Reference numberMDA/I
TitleCorrespondence relating to memorials of the Royal Society
DescriptionCorrespondence and documents relating to memorials for and about Fellows, funds, etc. Includes:

Correspondence about the restoration of the Sir Joseph Banks monument in Revesby church [1955-56];
Correspondence about the proposed demolition of John Dalton's tombstone in Ardwick cemetery, Manchester [1959-1960]
Papers about the endowment of Darwin's house at Downe [1925-1927];
Correspondence about the Fleming Memorial Fund for Medical Research [1959-1960];
Correspondence and brochure about the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation [1957-1959];
Appeal for funds to restore the organs in Freshwater Church, Isle of Wight, birthplace of Robert Hooke [1957-1959];
Appeal for funds to design the church at Willen, designed by Robert Hooke [1958];
Appeal for funds for a plaque at Charles Manby's house, Victoria, London [1956];
Correspondence about the Hans Sloane Memorial Fund [1960];
Correspondence about the Henry Tizard Memorial Fund [1961];
Correspondence about the restoration of Thomas Willis' memorial in Westminster Abbey [1961];
Correspondence and orders of service for Fellows and Foreign members [1940-1949].
FormatTypescript, carbon and manuscript
Access statusOpen
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