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Royal Commonwealth Society Artefacts Collection

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/ORCS

Scope and Contents

Soon after its foundation in 1868, the Royal Colonial Institute had envisaged the establishment of a museum, but following the 1886 Colonial and Indian Exhibition in South Kensington, and the creation of the Imperial Institute, the plan was abandoned. Over the years, however, the society built up a small, eclectic collection of objects as members donated items they had received as gifts or purchased during work or travel overseas.

Dates

  • -2500 - 1970-05

Conditions Governing Access

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).

Extent

12 archive box(es) (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Very little is known of the provenance of some objects.

General

This collection level description was created by MJC.

Includes index.
Date
2018-01-31 10:19:06+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Contact:
Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom


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