Sorby Research Fund

Scope and Content

The Sorby Research Fund series consists of:

  • Constitution of the Sorby Research Fund, in handwritten, typewritten and printed forms
  • Correspondence relating to the establishment of the fund
  • Notes

Administrative / Biographical History

The Sorby Research Fund was founded by the Royal Society under the terms of the will of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908) to facilitate the establishment of a fellowship to carry out original scientific research. Because Sheffield was the home town of the founder, the fund was associated with the University of Sheffield, with the proviso that, if that institution was unable to provide the necessary facilities, it could be moved to another which could.

Sir Archibald Geikie was involved in the early administration of the fund, with the resultant correspondence and other documents.

Archivist's Note


Grant Buttars 19 October 2001

Geographical Names