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Buckland family papers


Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZCAB

Held at: Zoological Society of London

Title: Buckland family papers

Date(s): 1824-1933

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Buckland | William | 1784-1856 | geologist and Dean of Westminster


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1984; educated: Blundell's School, Tiverton, 1797; Winchester College, 1798-1801; Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1801-1804; fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1808; ordained as a priest, 1808; reader in mineralogy, 1813; reader in geology, 1818; Royal Society's Copley medal, 1822; canonry of Christ Church, Oxford, 1825; dean of Westminster and rector of Islip, 1845; died 1856.
Publications: Geology and Mineralogy (1836)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Buckland family, 1824-1933, including letters from William Buckland; letters to William Buckland from various correspondents, including A Sedgwick, G Stephenson, Mary Anning, WJ Broderip; invitation card from Sir Robert Peel to invite William Buckland to a dinner with the King of Saxony; press cuttings; photographs of William, Mary, and Frank Buckland; portrait of Elizabeth Buckland; invitation to an 'At Home' with Lady Peel; letter from CW Gordon about article in 'Sunday Companion', 1933; letters to Mary Ann Buckland from Bompas; letters to WB from Mary Morland (before her marriage to WB); letters to Frank Buckland, including G von Bunsen about the International Fishery Exhibition in Berlin, 1880.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:

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Archivist's note: Entry transcribed by Sarah Drewery, April 2011.

Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2011


Personal names
Anning, Mary (1799-1847), geologist
Bompas | George Cox | fl 1857-1885 |
Broderip | William John | 1789-1859 | lawyer and naturalist
Buckland | Mary | 1797-1857 |
Buckland | Elizabeth | 1756-1812 |
Buckland | Francis Trevelyan | 1826-1880 | pisciculturist and naturalist x Buckland | Frank
Buckland | William | 1784-1856 | geologist and Dean of Westminster
Bunsen | Georg | 1824-1896 | German | politician
Sedgwick | Adam | 1854-1913 | zoologist
Stephenson | George | 1781-1848 | colliery and railway engineer

Corporate names