Henry Woods: Letters to him

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  • Reference
      GB 12 MS.Add.8064
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  • Language of Material
      English French
  • Physical Description
      1 box-file

Scope and Content

A small collection of letters to Henry Woods, written mainly in English, with a few in French. The authors include H. Douville, R.T. Jackson, A. de Grossouvne and A. Rutot.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Woods (1868-1952), palaeontologist, was born at Cottenham, near Cambridge, on 18 December 1868. He attended the higher grade school in Cambridge before entering St John's College in 1887. Woods joined the Department of Geology in 1892 as demonstrator in palaeobotany. He became demonstrator in palaeozoology in 1894, and was lecturer in palaeontology, 1899-1934. Following his retirement, he remained the departmental librarian until over eighty. He died at Meldreth, Hertfordshire, on 4 April 1952.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Geology Library, Cambridge, 1975.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Henry Woods in E.T. Williams and Helen M. Palmer, eds, Dictionary of national biography, 1951-1960 (Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 1080-1081.