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RAS PAPERS – Part 1

1. Forms of Proposal and Obligation, signed by all Fellows of the Society and their proposers; arranged chronologically in separate folders for each year, 1820–1940.

1(a). Deaths and Resignations of Fellows.

2. Council Minutes, 13 vols.:
1. March 1820 – June 1827
2. Nov. 1827 – Feb. 1833
3. March 1833 – Jan. 1840
4. Feb. 1840 – Nov. 1845
5. Dec. 1845 – July 1856
6. Nov. 1856 – June 1866
7. Nov. 1866 – Dec. 1877
8. Jan. 1878 – Feb. 1890
9. March 1890 – Nov. 1901
10. Dec. 1901 – March 1915
11. April 1915 – Feb. 1928
12. March 1928 – May 1931
13. June 1931 – Dec. 1937
3. Rough Council Minutes, 6 vols:
1. March 1839 – Feb. 1845
2. March 1845 – June 1852
3. Nov. 1852 – Oct. 1862
4. Nov. 1862 – June 1877
5. Nov. 1877 – Jan. 1893*
6. Feb. 1893 – April 1910**
*3.5 also contains Library Committee minutes, 1877–93, and some minutes of other committees.
**3.6 contains Library Committee minutes, 1893–1910.
4. Volume marked: ‘R.AS. Council. Rough Minute Book’, with a note: ‘In this book are inserted all motions the proposers of which have given them in writing – motions at Annual Meetings and Committee meetings are included’. The original proposals, 1876–91, are pasted in; some of a later date are loose.
5. Council meetings, signature books, 7 vols:
1. 1876–86
2. 1887–97
3. 1898 – Jan. 1908
4. Feb. 1908 – Nov. 1918
5. Dec. 1918–33
6. Jan 1934 – Nov 1958
7. Dec 1958 – Dec 1978
[Note: only the first 5 vols were catalogued in the original Memoir]
6. A collection of loose Council papers, including:
Papers concerning the validity of the election of Officers and Council, Feb. 1877.
On the eligibility of women as fellows.
7. Minutes of the ordinary meetings, 5 vols:
1. March 1820 – Dec. 1828
2. Jan. 1829 – Jan. 1842
3. March 1842 – March 1865
4. April 1865 – June 1895
5. Nov. 1895 – Dec. 1928
[Note: Kept in Council Room bookcase.]
8. Minutes of the General Meetings, 2 vols:
1. 1820–73
2. 1874–1947
[Note: Kept in Council Room bookcase.]
9. Two early books of signatures of those attending meetings of the Society:
1. Feb. 1829 – June 1834
2. Nov. 1834 – July 1856
10. An early register of members.
11. An early letter book, containing copies of the Society’s outgoing letters, 1822–24, by John Millington.
12. A collection of early printed forms: announcements of meetings, of the publication of Mem., i, ballotting lists, lists of members, Council’s first report, etc.
13. An early instrument book: a record of the Society’s instruments and their use, 1827–30. Most of the book is blank; some loose MSS, now in a separate folder, include letters by W. H. Smyth and J. F. W. Herschel.
14. Signatures of those attending meetings of the Society, 1891–1938, 9 vols.
15. A folio notebook that has been used for a variety of purposes: a record of papers submitted, 1830–32; a record of fellows elected, 1839–44; a record of presentation copies of Mem., v–vii, with seven receipts from shippers.
16. A record of papers submitted to the Society and their subsequent histories, 6 vols. (Dates given here are of submissions):
1. April 1831 – July 1844
2. July 1844 – April 1850
3. April 1850 – April 1859
4. April 1859 – March 1877
5. April 1877 – Dec. 1907
6. Dec. 1907 – April 1946
17. A collection of early abstracts, prepared by the Society’s secretaries:
17.1 for the Philosophical magazine, 1824–26, by O. G. Gregory.
17.2 for MN, 1827–29, by F. Baily, J. F. W. Herschel, R. Sheepshanks, W. S. Stratford. (Includes the complete MS of Baily’s ‘A short account of the two invariable pendulums...’, June 1828.)
18–34. Various collections of original papers submitted to the Society, 1820–1900. The order and arrangement in which they were found have been preserved. The majority of these papers were not printed, but several of the collections consist largely of papers in MN.

18.
1. T. M. Brisbane, 1822
2. A. Bouvard, 1821
3. B. Bevan, 1822
4. T. M. Brisbane, 1823
5. Mr Clarke, 1821
6. W. Forman, 1821
7. W. Forman, 1822
8. J. de Gélieu, 1823
9. B. Gompertz, 1824
10. K. F. Gauss, 1822 (a translation by J. F. W. Herschel)
11. S. Groombridge, 1823
12. S. Groombridge, 1820
13. J. F. W.Herschel, 1821
14. B. Hall, 1821
15. W. Jones, 1824
16. W. Lambert, 1821
17. J. J. von Littrow, 1822 (a translation by J. F. W. Herschel)
18. J. J. von Littrow, 1822
19. J. J. von Littrow, n.d.
20. Dr Mickleham, 1823
21. (? F. X. von) Zach, 1824
22. J. W. Pastorff, 1822
23. C. Rümker, 1821
24. Mr Richardson, 1824
25. H. C. Schumacher, 1824
26. F. G. W. Struve, 1823 (a translation by J. F. W. Herschel)
27. Anonymous, 1821
28. T. G. Taylor, 1824
29. T. G. Taylor, 1824
30. W. Turner, 1823
31. J. Utting, 1822
32. J. Walsh, 1823
33. E. Troughton, J. F. W. Herschel, G. Dollond, 1821
19.
1. T. M. Brisbane, 1825
2. T. M. Brisbane, 1825
3. P. W. Grant, 1828
4. J. Prinsep, 1828
5. T. Selby, 1821
6. J. Goldingham, 1826
7. W. Wallace, 1828
8. J. A. Hodgson, 1827
9. J. Curnin, 1828
10. K. L. Harding, 1828
11. J. A. Hodgson, 1827
12. T. J. Hussey, 1828
13. H. Hubert, 1829
14. T. Henderson, 1829
15. T. Henderson, 1829
16. J. G. F. Hartmann, 1830
17. G. Innes, 1827
18. J. Dunlop, 1829
19. C. R. Drinkwater, 1827
20. J. F. Encke, 1826
21. J. South, n.d.
22. F. Fallows, 1824
23. H. Flaugergues, 1826
24. J. F. A. Gambart, 1826
25. J. F. A. Gambart, 1826
26. J. F. A. Gambart, 1826
27. J. F. A. Gambart, 1827
28. J. A. Hodgson, 1828
20.
1. F. Baily, 1827
2. F. Baily, 1822
3. P. Barlow, 1829
4. J. Curnin, 1825
5. ? F. Baily, n.d.
6. W. N. James, E. Winston, C. H. Burke, 1825
7. J. J. von Littrow, 1827
8. A. Lang, 1826
9. P. Lecount, 1828
10. P. Lecount, 1829
11. T. Maclear, 1830
12. J. Pond, 1832
13. J. Reeves, 1826
14. C. Rümker, 1830
15. J. Ross, 1827
16. W. Rothwell, n.d.
17. C. Rümker, 1827
18. C. Rümker, 1828–29
19. W. Simms, 1829
20. W. H. Smyth, 1831
21. F. X. von Zach, 1832
22. T. G. Taylor, 1826 (covering letter and report only)
23. J. Walsh, 1829
24. J. Wrottesley, 1831
25. J. Wrottesley, 1832