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British Phrenological Society

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 SA/PHR
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: British Phrenological Society
Date(s): 1915-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): British Phrenological Society
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The British Phrenological Society was established in 1886, incorporated in 1899, and disbanded in 1966-1967.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the British Phrenological Society, 1915-1966, comprising minutes of the council and annual general meetings, 1951-1964; class attendance books, 1915-1938 and 1951-1966; and a visitors book, 1955-1966.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Books from British Phrenological Society library were acquired by the British Medical Association. The papers of the Society were also included.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Papers given to the Wellcome Library by the British Medical Association.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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 2008

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