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Papers on societies, 1877 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/222

Scope and Contents

(1) Papers regarding the Society of Engineers

Correspondence with the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1903, concerning the meeting of December 1903 on British rainfall.

Letter from the Society of Engineers, 1880, and a copy of the Rules and Members List for 1879.

Correspondence with the Society of Engineers concerning the 'Nursing Testimonial Fund', 1879.

Correspondence regarding the election of the Astronomer Royal as an Honorary Member of the Society of Engineers, 1888.

Correspondence with the Society of Engineers concerning membership and outside visits, 1891-1893.

(2) Papers relating to the Institution of Engineers

Letter from Sir George Airy to J.B. Redman regarding the foundations of the old London Bridge, 1881.

Correspondence regarding Sir W. Thomson's 'Harmonic Analyser and Tidal Predictor', 1881.

Correspondence of 1881 regarding a paper on 'Vulgar Fractions' read by Sir George Airy.

Correspondence regarding a meeting of 20 January 1885 and the Astronomer Royal's remarks on a paper read during the meeting, 1885.

(3) Papers on the Society of Engineers

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Society of Engineers, 1903-1909, including meeting reports and notices, notices of outside visits, reports on the annual dinner and a paper on the proposed amalgamation with other societies.

Correspondence with the President and Secretary concerning the Society's jubilee celebration, 1904.

(4) Papers on the Physical Society of London

Miscellaneous papers concerning the Physical Society, 1899-1910, including notices of meetings and ballot papers.

Correspondence with and papers from the Physical Society, 1877, including notices and lists of members.

(5) Papers on Blackheath Camera Club

Papers and correspondence relating to the Blackheath Camera Club, 1891-1893, including correspondence regarding the formation of the club, the election of the Astronomer Royal to the Presidency, and notices of meeting, including annual general meetings.

Entry form for the 1893 exhibition of the Photographic Society of Great Britain and statutes of the International Union of Photography, 1893.

Correspondence concerning the formation of a photography club in Greenwich, 1892.


  • Creation: 1877 - 1910


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Language of Materials


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Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:50:50+00:00

Includes index.

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