Field and specimen notebooks, numbered, 1882-1892
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.
- Creation: 1882-1892
Conditions Governing Access
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
Alfred Harker undertook a large number of expeditions during the course of his life. Many of these were undertaken as part of employment for the Geological Survey from 1895 on a part-time basis. This was to assist in the mapping and determination of the igneous rocks of the Isle of Skye and the small Isles. This series of records reflects his work in a variety of localities across the UK.
Language of Materials
This sub-series of notebooks were numbered and labeled by Harker himself (a list of names given to each of the notebooks can be found in notebook 5 ‘Miscellaneous’).