Reference numberMS/419
TitleList of donations to the Royal Society, compiled by John Robertson
Date12 January 1744-3 June 1779
DescriptionPresentations to the Royal Society. Object types include biological specimens and portraits, with occasional instruments and medals. There are also records of manuscripts presentations, notably meteorological records and the donation of Oldenburg-Beale letters (p.2, now part of the Early Letters series). Apart from these, the bulk of Library presentations seem to be in the form of prints, maps and charts. The information is organised in three columns: date, donor, and 'name of the things given'. The manuscript is initially a fair copy, in the same hand, until 21 January 1773. Afterwards, items seem to have been added as a running list of accessions.

The volume is largely blank, with only pp.1-16 used.
Extent1 volume; 180p.
Physical descriptionHalf bound in black leather, black buckram boards. Some gilded decoration, with red leather spine labels: 'Donations to Library and Museum 1774-1779' and '419'. Royal Society coat of arms, gilded, at the base of the spine.
Access statusOpen
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