The archives of CNHS

On Wednesday 11th May, the Society for the History of Natural History are holding an online meeting: Pioneer Naturalists: Champions of Conservation and Environmental Engagement The afternoon event consists of seven talks, one of which is The Archives of the Cambridge Natural History Society.

Some of the early minute books in the CNHS archives.

In her presentation, Monica Frisch will talk about the CNHS archives, which date back to the Society’s formation, as Cambridge Entomological Society in 1857. These contain a wealth of information about the Society, its history, its activities and the many naturalists who were involved with it. Many were pioneers in their fields and many were prominent naturalists.

See the SHNH programme for details of the other talks and how to register, which is free.