Catalogue of papers of the Ashmolean Society, 1828-1901, the Oxfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club (O. N. H. S.), 1880-1901, and the Ashmolean Natural History Society (A. N. H. S.), 1901-74

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Minutes
B    Accounts
C    Correspondence
D    Report and other papers
E    Registers, lists and miscellaneous papers
F    List and catalogues of lantern slides


Papers of the Ashmolean Society, 1828-1901, the Oxfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club (O. N. H. S.), 1880-1901, and the Ashmolean Natural History Society (A. N. H. S.), 1901-74

Abstract:
Records of the Ashmolean Society, 1828-1901, the Oxfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club (O. N. H. S.), 1880-1901, and the Ashmolean Natural History Society (A. N. H. S.), formed by amalgamating the two societies, 1901-74.

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 650-62, c. 778, d. 705-44, d. 812 e. 306-8; MSS. Top. Oxon.d. 316-27, 673/1-2, 893-6, e. 606

Extent: 76 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The collection consists of: Minutes, correspondence, accounts and papers of the Ashmolean Society, 1828-1901; minutes, correspondence and papers of the O.N.H.S., 1880-1901; minutes, correspondence, accounts and papers of the A.N.H.S., 1901-84.

Acquisition

Items shelf-marked Dep. were deposited by the Ashmolean Natural History Society, 1978-9, 1981, 1990. MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 316-27, 673/1-2 were given to the Library by Mr. F.A. Bellamy in 1914 and 1918; and MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 893-6, e. 606 were purchased from Robin Waterfield Ltd. of Oxford, 1981.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. d. 705, pp. 1-2 or Dep. d. 708, fols. 1-2].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire
Ashmolean Society | see Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club | see Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire

Subjects (LCSH)

Natural history -- Societies, etc.

A   Minutes

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 778, d. 705-16, 812; MS. Top. Oxon. d. 893


Minutes of general and committee minutes of the O. N. H. S., 1887-8, and of committee minutes only, 1888-98
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 705
Extent: iv + 230 pages

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1888-98
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 706
Extent: x + 365 pages

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1899-1910
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 707
Extent: ii + 294 pages

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1910-17
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 708
Extent: ii + 170 leaves

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1917-23
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 709
Extent: i + 97 leaves

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1923-27
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 710
Extent: i + 101 leaves

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1927-37
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 711
Extent: ii + 149 leaves

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1938-52
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 712
Extent: xxix + 305 pages

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1952-60
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 713
Extent: xxix + 229 pages

Minutes of general meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-60, 1961-78
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 812
Extent: xxix + 265 pages

Minutes of committee meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1899-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-84, 1899-1912
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 714
Extent: 92 leaves

Minutes of committee meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1899-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-84, 1912-37
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 715
Extent: i + 125 leaves, 97-125 blank

Minutes of committee meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1899-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-84, 1938-59
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 716
Extent: i + 89 leaves

Minutes of committee meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1899-1901, and of the A. N. H. S., 1901-84, 1959-84
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 778
Extent: xxvi + 162 pages

Minutes of general and committee meetings of the Ashmolean Society, 1890-1901
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 893
Extent: v + 83 leaves

B   Accounts

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 650-2, d. 717-18, e. 306-7


Ashmolean Society, treasurer's accounts, 1830-39
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 306
Extent: 50 leaves

Ashmolean Society, treasurer's accounts, 1839-44
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 307
Extent: 52 (24-47 blank) leaves

Ashmolean Society, annual statements of accounts, 1835, 1838, 1841-3, 1854, 1858
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 650

Scope and Content:

With miscellaneous vouchers, 1853-4, 1859-60, 1883, and A. N. H. S. vouchers, 1907.


A. N. H. S. subscription receipt books, 1908
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 717

A. N. H. S. subscription receipt books, 1909
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 718

A. N. H. S. treasurer's accounts, 1951-67
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 651
Extent: 42 leaves

A. N. H. S. annual statements of accounts, 1953-68
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 652
Extent: 100 leaves

C   Correspondence

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 653-5, d. 316-27, e. 308; MS. Top. Oxon. d. 673


Correspondence of the Ashmolean Society, 1834-83
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 653
Extent: 130 leaves

Letters relating to the O. N. H. S., mainly to G.C. Druce as General Secretary, 'Vol. I', 1880-3
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 308
Extent: 129 leaves

Scope and Content:

These letters, together with those in MSS. Top. Oxon.d. 316-27 below, were collected and arranged by F.A. Bellamy, Hon. Secretary of the A. N. H. S.


Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. II', 1887-94
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 316
Extent: v + 151 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. III', 1895-7
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 317
Extent: lxi(blank) + 199 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 4', 1898-1900
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 318
Extent: 267 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 5', 1901-2
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 319
Extent: 285 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 6', 1902-5
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 320
Extent: 274 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 7', 1906
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 321
Extent: 348 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 8', Jan. -June 1907
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 322
Extent: 278 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 9', July-Dec. 1907
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 323
Extent: 260 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 10', Jan. -May 1908
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 324
Extent: 287 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 11', June-Oct. 1908
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 325
Extent: 236 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 12', Nov. -Dec. 1908
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 326
Extent: 203 leaves

Letters and notices relating to the O. N. H. S., 1887-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-11 'Vol. 13', 1909-11
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 327
Extent: 178 leaves

Miscellaneous letters and papers of F.A. Bellamy relating to the O. N. H. S. and A. N. H. S., 1890-1910
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 673/1
Extent: 242 leaves

Correspondence and notes of F.A. Bellamy concerning his history of the A. N. H. S., 1907-8
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 673/2
Extent: 161 leaves

Letters, mainly to G.C. Druce as treasurer, of the A. N. H. S., 1903, 1906-7, 1911-2, 1916
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 654
Extent: 136 leaves

A. N. H. S. general correspondence, 1923-48
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 655
Extent: 275 leaves

D   Report and other papers

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 656-8, d. 719-30; MS. Top. Oxon. d. 895


MSS. of papers read at, and proceedings of, meetings of the Ashmolean Society, 1830-48, 1853-82, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 656
Extent: 404 leaves

MSS. of papers read at, and proceedings of, meetings of the Ashmolean Society, 1830-48, 1853-82, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 657
Extent: 425 leaves

Meteorological observations, taken chiefly at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 1828, 1838-47, 1858
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 658
Extent: 25 leaves

Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Ashmolean Society. Vol. I, 1832-42 (1844), and Vol. II, 1843-52 (1854)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 719-21
Extent: 2 copies

Transactions of the Ashmolean Society. Vol. I, nos. I-XI 1835-7 (1838)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 722

Transactions of the Ashmolean Society. Vol. II, nos. XII-XXV 1838-52 (1853)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 723

Bound volumes of Ashmolean Society Rules and Lists of Members, 1835-1901
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 724

Scope and Content:
  • List of Members, 1835-57, 1866, 1872, 1880, Rules, 1838, 1841, n.d.
  • O. N. H. S. Rules, 1889, 1896, 1899, 1901, List of Members, programmes of meetings and balance sheets, 1892-1901

With A. N. H. S. programmes of lectures, 1903-9


Annual Report of the O. N. H. S., 1900, and A. N. H. S., 1901-8
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 725

Bound volume of miscellaneous A. N. H. S. publications, 1901-8
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 726

W.H. White, The Main Drainage of Oxford (1877)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 727

Scope and Content:

Paper originally read to the Ashmolean Society.


Lists of members in each section of the O. N. H. S., 1899-1902
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 895
Extent: 194 leaves

Printed notices of meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888, 1891-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-16, 1888, 1891-99
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 728

Printed notices of meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888, 1891-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-16, 1900-5
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 729

Printed notices of meetings of the O. N. H. S., 1888, 1891-1901, and the A. N. H. S., 1901-16, 1905-16
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 730

E   Registers, lists and miscellaneous papers

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 659-62, d. 731-4, d. 744; MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 894, d. 896


Register of loans to members from the Ashmolean Society library, arranged chronologically, 1862-1902
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 894
Extent: iv + 135 leaves

Register of loans to members from the Ashmolean Society library, arranged by borrower, 1863-1901
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 731
Extent: iii + 465 pages, 293-465 blank

Scope and Content:

With (pp. 115-292) lists of additions to the library of the A. N. H. S., 1903-20.


Registers of loans to members from the A. N. H. S. library, 1902-42
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 732
Extent: 125 leaves

Registers of loans to members from the A. N. H. S. library, 1942-71
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 733
Extent: 116 leaves

Lists of additions to the library of the O. N. H. S., 1895-1902
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 896
Extent: 86 leaves

Registers of periodicals received, A. N. H. S. library, 1907-22
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 659
Extent: 40, 116 leaves

Registers of periodicals received, A. N. H. S. library, 1924-37
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 734
Extent: 40, 116 leaves

Index to publications in the A. N. H. S. library, c.1910
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 660
Extent: 232 leaves, 146-232 blank

Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 661
Extent: 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-26) papers relating to the library, 1856-1936
  • (fols. 27-69) a list of members of the A. N. H. S. Field Botany sub-section, 1902

O. N. H. S. visitors book, 1891-1902
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 606
Extent: 61 leaves

A. N. H. S. visitors book, 1902-14
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 744
Extent: i + 114 leaves

Miscellaneous printed papers, 1841-1974
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 662

Scope and Content:

Includes notices of meetings of the Ashmolean Society, 1861-70, programmes of the A. N. H. S. Childrens Christmas lectures, 1929-50, and A. N. H. S. Rules, 1936-74.

F   List and catalogues of lantern slides

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 735-43

Note: Transferred to Museum of History of Science, Dec. 1983

List of lantern slides owned by the A. N. H. S., 1902-10
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 735
Extent: vi + 248 pages

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, A. Anthropology 1-49; As. Astronomy 1-2
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 736

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, B. Botany 1-90
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 737

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, E. Entomology 1-73
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 738

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, G. Geology 1-133
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 739

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, M. Meteorology 1-28
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 740

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, O. Ornithology 1-93
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 741

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, Z. Zoology 1-165
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 742

Catalogue of the A. N. H. S. lantern slide collection, arranged by subject, 1902-10, Z. Zoology 166-224; V. Various 1-63
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 743

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