Field Trips

Scope and Content

These volumes contain details of those attending each excursion (usually signed by themselves), details of the excursions written by different members, maps, photographs, geological sketches, limericks and poems, humorous sketches, cuttings, and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

This sub-series comprises the scrapbooks/diaries that were written and maintained after many of the Sedgwick Club excursions from the 1880s-1950s (with some omissions).


The volumes have been arranged chronologically as there was no clear original order to the collection.

Access Information

Many of the volumes are extremely fragile. Embrittlement is so severe in some cases that there is the threat of new fractures occuring with handling. Access to them may therefore be restricted until treatment by a paper conservator can take place. Please contact staff for further information


The club does not currently create physical scrapbooks detailing their expeditions. However, the website includes details of all expeditions and in some cases photographs. The responsibility and long-term access to those is yet to be determined.