Bonney Letters

Scope and Content

Letters from Bonney to W J Sollas.

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 there. He was Whitehall Preacher, 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.

W J Sollas was Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Oxford.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased in May 1952.

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Related Material

University College London Special Collections also holds letters from Bonney concerning University College London business, 1880-1886 (Ref: COLLEGE CORRESPONDENCE), and a letter from Bonney to 'Fitzgerald', 1906 (Ref: MS MISC 4B).