Series 110 - Microfilm of Royal Astronomical Society minutes and signature book

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Microfilm of Royal Astronomical Society minutes and signature book


  • 1951 - ? (Creation)
  • 1820 - 1930s (Accumulation)

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0.2m (1 type 3 box)

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(1820 -)

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The Royal Astronomical Societ (RAS) was established on 10 March 1820 with the first meeting of the Council and the Society in London. The Society assumed its name on 7 March 1831 after a Royal Charter was signed by William IV. The original objectives of the Society was the promotion of astronomy and geophysics. The Society's three main functions of maintaining a Library, organizing scientific meetings, and publishing journals continues.

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The rolls of microfilm include copies of minute books of the Royal Astronomical Society in London (books 1–14) and a signature book, pages 1–114, the last signature being Francis Birch (1903–1992).


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Royal Astronomical Society, London

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 4 September 2007




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