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RC - Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Archive
1 - The Commission - correspondence
2 - Board of Management - Chairman
3 - Board of Management - Members' Correspondence
4 - Board of Management, Sub-committees Correspondence
5 - Science Scholarships Committee (Renamed Science and Engineering Fellowships Committee from 2006).
6 - Science Scholarships Committee Members Correspondence (renamed Science and Engineering Fellowships Committee from 2006)
7 - Science Scholarships Committee - Correspondence with External Examiners
8 - The Commission - meetings and memoranda etc
9 - Board of Management
10 - Board of Management Sub - Committees - Minutes
11 - Board of Management - Correspondence re Educational Policy
12 - Medals
13 - Science Scholarships Committee
14 - Science Scholarships Committee
15 - Science Scholarships Committee
16 - Board of Management - Industrial Bursaries. Correspondence with Universities
17 - Board of Management - Naval Architecture
18 - British School of Archaeology at Athens
19 - Royal School of Needlework
20 - Royal College of Music
21 - Queen Alexandra's House
22 - Income Tax
23 - Income Tax: Scholars, Fellows and Bursars.
24 - National Insurance
25 - The Institute of Physics, The Physical Society and the Optical Society.
26 - International Education Board
27 - Research Awarding Bodies
29 - Banking
30 - Commissioners' Investments
31 - Auditors
32 - Finance - Miscellaneous
36 - Inter-Trust Conference
37 - Press Announcement of the Award of 1851 Scholarships and Fellowships
38 - 1851 Scholars who became Fellows of the Royal Society
39B - Press Cuttings
40 - National Physical Laboratory
41A - Acquisition of Pictures, Portraits and Papers
41B - Prince Albert Trust
42 - Garton Scheme
44 - British School at Rome
46 - Various Memoranda
47 - Accounts, Notes and Estimates
48 - Kensington Gore Estate: Museums, Exhibitions and Galleries
49 - Scientific Societies, Other Bodies and the Award of Scholarships
50 - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1853-1989
51 - Archives
52 - Commission's History
53 - Financial Statistics (relating to awards)
54 - Appeals from Organisations and Individuals; Special Awards
55 - Professors' Opinions - Science Research Scholarships, Overseas Scholarships and Research Fellowships
57A - Victoria and Albert Museum
57B - Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries (Formerly Royal Commission on National Museums and Galleries).
58 - Crystal Palace at Sydenham
59 - The Royal Society
60A - Royal College of Organists
60B - School of Art Woodcarving
61 - Scholars' Dinners and Cocktail Parties, and other events.
62 - The Commission's Offices
63 - South Kensington Redevelopment Scheme
64 - Surveyors
65 - Solicitors
66 - Rents
68 - Science Museum
69 - Subways and Railways
70 - Natural History Museum (formerly British Museum (Natural History) )
71 - Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
72 - Prince Consort Statue (Memorial to the Great Exhibition)
73 - Imperial War Museum
74 - Imperial Institute
75 - Royal Albert Hall
77 - Royal Geographical Society
78 - London Building Acts (Consolidation) Bill, 1928-29 Town and Country Planning Act, 1932 London Building Acts (Amendment) Bill, 1939
79 - City and Guilds' College (formerly City and Guilds of London Institute): open space at the rear of the building
80 - Science Scholarships schemes of the 1851 Commission
81 - Whole-time Research Awards
82 - India Museum
83 - Exhibition Galleries
84 - Royal Horticultural Society: Gardens on the Commission's Estate
85 - Free Passages
86 - Charitable Foundations and Trusts, and the Charity Commission
87 - Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference
88 - Printing and Stationery
89 - Hospitality Organisations and Schemes
98 - Estate - Properties outside the Commission's original Estate
99 - Kensington Gore Estate
100A - Albert Court
100B - Albert Hall Mansions
101 - Albert Hall Terraces and Vaults
102 - Cromwell Gardens
103 - Cromwell Road
104 - Elvaston Mews
105 - Elvaston Place
106 - Exhibition Road
107 - Gloucester Road
109 - Jay Mews
110 - Kensington Gore and the Royal College of Art
112 - Queensberry Mews
113 - Queensberry Place
114 - Queen's Gate
115 - Queen's Gate Mews
116 - Queen's Gate Terrace
117 - Thurloe Place
118 - Thurloe Place Mews
119 - 2 Lowther Gardens
120 - Roads on the Estate
A - 1851 Exhibition Correspondence - Letters Received
B - Correspondence and Papers, 1856-1909
C - Signed sets of Minutes of the various Committees of the Commission
D - Housekeeping Records of the Commission's Office
E - Maps, Plans, Drawings and Lithographs
1 - Maps, plans, drawings and lithographs of the Commission
1 - Buildings in Hyde park
2 - Buildings in Hyde park
3 - The Crystal Palace or Monster Building for the Grand International Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park.
4 - Great Exhibition Building 1851
5 - Great Exhibition Building 1851
6 - Plan of the building in Hyde Park for the Exhibition of 1851.
7 - Classes 12 and 15 conjointly [of the 1851 Exhibition].
8 - Class 14, Flax and Hemp [1851 Exhibition].
9 - Class 15, Division 2, Shawls [1851 Exhibition].
10 - Class 18, Printed fabrics [1851 Exhibition].
11 - Class 20, Clothing, etc. [1851 Exhibition].
12 - Panoramic watercolour painting of the Crystal Palace
13 - Panoramic view of the Crystal Palace, south elevation.
