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Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of William Stuart McKerrow DSC D.Sc. (1922-2004).

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Reference McKERROW
Covering dates 1939-2005
Held by Oxford University, Museum of Natural History
Extent ca 500 items
Archival history The papers, which cover the period 1939-2005, were received from Professor W .J. Kennedy who had assembled them from McKerrow's room in the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford. Placed in the Oxford University Museum in 2005.
Creators McKerrow, William Stuart, 1922-2004, geologist

Administrative history:
McKerrow was born in Glasgow in June 1922 and retained strong loyalty to Scotland throughout his life. His account of his early years, 'Direction Finding' describes how his youthful interest in geology was first aroused at Glasgow Academy and developed at the progressive Abbotsholme School in Staffordshire, his principal place of schooling. Entering Glasgow University in 1940, he opted in 1941 for a course in radio. This led to his war service in the Navy as a sub- lieutenant and expert in high-frequency direction-finding working on convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic. This skilful and hazardous work, including an episode when he repaired a faulty radio receiver while suspended inside the ship in an Atlantic gale, was marked by the award of the Distinguished Service Cross. Demobilised in November 1945, McKerrow returned to Glasgow and resumed his University studies three days later. He graduated in 1947 and was immediately appointed Departmental Demonstrator at Oxford. He remained there until his retirement in 1989, playing a full part in the work of the Department as lecturer and tutor, as supervisor of research and as a popular leader of field excursions. He also held Research or Visiting Fellowships in California, Chicago, Edmonton, Auckland and Massachusetts. At the suggestion and with the support of W.J. Arkell, McKerrow began his research career at Oxford on the brachiopods of the Middle Jurassic, which became the subject of his doctoral thesis (A.7). His interest in the rocks of south-west Ireland, of the Scottish Uplands and of Newfoundland led to many publications in the 1960s and 1970s. In later years he worked extensively on problems of continental redistribution, landscape evolution and time-scale, while never losing his attachment to local geology in the Cotswolds and the Oxford region. His Bibliography (A.1) lists 120 items. In 1978 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science at Oxford, which he liked to call his 'second DSC'. In 1949 McKerrow married Jean Brown and they had three sons. He died in June 2004, just 10 days short of his 82nd birthday. A weekend Tribute Meeting was held in the University Museum of Natural History 14-16 January 2005, attended by 226 colleagues and friends (A.4). A man of deep religious faith, McKerrow was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church, and often preached at St Columba's Reformed Church in Oxford, where his funeral service was held.

GB 0462 OUMNH McKerrow papers NCUACS catalogue no. 139/4/05 The material is presented as shown in the List of Contents. Additional explanatory notes, information and cross-references are appended where appropriate to individual sections, sub-sections and entries in the body of the catalogue. The following paragraphs are intended only to draw attention to items of particular interest. Section A, Biographical and autobiographical, is not extensive. There is virtually no personal or family correspondence. Items of interest include Mc Kerrow's autobiographical account of his life to 1949 (A.5) and details of the Tribute Meeting in January 2005 (A.4). His Scottish loyalties are attested (A.11) and his long connection with Wolfson College where he was a Founder Fellow, Senior and Emeritus Fellow, and Archivist (A.13-A.18). Section B, Notebooks, records McKerrow's early interest in geology as a schoolboy (B.1, B.40), work at Glasgow University before and after the war, and his continuing research career in a long sequence of notebooks documenting field excursions in Britain and overseas. These continue well beyond his official retirement. Section C, Research regions and topics, is extensive, following, in varying degrees of detail, the development of McKerrow's research from Jurassic fossils to stratigraphy, orogeny and palaeozoic biogeography. There is also abundant documentation for his local attachments, to Arran of which he published a Field Guide and where he took up the cudgels in the cause of public access and the island economy, and, closer to home, to the preservation of Kirtlington Quarry for public and scientific use. Section D, Expeditions and excursions, is short. Most of McKerrow's field trips are recorded in his notebooks, or were undertaken through the Oxford Department of Geology. Section E, Publications and lectures, covers a long time-span 1955-2001, and contains drafts, notes and correspondence mainly for later publications, often collaborative. McKerrow's prolific and successful career as a lecturer, including his visits to America, is well documented. Perhaps surprisingly, only one broadcast is recorded. Section F, Oxford University Department of Geology (now Earth Sciences) is substantial, covering McKerrow's contribution as lecturer, leader of field trips, and enthusiastic supervisor of graduate and doctoral students. He does not appear to have played a part in the more general affairs of the university, except for his important role in promoting the interests of 'non-fellows' and the establishment of graduate colleges. Section G, Visits and conferences, 1964-1999 is scanty and does not fully represent McKerrow's activities in this respect. There some documentation of his visiting posts at universities in the USA and of Europrobe meetings in the 1990s. Section H, Consultancies, is also brief. It includes some material on the planning routes for M40, the Oxford-Birmingham Motorway. Section J, Correspondence, covers the period 1962-2005 and includes a little material on the Southern Uplands controversy kindly made available by P. Stone after the 2005 Tribute meeting. Section K, Non-text material, includes photographs of McKerrow and some of his favourite sites such as Arran and the Oxfordshire region. There are also some of his well-worn and heavily-annotated field maps. ACKNOWLEGEMENTS Professor W.J. Kennedy and Mr H.P. Powell of the University Museum of Natural History have been unfailingly helpful in identifying and advising on material. Professor E.A. Vincent has brought his long acquaintance with McKerrow to bear on many questions. Mr S. Tomlinson of the Bodleian Library has given professional archival advice. We thank Professor P. Stone for making available the material included at J.24. Copyright 2005 National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath


