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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 11 Collections and/or Records:

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 correspondence,...
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

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter, 9 July 1850

 Item
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 495-496
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter concerning the identification of a sample fossil from the Nummulites species, the engagement of a draughtsman, the contents of a paper read by Williamson at the Royal Microscopic Society concerning Ortbitolina and foraminefera and an invitation to dinner. 09 July 1850.
Dates: 9 July 1850

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

 Item — Volume: MS 2917.4
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
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 and end...
Dates: 2 July 1835- August 1835

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

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
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. Notes are written in pencil and ink, with tables, illustrations, lists, and draft letters. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's...
Dates: 3 February 1836-12 August 1836

Notebook No.63, August 1836- April 1837

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/63
Lyell's Own Index This black leather notebook contains Lyell's notes on current scholarship from other well-known natural history colleagues, including Darwin, Deshayes, Blackadder, Owen, and more. Notes are made in pencil and ink with some sketches. The index is pasted to the back cover, and the front cover is blank.



Dates: August 1836- April 1837