Transcript of the Minutes of the First Meeting of the Bedfordshire Institute
The Bedford Institute was a body established in Bedfordshire (as part of the National School Movement) by the Church of England to promote the establishment of Schools for the poor.
The minutes set out the objectives of the Institute and give the names of those involved in the management of such a venture:
Sir George Osborn, John Trevor, Francis Pym, John Higgins, Colonel Osborn, George Nigel Edwards, Stephen Thorton, Richard Parker, Joseph Bernard, Revd. Frere, John Gibbard, Revd. Beachcroft.