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Royal Society. Foundation charters

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Royal Society. Foundation charters
1662-1682. 18th cent.
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 70. Quarto. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards. Bound with SAL/MSS/32, 33
Scope and content
Transcripts of the two foundation charters, 15 July 1662, 22 April 1663 (fols. 1-18, 57-68v), grant of Chelsea College, 8 Apr. 1669 (fols. 43-56), statutes of 1663 (fols. 21-41v), and statute, 2 and 5 Aug. 1682 (fol. 70); 18th century. See The Record of the Royal Society of London (3rd ed., 1912), 48-130, for the texts, with translations. The transcripts were possibly made in connection with the SA petition for a royal charter (granted, 1751; see Evans (1956), 100-5; A.J., 62 (1982), 347-55).
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