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Archive of George John Romanes

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Personal letters to George John Romanes, and to his wife Ethel Romanes.

Dates

  • 1867-1927

Extent

0.75 Linear metres (5 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3823, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 7558, d. 3823-3826

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6386

Overview

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.

Bibliography

  • 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)
Title
Catalogue of the archive of George John Romanes, 1867-1927
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Victoria Sloyan
Date
2010
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom