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Scientific expeditions

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC
Scope and Contents The Svalbard Archive collection contains accounting records, administration files, expedition notes, and equipment records which all relate to work undertaken in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) from 1949 until 1992. Much of this material includes far more information than has been previously published about the expeditions or the work undertaken.Most of the expedition records are organized on the twinlock system – and include administrative papers, logs of each party, bulletins, accounts,...
Dates: 1933-2000
Conditions Governing Access: Some of these records are fragile -access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
 Series

Club activities, 1880 - 2020

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

This series comprises records which document the activities of the club. These include copies of papers read at meetings, scrapbooks and photograph albums detailing field trips, and ephemera documenting dinners and celebrations.

Dates: 1880 - 2020
Conditions Governing Access: Very fragile material- access may only be possible with support from staff. Please seek guidance from museum staff.
 Series

Maps, 1818 - 1846

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

Comprising annotated maps kept by Adam Sedgwick. These cover a number of locations including the United Kingdom and other countries.

Dates: 1818 - 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some of these records are fragile- access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
 Fonds

Records of the Cambridge University Explorers' and Travellers' Club, 1954 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.75
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.

Dates: 1954 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Reports and Publications, 1966-1981

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC/06
Scope and Contents

This series includes the typed reports of the expeditions; the Norsk-Cambridge Spitsbergen Expedition (NCSE) reports; and offprints of published material.

Dates: 1966-1981
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some of these records are fragile -access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
 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.

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