Former reference: SECTION A

15 items

Biographical information  McKERROW/A/1  2004, various dates

Former reference: A.1

Curricula vitae prepared by McKerrow at various dates. Bibliography compiled by C. MacNiocaill 2004. All references to McKerrow's writings refer to this list in the form Bibliog. ...

Tributes and recollections on the award of the Lyell Medal (1981) and retirement from Wolfson College (1989)  McKERROW/A/2  1981,1989

Former reference: A.2

Obituaries and letters of condolence on McKerrow's death  McKERROW/A/3  2004

Former reference: A.3

Material on Tribute Meeting held 14-16 January 2005 at Oxford on 'Recent Developments in the Geological History of the British Isles'  McKERROW/A/4  2005

Former reference: A.4

Programme; participants; abstracts.

'Direction Finding'  McKERROW/A/5  1998

Former reference: A.5

McKerrow's autobiography,with accounts of his family, education, faith and war service. Ends with his marriage to Jean 1949, with a list of later important dates, events, colleagues and research fields. 29pp typescript, 2 September 1998.

War Service  McKERROW/A/6  1978, 2000

Former reference: A.6

Administrative history:
McKerrow served in the Royal Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant on North Atlantic convoy escort duty, operating high-frequency-direction-finding equipment. In 1943 he won the DSC for his daring achievement in repairing a failed radio receiver while suspended inside the vessel in bad weather. He does not refer directly to this in his autobiography (A.5). In June 2000 McKerrow was persuaded to lecture at Wolfson College on 'Hunting 'U' boats', which also avoids explicit reference.

Notes and drafts for lecture at Wolfson College on 'Hunting 'U' boats by wireless: protecting transatlantic convoys'. Also included here is correspondence 1978 with a Newfoundland fisherman for whom McKerrow tried (unsuccessfully) to obtain a Merchant Navy badge commemorating war service.

McKerrow's D.Phil. thesis, Oxford, April 1953 on 'The variation in the terebratulacea of the Fuller's Earth rock'  McKERROW/A/7  1953

Former reference: A.7

Career and applications  McKERROW/A/8  1965, 1972, 1973

Former reference: A.8

Miscellaneous family and personal correspondence  McKERROW/A/9  1959-2002

Former reference: A.9

Includes letters from his wife to McKerrow in Newfoundland and USA, letters re their health 2000, and itinerary for an extended family excursion to Scotland July 2002.

