Collections

 

A printable PDF ‘Guide to the Archive collections’ is available here. This is updated annually.

Archive records include:

  • Papers, correspondence, and original manuscript catalogues relating to the historical specimen collections in the Museum and its stores. These include catalogues written by Dr John Woodward (1665-1728), whose collections of fossils were bequeathed to the University after his death.
  • The papers of those who helped establish the Sedgwick Museum and/or were curators and directors. These include:
                       o Thomas McKenny Hughes (1833-1917)
                       o Albert ‘Bertie’ Brighton (1901-1988)
                       o Stuart Olof Agrell (1913-1996)
                       o Richard Barrie Rickards (1938-2009)
  • The laboratory and field notebooks, papers and correspondence of geologists, petrologists, palaeontologists and mineralogists. These include:

                       o William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880)
                       o Thomas Bonney (1833-1923)
                       o John Marr (1857-1933)
                       o Alfred Harker (1859-1939)
                       o William Macfadyen (1893-1985)
                       o William Alexander Deer (1910-2009)

Please see Access to Records for more information about visiting the archive and getting in touch with us for further information.



On the 26th of February, 1918 the hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle left Newport, South Wales, heading for Brest in France. On board were 63 nurses, medical orderlies and officers, along with its crew and 99 wounded patients. One of the medical officers on board was the 49 year-old Captain Lewis Moysey RAMC, a graduate of Caius College and very keen amateur geologist who donated a substantial collection of Carboniferous fossils to the Sedgwick Museum.



On Sunday September 9th Google’s banner headline in Australia (https://g.co/doodle/ytbdqa ) celebrated the 111th birthday of a palaeontologist – the late  Dorothy Hill (1907-1997).