Ref NoLDGSL/39/2/E
TitleGeoconservation sites - England
Extent7 files
DescriptionCorrespondence, reports, notes and other information mainly generated by William Archibald Macfadyen concerning the assessment and conservation designation of geological sites in England for the Nature Conservancy, 1951-1961. From c.1957 onwards, includes material on Wales and a small amount of material on Scotland. Arranged chronologically.
ProvenanceTransferred from DEFRA, April 2018
ArrangementThe legacy arrangement of the records pertaining to England were problematic as there was no order and the distinctions between each file was unclear. Much of the reply correspondence and reports appear to have been produced in triplicate and designated under 'Day book', 'File' and 'Circulation', but over the records' lifespan the remains of these files have become intermixed making retrieving information difficult. Therefore the files have been fully merged together, the duplicates removed and then rearranged into chronological order to give a fuller picture of Macfadyen's working methodology and the timeline for the designation of sites.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameMACFADYEN | William Archibald | 1893-1985 | geologist and geoconservationist
DS/UK/2065MACFADYEN; William Archibald (1893-1985); geologist and geoconservationist1893-1985
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