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Harker, Alfred, 1859-1939 (petrologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859 - 1939

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Field and specimen notebooks, numbered, 1882-1892

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02/01
Scope and Contents

The notebooks contain notes whilst on location and elsewhere, sketches (mostly geological) in pencil, ink and watercolour. There is also ephemera such as business cards and railway timetables.

Dates: 1882-1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Sub-Series

Field and specimen notebooks, un-numbered, 1887-1924

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02/02
Scope and Contents

These notebooks contains notes, sketches and details of specimens collected on a large number of excursions. They include a lot of material relating to work undertaken for the Geological Survey.

Dates: 1887-1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Sub-Series

Field maps, 1908-1932

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02/06
Scope and Contents

Comprising field maps and keys with some annotations. Many are published maps from the Ordnance survey series of maps.

Dates: 1908-1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Series

Fieldwork, 1878-1938

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02
Scope and Contents

The series comprises numbered and un-numbered field notebooks;specimen catalogues; sketchbooks, photograph albums, and maps.

Dates: 1878-1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 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).
 Series

Photograph Albums, 1895-1939

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/04
Scope and Contents

Comprising 9 albums of photographs which include bought photographs and personal ones depicting places, people, animals, and landscapes. Most of these relate to the Isles of Scotland.

Dates: 1895-1939
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the photographs in the photograph albums are loose. Please ask staff for assistance.
 Sub-Series

Sketchbooks, numbered, 1900-1938

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02/04
Scope and Contents

Comprising sketchbooks reflecting research undertaken in the Scottish islands. The sketches are mostly of geological features and landscapes. The sketches have been made in pen and black ink and often occupy two facing pages. Some sketches retain the original penciled grid pattern. There are some watercolours.

Dates: 1900-1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Sub-Series

Sketchbooks, un-numbered, 1881-1930

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02/05
Scope and Contents

Comprising sketchbooks detailing visits made to Yorkshire and Scotland.

Dates: 1881-1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Sub-Series

Skye Catalogues, 1895-1904

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02/03
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The series comprises numbered and un-numbered field notebooks;specimen catalogues; sketchbooks, photograph albums, and maps.

Dates: 1895-1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Fonds

The Papers of Alfred Harker

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises notebooks, sketchbooks, and photograph albums detailing geological excursions in the U.K from the late nineteenth century. These mostly cover the Isle of Skye, Isle of Arran, Yorkshire (Scarborough), and other Scottish Highlands. There are also notebooks detailing specimens collected (catalogues); lecture note drafts; maps; and some personal records including details of an 80th birthday event.

Dates: 1860 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Series

Writing and lectures, 1879-1927

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/03
Scope and Contents

Comprising lecture notes; notebooks; transcripts of stories; and details of papers written and cited.

Dates: 1879-1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
 
Type
Archival Object 10
Collection 1
 
Subject
Geological mapping 3
Field work 2
Maps 2
Stratigraphy 2
Travel 2

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