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Swaffham Prior Natural History Society: Minutes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6460

Scope and Contents

Minutes of the proceedings of the Swaffham Prior Natural History Society, 83 folios: (fo. 1) rules of the society; (fo. 2) list of members; (fo. 4) minutes; (fo. 67v) continuation of the list of members; (fo. 68) further minutes; (fo. 70v) continuation of the list of members; (fo. 73v) treasurer's accounts; (fo. 77) list of fish found on English coasts. Attached to the fly-leaves are a covering letter of the Revd E. Jermyn to C. Allex and a pedigree of Catherine Rowland, showing her Huguenot descent, in the hand of E. Jermyn. The minute book is accompanied by a file containing collected leaves.


  • Creation: 1835-1840


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2 volume(s) (2 volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The book belonged at first to H.W. Jermyn. On his death in 1903 it passed to his son, the Revd E. Jermyn, rector of Croughton, Brackley, who in 1911 presented it to C. Allex of Swaffham Prior. It was bought on the death of Allex by A.S. Neech of Milton, Cambridgeshire, and was thereafter acquired by Francis Jenkinson. Bequeathed to the Library by Jenkinson in 1923.


For a notice of the book and the society see 'An old field Club in Fen-land' in the Eastern counties magazine, Vol. I, No. 4 (May 1901) p. 308.
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