Papers on Royal Society soirees, 1876 - 1912
Scope and Contents
(1) Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society soirees, 1900-1912
Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing, 1900-1901.
Papers relating to soiree exhibits and the preparations to present the exhibitions, 1900.
Requests to present a soiree on the forthcoming solar eclipse, 1905.
Covering papers and lists of solar transparencies, 1906.
Request for names of Royal Observatory assistants of six years' standing, 1909.
Request to present a soiree on Jupiter's eighth satellite, 1908.
Papers on preparations and notes for the above soiree, 1908.
Account from 'The Times' of the Royal Society soiree, 1908.
Request for a repeat performance of Christie's soiree on Jupiter's eighth satellite, 1908.
Request to present a soiree, 1908.
Outline and papers on preparations relating to Christie's soiree on satellites and comets, 1909.
Report on the soiree, 1909.
Request for a repeat performance of the soiree, 1909, which is accepted.
Request to present a soiree, 1910.
Acceptance of the offer to hold a soiree, 1910.
Postponement of the soiree, 1910.
Request to present a soiree, 1911.
Outline and papers on preparations relating to Christie's lecture on Jupiter's eight satellite and photographs of Halley's comet, 1911.
Request for a repeat performance of the soiree, 1911, which is accepted.
Request to present a soiree, 1912.
Papers on exhibits sent from the Observatory for a soiree, 1912.
(2) Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society soirees, 1894-1898
Request for the names of assistants of six years' standing at the Royal Observatory, 1894-1898.
Programme for a Royal Society Conversazione, 1896.
Acceptance of a proposal to exhibit photographs of the Moon at a soiree, 1897, with details of preparations.
Request for a repeat performance of the above exhibition, 1897.
Programme for a Royal Society Conversazione, 1897.
Suggestion to invite Col. Gore to a soiree, 1898.
(3) Papers and correspondence relating to the Royal Society Club, 1884-1910
Offers of honorary membership, 1884-1886
Joint meeting of the Royal Society and the Philosophical Club, 1891, with the proceedings of the meeting.
Papers on the 150th Anniversary Dinner, 1893.
Notice of a new resolution, 1893.
Papers on the anniversary dinner, 1898
Papers on the proposed amalgamation of the Philosophical Club and Royal Society Club, 1900.
Rules of the Philosophical and Royal Society clubs.
Notices of meetings to form draft rules for the new club, 1901.
Draft rules of the Royal Society Club and opinions on those rules, 1901.
Cards of the Royal Society members and meetings, 1884-1897.
Rules of the Royal Society Club.
Royal Society Club news, 1891-1901.
Cards announcing Royal Society meetings, 1895.
Papers concerning Royal Society Club elections and lists of candidates, 1886-1910.
Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society Club, 1894-1906, including a notice of meetings, invitations to dinner, the position of the Treasurer, and the request that Christie become Chairman. The correspondents include H. Thompson, A.R. Forsyth, J.W.L. Glaisher, F.W. Dyson, F.J. Jervis Smith and G. Bigourda. There is also a note on publication of Royal Astronomical Society Club records.
(4) Correspondence with the Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary of Royal Society, 1889-1892
Correspondence concerning the following subjects:
Purchase of siderostats, 1889.
Volumes of 'Philosophical Transactions' not received, 1890.
Whereabouts of two lenses presented by A. Common, 1891.
Non-payment of a subscription by C. Todd, 1891.
Covering letter for a form, 1891.
Arrangements for Sir George Airy's funeral, 1892.
(5) Miscellaneous papers, 1876-1891
Report on Wilde's 'Electro-Magnetic Light' by F. Beauchamp-Seymour, 1876.
Papers on the repair of Captain Cook and Harrison's chronometers, 1889.
Papers on Christie's absence from a Royal Society meeting, 1888.
Papers on the printing of a catalogue of scientific papers, 1889.
Papers concerning the Scientific Relief Committee, relating to the case of Mrs Helen West, 1892.
List of institutions to receive the Potsdam publication, 1891.
Outline history of H. Wilde's work and his declaration against Sir William Thomson with regard to terrestrial magnetism, 1891.
(6) Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society soirees, 1897-1899
Programme for a Royal Society Conversazione, 1897.
Invitation to Colonel G. Gore to attend a Royal Society soiree, 1898.
Programmes for a Royal Society Conversazione, 1898.
Royal Society exhibit form.
Requests for the names of Royal Observatory assistants of more than six years' standing, 1899.
Programme for a Royal Society Conversazione, 1899.
Letter from F.W. Dyson detailing a photographic exhibition given by Christie, 1897.
(7) Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Society, 1891-1906
Correspondence regarding the following subjects:
Royal Society balance sheets, 1891.
Picture of the Royal Society and the Astronomer Royal's photograph with Mayall and Co., 1893.
Obituary notice for C. Pritchard, 1894.
Postage of 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', 1894.
Subscription for G. Kennedy, 1894.
Article in 'Leisure Hours' concerning Presidents of the Royal Society, 1896.
Missing copy of 'Philosophical Transactions', 1896.
Obituary notice for E. Dunkin 1898.
Portrait of Sir John Evans, 1900.
Dinner invitation for the Cataloguing Conference, 1900.
Deputation on behalf of the National Physics Laboratory, 1900.
Natural History Museum, 1900.
Royal Society address to His Majesty Edward VII, 1901.
Papers on the distribution of 'Philosophical Transactions', 1902.
Portrait of Lord Rayleigh, 1903.
Reference to alterations in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', 1905.
Royal Society meteorological observations for 1743-1750, compiled 1906.
- 1876 - 1912
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- Airy, George Biddell, Sir, 1801 - 1892 (Knight, astronomer)
- Common, Andrew Ainslie, 1841 - 1903 (astronomer and astronomical photographer)
- Cook, James, 1728 - 1779 (Captain, Royal Navy explorer)
- Dunkin, Edwin, 1821 - 1898 (astronomer)
- Dyson, Frank Watson, Sir, 1868 - 1939 (Knight, astronomer)
- Glaisher, James, 1809 - 1903 (astronomer)
- Harrison, John, 1693 - 1776 (horologist)
- Pritchard, Charles, 1808 - 1893 (headmaster and astronomer)
- Royal Society
- Thomson, William, 1824 - 1907 (Baron Kelvin, mathematician and physicist)
- From the Management Group: Royal Greenwich Observatory (Organization)
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