White Watson: Notebook

Scope and Content

Notebook containing mainly notes on Derbyshire geology, with sketches or sections of strata, 48 folios. There are occasional notes on local antiquities and farming, including several references to the breeding of merino sheep. Pasted on fos 3v and 4 is a printed poem 'On Bolsover Castle' by W. Bainbridge, 1807.

Administrative / Biographical History

White Watson of Bakewell (1760-1835), geologist.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Spencer George Perceval, 1921.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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