Reference numberLBC
TitleLetter Book of the Royal Society: copy
CreatorThe Royal Society
DescriptionTranscribed from the original Letter Books which are themselves copies of the letters that make up the Early Letters series. Contain fair copies of letters received by the Society, the originals of which are in the Early Letters. Volumes 1-18 are letters of 1661-1727; within this group, Volume 11 has been extended into two volumes. Volume 17 was created in order to leave a gap in the series for retrospective copying of original papers. The succeeding volumes overlap in time, giving correspondence for the years 1720-1740. There are four supplementary copies, labelled A-B, B-C, D-G, G-H.
Extent30 volumes
Physical descriptionLeather bound volumes
ArrangementVolumes 1-18 cover 1661-1727; Volumes 19-26 cover 1720-1740; four supplementary volumes arranged alphabetically
Finding aidsName of author, recipient, date and location are indexed in archive card catalogue
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying restricted. No microfilm available.
Related materialSee Letter Book Original; General Subject Index to Journal, Register and Letter Books by Richard Waller
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