The origins of the society are described in the minutes of the first meeting: 'The Sunday Schools connected with this society having for some time past, from various causes, been greatly neglected, a few of those Friends who were most interested in their welfare were invited to meet together to consider the present desolate condition of the Society, and out of its ruins to form a new one', Broadmead Vestry, 14 May 1838. The secretary at the time of the final meeting was E. Bale.
Minutes of meetings of the committee of Broadmead Baptist Chapel, Bristol, the first meeting reported as being held on 14 May 1838, the last on 9 January 1872, 70 folios. Pasted inside the front cover is an extract from The Bristol times and mirror, 16 November 1909, being a letter contributed by S.G. Perceval, announcing his discovery of the book.
Presented by Spencer George Perceval, 1921.