Printed forms completed in manuscript and arranged alphabetically by branch.
Balance sheets in the first volume have registers of branch members on the reverse, with details of age, occupation and date of joining, together with some contemporary analysis of membership by age and occupation [MSS.127/AS/2/1/1]. Subsequent volumes contain registers of new members and of members removed, transferred or expelled (although occasionally branch secretaries listed all members, rather than just the new ones). They also include numbers of members and numbers of members employed by particular railway companies.
Balance sheet entries include details of relief payments made and also many annotations by Fred W Evans, ASRS General Secretary, 1874-1883.
These volumes should be read in conjunction with MSS.127/AS/2/2/1-50, which comprise the loose papers removed from these volumes. All the letters and notes concern the drawing up of correct balance sheets. ASRS's rules compelled the return of the completed balance sheets on pain of a fine on the branch and the exclusion of members from benefits.
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