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Carpenter, William Benjamin: letter, 18 Jun 1875

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL364
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Carpenter, William Benjamin: letter, 18 Jun 1875
Date(s): 1875
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 the Registrar's Office, University of London, Burlington Gardens, London to Mr W H Herford, 18 Jun 1875. 'We shall not refuse to receive your son's entry when his certificate arrives; but we ought not to be asked to commit this irregularity. If all the candidates were to commit it, the business of the University could not be carried on ...'. 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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1967.

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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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