Reference numberMS/421/4
Previous numbersMS/423
TitleRegister of Papers submitted to the Royal Society, 1905-1920
DescriptionRecord book of the papers received by the Royal Society for publication in the periodicals of the Royal Society. The ledger was used to keep track of the circulation of manuscripts and the decision to publish taken by the sectional committees (sectional committee A for mathematical and physical science and B for biological sciences).

The ledger was custom printed for the Committee of Papers, beginning with an alphabetised index, where names of authors have been entered. The headings of the columns are printed with all information entered in ink.

For each manuscript is entered:
Number; title; author(s); communicator(s); date received; date read at meeting of the Committee of Papers; date refereed; name of referees; date manuscript returned by referees; date reported to sectional committee; date of Council vote; destination [journal published in or date returned]

The volume covers manuscripts received between June 1905 and December 1920, which corresponds to printed volumes 205 to 220 of Philosophical Transactions A for physical sciences and volumes 197 to 209 of Philosophical Transactions B for biological sciences; printed volumes 76 to 98 of Proceedings A and volumes 77 to 91 of Proceedings B

The following FRS serve as editors of the journals during the period covered by the volume:
1901-1912: Joseph Larmor [A side editor]
1903-1908: Sir Archibald Geikie [B side editor]
1912-1919: Arthur Schuster [A side editor]
1919-1929: James Hopwood Jeans [A side editor]
1908-1915: John Rose Bradford [B side editor]
1915-1925: William Bate Hardy [B side editor]
Extent1 volume, MS Large, 245 ff
Physical descriptionPaper, bound
Dimensions15 x 10.5 inches
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Access statusOpen
Related materialSome individual manuscripts may have been retained in the archives in the AP series for articles abstracted in Proceedings or rejected. After 1865 it became common practice to return the article to the author.
Related records in the catalogueAP/77
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7894Larmor; Sir; Joseph (1857 - 1942); physicist1857 - 1942
NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924)1835 - 1924
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934); physicist1851 - 1934
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA1395Bradford; Sir; John Rose (1863 - 1935); physician and physiologist1863 - 1935
NA8234Hardy; Sir; William Bate (1864 - 1934); biologist and food scientist1864 - 1934
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