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HAWKES, Professor Leonard (1891-1981)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP3
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: HAWKES, Professor Leonard (1891-1981)
Date(s): 1924-1962
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Hawkes | Leonard | 1891-1981 | geologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1891; educated Armstrong College, Durham University, gaining his BSc in 1912; 1851 Exhibitioner, Kristiania University, Norway, 1914-1915; gained MSc at Armstrong College, 1916; served World War One, 1914-1918, as Capt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1917-1919; Lecturer in Geology, Armstrong College, 1919-1921; Head of Geology Department, 1921-1956, and Professor of Geology, 1928-1956, Bedford College, University of London; awarded the Lyell Fund by the Geological Society of London, 1927; Secretary, 1934-1942, and President, 1954-1957, Geological Society of London; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1952; President, Mineralogical Society, 1954-1957; Murchison Medallist, 1946; Wollaston Medallist, 1962, Geological Society of London; Emeritus Professor, 1956; retired, [1956]; Fellow of Bedford College, 1971; died 1981.

Publications: Geology and time (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 1953); Iceland (Geographical Handbook Series, London, 1942).


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebook, 1922-1957, containing the results of Geology students in examinations, practical and field work, and including names of students and class sizes; field report, 1923, by Hilda Kathleen Cargill (later the wife of Leonard Hawkes), on a Geology expedition to Edinburgh, Scotland, led by Hawkes, containing photographs of the expedition members; Murchison and Wollaston Medals, awarded to Professor Hawkes by the Geological Society in 1946 and 1962 respectively; expedition report from Iceland, 1901; geological trimming hammer.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

6 items

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were transferred from the Bedford College Archives when the College merged with Royal Holloway in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives contain Hawkes' personnel file (BC AR150/D645); correspondence of the Geography Department (BC AR336/5-6); and photographs of Geology field trips from 1922-1962 (BC PH1).

The Geological Society of London holds correspondence and papers relating to Hawkes, 1914-1964 (Ref: LDGSL, 1037-1042).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

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:
Mar 2000

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