Religion  McKERROW/A/10  1990-2004

Former reference: A.10

Administrative history:
McKerrow was brought up, like his family, as a Presbyterian. During his first few days in Oxford in Spetember 1947, he Raymond and Mary Bailey of St Columba's United Reformed Church (presumbly then Presbyterian still?) 'which is still my spiritual home' (A.5, p.25).

Folder includes drafts and notes for sermons 1990, 'some thoughts' on God, chance and necessity' 1996, and Order of Funeral Service 2004.

Scotland  McKERROW/A/11  1973 and various dates

Former reference: A.11

Administrative history:
McKerrow joined various Scottish organisations through St Columba's Church and became President of the Oxford Caledonian Society.

Folder includes memorabilia of Scottish occasions, speeches and toasts, menu, songsheets etc (see also A.14). Also included is correspondence 1973 on a brachiopod named after McKerrow.

Subscriptions, societies, invitations  McKERROW/A/12  Various dates

Former reference: A.12

Wolfson College Oxford  McKERROW/A/13-18  1977-1997

Former reference: A.13-A.18

3 items

Administrative history:
McKerrow was a Founding Fellow of Wolfson, a graduate college in north Oxford formally established in 1966. It originated, together with other graduate colleges, in the problem of 'non-fellows',who held appointments without a college fellowship or affiliation. McKerrow was a member of the Committee of non-fellows from 1961; two new colleges were agreed, St Cross and Iffley. McKerrow opted to join the latter in 1965, which developed into Wolfson College in 1966 under its first President Sir Isaiah Berlin and with funding from the Wolfson and Ford Foundations. McKerrow served the College in many ways; several of his graduate students were members. After his retirement he served as archivist.

Accounts by McKerrow of the early history of Iffley and Wolfson  McKERROW/A/13-18/13  1989-1997

Former reference: A.13

Includes a note on archives policy, and his obituary of Frank Jessop, the first chairman of the Governing Body of Iffley.

Invitations, speeches, etc at Wolfson and Iffley commemorative dinners, Burns Night dinners and speeches, memorial lectures and other College occasions  McKERROW/A/13-18/14  1977-1997

Former reference: A.14

Correspondence and papers on Wolfson College Lecture series  McKERROW/A/13-18/15-18  1988-1989

Former reference: A.15-A.18

4 folders.

NOTEBOOKS, B.1-B.40  McKERROW/B  1939-2001

Former reference: SECTION B

40 items

The early school and university notebooks at B.1-B.12 testify to McKerrow's choice of a career in geology from an early age and also to the break caused by his war service in the Navy 1942-1945. By far the largest component in the section consists of field notebooks kept 1947-2001 during his career at Oxford from his appointment as a Departmental Demonstrator in the (then) Department of Geology to his active retirement years. The books are small-format pocket-size, closely covered in McKerrow's sprawling script; pages are numbered and there is almost always an index and/or a list of geological types dealt with. They record expeditions, the fossil or rock specimens found or identified, with dates and locations; they may sometimes include a reference to a publication or lecture, or to a colleague present on the excursion. Unusually, the books are not numbered but are identified with a letter of the alphabet A-R; these letters are reproduced in the catalogue entries. The material may extend over several years, chronologically within each book but overlapping in topic with others; see for example his work in Newfoundland which extends over entries B.22-B.29. B.1-B.12 SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY 1939-1947 B.13-B.33 FIELD NOTEBOOKS 1947-1995 B.34-B.35 TEACHING NOTEBOOKS 1963-1989 B.36-B.40 MISCELLANEOUS 1953-2001


Former reference: B.1-B.12

12 items

School exercise book inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow Geography'  McKERROW/B/1/1  1939-1941

Former reference: B.1

This dates from McKerrow's sixth form days at Abbotsholme School, a progressive boarding school whose headmaster taught geology to senior boys and organised visits and field work in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. McKerrow records (A.5, p.3) a trip to Charnwood Forest where 'Not only did I resolve to become a geologist, but the geology of the Charnwood Forest was the subject of my first-ever lecture given during my first year as a student at Glasgow University'. The book contains a geological description and diagams of the area, February and March 1939, with some revisions added at a later date and loose pages dated 1940 and 1941. The map in linen case at B.40 may also date to this period.

