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.



The UCM India Unboxed series continues with the puzzling story of the fiery meteorites which were cold to the touch when they fell to earth in northwest India 157 years ago.



This was the question we were asked by Kanta Kiyomoto a year 8 student at Cambridge International School. Kanta is studying various forms and sources of radiation for his Silver CREST award and wondered if we could help out with some radioactive gems.