The Royal Entomological Society was founded in 1833 and is one of the oldest such societies in the world. Its records are an invaluable source for historians of entomology and the natural sciences both in Great Britain and overseas. This guide is principally a catalogue of the records of the society from the time of its foundation, but also covers the records of some earlier societies and collections of papers by individual entomologists. The book is introduced with essays by Brian Gardner on the history of the Royal Entomological Society and on the development of British entomology, and by Simon Fenwick on the archives and their potential for historians.
Author Biography: Simon Fenwick, Archivist to the Royal Watercolour Society, UK Brian Gardiner, and Berit Pedersen, Librarian, The Royal Entomological Society, London, UK.
A short account of the Royal Entomological Society and of the progress of entomology in Great Britain, 1833–1999, Brian Gardiner; The archives of the Royal Entomological Society, Simon Fenwick; M1-M54: minute books, etc.; J1-J121: journals and miscellaneous volumes (non-Society); Boxes 1-12: correspondence of Alexander Henry Haliday (1807–70); Boxes 13-16: correspondence of Herbert Druce (1846–1913); Boxes 17-25: correspondence of Roland Trimen (1840–1916); Boxes 26-32: general correspondence; Boxes 33-36: editorial papers of Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton, 1912–35; Box 37: office files; Boxes 38-40: papers of Roland Trimen (cont'd); Boxes 41-56: Society business and miscellaneous; Boxes 57-62: correspondence and papers of Hugh Warner Bedford (1893–1975); Boxes 63-75: correspondence and papers of Colbran Joseph Wainwright (1867-1949); Boxes 76-87: miscellaneous and society business; Boxes 88-89: papers of George Charles Champion (1851–1927) ; Boxes 90-91, and unboxed: illustrations; Box 92 and portfolio: miscellaneous; Appendix I: establishment of the Royal Entomological Society of London; Appendix II: index to the Royal Entomological Society archive of photographs; Index.