Reports of archaeological congresses and meetings held at Rochester between 1853 and 1886.
The British Archaeological Association held its annual meeting in Rochester in 1853. This file contains extracts from the reports of that meeting published in the Association’s Journal (Oct. 1853, Jan. 1854) and the Gentleman’s Magazine (Sep. 1853). I append an extract from Charles Roach Smith’s Collectanea antiqua which gives more information about the Saxon cemetery on Star Hill.
The Kent Archaeological Society, founded in 1858, chose Canterbury (of course) as the venue for its first annual meeting, Rochester as the venue for its second (3–4 Aug. 1859). This file contains extracts from the reports of that meeting published in volume 2 of the society’s own journal, Archaeologia Cantiana, and in the Gentleman’s Magazine (Sep. 1859) and the South Eastern Gazette (9 Aug. 1859). (There are reports, no doubt, in other local newspapers, and possibly some are more informative; but this is the only one that I have online access to.)
The Archaeological Institute held its annual meeting in Rochester in 1863. This file contains extracts from the reports of that meeting published in the Archaeological Journal (Dec. 1863) and the Gentleman’s Magazine (Sep.–Nov. 1863).
The St Paul’s Ecclesiological Society made a day’s excursion to Rochester in July 1881. This is the report of that visit printed in their Transactions.
Some members of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society visited Rochester in June 1884. This is how the visit was reported in the South Eastern Gazette. There is no mention of it in the society’s Transactions.
The Kent Archaeological Society returned to Rochester for its annual meeting in 1886 (21–22 Jul.). This file contains the whole of the report of that meeting printed in Archaeologia Cantiana plus a report which appeared in the South Eastern Gazette (26 Jul. 1886).