|Description||These records comprise deeds relating to the foundation of Mason College and the powers of the trust set up to manage the institution, agreements for the expansion of the college by adding teaching in medicine and surgery and in providing training for school teachers, the role of college members as representative governors on the management boards of other trusts and foundations broadly connected with education, and the legal process by which Mason University College was incorporated which made provision for it to gain degree granting powers as the University of Birmingham. The majority of the deeds relating to the foundation of the college and the regulations governing its trust date from the 1870s and early 1880s, while the agreements documenting the expansion of the college date from the early 1890s. Some of the papers relating to other trusts and foundations date from the late 1880s, but material relating to King Edwards School foundation dates from 1900. Records relating to the incorporation of Mason University College date from the late 1890s. |
Deeds and schedules relating to property owned by Mason College are catalogued with the legal records of the University of Birmingham as the majority of this landed estate continued to be owned or administered by the institution into the twentieth century.