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Natural History Society of Montréal fonds (P237)

1867-1923. - 50 cm of textual records.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

The Natural History Society of Montréal was founded in 1827 by a group largely composed of physicians and educators, such as John Bethune, Alexander Skakel, William Robertson and Andrew Fernando Holmes. Sir William Dawson was active in the Society from the time of his arrival in Montréal in 1855. The Society's activities lay largely in sponsoring lectures on scientific topics. It was disbanded in 1925. George D. Gibb was a librarian and curator of the Natural History Society of Montréal in the 1850s.

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.2, p.142.)

Scope and Content:

The Natural History Society of Montreal fonds gives information on the Society. The fonds contains accounting records including vouchers and receipts, cash books, subscription fund books, deposit slips and subscription lists for the Canadian Naturalist. The administrative records consist of annual reports, programmes, a membership card, lecture notes on ferns, admittance tickets, by-laws and correspondence, property plan , correspondence of the secretary-treasure and a catalogue (Vol. 2) of the natural history artifacts found in the private collection of George D. Gibb.

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.2, p.142.)