Reference numberCMB/119
TitleScientific Manuscripts Committee - Royal Society and Historical Manuscripts Commission Joint Committee on the Records of Science and Technology
Date1967 to 1969
DescriptionCommittee origins in meeting of 12 July 1966 of an exploratory committee appointed by the Royal Society and the Historical Manuscipts Commission which had recommended the appointment of a standing advisory committee representative of both bodies.

Recommendation had been accepted by both bodies. As a Standing committee, this committee would remain in being until and unless both the Royal Society and the Historical Manuscripts Commission agreed to dissolve it. As an advisory committee, it would not act independently but would make recommendations for action by the two parent bodies. In framing such recommendations the committee would have to take account of their requirements in money and in manpower, neither of which at present was easy to obtain.

Meetings held:
1. 17 January 1967
2. 25 October 1967
3. 5 June 1968
4. 23 April 1969
5. 22 July 1969
6. 13 November 1969
7. 24 May 1971
8. 12 June 1972
9. 19 December 1972
10. 25 May 1973
11. 16 January 1974
12. 7 January 1975
13. 13 April 1976

Note from Council Minutes, meeting held 1 December 1969, in which it was resolved 'That the travelling expenses incurred by Royal Society representatives on the Joint Committee on Scientific Manuscripts attending its meetings outside the Society be refunded from the General Purposes Account (comittee and other travel). '
Pasted into front of volume
Extent1 volume
Physical descriptionTyped minutes pasted onto paper pages in a bound volume
Access statusOpen
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