Record

Reference numberMDA/G
Alternative reference numberG.1-G.4
LevelSubSeries
TitlePapers relating to the Royal Society's Library and its collections
Date1920-1952
DescriptionRoyal Society Library files: four groups of material, dealing with aspects of the Library Committee (MDA/G/1); printed and manuscript acquisitions to the Library (MDA/G/2); portrait acquisitions (MDA/3); and a miscellany, including museum objects and publications (MDA/G/4).

MDA/G/1 Library Committee, 1937-1952; (file G.1.2 1944-1949 includes correspondence and draft agreements about the acquisition of the London Mathematical Society's library by the Royal Society).
MDA/G/2 Correspondence regarding Library donations and purchases, 1934-1946.
MDA/G/3 Portraits, correspondence relating to acquisitions and loans, 1921-1953.
MDA/G/4 Correspondence regarding loans of Leeuwenhoek letters, 1927-31; correspondence regarding catalogue of manuscripts, Vignoles snuff box and William Bullocks's 'Role of the Fellows of the Royal Society' [1940s].
Extent15 files
FormatTypescript, manuscript and carbon
Access statusOpen
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