Catalogue description The Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society papers

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Title: The Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society papers

The Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society was established in 1856. The first meetings were held in the library of the Mechanics Institute. From 1870 until April 1878, the meetings place was a room in the Central Chambers, Church Street from which place they moved to rooms in the Public Hall. This was eventually to become the site of the Society's museum. Records comprising:


1. Committee 1876-1989: Comprising:


1. Ordinary meetings minute book 1876-1989;


2. Botanical section minute book 1879-1883;


2. Reports 1897-1952: Comprising annual reports 1897, 1898, 1900, 1912, 1936, 1941-1945, 1946, 1949, 1952;


3. Financial 1867-1926: Comprising:


1. Treasurer account book 1885-1911;


2. Secretary account book 1867-1884;


3. Statements: Balance sheet 1888-1921;


4. Receipts 1926;


4. Correspondence 1923-1987: Comprising:


1. Bundle of correspondence concerning the Yorkshire Naturalist Union 1923;


2. Bundle of correspondence concerning the Society's Centenary Year 1963-1966;


3. Bundle of correspondence concerning the disposal of the Society 1965-1987;


4. Bundle of correspondence concerning the relationship between the Barnsley Naturalists Society and the Yorkshire Naturalists Union 1967;


5. Newspaper Cuttings 1933-1982: Comprising, book of newspaper cuttings 1933-1962, and bundle of miscellaneous newspaper cuttings c 1967-1982;


6. Notes 1857-1991: Including, Chronological notes on flora and fauna sightings 1902-1917, Notes of various books to interest members of the Naturalist Society 1909, Notes on the natural history of Barnsley, etc;


7. History c 1933-1984: Comprising:


1. 'History of the Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society', by E G Bayford 1933;


2. 'The Society's first one hundred years', by R S Atkinson 1984;


3. 'One hundred years of natural history in Barnsley', by R S Atkinson;


8. Photographs c 1930s: Comprising:


1. The Museum of the Barnsley Naturalists and Scientific Society (black and white) c 1930s;


2. The presentation of Mr E G Bayford with an award (black and white);


9. Printed Material 1977-c1992: Including, 'A list of the coleoptera of Yorkshire', by Rev W C Hey 1855 (photocopy), 'The Naturalist' journal of natural history for the North of England 1991, etc;


10. Programmes 1904-1969: Comprising:


1. 'Salient features in the history of the Yorkshire Naturalists Union', 1904;


2. Presentation to Mr R S Atkinson January 1958;


3. Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society Centenary Dinner October 1967;


4. Programme of indoor and field meetings 1969;


11. Miscellaneous 1823-c 1930s: Comprising:


1. Poster, concerning an auction of hay and bricks April 1823;


2. Poster, concerning the Barnsley Naturalists Society's exhibition of natural history December 1869;


3. Miscellaneous collection of foreign money c 1930s.

Date: 1823-c1992
Held by: Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

The Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society

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  • Payne, H, fl 1857, of Barnsley
  • Brady, W E, fl 1928, of Barnsley
  • Barker, W R, fl 1925-1959, of Barnsley
  • Atkinson, R S, fl 1958-1984, of Barnsley
  • Longridge, Bruce, fl 20th century, of Barnsley
  • Bayford, Edwin Goldthorp, d 1959, of Barnsley
  • Hey, W C, fl 1855, clergyman
  • Hughes, -, fl 1868
  • Seward, Albert C, fl 1888
  • Hemingway, W, fl 1931-1941
  • Curtis, W F, fl 1989
  • Roebuck, William Denison, 1851-1919, naturalist
  • Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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