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Ref No EUL MS 389/ADM/1
Repository Special Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Date 1889-1989
Title Minutes of the Chapter
Extent 2 volumes
Creator Name Syon Abbey (1415-)
Description Two books, one of which has restricted access, recording discussions held and decisions made by the Chapter of Syon Abbey.

The Conventual Chapter was composed of all the sisters in solemn vows, as well as the sisters in temporary vows who had been professed for three full years. The Chapter generally discussed and voted on matters such as the election of abbesses and councillors, and admissions to postulancy, novitiate, temporary profession, and solemn profession. However, the abbess could convene the Chapter at any time to discuss any matters of importance.
Access Conditions Access to items may be restricted or closed to public inspection, in accordance with Data Protection legislation and the terms of deposit.


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