Sedgwick, Adam, 1785 - 1873 (geologist)
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Born Dent, Yorkshire; School, Sedbergh; admitted at Trinity College, Cambridge 1803; matriculated 1804; B.A. 1808; M.A. 1811; Hon.LL.D. 1866; Fellow of Trinity 1810-73; Vice-Master, 1844-62; Senior Proctor 1827-8; Woodwardian Professor of Geology 1818-73
Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Comprising numbered and unnumbered field notebooks and sketchbooks. The notebooks include details of: daily excursions and geological features; places visited including working mines and quarries; specimens collected or purchased; expenses; health matters; and include some social history commentary. The sketchbooks include pencil, ink and watercolour stratigraphic sketches of places visited.
Lithograph of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), Trinity College, aged about 65, from a drawing by Samuel Laurence, 1850 - 1859
Comprising annotated maps kept by Adam Sedgwick. These cover a number of locations including the United Kingdom and other countries.
This is a duplicate of CAS Album 1/38.
Annotated notes for published teaching syllabus, 1821, 1832.
- Type: Archival Object X
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