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Archives of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, 1891 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/MPET

Scope and Contents

The archives comprise student attendance books, departmental and laboratory accounts and notes on students.


  • Creation: 1891 - 1961


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 (

Biographical / Historical

It was known as the Department of Mineralogy until 1931 when Petrology was added.


27 volume(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the University Archives by Dr R.C. Evans, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Downing Place, on 24 August 1977. The records are a permanent transfer to the University Archives.

Related Materials

For related material see also among the University Archives: UA CSPS 7/27-30, 8/15-19; CUR 39.23; O.XIV.40-1, 64-7, 96; Prem VII.9; Synd.IX.


This online catalogue was completed in 2002.


Department of Mineralogy and Petrology

Finding aid date

1998-07-27 10:35:25+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom