The other members of Council attending the meeting were:
Earl of Egremont
Earl of Darnley
Sir Everard Home
J. G. Children
Mr Charles Baring Wall
In a subsequent meeting on April 3 1827 Council agreed to admit `Lady Fellows' to the Society, an important decision as it was so unusual at that time for women to be able to join learned societies. ZSL encouraged women's interest in zoology from a very early time and continues to encourage the interest of women in zoology and other sciences.
The minutes of Council are an important continuous record of ZSL's activities since 1826, these are perhaps the most important of the records in ZSL.
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ZSL's Archives as they detail the decision-making of the Council of Fellows that run ZSL.
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