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Carpenter, William Benjamin: letter, 24 Oct 1859

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL16
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Carpenter, William Benjamin: letter, 24 Oct 1859
Date(s): 1859
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Carpenter | William Benjamin | 1813-1885 | biologist and university administrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Benjamin Carpenter was born in Exeter, Devon, in 1813. He studied medicine at Bristol, London and Edinburgh. In 1844 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society and took up a professorship at the Royal Institution. He subsequently held several appointments at the University of London, including Registrar of University College from 1856-1879.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Benjamin Carpenter of University of London, Burlington House, London to Augustus De Morgan, 24 Oct 1859. Referring to the possibility of examination papers being seen surreptitiously before the examination. On the question of 'cramming' he doubts 'the possibility of destroying it by any method of Examination. I believe, however, that a viva voce Examn. would furnish the best antidote to it.' Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Tregaskis in 1912, about 2 months after Ludlow's books were sold at Hodgson's.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
Aug 2008

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