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Royal Commonwealth Society

 Organization

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 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Fonds

Correspondence of the Alexander Turnbull Library with the R.C.S., 1976-03-16 - 1982-06-21

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/56
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1976-03-16 - 1982-06-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

Correspondence regarding the North West Company of Canada, 1929 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/9
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the R.C.S. and the Public Archives of Canada, the Hudson's Bay Company, the British Association for American Studies and Clark, Irwin & Company Ltd regarding documents held by the R.C.S. relating to the North West Company of Canada and individuals connected with the Company. There are also two letters regarding the supply of the publication 'United empire' to the Public Archives of Canada. The letters are accompanied by an undated description of RCMS 249-253,...
Dates: 1929 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

Memories of the Royal Commonwealth Society, 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/6
Scope and Contents

An account of the R.C.S., 1937-1965, written for the Society's centenary.

Dates: 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

Princess Margaret in East Africa, 1956, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/36
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

R.C.S. Biography catalogue acknowledgements, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/12
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Fonds

R.C.S. Commonwealth anthology, 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/25
Scope and Contents

A working copy of the material used in the anthology, with notes on continuity.

Dates: 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Royal Commonwealth Society, 1946 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 150/9/10
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with D.H. Simpson, the Royal Empire Society and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Dates: 1946 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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