Royal Commonwealth Society
Dates and places
1868: Established as the Colonial Institute 1882: Secured a royal charter to become the Royal Colonial Institute 1928: Name changed to the Royal Empire Society 1958: Current name adopted on the 7 May
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence and memoranda regarding photographs made for the Turnbull Library of New Zealand items in the R.C.S. Library, 1976-1977; the sale of 'Native plants of New Zealand', 1981-1982; and the identification of the work of Martha King (in 'Native plants') and the Revd A.W. Hands.
An account of the R.C.S., 1937-1965, written for the Society's centenary.
Ten pieces of typescript correspondence between the R.C.S. and its members in East Africa asking the latter for reports on the visit of Princess Margaret. There is also an edition of 'The month in Tanganyika', 30 October 1956 (7 pages), describing events in that country, and two photographs of Tanganyika and eight photographs of Mauritius relating to the visit.
Nine letters personally signed by Commonwealth leaders and four letters from officials acknowledging the receipt of the R.C.S. 'Biography catalogue', with related papers.
A working copy of the material used in the anthology, with notes on continuity.
Correspondence with D.H. Simpson, the Royal Empire Society and the Royal Commonwealth Society.