'Vue du Mont Beschtau du côté de l'Orient près de la Rivière Essentouk'', coloured etching presented to the Society by Baron Karl von Vittinghof, 6 November 1818. (LDGSL/524)
The Archive collections date from the Society’s foundation in 1807 through to the present day, however the strongest holdings are for the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The collections are split into two main series: Business Papers and Deposited Papers.
The Business Papers series are the historical records created by the Society in the course of its activities, and therefore cover its principal functions such as Membership, Scientific Meetings, Publishing and their administration.
The Deposited Papers series are generally items which were donated to the Society’s Library and Museum over the years, and includes letters, diaries, field books, drawings, prints, reports and annotated/manuscript maps.
A more detailed overview of the collections can be found on the Business Papers' and Deposited Papers' series pages. A number of collection level descriptions can also be found on AIM25.