It is important that you leave clear instructions about disposal of collections and books with your Will so that executors know that they have scientific importance and should be treated accordingly.
We are grateful for legacies of any books and reprints of scientific papers on arachnology. These will either be used for our library or sold on to members for their own collections. We ensure that antiquarian books realise their potential value. The profits from book sales make a very important contribution to the ability of the BAS to fund its work.
The BAS can provide advice on suitable institutions or individuals to which collections can be donated but regrets that it is unable to accept bequests of collections.