Papers and correspondence relating to societies, 1876-1892, including the Ipswich Mechanical Institute; Blackheath School of Art; Société National des Sciences, Cherbourg; International Inventions Society; Meteorological Society of Australia; Trinity Historical Society; Royal Academia of Palermo; and the British Astronomical Association (on the foundation of the Association).
Correspondence regarding requests for the Astronomer Royal to lecture or preside at meetings of the Microscopical Society, National Science Society, West Kent Grammar School, Teachers' Guild and the Tyneside Sunday Lecture Society, 1883-1891.
Papers and correspondence relating to societies and institutions, 1890-1893, including the Royal Institution; University College London; King's College, London; World's Fair; Goldsmith's Institute; City and Guilds of London Institute; and the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence relating to societies, periodicals and institutions, 1893-1906, including the Civil Service Lifeboat Fund; Dublin University; London University; Art Club Bennett Park; King's College London; Clergy Orphan Corporation; Brown Institute; and Gresham College.
Correspondence relating to societies and institutions, 1907-1912, including the British Horological Institute; Urania Theatre; City and Guilds; Dublin University; British Science Guild; and the University of London.