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Photograph of Sir Thomas Henry Holland, Principal of Edinburgh University, 1929-1944

Identifier: Coll-1486

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The sepia-tint head and shoulders portrait photograph is mounted on buff card. There is an embossed stamp for the Photographer, Russell, [75] Baker Street, London. Because of the London-based photographer, the portrait photograph is perhaps more likely to have been taken during Holland's period of office as Rector of Imperial College, London, 1922-1929.


  • Creation: 1922-1929


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Henry Holland KCSI KCIE FRS was born in Helston, Cornwall on 22 November 1868. He was a British geologist and educational administrator.

In 1884, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Science, graduating with a first class degree in Geology. He stayed on until he was awarded a Berkeley Fellowship at Owens College, Manchester, in 1889. In 1890, Holland was appointed Assistant Superintendent of the Geological Survey of India and curator of the Geological Museum and Laboratory. In 1903, he was appointed Director of the Geological Survey of India and in 1904 he was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society.

In 1908, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) for his services to the Geological Survey of India. Holland was Rector of Imperial College London from 1922 to 1929 and Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1929 to 1944. Calcutta.

Sir Thomas Henry Holland died unexpectedly on 15 May 1947.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no: E2013.56.

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Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 19 August 2013

Photograph of Sir Thomas Henry Holland (1868-1947), Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1929 to 1944
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