by James Wearn
The Reading and District Natural History Society has forged an agreement with the Library, Art and Archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The pact is based upon the transfer of copies of the society’s journals, past, present and future (numbering 60 issues so far), to Kew. This significant step will endow mutual benefit by giving the long-standing efforts of society members a much wider audience, while the provision of important biological records from Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire will aid research by visitors and staff at Kew.
I thank our President Graham Saunders for approval to go ahead with my plan, Malcolm Storey for his trojan efforts as editor of the journal, Jan Haseler for help with aquisition of back issues and various other queries, and Fiona Ainsworth (Collections Manager in the Library, Art and Archives section at RBG Kew) for agreeing to take our journal into the prestigious collections at RBG Kew.