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Collection Level Description: Collections Relating to Natural History Societies by F.A. Bellamy

Reference: MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 316-27
Title: Collections Relating to Natural History Societies by F.A. Bellamy
Dates of Creation: 1887-1913
Extent: 12 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Frank Arthur Bellamy (fl 1870-1930) was a pharmacist.

Scope and Content

A collection of 12 volumes of letters and notices, 1887-1913, 'relating to the Oxfordshire Natural History Society (known as the Asmolean Natural History Society from 1901) and to the Midland Nat. Hist. Societies', which had been preserved by F.A. Bellamy for record purposes. It formed the material upon which he wrote the historical account of the society, 1880-1905 (see Publication Note).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library by F.A. Bellamy in 1914.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city county and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Publication Note

Frank Arthur Bellamy, A historical account of the Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire, 1880-1905 (Oxford : Published by the author, 1908).

Access Points

Natural history | Societies, etc.

Bellamy | Frank Arthur | fl 1870-1930 | pharmacist

Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire

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