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Hughes, Thomas McKenny, 1832-1917 (geologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1832-1917

Thomas McKenny Hughes (1832-1917) was born on 17 December 1832, the eldest child of the Revd Joshua Hughes (1807-1889) and his wife Margaret, daughter and ultimately heiress of Sir Thomas McKenny (1832-1917), Lord Mayor of Dublin. Hughes was educated at Leamington College and the Welsh Educational Institution, Llandovery, before entering Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1853 (B.A., 1857). He joined the Geological Survey in 1861, and was Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge University, 1873-1917. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1889. In November 1882 he married Mary Caroline Weston, daughter of Canon G.F. Weston (1819-1887), Vicar of Crosby Ravensworth, and Caroline Weston (1824-1864). They had three sons, Alfred Weston (1895-1970), George Ravensworth (1888-1983) and Thomas McKenny (1884-1918). Hughes died on 9 June 1917.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Adam Sedgwick: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7652
Scope and Contents Section I A-H. Letters to Sedgwick, 1821-1849, relating to English geology, museum accessions, etc. Section II A-Z, AA-II. Letters to Sedgwick, 1850-1872, relating to geology, the work of John William Salter, museum accessions, Lucas Barratt, etc. The correspondents include Harry Govier Seeley, Henry Keeping and Henry Wilkinson Cookson. JJ-OO. Letters to George William Featherstonhaugh and Osmond Fisher, 1827-c.1890s. The correspondents include Sir Richard Owen, Roderick Murchison and his wife,...
Dates: 1818-1916
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence: Erasmus Darwin and opals, Apr. 1913-Jun 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/2
Scope and Contents Letters and related papers re purchase, valuation, disposal and sale of opals by Erasmus Darwin in 1913-1914. Includes a valuation and catalogue of the stones, and letters from Nora Barlow, Kenneth and Clive Cookson, Thomas McKenny Hughes, Frederick Stirling Newall and Margaret Newall, all of whom expressed an interest in acquiring some of the stones.
Dates: Apr. 1913-Jun 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From Thomas McKenny Hughes to Master of Trinity [copy], 6 Mar. 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/54
Scope and Contents Papers on controversy between Sedgwick and Beverley have been taken by mistake to Trinity Library; Sedgwick did not wish it to be public; White obtained permission to keep the volume of papers in Trinity Library; it might be better to keep it in the Master's Lodge Library
Dates: 6 Mar. 1873
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

John Willis Clark: Correspondence to T. McKenny Hughes, Francis Jenkinson, A.T. Bartholomew, and Charles Sayle, 1886-1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/248-262
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1886-1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Karl Alfred von Zittel: Honorary degree; memorial, 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/40
Scope and Contents Includes letter to J. Peile, signed by T. McKenny Hughes, Alfred Harker, Henry Woods, F.R. Cowper Reed and John Edward Marr, and list of Ziffel's publications
Dates: 1893
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from George Butler to [T. McKenny] Hughes, 5 Feb. 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 5 Feb. 1879
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from George Butler to T. McKenny Hughes, 25 Feb. 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 25 Feb. 1879
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from J.S. Keltie to T. McKenny Hughes, 28 June 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 28 June 1886
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from [Sir] Francis Galton to T. McKenny Hughes, 27 Feb. 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 27 Feb. 1879
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from T. McKenny Hughes to unidentified correspondent, 10 Apr. 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 10 Apr. 1886
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from the Royal Geographical Society to T. McKenny Hughes, 29 Mar. 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/22/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 29 Mar. 1886
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir Joseph Prestwich: Letter to T. McKenny Hughes, 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1130
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1882
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Thomas McKenny Hughes: Draft correspondence to Sir J. Prestwick, 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/700-701
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1882
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Thomas McKenny Hughes: family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10200
Dates: 1891 - 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Thomas McKenny Hughes: personal and family papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9557
Dates: 1847-1917
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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