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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.


  • Creation: 1878-1938


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Collections Research Centre [West Cambridge] 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.

Biographical / Historical

The records in this series reflect the work undertaken by Alfred Harker when he was employed by the Geological Survey from 1895, and during the period that he was engaged in teaching in Cambridge. They also cover the time when he had retired from both these activities.


9 archive box(es)

Language of Materials



The series has been arranged to reflect the ways in which Harker created and stored his records i.e. there is a clearly numbered sequence of notebooks covering expeditions which forms one sub-series, and others which do not fit into this but are either clearly labeled or identifiable, so make up other sub-series. These have been arranged chronologically, in keeping with the numbered series.

Repository Details

Part of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Repository

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