The Archive collections cover the history of the Society and its Fellows. The majority of the holdings relate to 19th and early 20th century geology, but some later material is included.
Details of our collections can be found using the Archives Catalogue (coming in late 2013). An overview of the scope of the archive holdings can be found under collections.
Images from our collections can be found under exhibitions.
Information for Researchers / Family Historians
Simple enquiries may be answered in response to emailed or written enquiries, but extended research cannot be undertaken.
The Archive collections can be consulted by bona fide researchers. Please contact the Archivist before visiting the Society to consult material in the archives, outlining the nature of your enquiry by email, by telephone (020 7432 0999) or by writing to the Archivist. Please note that non-members will be charged a daily fee. ID will also be required and references may be requested.
The Society reserves the right to refuse access to its archive collections or to individual items within them.
History of the Geological Society
The following historical reference information is accessible on this site:
The Society welcomes offers of material relevant to the history of the Society or its Fellows, although very limited storage space makes it impossible to accept everything offered. Staff will try to give advice on possible alternative places of deposit for items/collections which the Society is unable to take.