The Thomas Mellard Reade papers held in the University of Liverpool Special Collections and Archives Department, contain 1958 letters comprising his scientific correspondence, 28 letters comprising copies of his own letters to correspondents, 42 letters returned from Philip Holland and 1 printed book. All mainly concern aspects of geology and related sciences.
The Scientific Correspondence of Thomas Mellard Reade
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 141 TMR
- Dates of Creation1870-1909
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialThe material in this collection is in English
- Physical Description7 boxes and 1 printed book
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
1832 -- 1909 : geologist ; architect , and civil engineer at Liverpool from 1860 ; laid out Blundellsands estate, 1868 ; wrote much on glacial and post-glacial geology of Lancashire, on mineral structure of slaty rocks, and on geomorphology; published Origin of Mountain Ranges (1886 ), and Evolution of EarthStructure (1903 ); F.G.S. 1872 ; Murchison medallist 1896 .
For full biography see The Mellards and their Descendants, including the Bibbys of Liverpool with memoirs of Dinah Maria Mulock and Thomas Mellard Reade, by Aleyn Lyell Reade, pages 107-180. Privately printed for the author at The Arden Press, Oswaldestre House , Norfolk Street, Strand, London, 1915 .
The order of arrangement as carried out by his son, Allan Lyell Reade has been preserved in its entirety. The collection is arranged as follows:
- Scientific Correspondence, TMR1
- Copies of letters by T. M. Reade, TMR2
- Returned letters to Philip Holland, TMR3
- Printed Works, TMR4
The arrangement has been described more fully at the appropriate levels.
Access is open to bona fide researchers.
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