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Hughes, Thomas McKenny, 1833 - 1917 (geologist)


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Born Aberystwyth, 1833; Schools Leamington College and Llandovery, Camarthenshire; admitted to Trinity College, Cambridgeand matriculated, 1853; B.A. 1857, M.A. 1867; Woodwardian Professor of Geology 1873-1917; Fellow of Clare 1883-1917.

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Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Archives of the Department of Geology and the Woodwardian and Sedgwick Museums, 1731 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GEOL
Scope and Contents

The earliest records relate to Woodward's will, estates and the administration of his fossil collection. From the 1880s, administrative records of the burgeoning Department of Geology, its teaching, examining, and students, survive alongside papers for the lengthy project to build the Sedgwick Museum. The archives also include the papers of Professor T. McKenny Hughes, Woodwardian Professor 1873-1917.

Dates: 1731 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: Personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.