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A note on the archives of the British Society for the History of Science, 1947–97

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 1997

JONATHAN R. TOPHAM
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Darwin Correspondence Project, University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR

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It is perhaps ironic that a society of historians such as the British Society for the History of Science should have been in existence for some thirty-six years before any attempt was made to create a formal archive of its history. Such an oversight is doubtless attributable to the undue modesty of those involved in the earlier history of the Society, possibly tinged with a distrust of what historians can do with archival records, but it is none the less regrettable that there are not more early records of our Society's activities. The official Council Minutes from 1947 onwards, however, are more detailed than one might expect, and a very useful source of information.

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© 1997 British Society for the History of Science

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