Society of Antiquaries of London

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Society of Antiquaries of London

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Society of Antiquaries of London

Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Society of Antiquaries of London

ANDREWS, Gillian Margaret (born 1953), President, Society of Antiquaries of London, since 2014

EVANS, David Morgan (born 1944), General Secretary, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1992–2004

CORDER, Philip (1891 - 1961), Assistant Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of London, since 1943; Editor, Archaeologia and The Antiquaries Journal, since 1943

CLINCH, George (1860 - 1921), Librarian to the Society of Antiquaries of London; Vice-President of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men

LEWIS, John Simon Carl (born 1962), General Secretary and Chief Executive, Society of Antiquaries of London, since 2010

WORMALD, Francis (1904 - 1972), President, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1965–70; Hon. Fellow Magdalene Coll., Cambridge, 1961

EVANS, John Thomas (1869 - 1940), Rector of Stow-on-the-Wold, 1899–1935; Local Secretary for Gloucestershire of the Society of Antiquaries of London

EVANS, Joan (died 1977), Hon. Vice-President, Society of Antiquaries; Hon. Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 1936; Fellow of University College, London, 1950

GOTCH, John Alfred (1852 - 1942), JP; Past President, Royal Institute of British Architects; Past Member of Royal Fine Art Commission; Hon. Corresponding Member, American Institute of Architects; Past Vice-President, Society of Antiquaries of London; Chairman of Quarter Sessions, Northamptonshire (retd)

WAGNER, Anthony (Richard) (1908 - 1995), Clarenceux King of Arms, since 1978; Director, Heralds’ Museum, Tower of London, 1978–83; Knight Principal, Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor, 1962–83; Secretary of Order of the Garter, 1952–61; Joint Register of Court of Chivalry, since 1954; General Editor, Society of Antiquaries’ Dictionary of British Arms, since 1940 (first volume published, 1992)

READ, (Charles) Hercules (1857 - 1929), Past President Royal Anthropological Institute, and President Society of Antiquaries of London, 1908–14, and 1919–24; President, Section H British Association, 1899; formerly Keeper of British and Medieval Antiquities and Ethnography, British Museum, until 1921; Hon. Member, Real Acad., San Fernando, and Real Acad. de la Historia, Madrid; Member, Royal Society Northern Antiquaries, Copenhagen; Academie Royale d’Archéologie de Belgique, Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Philadelphia, Società di Antropologia d’ Italia. Société d’Anthropologie de Paris, Sussex Archæological Society; Member, Society of Gentlemen of Spalding; a Trustee of Sir John Soane’s Museum; Member of the Society of Dilettanti

BLACK, William George (1857 - 1932), Member of Panel of ex-Officers Employment Bureau, Clement’s Inn; Vice-Chairman of St Mungo’s College, Glasgow; Chairman of Ophthalmic Institution, Glasgow; a Trustee of the Navy League; Member of Executive Committee of Navy League, and Chairman of Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch; Ex-President of Glasgow Archæological Society; local Secretary for Scotland of Society of Antiquaries of London; late Member of Council of Congress of Archæological Societies, London; late Member of Committee of Management of Philip Stott College (Unionist Association); Chairman of Glasgow Good Government League; Member of Council of Scottish Branch of British Red Cross Society; JP

GILBERT, John Thomas (1829 - 1898), historian; member of Senate Royal University of Ireland; Governor of National Gallery, Ireland; Crown Trustee of National Library of Ireland; Vice-President and Hon. Librarian Royal Irish Academy, Dublin; Hon. Professor of Archæology in Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Dublin; held gold medal of Royal Irish Academy; Member of Council of Pipe Roll Society of London; Hon. Fellow of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

BREASTED, James Henry (1865 - 1935), Orientalist, historian; Director of the Oriental Institute since 1919, University of Chicago; Corresponding Member Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1907; Institut de France, 1930; Foreign Member Bavarian Akademie, 1931; Royal Academy of Belgium, 1934; Royal Academy of Denmark, 1935; Archæologisches Institut des Deutschen Reiches, Berlin, 1931; President American Oriental Society, 1918; Hon. Fellow Society of Antiquaries of London, 1919; Member American Philosophical Society, 1919 (Vice-President, 1927–33); Corresponding Member American Geographical Society, 1922; National Academy of Sciences (USA), 1923; Hon. Member Royal Asiatic Society, 1923; President, History of Science Society, 1926; President, American Historical Association, 1928; Gold Medal, Geographic Society of Chicago, 1929; Rosenberger Gold Medal History of Civilization, 1929; Gold Medal, Holland Society, 1930; Gold Medal, distinguished achievement in Fine Arts, American Institute of Architects, 1934

MANN, James Gow (1897 - 1962), Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art since 1952 (of King George VI’s Works of Art, 1946–52); Master of the Armouries, The Tower of London, since 1939; Director of the Wallace Collection since 1936; Hon. Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries (Director 1944–49, President 1949–54); Chairman, National Buildings Record; Member: Advisory Cttee, Royal Mint; Archbishop’s Historic Churches Preservation Trust; Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England); Historic Buildings Council for England; a Trustee, College of Arms; a Governor of the National Army Museum


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Founded in December 1707 for the encouragement, advancement, and furtherance of the study and knowledge of antiquities and history of Britain and other countries. The society is the second oldest of the Royal Societies in Britain, having received its Royal Charter from King George II on 2 November 1751. With a fellowship of about 2000 elected by secret ballot of its existing Fellows, the society holds weekly meetings and maintains one of the largest specialist archaeological libraries in the world at its rooms in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Publications of the society include Archaeologia, Antiquaries Journal, and the Reports of the Research Committee. Fellowship of the society permits use of the distinction FSA.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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