Remarks on the Royal Society’s finances 1660-1768

  title={Remarks on the Royal Society’s finances 1660-1768},
  author={R. K. Bluhm},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={103 - 82}
  • R. K. Bluhm
  • Published 1 November 1958
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Historians of the Royal Society (1) have always been handicapped by the scarcity of concrete and reliable information about its finances. No ledgers or account books have been preserved in the archives, and the only source of financial information has been the reports of the annual audits of the Treasurers’ books. Sir Henry Lyons, the principal subject of whose book The Royal Society was the history of the Society’s corporate life and administration, made the fullest possible use of this… 

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