The Royal Society Collections Catalogues


Search the catalogues of the Royal Society for printed or archival material and biographical records of past Fellows.

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For more in-depth information on our picture and object collection use our picture library.

The Philosophical Transactions, the scientific periodical of the Royal Society since 1665, is also available online.

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Collection highlights

Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.