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Working on a whale carcass, 1930s.

Museum staff working on a whale carcass, 1930s.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science
For the papers of antipodean scientists

Archives Hub
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UK Government datasets (archived)
Archival digital data from UK government departments and agencies

Access to Archives (A2A)
A database of catalogues from archival bodies across England

Manuscripts and Letters via Integrated Networks in Europe, a network of European libraries, archives, documentation centres and museums

Collection level descriptions of the archives of over 100 higher education institutions, cultural organisations and livery companies in the Greater London area.

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Bridson, Gavin D R, Phillips, Valerie C and Harvey, Anthony P. 1980. Natural history manuscript resources in the British Isles. London: Mansel

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Chimpanzee skeleton, 1907.
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British Museum Archives
British Museum Archives

The Natural History Museum was part of the British Museum until 1963. Records relating to the Natural History Museum prior to 1881 may be found here.

Rothschild Archives
Rothschild Archive

Lionel Walter Rothschild bequeathed his vast collections at Tring to the Museum, and Miriam Rothschild was a talented entomologist, botanist and zoologist. Search the Rothschild Achive here.