Reference numberMS/421/9
Previous numbersMS/611
TitleRegister of Papers submitted to the Royal Society, series A, 1939-1951
DescriptionRecord book of the papers received by the Royal Society for publication in the periodicals of the Royal Society. Includes papers submitted to the 'A' strand sectional committee, which includes papers on physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.
The ledger was used to keep track of the circulation of manuscripts and the decision or not to publish.

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; passed for publication; publication detail.

The volume covers manuscripts received between June 1939 and November 1951 which corresponds to printed volumes 238 to 245 of Philosophical Transactions A for physical sciences and printed volumes 174 to 212 of Proceedings A.

A sheet pasted on inside cover tallies all entries from the previous volume (MS/421/8); another sheet on the first fly leaf tallies all papers received from January 1939 to December 1951 inclusive.

The following FRS serve as editors for the A side of the journals during the period covered by the volume:
1929-1948: Frank Edward Smith
1948-1957: David Brunt
Extent1 volume, MS Large
Physical descriptionPaper, bound, size 15 x 10.5 inches
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/81
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8091Smith; Sir; Frank Edward (1876 - 1970)1876 - 1970
NA1173Brunt; Sir; David (1886 - 1965)1886 - 1965
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