Stiff-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow Higher Nat. Phil. 1941-2'  McKERROW/B/1/2  1941-1942

Former reference: B.2

Exercises and experiments in physics at Glasgow University October 1941-May 1942, a few initialled or with comments by tutor. A few miscellaneous calculations on loose pages at rear of book.

Stiff-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow 65 Hamilton Dr[ive] Geology'  McKERROW/B/1/3  1940, 1941, 1946

Former reference: B.3

Administrative history:
65 Hamilton Drive was McKerrow's home in Glasgow.

Work begins October 1940 but is continued February 1946, wtih many pasted-in maps and diagrams 1940, 1941. Detailed notes on minerals, fossils, petrology, crystals. Several examples of written or class work, originally stuffed into the book, have been removed and are listed below at B.4-B.12.

Class exercises, maps and drawings, Glasgow University, originally in B.3.  McKERROW/B/1/4-12  1946, 1947, 1952

Former reference: B.4-B.12

9 items

'Hungerford District', January 1946 (with a few comments by tutor)  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/4  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.4

'Nottingham District', April 1946  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/5  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.5

'Geological History', March 1947 (with a few comments by tutor)  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/6  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.6

'Report on the eastern half of Somerset...mapped on the 17th, 18th, 20th and 21st March 1947'  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/7  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.7

Administrative history:
McKerrow records this valuable trip under the guidance of T. Neville George in his autobiography (A.5, p.24).

'Taunton', n.d but probably on the same trip, March 1947  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/8  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.8

Molluscs  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/9  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.9

Unidentified  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/10  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.10

Miscellaneous geological maps with a note 1952 from Oxford university printer  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/11  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.11

McKerrow's copy of Glasgow University Geological Department 'Introduction to the Laboratory Study of Fossils' (annotated)  McKERROW/B/1/4-12/12  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.12


Former reference: B.13-B.33

21 items

Small exercise-book (covers lost)  McKERROW/B/2/13  1947-1952

Former reference: B.13

Includes notes made at meeting of the British Association at Dundee August 1947, and McKerrow's trip with W.J. Arkell 27 September-3 October 1947 to collect brachiopods for a D.Phil. thesis (see A.5, pp.25-26). Later notes and collection of brachiopods continue 1948-1952.

'A'. Small red soft-backed exercise-book, pages numbered 1-72  McKERROW/B/2/14  1950-1954

Former reference: B.14

Expeditions and finds mainly Ludlow, Wenlock and Welsh sites, 1950, 1952, 1954.

'B'. Small black hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Dept. Oxford'  McKERROW/B/2/15  1956-1970

Former reference: B.15

Pages numbered 1-148. Index on first page with dates and locations, map references on pages 1-4. Detailed accounts of expeditions in Ireland, Wales and Dorset 1956-1970. At rear of book, notes of expeditions in Scotland and Brittany 1960-1962.

'C'. Small beige hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Dept. University Museum Oxford'  McKERROW/B/2/16  1958-1970

Former reference: B.16

Pages numbered 1-84. Index on front page, mainly Ireland and Scotland 1958-1970. At rear of book, unnumbered pages of expeditions 1961, 1962.

'D'. Small black hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Department University Museum Oxford, England'  McKERROW/B/2/17  1959, 1964

Former reference: B.17

Pages numbered 1-49. Accounts of expeditions in Nova Scotia and USA July-September 1959. Index on pp.48, 49. At rear of book, unnumbered pages 1959, 1964, mainly details of photographs and films.

'E'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Department University Museum Oxford'  McKERROW/B/2/18  1960, 1962

Former reference: B.18

Pages numbered 1-55, expeditions in Scandinavia 1960, Nova Scotia 1962. Index on inside front cover. At rear of book, unnumbered pages of miscellaneous content including details of photographs and films.

'F'. Small red memo book (covers loose).  McKERROW/B/2/19  1964-1975

Former reference: B.19

Pages numbered 1-76. Expeditions 1964-1975 mainly Scotland and Ireland. Index on inside front cover.

