Series 6 - Minutes

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  • 1827-1832; 1844-1923 (Creation)

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27.8 cm of textual records

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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. It consists of the minutes from the Natural History Society (1827-1923), the Natural History Society Council (1827-1922), and the Natural History Society Committees (1906-1908).

The handwritten and typed minutes document the Society’s activities, including lists of members, newspaper articles, donations to the Society, elections, advertisements for sponsored lectures, and reports from committees. Handwritten copies of letters from Dr. Meade, Mr. C.U. Shepard, Major Delafield (File 5.2) and Robert Burn (File 9.1) to the Society as well as letters sent on behalf of the Society (Smithsonian Institute, File 5.1) are included with the minutes.

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