Reference numberMDA
TitleModern Domestic Archives
DescriptionFiles of papers and correspondence relating to the Society's administration of its internal affairs. Currently, the bulk of this material falls within the period 1925-50, although the period covered varies considerably according to subject. At present, the collection forms an important source on the Society's activities during the Second World War, and includes files of the Central Register (Section for Scientific Research) for 1939-1940.
Section A of the series contains correspondence of a number of important Fellows: WH Bragg 1935-41; HH Dale 1926-45; ACG Egerton 1939-49; AV Hill 1949-45; FW Lanchester 1942-44; HG Lyons 1939-42; TR Merton 1941-56; R Robinson 1946-50; AC Seward 1932-41; FE Smith 1928-33; HT Tizard 1940-46.
ArrangementFiles arranged in subject categories;
A. Correspondence of President and Officers
B. Council Papers and Correspondence
C. Funds and Trusts
D. Medals
E. Lectures
F. British Empire Exhibition
G. Library
H. History and Memorials
J. Estates
K. Central Register correspondence
L. Staff
M. Royal Family
Finding aidsInventory of files, showing the structure of the archive. Card index, alphabetically arranged within groups for subject searching, and supplemented by a personal name index for biographical enquiries compiled by Sally M Grover and containing title of file, date and reference number. There is a separate alphabetical card index for AV Hill's correspondents.
Access statusOpen
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