Reference numberIM
TitleRoyal Society photographs and prints
DescriptionPhotographs, engravings, prints and negatives, dating from the 17th century to the present. Contains individual and group likenesses of past and current Fellows of the Royal Society. Also a small collection of non-portrait material.
ArrangementThe collection is arranged into six parts: a primary collection of images, arranged alphabetically by sitter, with a catalogue number prefixed by IM; four photographer-specific collections of images, prefixed by IM and photographer descriptor (eg. IM/AKP) and; a small collection of non-portrait imagery, prefixed by IM/Non
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyThe images of the Fellows of the Royal Society have been collected and donated since the foundation of the Society in 1660, and appear in various formats
CopiesDigital versions of certain images are available on the Royal Society Picture Library
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    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.

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