'G'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Dept University Museum, Oxford, England and Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Techology, Pasadena, California'  McKERROW/B/2/20  1964, 1965

Former reference: B.20

Pages numbered 1-93. Closely written account of visits, collections etc in USA 1964, 1965. Index on front page, map references on inside front cover.

'H'. Small black soft-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Dept. Oxford'  McKERROW/B/2/21  1965-1971

Former reference: B.21

Pages numbered 1-35. Expeditions September 1965-September 1971 to various UK locations. Index on last (unnumbered) page.

'I'. Small red hard-backed notebook, insicribed 'W.S. McKerrow'  McKERROW/B/2/22  1966-1967

Former reference: B.22

Pages numbered 1-65. Visits and expeditions in Newfoundland July 1966-September 1967. Index inside front cover. At rear of book, unnumbered pages, mainly details of photographs and films.

'J'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Dept of Geology, Parks Road, Oxford'  McKERROW/B/2/23  1967-1975

Former reference: B.23

Pages numbered 1-146. Visits, conference, lectures, expeditions, Newfoundland and USA, various dates 1967-1975. Index on pp. 145,146.

'K'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Dept of Geology, Parks Road, Oxford, England'  McKERROW/B/2/24  1975, 1977

Former reference: B.24

Pages numbered 1-161. Visits, expeditions, notes on collections and specimens, Newfoundland 1975, 1977. Index on pp.158-161.

'L'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Department, Parks Road, Oxford'  McKERROW/B/2/25  1973-1976

Former reference: B.25

Pages numbered 1-150. Visits and expeditions, Normandy, Sweden, Norway, locations in UK, various dates 1973-1976. Index on inside front cover.

'M'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Department of Geology, Parks Road, Oxford, England and (on cover) 'N. America'.  McKERROW/B/2/26  1977-1981

Former reference: B.26

Pages numbered 1-187. Detailed accounts of visits, expeditions and specimens in Newfoundland 1977 (continued from book K, B.24)-1981. Index on last page. On preceding four pages, detailed index of work, sites and specimens in Newfoundland relating to notebooks K (B.24), J (B.23), M (B.26) and P (B.29).

'N'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Dept, Parks Road, Oxford and (on cover) 'Europe'  McKERROW/B/2/27  1976-1979

Former reference: B.27

Pages numbered 1-158. Visits and expeditions in UK and Brittany 1976-1979. Index on first two (unnumbered) pages.

'O'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Dept of Geology, Parks Road, Oxford and (on cover) 'Europe'  McKERROW/B/2/28  1979-1983

Former reference: B.28

Pages numbered 1-156. Visits and expeditions in Brittany (continued from book N, B.27) and UK 1979-1983. Index on first (unnumbered) page.

'P'. Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow and (on cover) 'N. America'.  McKERROW/B/2/29  1981, 1984

Former reference: B.29

Pages numbered 1-147. Rest of book not used. Visits and expeditions in Newfoundland 1981 (continued from book M, B.26), Oregon 1984. Note of contents at rear of book.

'R' (Q crossed out). Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'Dr W.S. McKerrow, Department of Geology, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PR'  McKERROW/B/2/30  1985-1995

Former reference: B.30

Pages numbered 1-75. Rest of book not used. Visits and expeditions in UK 1985-1995 and Giessen, Germany 1993. Index on first (unnumbered) page.

Small red hard-backed notebook, no identifying letter but standard format, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Dept of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford, England' and (on cover) 'N-Z'  McKERROW/B/2/31  1988

Former reference: B.31

Pages numbered 1-60. Rest of book not used. Visits and expeditions in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia 1988. Index on first (unnumbered) page.

Two hard-backed brown notebooks, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Dept of Geology, Parks Road, Oxford, England' and (on cover) 'W.S. McKerrow 1980'  McKERROW/B/2/32-33  1980

Former reference: B.32-B.33

2 items

Used in expedition to Crown Prince Christian Land, Greenland.

Book 1  McKERROW/B/2/32-33/32  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.32

Pages numbered 1-132. Camp 1-Camp 9, June-July 1980. Index on last page, list of photographs on inside front cover.

Book 2  McKERROW/B/2/32-33/33  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.33

Pages numbered 1-10. Rest of book not used. Locations and photographs July-August 1980. Index on first (unnumbered) page.


