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Ref No EUL MS 389/ADM/2
Repository Special Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Date 1882-1995
Title Minutes of the Council
Extent 6 volumes
Creator Name Syon Abbey (1415- 2011)
Description Notebooks recording discussions held and decisions made by the abbess and the Council relating to a wide range of administrative issues, including admissions, elections, appointments, constitutions, duties, the estate and much more.

The abbess regularly summoned the Council to obtain its consent and advice on a wide range of matters. The Council consisted of approximately six sisters, of which the prioress and the procuratrix were automatic members. Members of the Council were re-elected once every two years. One member was chosen by the abbess and three members were elected by the Chapter.
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