|Description||Nos 1 to 54 Mr (later Sir) Anthony Panizzi and the catalogue of the Royal Society's Library. Letters and papers, 1832-1839, on Panizzi being employed to make a new catalogue of the Royal Society's scientific books; the termination of this agreement and Panizzi's campaign to be reimbursed for his work.|
See Marie Boas Hall, 'The Library and Archives of the Royal Society', (1992), pp26-29.
Nos 55 to 65 Letters from WE Shuckard and James Orchard Halliwell about the Royal Society's Library, 1839-1842.
Nos 66 to 86 Correspondence arising from the Southern Telescope Committee, relating to the building of the Great Melbourne Telescope, 1852-1853.
Manuscripts of some of the letters printed in: 'Correspondence concerning the Great Melbourne Telescope' , London, 1871 (viz Part I pp1-36, that is, from James Nasmyth's of 15 Dec 1852 to TR Robinson's of 6 May 1853, with Lord Rosse's memorandum of 11 May 1853. Also, a letter from Edward Sabine to Thomas Bell dated 11 May 1853 about printing the letters; and the drawing of a telescope referred to in Nasmyth's of 30 December 1852).
Nos 87 to 91 Oddments, 1853-1882.
Nos 92 to 134 Cape Telescope Committee, 1879-1880
Correspondence about a telescope for the Cape of Good Hope Observatory, mainly between Sir David Gill and Warren de la Rue.
Nos 135 to 144 Lists of deeds, medals and standards, 1767-1874.
Nos 145 to 154 Deeds and papers concerning property owned by the Royal Society in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire and Coleman Street, London. 1772-1817
Nos 155 to 171 Deeds and papers concerning property owned by the Royal Society in Acton, 1814-1880.
Nos 172 to 175 Documents about the Royal Society and the Charitable Trusts Acts, 1880. 1879-1881.