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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/552
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1805-1806
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Royal Institution of Great Britain


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal Institution was founded in 1799 by Benjamin Thompson with the purpose of widening knowledge and facilitating the introduction of new mechanical devices or scientific advances. A house on Albemarle Street was fitted with laboratories, libraries and a lecture theatre. Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday worked there.


Scope and content/abstract:

Lists of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Lists arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records found in Brockwell Park Mansion by LCC staff and transferred to the archive.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
June to August 2010.

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