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Woodward Memorial Correspondence collection
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- Variations in title: Previously known as the Miscellaneous Letters and Autographs collection.
- Source of title proper: Title based on provenance of the collection and contents.
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1813 - 1960 (Creation)
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13.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w.
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This collection was acquired by the Woodward Memorial Library from a number of sources, not all identifiable.
Material was part of the Charles Woodward Memorial Library Collection. It was transferred to Rare Books and Special Collections in 2013.
Scope and content
Collection consists of letters from prominent scientists in various fields of study. Many of the letters in this collection are addressed to Dr. Chauncey D. Leake.
Some of the letters contain discussion of a scientific nature, while others contain pleasantries, invitations, and discussion of scientific publications for collecting purposes. Some of the notable correspondents include Sir Richard Owen, Sir Francis Galton, Joseph Dalton Hooker, William Jackson Hooker, Sir Frederick Grant Banting, Adam Sedgwick, and James Prescott Joule.
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The majority of the material is in alphabetical order by surname of the sender of the correspondence, with a few exceptions. Arrangement was inherited from the Charles Woodward Memorial Library.
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One letter, from Sir Henry W. Acland to Mr. Dunn, is inserted in WZ100.S94 U69 1894 (MEM EXT).
All material has a letter and a number assigned to them indicating the first letter of the writer’s surname and which number of that assigned letter each piece of correspondence is. This was assigned at Woodward Memorial Library, most likely by Barbara Gibson.
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RAD compliant finding aid compiled by M. Hunter, July 2015.