Resources relating to the establishment of the MBA in 1884

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Resource 1: The Royal Society meeting attendance list (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

Resource 2: A selection of signatures from the Royal Society meeting attendance list (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

Resource 3: Report of the Royal Society meeting (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

Resource 4: MBA founding document (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

Resource 5: Article by E. Ray Lankester in the 15 May 1885 edition of The Journal of the Society of Arts (MBA Archives, MB2.2)

Resource 6: Report of the first annual general meeting of the MBA (MBA Archives, MB2.2)

Resource 7: Report of the second annual general meeting of the MBA (MBA Archives, MB2.2)


 

MBA exhibit at the British-Franco exhibition, London, 1908. MBA Archives, UF21. 


Resource 1: The Royal Society meeting attendance list (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

The signatures of the ninety-seven men who met on 31 March 1884 in the rooms of the Royal Society, London.

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Resource 2: A selection of signatures from the Royal Society meeting attendance list (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

Brief biographical information about twenty of the ninety-seven men who met on 31 March 1884 in the rooms of the Royal Society, London.

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Resource 3: Report of the Royal Society meeting (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

The meeting was held on 31 March 1884 in the rooms of the Royal Society, London, 'for the purpose of forming a society for the biological investigation of the coasts of the United Kingdom'.

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Resource 4: MBA founding document (MBA Archives, MB1.2)

The document states the MBA's mission and lists the Association's first governors and donors.    

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Resource 5: Article by E. Ray Lankester in the 15 May 1885 edition of The Journal of the Society of Arts (MBA Archives, MB2.2)

Lankester's article is entitled 'The Value of a Marine Laboratory to the Development and Regulation of our Sea Fisheries'.

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Resource 6: Report of the first annual general meeting of the MBA (MBA Archives, MB2.2)

The meeting was held on 12 June 1885 in the rooms of the Linnean Society, Burlington House, London.

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Resource 7: Report of the second annual general meeting of the MBA (MBA Archives, MB2.2)

The meeting was held on 8 June 1886 in the rooms of the Linnean Society, Burlington House, London.

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