The society was established in 1968 by Richard Wildman (Clare College) and Gavin Stamp (Gonville and Caius College) and held its first ''Grand Excursion'' on 26 October that year. Stamp seems to have provided much of the impetus for the society holding both the posts of secretary and, from circa 1970, president. The club was open to junior and senior members and existed ''to foster an interest in the Architecture, Arts and other aspects of the Victorian Age''. It ran a speaker programme; visits to Victorian institutions, domestic dwellings, and suburbs in the East-Anglian and London region; and social events. The society's patrons were Nikolaus Pevsner, John Betjamen, and George Kitson Clark. The club was much less active in the 1971-3 period until a revival of 1974-5 led by Stephen Wildman (Queens' College). It is thought that the club was defunct by the time the records were deposited in 1980.
Much of the manuscript material is in a calligraphic hand, probably that of Gavin Stamp, and has been decorated with scrolls and cartouches.
The records were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 12 November 2007. They had been deposited by Stephen Wildman, M.A., Queens' College, Cambridge, with the Manuscripts Department on 21 April 1980 and had been give the classmark Ms.Add.8269.