Reference numberMS/416
TitleCatalogue of the Repository of the Royal Society
DescriptionInscribed on the front paper cover: 'A complete Catalogue of the several Donations of Manuscripts, Printed Books, Naturall Curiosities, Machines & Antiquities, which have been presented to the Royal Society extracted from the Journal Books with the dates when given & the Donors names annexed'. Items from Royal Society's Museum, or Repository. Classified by sections, each prefaced by the classification scheme. Individual items are numbered.

Prefaced by 'The Order of the Classes' listing nineteen classes of materials, each represented in this list apart from 1-2, 'MSS Books' and 'Printed Books'. The catalogue begins at section 3 'Parts of Human Bodies'. Below the classification is a list of names against date ranges, apparently persons compiling material from the Journal Books. Those listed are Richard Myddelton Massey, Cromwell Mortimer, John Eames, Smart Lethieullier, Sir Joseph Ayloffe, James Theolbold, John Fuller and James West.

The catalogue contains item descriptions, dates of donation and information on donors. Items have been checked with pencil marks and crosses. Each gathering of text is side-sewn in the manner of Chinese book-bindings. The manuscript has a typed paper label on the first gathering: 'MS CATALOGUE D'.
Extent15 sewn gatherings and some loose papers.
Physical descriptionPaper, packaged in solander box
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

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