Former reference: B.34-B.35

2 items

Two small red hard-backed notebooks used for teaching notes, essay topics, tutorial times and reading lists.

1963-1975  McKERROW/B/3/34  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.34

1976-1989  McKERROW/B/3/35  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.35


Former reference: B.36-B.40

5 items

Green hard-backed notebook, covers loose many interleavings, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Geology Dept Oxford'  McKERROW/B/4/36  [n.d.]

Former reference: B.36

Small red hard-backed notebook, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow, Dept of Geology Oxford University' and on cover 'Jurassic 2'  McKERROW/B/4/37  1976-2001

Former reference: B.37

A continuation of B.36. Pages numberd 1-104. Visits and expeditions in Oxfordshire and Cotswold areas May 1976-Many 2001. Indexes of locations and specimens on unnumbered pages at rear of book.

Brown soft-backed ntoebook, inscribed on cover 'W.S. McKerrow' 'Lake District'  McKERROW/B/4/38  N.d.

Former reference: B.38

Pages numbered 1-67. Notes on geological formations. Index on p.1.

Brown soft-backed notebook, inscribed on cover 'W.S. McKerrow' 'Shropshire'  McKERROW/B/4/39  N.d.

Former reference: B.39

Pages numbered 1-37. Notes on geological formations. Index on p.1.

Ordnance survey map, inscribed 'W.S. McKerrow' 'Derby & Staffs', held in a linen slip-case inscribed 'W.S. McK'  McKERROW/B/4/40  1939

Former reference: B.40

Related to McKerrow's early expeditions as a schoolboy at Abbotsholme. See also B.1.


Former reference: SECTION C

110 items

The title of this section comprises regions and topics of special interest for McKerrow, some, such as Arran, for ecological or environmental reasons as well as for their specifically geological features. Others, such as Newfoundland, he visited regularly over several years and made the subject of publications, while his long residence and working life in Oxford, and the rich geological variety of the area, explain the extensive range of material relating to that locality. McKerrow's geological interests are also represented here, and further material is included with his publcations in section E. ARRAN C.1-C.19 BRACHIOPODS C.20 CALEDONIAN OROGENY C.21-C.25 CHANGES IN SEA LEVEL C.26-C.30 NEWFOUNDLAND C.31-C.38 OXFORD AND OXFORDSHIRE C.39-C.83 KIRTLINGTON QUARRY C.84-C.100 PALAEOZOIC BIOGEOGRAPHY C.101 PALEOMAP PROJECT C.102-C.104 SILURIAN ISOTOPE STRATIGRAPHY C.105 SOUTH AMERICA C.106-C.107 TIME-SCALE C.108-C.112

ARRAN  McKERROW/C/1  1977, 1990-1996

Former reference: C.1-C.19

18 items

McKerrow's first contact with the island documented here was in 1977 when he drew attention to ecological damage caused by the removal of sand from Brodick beach. His regular visits led to a collaborative Field Guide with F.B.Atkins published by the Geologists' Association 1985 (Bibliog. 75), 2nd edition 1989 (Bibliog. 90). From 1990 he became involved with problems of land use, access and the island economy, involving many local and public bodies such as the Regional Council, the Countryside and Forestry Commmission for Scotland, and the Geologists' Association whose librarian and later President at the time was Eric Robinson, a friend of McKerrow. In December 1990 McKerrow as asked to conduct a survey of the situation; he did so in 1991 and drafted a report recommending five additional areas for designation as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Much of the correspondence is conducted with Robinson and includes photocopies of letters and documents recieved from other bodies and interested parties and passed on by him. Robinson was also involved with McKerrow's plans for the recognition of Kirtlington Quarry (see C.90-C.93) and refers to progress with this in some of his letters. Because of their frequent changes of personnel, local authorities, amenity societies and the like are indexed under their parent names rather than of the individual writer.

Correspondence and papers  McKERROW/C/1/A  1977, 1990-1996

Former reference: C.1-C.8

8 items

1977  McKERROW/C/1/A/1  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.1

Correspondence and papers on the extraction of sand and gravel from Brodick beach. Includes McKerrow's letter to the Glasgow Herald and other bodies, and correspondence arising.

