Collections Relating to Natural History Societies by F.A. Bellamy

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 316-27
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      12 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

A collection of 12 volumes of letters and notices, 1887-1913, 'relating to the Oxfordshire Natural History Society (known as the Asmolean Natural History Society from 1901) and to the Midland Nat. Hist. Societies', which had been preserved by F.A. Bellamy for record purposes. It formed the material upon which he wrote the historical account of the society, 1880-1905 (see Publication Note).

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Arthur Bellamy (fl 1870-1930) was a pharmacist.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library by F.A. Bellamy in 1914.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city county and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).


Frank Arthur Bellamy, A historical account of the Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire, 1880-1905 (Oxford : Published by the author, 1908).