14 - [C.R. Cockerell].
15 - C.R. Cockerell
16 - C.R. Cockerell
17 - [C.R. Cockerell].
18 - Thomas L. Donaldson.
19 - James Pennethorne.
20 - James Pennethorne.
21 - James Pennethorne.
22 - James Pennethorne.
23 - James Pennethorne.
24 - Gottfried Semper.
25 - Gottfried Semper.
26 - Gottfried Semper.
27 - Proposed division of land
28 - Proposed division of land
29 - Proposed division of land
30 - Commissioners' Estate, early 1850s
31 - Proposed Roads 1853
32 - Henry Cole.
33 - Henry Cole and Richard Redgrave.
34 - Plan showing frontages of Commissioners' land 1858
35 - Plan for laying out the quadrangle into Public and Private Buildings
36 - Richard Redgrave R.A.
37 - Plan of proposed garden for the Horticultural Society
38 - Plan of northern section of Commissioners' Estate
39 - Plan of ground to be leased to the Horticultural Society
40 - Commissioners' Estate c. 1862
41 - The Great International Exhibition 1862
42 - The Great International Exhibition. 1862
43 - Kensington Gore Estate 1852 - 1853
44 - Plan of the Commissioners' Estate
45 - Reverse image plan
46 - Plan of estates in the parishes of Kensington and St. Margaret's Westminster
47 - The Trustees of the Baron and Baroness de Graffenried Villars.
48 - Plan of the Commissioners' Estate 1853
49 - Copy of plan attached to 3rd Report dated 1856
50 - Copy of plan attached to 3rd Report dated 1856
51 - Plot C leased to Spicer from Sept. 1858
52 - Plan of additional land
53 - Plan annexed to the conveyance of the site for the International Exhibition 1862
54 - Plan of part of the Commissioners' Estate
55 - Estate plan showing leases
56 - Plan of the Kensington Gore Estate c. 1862
57 - Plan of a freehold Estate at South Kensington. 1869
58 - Plan of the north west corner of the Commissioner's Estate.
59 - Plan of an Estate at Kensington, the property of the Royal Commissioners of 1851
60 - Plan of north east corner of the Commissioners' Estate
61 - South Kensington Railway (Pneumatic System)
62 - Plan of South Kensington and Paddington Subway.
63 - Plan of north west corner of the Commissioners' Estate
64 - 'Plan of the freehold estate at South Kensington, the property of the Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851'.
65 - General plan showing position of the International Exhibition Buildings, Royal Albert Hall and Museum at South Kensington.
66 - Plan of the main square of the Commissioners' Estate
67 - Plan of north west corner of the Commissioners' Estate
68 - 'Plan showing site for proposed Colonial Museum at South Kensington'.
69 - Plan of the north east corner of the Estate
70 - Plan of the main square of the Kensington Gore Estate.
71 - Plan of the Estate at South Kensington.
72 - The City and Guilds of London Technical Institute
73 - The City and Guilds of London Technical Institute,
74 - Plan of the island site of the Commissioners' Estate.
75 - Plan showing proposed appropriation of ground in north-west corner, Kensington Gore Estate
76 - Plan of the main square of the Kensington Gore Estate
77 - Plan of the main square of the Kensington Gore Estate
78 - Plan of the main square of the Kensington Gore Estate. Plan B 1878
79 - Plan of the main square of Kensington Gore Estate. Plan A 1889
80 - Plan of the main square of the Kensington Gore Estate. 1891
81 - 'South Kensington and Paddington Subway. Plans and Sections. Session 1891'.
82 - Sketch showing actual, projected or suggested buildings
83 - Royal Commission for the Exhibition. 1851. Kensington Gore Estate, 1910
84 - Kensington Gore Estate.Showing property leased, sold and still in hand
85 - Plan of the main square of the Kensington Gore Estate
86 - South Kensington. Block plan showing buildings under His Majesty's Office of Works.
87 - Plan of the Commissioners' Estate 1916
88 - Map of the Commissioners' Estate and adjacent areas
89 - Outline plan of the steps and area south of the Royal Albert Hall
90 - South Kensington.
91 - South Kensington
92 - The Imperial College of Science, South Kensington'
93 - Plan of central portion of the Estate
94 - Kensington Gore Estate 1852-56
95 - Kensington Gore Estate 1861
96 - Kensington Gore Estate 1878'.
97 - Plan of the Commissioners' Estate and surrounding areas.
98 - Kensington Gore Estate. 1935.
99 - Kensington Gore Estate. 1935 attached to the 9th Report
100 - 2A Lowther Gardens
101 - 2A Lowther Gardens.
102 - Commissioners' Estate.
103 - Kensington Gore Estate 1938
104 - Kensington Gore Estate 1951 attached to the 10th Report
105 - Kensington Gore Estate attached to the 11th Report
106 - Kensington Gore Estate attached to the 11th Report
107 - Kensington Gore Estate 1910
108 - Royal Albert Hall diagram of seats
109 - Commission's Estate 1870
110 - Commission's Estate c. 1870
111 - Clapham Junction and Paddington Railway Plans
112 - "The Crystal House which Albert Built."
113 - Needlework by Emma Child
2 - Surveyor's Plans and Drawings
F - Publications
G - Photographs and Lithographic Prints.
H - Collections on Permanent Loan
I - Donations and Acquisitions
A selection of the items in our collection
Plan of the Estate 1856
The House that Paxton Built