Fonds RC0173 - R. Norris Wolfenden

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R. Norris Wolfenden

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  • 1900-1905 (Creation)

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72 cm of textual records and graphic material.

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R. Norris Wolfenden was a medical doctor and graduate of Cambridge University who did biological research in the North Atlantic, 1899-1907. He was a fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Zoological Society. His first cruise was around the Shetland Islands where he collected plankton in June 1899. In 1904 he made an extended cruise from Valentia, Ireland to the Azores on his own yacht and repeated much of that cruise in 1905. He seems to have been inspired in his work by the 1876 voyage of the Challenger. He published his observations as Scientific and Biological Researches in the North Atlantic (1909).

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The fonds consists of expedition and research notes, a small amount of correspondence, biological illustrations, and offprints. The fonds was supplemented by books owned by Wolfenden, some of which have been catalogued.

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Fonds was acquired from Mrs. B. Powell in 1980.


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