Bonney Letters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters from Bonney to W.J.Sollas, Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Oxford.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Bonney was born in Rugeley on 27 July 1833. He was educated at Uppingham and St John's College Cambridge. In 1857 he was ordained. He was a tutor at St John's College Cambridge from 1868 to 1876. In 1877 he was appointed Yates-Goldsmid Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at University College London, later to become Emeritus Professor of Geology here. He was Whitehall Preacher from 1876-1878. He was President of the Geological Society 1884-1886. Bonney published books on geology and the history of the planet. He died on 10 December 1923.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered researchers

Acquisition Information

Purchased in May 1952.

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