Record Details

CollectionRoyal African Society
NGORoyal African Society
RepositoryBritish Empire and Commonwealth Museum
DescriptionThe Royal African Society Archive have been placed at the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol (ref. 2000/223/-). They consist in "a collection of journals, reports, ledgers, paper ephemera, old accounts, cancelled membership, texts from past talks, minute books, conference files and papers. Also included are some documents relating to Mary Kingsley - original letters and clippings". Source: online presentation of the collections (PDF document).
Access Rights
Size of Collection64 boxes
Finding Aids/Catalogues
Reference of CatalogueNRA 44376
Additional informationThe records of a former chairman of the Royal African Society (from 1959), Sir Charles Noble Arden-Clarke, have been placed at the School of Oriental and African Studies. However, according to the online catalogue, all records kept at SOAS relate to the period before Arden-Clarke was chairman of the Society. Researchers should also note there are manuscripts and photographs which once belonged to the Royal African Society in the records of the Royal Commonwealth Society, held in Cambridge University. A full list of these records can be found on the catalogue Janus. There are several minor references to the Royal African Society and the African Society in A2A and AIM25.
Source of InformationNRA; Aim25; A2A;
Last Edited at02/04/2007 16:13:01