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Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873 (geologist and professor of geology, University of Cambridge)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 22 March 1785 - 27 January 1873

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Addresses and Speeches, c. 1850s - 1870s

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 3.12: Series Coll-203/B14; Series Coll-203/B15
Identifier: Coll-203/B15
Scope and Contents Series of printed and manuscript addresses given by Charles Lyell, including: Printed Address delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Geological Society of London, 20 February 1835. Lyell toasts Mantell's health. Galley proof of an Address delivered to the Royal Institution, Friday 4 February, [1840s - after 1846] 'The Fossil footmarks of a reptile in the coal-formation of the...
Dates: c. 1850s - 1870s

Correpondence relating to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick about Silurian classification, c1852

 Series
Identifier: Coll-74/10/3
Scope and Contents

The correpondence relating to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick about Silurian classification consists of:


  1. correspondence
  2. notes and related papers
Dates: c1852

Correspondence: John Edward Marr to C Neaves, 1852-1899

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/12/16
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: John Edward Marr to C Neaves sub-series consists of:


  1. 54 letters, alphabetically arranged (1852-1899)
Dates: 1852-1899

Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler, 1845-1901

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/12/18
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:


  1. 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)
Dates: 1845-1901

Correspondence of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1827-1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-74/10
Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison series consists of: letters from Murchison to his wife, 1854 and 1857 miscellaneous correspondence and notes (including letters to Sir Archibald Geikie) 1831-1871 correspondence relating to Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick regarding Silurian classification 1838 and 1852-1866 assorted...
Dates: 1827-1871

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Henry William Bristow, 18 May 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/66
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Henry William Bristow thanking him for his gift of a copy of his work Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison, Bart. : based on his journals and letters with notices of his scientific contemporaries and a sketch of the rise and growth of Palaeozoic geology in Britain, ( 1875) . He hopes that the publication will not reopen the historical controversy between Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and Adam Sedgwick.

Dates: 18 May 1875

Letters from Hartmann, Carl Friedrich Alexander to Charles Lyell, 10 August 1832 - 10 August 1839

 File — Box Box 1.6: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/121
Scope and Contents

Hartmann was the German translator of Principles of Geology. Correspondence includes sketches and drawings and relates to the translation of Principles; the death of Friedrich Hoffmann; and the translation of Elements.

Dates: 10 August 1832 - 10 August 1839

Minute Book No IV, 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857

 Item — Volume MS 2917.4: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/4
Scope and Contents 2 notebooks pasted together containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members and those who attended each meeting. A list of names and address for members in 1858 is pasted into the back of the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and the annual report for 1850 is pasted into the front of the book. The reading of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant discussions, although many abstracts have been...
Dates: 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857

Notebook No.58, 2 July 1835- August 1835

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/58
Scope and Contents This black leather notebook contains notes from Charles Lyell on geological observations in Britain, Paris and Neufchatel. Adddresses of correspondents are throughout the notebook, and referenced in Lyell's Own Index. The index is pasted to the back cover, and the front cover reads "No 58, July + August 1835, Paris + Neufchatel". The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning...
Dates: 2 July 1835- August 1835

Notebook No.62, 3 February 1836-12 August 1836

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/62
Scope and Contents In this green leather notebook, Lyell's notes focus on Scottish and British geology, and planning for Principles and Elements of Geology. He and Mary visit the Isle of Arran for the first time, their visit referenced in Leonard Wilson's book. Spectacular drawings of Goatfell, envisioning lava veins, as well as line drawings of the landscape. Notes are written in pencil and ink, with tables, illustrations, lists, and draft letters. The...
Dates: 3 February 1836-12 August 1836