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WOODD, Charles Henry Lardner (1821-1893)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 378 LDGSL/1043
Held at: Geological Society of London
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Full title: WOODD, Charles Henry Lardner (1821-1893)
Date(s): Aug 1847
Level of description: Series
Extent: 8 drawings
Name of creator(s): Woodd | Charles Henry Lardner | 1821-1893 | Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Geological Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Henry Lardner Woodd was elected a Fellow on 20 May 1846 but despite being a member until his death in 1893, never submitted a geological paper to the Society. However he was a gifted artist and the eight drawings in this series show the geological features around Cromarty and Assynt in Scotland which were recorded throughout the month of August 1847 when he appears to have been following in the footsteps of the famous Scottish geologist Hugh Miller (1802-1856). At least two of the drawings make reference to 'Miss Allardyce' who is likely to be Catherine Allardyce, one of Miller's social circle in the town of Cromarty.


Scope and content/abstract:

Eight pencil drawings and watercolour paintings of geological features around Cromarty and Assynt, in the Highlands of Scotland, by Charles Henry Lardner WOODD, August 1847.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The drawings are arranged as they were found in the folder.

Conditions governing access:

Access is by appointment only, daily readership fee is applicable unless you are a member of the Society. Please contact the Archivist for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to copyright and the condition of the original, may be supplied. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available shortly.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The items were part of a portfolio of around 40 drawings which belonged to Charles Henry Lardner Woodd. Woodd's great grandson, Mr Hugh Woodd, donated the eight geologically related drawings to the Society via J R Parker in November 1991.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description by John Thackray, revised by Caroline Lam.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
January 1992, July 2014.

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