AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

WOOLDRIDGE, Sidney William (1900-1963)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP89
Held at: King's College London College Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: WOOLDRIDGE, Sidney William (1900-1963)
Date(s): 1921-1985
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Wooldridge | Sidney William | 1900-1963 | Professor of Geography


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1900; educated Glendale County School, Wood Green; BSc in Geology King's College London, 1921; MSc, 1923; DSc, 1927; Lecturer in Geography at King's, 1927-1942; Reader, 1942-1947; Professor of Geography, Birkbeck College, 1944; Professor of Geography at King's, 1947; Founder member of the Institute of British Geographers, 1931; Fellow of King's College, 1956; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1959, died, 1963. Publications, either as author or co-author, include: The physical basis of geography. An outline of geomorphology (London, 1937); The spirit and purpose of geography (London, 1951); The Weald (London, 1953); Structure, surface and drainage in South-East England (London, 1955); The geographer as scientist. Essays on the scope and nature of geography (London, 1956); London's countryside. Geographical field work for students and teachers of geography (London, 1957).


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers of Sidney Wooldridge comprise correspondence, lecture texts, a bibliography and photographs, 1921-1965, most notably correspondence concerned with the development of the Department and the Joint School of Geography set up between King's and the London School of Economics, including the move of Geology to Royal Holloway College, 1921-1985; typescript lecture text by Wooldridge entitled 'The Trend of Geomorphology', 1958; bibliography of Wooldridge's work, 1964; correspondence relating to the establishment of a memorial fund in honour of Wooldridge, 1963-1965; photographs of field trips, 1954; order of service for the funeral of Sidney Wooldridge.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to the signature of a reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

This collection level description available online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the Department of Geography at King's, 2001.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Department of Geography at King's (1997 KDGG; 1998 KDGG; 1999 KDGG); papers of Professor David Leslie Linton (K/PP49).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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:
April 2002

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Personal Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"