Collection: MS 1975: Louis Compton Miall Collection

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Title: Louis Compton Miall Collection

Level: Collection 

Classmark: MS 1975

Creator(s): Miall, L C (1842-1921)

Date: 23 Jan 1860-May 1930

Size and medium: 9 folders, 1 grey envelope, 1 metal box, 1 volume; manuscript papers, manuscript notebook, newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, metal box, typescript papers, volumes

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/439891 

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Description

The collection includes works by Louis Compton Miall on science, Latin, gardening and education. It also encompasses some letters with one written by Charles Darwin and another from T. H. Huxley. It includes some personal recollections by Miall and obituaries detailing his life and career.

The archives arrived in Special Collections in a metal box engraved with Miall's name. Inside is label with the name of the company 'Ede and Ravenscroft' an academic outfitter. This suggests that the box may have contained Miall's academic dress.

Administrative or biographical history

Louis Compton Miall (1842-1921) was a scientist who initally specialised in geology and later in entomology. In 1867 he enrolled as a student in the Leeds School of Medicine. He became the curator of the museum of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society in 1871 and was also secretary of the society. At the Yorkshire College of Science, later the University of Leeds, he was a Professor of Biology from 1886-1907. He has the distinction of having been the president of the British Association sections in zoology (1897) and educational science (1908).

Provenance

Donated to Special Collections by William and Leonard Miall, the grandsons of Louis Compton Miall in 1998.

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1 MS 1975 Louis Compton Miall's box 1
2 MS 1975 Louis Compton Miall's box 2
3 MS 1975 Louis Compton Miall's box 3

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1 MS 1975 Louis Compton Miall's box 1
2 MS 1975 Louis Compton Miall's box 2
3 MS 1975 Louis Compton Miall's box 3
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