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Authorised form of nameSedgwick; Adam (1785 - 1873)
SurnameSedgwick
ForenamesAdam
Dates1785 - 1873
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Dent, Yorkshire, England (22 March 1785)
Death:
Cambridge (27 January 1873)
Burial:
In the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1808); MA
Career:
Took Holy Orders (1818); Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge University (1818 - his death)
Memberships:
Athenaeum (1824); FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/02/1821
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1863
RelationshipsSon of a parson; great-uncle of Adam Sedgwick (FRS 1886)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
AssocMaterial:
NCUACS
References:
John Hedley Brooke, review of Colin A Russell, Lancastrian Chemist: the Early Years of Sir Edward Frankland in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 135-136
Brian Bowers and Keith Bowers, 'Michael Faraday's Geological Notes on the Isle of Wight' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 65-74
Sydney Ross, 'John Dalton's Lakeland Excursions' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 79-94
Royal Society codeNA3549
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/1/31Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Trinity College, Cambridge23 March 1831
MS/710/101Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Trinity College, to William Jory Henwood26 October 1831 [and 2 August 1831]
MS/710/103Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Parsonage, Dent, near Kendal, to Mrs Anna Maria Fox16 February 1859
MS/682/31Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Trinity College, to James Sowerby, 2 Mead Place, Lambeth5 March 1822
RR/2/224Referee's report by Adam Sedgwick, on a paper 'On the arrangement of the foliation and cleavage of the rocks of the north of Scotland' by Daniel Sharpe4 March 1852
RR/1/46Referee's report by Adam Sedgwick, on a paper 'Observations on the parallel roads of Glen Roy, and other parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an attempt to prove that they are of marine origin' by Charles Robert Darwin26 March 1839
MS/710/102Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Norwich, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth 16 February 1846
MS/928/6/1/3Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge, to 'My dear Sir' [Christopher Erle?]24 July 1860
EC/1820/17Sedgwick, Adam: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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