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The Society’s manuscripts cover all branches of the sciences, as well as some non-scientific material. The chronological range is from the 15th century onwards.

Some of the material can be viewed in Turning the Pages, an online gallery of some of the most important and beautiful manuscripts in our collection.

Reference Number Description
DM Letters and papers relating to the Society's administration 1662-1884
MS Diverse series of papers by, about, or belonging to Fellows of the Royal Society 12th century-present
MM Miscellaneous Manuscripts spanning the 15th-20th centuries