Collection: MS 570: Percy Fry Kendall, letters from various correspondents together with some other documents, all mainly on geological topics, 1886-1932

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Title: Percy Fry Kendall, letters from various correspondents together with some other documents, all mainly on geological topics, 1886-1932

Level: Collection 

Classmark: MS 570

Date: 1886-1932

Main language: English

Size and medium: 122 items

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/5529 

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Description

This list records a collection of 113 letters from various correspondents to Professor P F Kendall, together with a few other documents, all mainly on geological topics.

Administrative or biographical history

Percy Fry Kendall was born in Clerkenwell, London, in 1856. He studied at the Royal School of Mines in the early 1880s, and Huxley probably encouraged his interest in the biological aspects of geology. He moved to Manchester in 1885 where he enjoyed a Bishop Berkeley fellowship at Owen's College. After a few years as an assistant lecturer both there and at Stockport Technical College, he was appointed lecturer in geology at the Yorkshire College, Leeds, in 1892. Upon the College becoming the University of Leeds in 1904, he was promoted professor and held the chair until his retirement in 1922. He subsequently settled at Frinton-on-Sea, and died in 1936. His two main contributions to geology were his investigation of the glacial lakes of the Cleveland area of Yorkshire, and his postulation of the extent of the East Midlands concealed coalfield. He was awarded the Lyell Medal of the Geological Society in 1909 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1924.

Provenance

The provenance of these letters is now uncertain, but they appear to have been in the Library's possession since at least about 1960. We are grateful to Emeritus Professor. H C Versey, one of Kendall's successors, for some helpful suggestions.

Arrangement

The MS 570 catalogue is based on an historic inventory, created in 1982. The arrangement of material does not necessarily represent the original order of the archive and it is considered partly processed by an archivist. When making requests to consult, please be aware that there may be discrepancies between description and physical arrangement. The retrievable unit for this collection is file level.

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