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The Royal Society of London Catalogue of Scientific Papers


The Royal Society of London Catalogue of Scientific Papers
Royal Society of London
Catalogue of Scientific Papers
London, 1867 - 1925.
A free digital version of the 19 volume set volumes is located at Gallica.

A 19 volume set covering the journal literature of science from 1800 to 1900. Papers concerned only with medicine or surgery are excluded, but papers with significant anatomical or physiological content are included. Matter of a purely technical or professional nature is excluded. The journals indexed include both serial publications of scholarly societies and independent journals.

For a few important journals that began towards the end of the 18th century, the journal was indexed from its beginning.

Each time-sequence of the Catalogue is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the author, and subarranged chronologically for each author.

From 1908 to 1914, three subject indexes were prepared: v.1 for Pure Mathematics (1908); v.2 for Mechanics (1909); v.3, pt.1 for Physics: Generalities, Heat, Light, Sound (1912); and v.3, pt.2 for Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (1914). The preparation of further subject volumes was called to a halt by the disastrous events of World War I.

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Contents of the Catalogue of Scientific Papers
Years of Papers Covered
Dates When Volumes were
1 - 6
1800 - 1863 1867 - 1872
7 - 8
1864 - 1873 1877 - 1879
9 - 11
1874 - 1883 1891 - 1896
1800 - 1883
[A supplementary volume indexing "all the most important papers that had appeared from 1800 to 1883 in periodicals not hitherto indexed."]
13 - 19
1884 - 1900 1914 - 1925