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.
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
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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