John Willis Clark: Correspondence

Scope and Content

Letters mostly to Clark, with some to his wife Frances Clark (d.1908), Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and others, mainly routine in nature, and collected for their autograph value. Another volume, containing letters of scientists, was not acquired.

MS.Add.8952 'Political' (116 letters)

MS.Add.8953 'Bishops etc.' (100 letters)

MS.Add.8954 'Men of letters' (162 letters)

MS.Add.8955 'Actors, artists, musicians' (95 letters)

Administrative / Biographical History

John Willis Clark (1833-1910), scientist; architectural historian; antiquary; Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology, 1866-91; and Registrary, 1891-1910.


Arranged mostly alphabetically by writer.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


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

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