1915, the upstair rooms on the first floor having been offered for that purpose and that The President should make arrangements for a written agreement with Messrs Marchant to that effect. The question of an Autumn Exhibition at the same gallery was discussed.  

How to cite

Minutes of the Fourth London Group Meeting, 29 November 1913, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/minutes-of-the-fourth-london-group-meeting-r1104576, accessed 22 December 2014.