1990 February-December  McKERROW/C/1/A/2  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.2

Problems of land access, changes and ecology, proposal that McKerrow should conduct a survey of the island, funded by the Geologists' association.

1991 January-February  McKERROW/C/1/A/3  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.3

Plans for McKerrow's visit (with Robinson) in March.

1991 March-April  McKERROW/C/1/A/4  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.4

Meetings and discussions of Arran Land Access Committee, McKerrow's visit, drafts March-April of his report.

1992 April-May  McKERROW/C/1/A/5  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.5

Request for advice on Consultative Draft Replacement Local Plan for Arran (C.10, C.11) and the McKerrow's list of five additional SSSIs to be incorporated in the Plan.

1993-1994  McKERROW/C/1/A/6  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.6

Correspondence, mainly with Robinson, on draft and final version of the Isle of Arran Replacement Local Plan with special reference to SSSIs (see C.12).

1996  McKERROW/C/1/A/7  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.7

Correspondence and papers on the Concordat on Access.

Correspondence, notes and information, figures and tables for McKerrow and Atkins' Field Guide to Arran  McKERROW/C/1/A/8  1986-1990

Former reference: C.8

Includes review by W.B. Harland of the first edition of the Guide 1986, heavily annotated by McKerrow. See also C.13, C.14.

Plans and background material  McKERROW/C/1/B  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.9-C.19

10 items

Annotated by McKerrow. See K.12-K.17, K.67-K.71 for photographs and maps of Arran.

Official Publications  McKERROW/C/1/B/9-12  1992, 1994, n.d.

Former reference: C.9-C.12

4 items

The Mountain Areas of Arran (Countryside Commission for Scotland)  McKERROW/C/1/B/9-12/9  N.d.

Former reference: C.9

Isle of Arran Consultative Replacement Local Plan (Cunninghame District Council, May 1992)  McKERROW/C/1/B/9-12/10  1992

Former reference: C.10

See C.5.

Appendix to Replacement Plan, May 1992  McKERROW/C/1/B/9-12/11  1992

Former reference: C.11

See C.5.

Isle of Arran Local Plan Important Natural History/Geological Sites, August 1994  McKERROW/C/1/B/9-12/12  1994

Former reference: C.12

See C.6.

Guides  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.13-C.19

6 items

McKerrow and Atkins: Isle of Arran. A field guide for students of geology (Geol. Assoc. 1985, Bibliog. 75)  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19/13  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.13

Very heavily corrected and revised.

2nd edition 1990 (Bibliog. 90)  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19/14  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.14

The Geology of Arran (HMSO, 1928)  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19/15  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.15

P.F. Friend, W.B. Harland et al: 'The Old Red Arran' (Trans. Edin. Geol. Soc. 1963)  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19/16,17  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.16, C.17

2 copies, both annotated.

M. MacGregor et al: Excursion Guide to the Geology of Arran (Geol. Soc. Glasgow 1965)  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19/18  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.18

R. McLellan: The Isle of Arran (David & Charles 1970)  McKERROW/C/1/B/13-19/19  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.19

BRACHIOPODS  McKERROW/C/2  1962-1963 and n.d.

Former reference: C.20

1 item

Administrative history:
In his autobiography (A.5, pp.25-26), McKerrow describes discussions and collecting expeditions for brachiopods with W.J. Arkell in his first weeks in Oxford, September 1947. See also B.13 and references passim in the field notebooks.

Notes on collections, few dated. Includes a list of Great Oolite Brachiopods held by W.S. McKerrow 1 February 1962, and letter on Bathonian ammonites from H. Torrens 1963.


Former reference: C.21-C.25

5 items

Correspondence re McKerrow's article 'The chronology of Caledonian folding in the British Isles', Proc. Nat. Ac. Sci. Washington, 1962 (Bibliog. 13)  McKERROW/C/3/21  1962-1964

Former reference: C.21

Also includes McKerrow's notes and diagrams.

