Ref NoLDGSL/1043
TitleWOODD, Charles Henry Lardner (1821-1893)
DateAug 1847
Extent8 sheets
DescriptionEight pencil drawings and watercolour paintings of geological features around Cromarty and Assynt, in the Highlands of Scotland, by Charles Henry Lardner WOODD, August 1847.
Administrative HistoryCharles Henry Lardner Woodd was elected a Fellow on 20 May 1846 but despite being a member until his death in 1893, never submitted a geological paper to the Society. However he was a gifted artist and the eight drawings in this series show the geological features around Cromarty and Assynt in Scotland which were recorded throughout the month of August 1847 when he appears to have been following in the footsteps of the famous Scottish geologist Hugh Miller (1802-1856). At least two of the drawings make reference to 'Miss Allardyce' who is likely to be Catherine Allardyce, one of Miller's social circle in the town of Cromarty.
ProvenanceThe items were part of a portfolio of around 40 drawings which belonged to Charles Henry Lardner Woodd. Woodd's great grandson, Mr Hugh Woodd, donated the eight geologically related drawings to the Society via J R Parker in November 1991. See letters on file.
ArrangementThe drawings are arranged as they were found in the folder.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray; revised by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameWOODD | Charles Henry Lardner | 1821-1893 | Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Geological Society
DS/UK/935WOODD; Charles Henry Lardner (1821-1893); Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Geological Society1821-1893
NA333Northwest Highlands
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