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Carpenter, William Benjamin: letter, 29 Mar 1869

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL494
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Carpenter, William Benjamin: letter, 29 Mar 1869
Date(s): 1869
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 University of London, Burlington House, London to Edward Walford, 29 Mar 1869. Concerning Walford's application for the Examinership in Classics. 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 Henry Bristow, 105 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, Oct 1976.

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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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