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Written in history

We have raised almost £30,000 of our £40,000 target. Thank you to all those who have contributed so far

4 September 2023

Conservation allows access to an important archive of letters

Through our fundraising appeal, we aim to conserve 12 important volumes of letters: the correspondence of the Assistant Secretary’s office of the Geological Society from 1834 to 1880. Serving as a primary record of the Society’s activities during the 19th century, this important archive was closed off due to its poor condition, resulting in a significant gap in the history of our collections at a time of great change in science. 

Now, the generosity of our donors means we can catalogue the letters properly for the first time. Nine of the volumes have been sponsored outright and are currently being conserved, but we still need your support to fund the conservation of the remaining three volumes.

Donations of any amount are welcome. £10 is enough to conserve one letter. For donations over £100, your name will appear on a roll of honour bound with one of the volumes. Sponsors of complete volumes will have a dedication of their choice recorded on a special bookplate bound with the item.

To donate, please visit www.geolsoc.org.uk/WritteninHistory or contact our Development office on development@geolsoc.org.uk or + 44 (0) 20 7432 0960. To find out more about the content of our historic Letter Books, please get in touch with our Library team on library@geolsoc.org.uk 

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