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Rocks

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Expeditions (E), 1933-1985

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC/02
Scope and Contents The main bulk of the files are survey records. These document stations occupied, data, bearings, field sketches, and often include catalogues of specimens, localities, and photographs. These were written on 8x10” paper.The series also includes field notebooks (approx. 500) kept by each member of the party. They document occupied stations, observed points (triangular), specimens collected, and those locations/specimens which were photographed. Brian Harland explained in a number...
Dates: 1933-1985
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.
 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

Journals and Sketchbooks, 1818 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/590/ADSW/01
Scope and Contents

Comprising numbered and unnumbered field notebooks and sketchbooks. The notebooks include details of: daily excursions and geological features; places visited including working mines and quarries; specimens collected or purchased; expenses; health matters; and include some social history commentary. The sketchbooks include pencil, ink and watercolour stratigraphic sketches of places visited.

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.
 Series

Specimen Catalogues, 1949-1991

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC/05
Scope and Contents

This series includes handwritten and typed specimen catalogues, many of which were written after the specimens arrived in the UK. There are also cabinets of index cards. The original handwritten specimen lists (often with accompanying location and photographic catalogues) can be located within the Expedition files (ref. CSEC 2).

Dates: 1949-1991
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 Adam Sedgwick

Reference Code: GBR/590/ADSW
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises 64 notebooks and 11 boxes of annotated field maps, 1818-1858. There are also notes and papers relating to geology university teaching syllabuses, 1821 and 1832.

Dates: 1818 - 1856
Conditions Governing Access: Some of these records are fragile- access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.

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