Authorization for the appointment of a Finance Committee was given by the Standing Committee on 14 Sept. 1972 (see SC/72/7, Item 33). The first references to the committee in Council minutes are on 8 Feb. and 15 Mar. 1973 (see CM/73/1-2). After 22 Oct. 1975 the committee was entitled, Finance and Development Committee.

Minutes and papers, 1974-83

 /1    13 May 1974 – budget 1974 (photocopy)

  [FC/74/1 – nothing held]

 /2    25 Feb. 1975 (FC/75/1) Minutes. 4 leaves (tpc.)

 /3    23 June (FC/75/2) Minutes. 2 leaves (tpc.)

 /4    Ibid., Item 8: Financial performance to end-May 1975. 2 leaves (photocopy)

 /5    15 Dec. Minutes. 3 leaves (tpc.)

 /6    Notice of meeting 19 Jan. 1976 (tp. pc)

 /7    Notice of postponement of meeting until 27 Jan. (tp. memo)

 /8    26 Jan. – Budget for discussion on 27 Jan. (tp.)

 /9    B.J. Kirkpatrick to W.B. Fagg, 27 Jan. – points for meeting (tp. memo)

/10    27 Jan. Minutes. 2 leaves (tp.)

/11    Notice of meeting 18 Feb. (tp. pc)

/12    18 Feb. (FC/76/2) Minutes. 2 leaves (tpc.)

/13    Appendix on B.J. Kirkpatrick’s pension (tpc.)

/14    Notice of meeting 3 May (tp. pc with autogr. message from ‘Bernard’ to W.B. Fagg)

/15    Agenda for meeting 3 May (tpc.)

/16    3 May (FC/76/3) Minutes. 3 leaves (tp.)

/17    Notice of meeting 7 June (tpc.)

/18    Budget for move to Royal Asiatic Society, for approval by Finance Committee on 7 June (tpc.)

/19    7 June (FC/76/4) Minutes. 2 leaves (photocopy)

/20    Agenda for meeting 13 Sept. (tp.)

 21    13 Sept. 1976 Notes of meeting (tpc.)

/22    nd, Jonathan Benthall, Director, 1974-2000, to Finance Committee, on Budget for 1977 etc. 4 leaves (tp.)

/23    Notice of meeting 15 Feb. [1977] (tpc.)

/24    15 Feb. Notes of meeting (tpc.)

/25    Agenda for meeting 26 Apr. (tpc.)

/26    26 Apr. Notes of meeting. [Item 10 records: ‘It was noted the old Development Committee had before 1974 initiated most of the subsequently successful new developments ... Since January 1974 the Committee had largely confined itself to acting as a financial control ... the next phase in the RAI’s development needed a new expansionary strategy.’] (tpc.)

/27    Agenda for meeting 11 May. [Photocopy of opinion of learned counsel enclosed] (tpc.)

/28    ‘Memorandum re RAI Anthropological Enterprises Ltd.’, [enclosed with A46/27]. 4 leaves (tp.)

/29    ‘Opinion’, marked ‘RAI Anthropological Enterprises’. 3 leaves (photocopy)

/30    Notice of meeting 4 Oct. 1983; [long] report of items for discussion. 7 leaves (tpc.)

/31    4 Oct. Notes of meeting. 2 leaves (tp.)

/32    17 Nov. Notes of meeting (tpc.)

[13 Dec. 1983 - nothing held]