Reference numberMS/417
Alternative reference numberMS/415, MS/417
TitleInventories of the Royal Society Repository
DescriptionShort descriptive checklists of the contents of the Royal Society Repository, compiled for the purposes of inspection. 1. Natural History. 2. Man-made objects 'Antiquities, Machines, Models...'

The period in which these books were created coincided with the appointment of Emanuel Mendes Da Costa as the new Clerk, Librarian, Housekeeper and Keeper of the Repository on 17 February 1763. A Committee was also appointed at this time 'to inspect the state and Condition of the Library and Repository'. By 1767, Da Costa had been dismissed from his post.
Extent2 volumes
Physical descriptionPaper, bound in paper covers
DimensionsVarious sizes
Access statusOpen
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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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