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Rare Books and Special Collections Natural History Society of Montreal fonds Series
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Accounting

The accounting series consists of three account books detailing different financial dealings and assets of the Natural History Society of Montreal. The accounting details are varied, one being the treasurer’s ledger of income and expenses kept by ...

Administration

The administrative records series contains documents that reflect the structure and mandate of the Society, such as their constitution, acts, by-laws, yearly agenda, bookings, and membership lists. Summaries of meetings provide information of the ...

Catalogues

The substantial catalogues series covers most of the inventory of both the Society’s museum and library. Museum catalogues provide detailed information regarding the genus, species and origin of their Mammalia Collection while catalogues of donati...

Correspondence

The series consists primarily of incoming correspondence to various administrative units of the Natural History Society. This includes letters to the Recording Secretary, the Corresponding Secretary, the Chairman, the Librarian (dealing largely wi...

Essays and lectures

The essays and lectures series is a small collection of published or handwritten documents amassed by the Society. The first essay (file 4.5), submitted by Thomas Stratton, is a handwritten document on the similarities of Gaelic and Latin. The sec...

Minutes

The minutes series comprises eight bound volumes, two publications and one envelope of loose duplicate minutes. The minutes document proceedings from the annual, general, monthly, special, ordinary and extraordinary meetings held by the Society. I...

Montreal Microscopical Society

The series consists of administrative documents such as notes and proposals on membership, correspondence, invoices, programs of the Society (1896-1897), pages from the Microscopical Journal (1890), newspaper clippings on varying topics and a note...

Reports

The reports series has a plethora of information about the functioning of the Society. Three files (10.1, 10.2, 10.3) contain the published and printed reports of the Society covering yearly highlights of activity. They cover the years 1828, 1830-...

Weather maps

The series consists of 20 maps produced by Meteorological Service, Dominion of Canada, showing only southern Canada. Each map depicts the average temperatures and precipitation for the month across the country. For the year 1886, there are several...