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Artefacts

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 16
Scope and Contents

Historical artefacts belonging to the Cambridge Philosophical Society, located in the Henslow Room as at August 2015.

Dates: 1820 - 1950
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Committee Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 4
Scope and Contents

The committee records listed here derive largely from committees set up to oversee the production of Cambridge Philosophical Society publications. There are also financial committee records and records of a committee set up to organise the sesquicentenary celebrations in 1969.

Dates: 1966 - 1998
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Constitutional Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 1
Scope and Contents

This section contains records relating to the foundation and early history of the Cambridge Philosophical Society; the Society's charter and bye-laws; the Society's seal; and legal agreements.

Dates: 1819 - 1978
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Council records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 2
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This section contains minutes, papers and correspondence of the Council of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, together with related papers such as items previously contained in the minute books.

Dates: 1819 - 2000
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Events and Activities

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 11
Scope and Contents

This section includes records relating to lectures and meetings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society; also dinners; anniversary events; and other special events and visits.

Dates: 1845 - 2015
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Financial Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 5
Scope and Contents

This section lists accounts, cash books, papers relating to investments, and receipts etc kept by the Treasurer.

Dates: 1819 - 2010
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General Meetings

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 3
Scope and Contents

This section contains minutes and papers of General Meetings and Special General Meetings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Dates: 1819 - 2014
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Grants

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 13
Scope and Contents

This section contains papers relating to research grants and studentships administered and awarded by the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Dates: 1973 - 1981
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Library and Reading Room Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 9
Scope and Contents The Cambridge Philosophical Society established a Reading Room and Library within a couple of years of its foundation. As the 19th century progressed the ‘Philosophical Library’ came to be seen as a vital resource to the University of Cambridge: when the Society sold its house on All Saints Passage in 1865, the University granted it the use of a room on the New Museums site to house the Library. In 1881, when the Library had become cramped, the University agreed to house and staff the...
Dates: 1834 - 1990
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Membership Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 6
Scope and Contents

This section includes lists and indexes of fellows and associates of the Cambridge Philosophical Society; proposal forms for fellows and associates; letters of acceptance sent by those elected to honorary membership; and records of subscriptions to the Society.

Dates: 1819 - 1984
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Museum Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 8
Scope and Contents By the late 1830s the Cambridge Philosophical Society had acquired, through donations and purchases, a sizeable museum of natural history, comprising collections of British birds, shells, fish and insects, together with fish, insects and various curiosities from China, South America and elsewhere. The Society employed a curator to look after the collections. Apart from several hundred species of fish presented by Charles Darwin, however, the museum never really attained scientific...
Dates: 1847 - 1865
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Personal Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 15
Scope and Contents

This section contains papers of individual members of the Cambridge Philosophical Society which have been found amongst the official archives of the Society or deposited with the Society.

Dates: 1799 - 2004
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Photographs and Portraits

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 14
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This section contains photographs and other images chiefly of people and premises connected with the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Dates: 1900 - 1995
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Premises Records

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 7
Scope and Contents This section contains papers relating to various premises occupied by the Cambridge Philosophical Society from its beginnings, including 1830s records of the work of Charles Humfrey, architect . The Society held its first meetings in the Museum of the (old) Botanic Garden before moving, in April 1820, to rented rooms above a shop managed by Mr C Bulstrode in Sidney Street, facing up Jesus Lane. In 1832 the Society leased land from St John’s College in All Saints Passage and built its own...
Dates: 1832 - 1978
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Publications

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 10
Scope and Contents This section contains records relating to the main publications of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, namely Transactions, Proceedings (from 1975 Mathematical Proceedings), and Biological Reviews, together with some records relating to occasional publications.The Transactions of the Society began in 1821. 23 volumes had been published when the series was terminated in 1928.The Proceedings of the Society first appeared in 1844. Originally it contained all communications to the...
Dates: 1820 - 1984
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Research

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 12
Scope and Contents

This section contains papers deriving from research projects conducted by the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Dates: 1884 - 1909

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