10 de diciembre de 2015

Cambridge Philosophical Society archive

The Whipple Library has recently become the temporary home of the
archive of the Cambridge Philosophical Society until the Society is able
to return to permanent premises following the current building works on
the New Museums Site.

The Society was founded in 1819, and has functioned as an important
forum for scientific debate and as an influential publisher over the
intervening two centuries (the history of the first 150 years was
written up by A. Rupert Hall in 1969). Its archive bears witness to much
of that activity, and more, and will be an important resource as the
Society prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2019. A full
catalogue and description is available to consult via the University's
archive portal Janus:

The archive is available for consultation while it's at the Whipple by
those with a bona fide interest. Please contact us via the Library email
address (hpslib@hermes.cam.ac.uk) in the first instance if you would
like to make an appointment to view material from the collection. It is
a fascinating resource, and we hope that HPSers will take advantage of
the opportunity to use it while it's here.

Best wishes,


Anna Jones
Whipple Librarian
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge
Free School Lane
Cambridge CB2 3RH
Tel. 01223 334547