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Sedgwick, Adam, 1785 - 1873 (geologist)


Dates and places

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

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Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Found in 1 Collection or Record:

 Fonds — Container: GEOL

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.

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  • Subject: Fossils X

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.