Reference code(s): GB 0060 DF UNO
Held at: Natural History Museum
Title: UNOFFICIAL ARCHIVES
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 11 Sub-fonds
Name of creator(s): Various sources
Collections held in the Unofficial Archives are all closely related to the Museum and its work, but are not strictly speaking part of its official archive.
Scope and content/abstract:
Unofficial Archives of the Natural Museum, 1848-1992, containing papers closely related to the Museum and its work, but are not strictly speaking part of its official archive. Photographs and newscuttings belong in this category, as do the papers of associate or part-time workers, benefactors and trustees. The papers of the Museum's union branch, the Sports and Social Club and the Scientific Officers Association will all be found here, as well as newscuttings relating to the Museum. Papers of former members of staff given after the individual has left the Museum are generally placed here, as they will often contain a mixture of official and private papers. There is also a series for any small donations or purchases of individual items or small collections.
The collections comprise:
DF5000 British Museum East Africa Expedition, 1924-1931: correspondence and papers
DF5001 Papers of Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823-1911), mineralogist
DF5002 C W Andrews' expedition to Christmas Island, 1897-1898: correspondence, notes and photographs
DF5003 Correspondence of Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967), ornithologist
DF5005 Huxley Memorial Committee: minutes, correspondence and papers
DF5006 Papers of Jacqueline Palmer (1918-1961), teacher
DF5008 Correspondence and papers of Lord Macmillan (1873-1952), Trustee
DF5009 Papers of Arthur Knyvett Totton (1892-1973), zoologist
DF5010 Trustees of the Godman Exploration Fund: papers
DF5011 Union Branch papers and correspondence
DF5012 Small acquired collections
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
As outlined in the Scope and Content.
Conditions governing access:
Conditions governing reproduction:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Archivist's note: Entry copied from the Natural History Museum online catalogue by Sarah Drewery.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 2008