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Bonney Letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 152
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Bonney Letters
Date(s): 1885-1920
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 11 letters
Name of creator(s): Bonney | Thomas George | 1833-1923 | geologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Bonney was born in Rugeley on 27 July 1833. He was educated at Uppingham and St John's College Cambridge. In 1857 he was ordained. He was a tutor at St John's College Cambridge from 1868 to 1876. In 1877 he was appointed Yates-Goldsmid Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at University College London, later to become Emeritus Professor of Geology there. He was Whitehall Preacher, 1876-1878. He was President of the Geological Society, 1884-1886. Bonney published books on geology and the history of the planet. He died on 10 December 1923.

W J Sollas was Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Oxford.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters from Bonney to W J Sollas.

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Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased in May 1952.

Allied Materials

Related material:

University College London Special Collections also holds letters from Bonney concerning University College London business, 1880-1886 (Ref: COLLEGE CORRESPONDENCE), and a letter from Bonney to 'Fitzgerald', 1906 (Ref: MS MISC 4B).

Correspondence and papers of Bonney are also held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections; Lambeth Palace Library; Geological Society of London; Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives; Cambridge University, Sedgwick Museum of Geology; Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts. For further details see the National Register of Archives.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999, revised Oct 2001

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