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Material relating to the first four congresses of the British Archaeological Association

Reference code
BAA/001
Title
Material relating to the first four congresses of the British Archaeological Association
Date
1844-1847
Level of description
series
Scope and content
Material relating to the first four congresses, Canterbury, 1844, Winchester, 1845, Gloucester, 1846, Warwick, 1847; Including letters, poems, autographs of participants, press-cuttings, extracts from the Journal of the BAA, etc. Includes references to the secession from the BAA in 1845-6 of the (Royal) Archaeological Institute. For the background to the dispute see JBAA, 1 (1846), prefatory statements; preface to the Report (1845) of the first congress; Archaeological Journal, 106 (1949), 1-12; see also the minute-book of the seceding party led by Albert Way (MSS/0700/VII).

E. Reginald Taylor, 'The Humours of Archaeology, or, the Canterbury Congress of 1844 and the Early Days of the Association', JBAA, N. S. 38 (1932), 183-234, gives a detailed account of the Canterbury Congress, participants, and the background to the secession of the AI, mostly derived from BAA/001.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/877/1