Record

Ref NoDF BOT/460
Alt Ref NoDF460
TitleBotany Library: Accession and Acquisition Records
DescriptionThe series consists of surviving purchase, presentation and exchange records for the Botany Library.
Date1886-1974
Related MaterialBills for purchase are preserved in DF402, and papers on the setting up of the Library are at DF404/13.
Held_ByNHM Archives
Extent18 volumes
LevelSeries
AdminHistoryDuring its time in Bloomsbury, the Department of Botany had access to the Banksian Library of natural history books, the main British Museum library, and a small departmental collection. In 1881 it was only this small departmental collection that was transferred to South Kensington, so that a new library had to be virtually built up from scratch. It was housed on the 2nd floor of the east tower, and was the responsibility of a clerk. Since 1975 the Library has been the responsibility of the Library and Archives Department.
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