Geology and geography notebook of Victor Cresswell (1908-), student at University College, Nottingham, 1927-1928

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one notebook, inscribed 'Victor T.S. Cresswell, University College, Nottingham. Practical Geology. October 1927-'.

The notebook is handwritten in ink, with most entries dated 6 October 1927 to 28 March 1928. The first section contains notes on mineralogy, crystallography, various mineral groups, precious ores and metals, and petrology, and includes numerous coloured drawings. A section in the middle of the notebook contains notes on fossils, and includes numerous pencil drawings.

The final section, commenced from the back of the volume, contains notes on contours, headed 'Physical Geography' and dated 23 May to 25 June 1928; there are also printed geological map exercises stuck into the volume.

Administrative / Biographical History

Victor Thomas Smith Cresswell was born in Nottinghamshire in 1908, and studied at University College, Nottingham. Nothing more is known about Mr Cresswell or his subsequent career.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The notebook was acquired in January 2008.