Archive of George John Romanes
Personal letters to George John Romanes, and to his wife Ethel Romanes.
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Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3823, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 7558, d. 3823-3826
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 6386
Papers of George John Romanes, 1867-93, mainly relating to his work in evolutionary biology. Also includes papers of his wife, Ethel Romanes, 1882-1927.
Biographical / Historical
George John Romanes (1848-94) was an evolutionary biologist. Ethel Romanes (1856-1927) was a writer and religious activist. For further details see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given by Mrs. Joan Westmacott née Romanes, grand-daughter of George Romanes, in October 2009.
- Related correspondence of G. J. Romanes is published in Romanes, Ethel (ed), The Life and Letters of George John Romanes (London; Longmans, Green and Co. 1896)
- Catalogue of the archive of George John Romanes, 1867-1927
- Finding aid prepared by Victoria Sloyan
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