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Woodward, John, 1665 - 1728 (physician and geologist)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


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.

Deeds and related papers for property at Raveningham, Thurlton and Norton, Norfolk, 1607 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/D.XIV
Scope and Contents

The revenue from the estate endowed the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology, established in 1728 by the will of John Woodward, MD.

Dates: 1607 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

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