Lectures and talks  McKERROW/C/3/22  1964-1965

Former reference: C.22

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/3/23  1983

Former reference: C.23

Extensive notes, data and correspondence  McKERROW/C/3/24  1986-1989, n.d.

Former reference: C.24

Correspondence with colleagues on proposed collaborative papers on orogeny, plans of papers, information, diagrams and data. Previous publications are referred to (perhaps Bibliog. 81, 82, 88) and there is an 8pp draft 'The Orogenies in the Caledonides and North Appalachians' (latest ref. 1990).

McKerrow's folder 'Caledonian Orogeny' of heavily annoated background articles and papers.  McKERROW/C/3/25  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.25

CHANGES IN SEA LEVEL  McKERROW/C/4  1982-1992 and n.d.

Former reference: C.26-C.30

5 items

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/4/26  1982-1983

Former reference: C.26

Correspondence re Postal Seminar  McKERROW/C/4/27  1983-1984

Former reference: C.27

The 'Postal Seminar' initiated by McKerrow, circulating interested colleagues for ideas or information on continental sea level changes. November 1983-January 1984.

Correspondence re Postal Seminar  McKERROW/C/4/28  1984

Former reference: C.28

Second round of 'Postal Seminar', January-July.

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/4/29  1983-1984

Former reference: C.29

McKerrow's notes, tables, diagrams etc.  McKERROW/C/4/30  1992, n.d.

Former reference: C.30


Former reference: C.31-C.38

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McKerrow relates in his autobiography (A.5, p.9) his first visits to Newfoundland when the North Atlantic convoys harboured there on four-day stops in between ocean crossings. He tells us 'I celebrated my 21st birthday at Argentia [a naval base] and collected my first North American fossils'. Newfoundland became a significant focus in McKerrow's developing interest in intercontinental structures. His regular visits and the importance he attached to them can be further documented in his field notebooks, four of which detail expeditions in the area: B.23, B.24, B.26, B.29 covering between them 1967-1981. B.26 includes a detailed index to all the work. McKerrow published several papers on Newfoundland, often in collaboration with L.R.M. Cocks.

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/5/31  1975

Former reference: C.31

Arrangements with colleagues for visit, July-September, travel arrangements, work plans, plans for papers, list of collections from New World Island made by McKerrow and Cocks, August 1975.

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/5/32  1976

Former reference: C.32

Includes draft of McKerrow and Cocks's paper 'The location of the Iapetus Ocean suture in Newfoundland', Can. J. Earth Sci. 1977 (Biblio. 40).

McKerrow's notes, diagrams, maps etc.  McKERROW/C/5/33  1975-1976

Former reference: C.33

Includes draft plan for paper 'A Lower Palaeozoic submarine canyon in NWI [New World Island] Newfoundland', perhaps the paper with Cocks 'A Lower Palaeozoic trench-fill...', Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 1978 (Bibliog. 48).

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/5/34  1979

Former reference: C.34

Plans for visit to New World Island July-August; list of participants (includes McKerrow) at Calonides Project Conference, USA, September.

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/5/35  1980-1981

Former reference: C.35

Plans for visit to New World Island July-August; research in progress.

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/5/36  1981-1983

Former reference: C.36

Includes material on the formation of a 'Mélanges of the Appalachian Orogen' August 1983 (later deferred to June 1984). Also included is a letter from A.M. Ziegler asking 'Do you know there is a basin named after you between the Lomonosov Ridge and the Alpha Cordillera?'

Correspondence and papers  McKERROW/C/5/37  1992-1993

Former reference: C.37

Research and publications, notes, diagrams etc.

Correspondence and papers  McKERROW/C/5/38  1994

Former reference: C.38

Mainly relating to conference in honour of Harold Williams, 'New perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogeny', Grand Falls, Newfoundland, August 1994. Includes McKerrow's application for travel grant to Royal Society, conference programme, heavily annotated and with notes taken at meeting.


Former reference: C.39-C.83

45 items

Administrative history:
The area around Oxford has been intensively studied by generations of geologists for several centuries, and several reasons. The region is of intrinsic interest for its rich deposits of ammonites and its relatively well-exposed stratigraphy. It was these features which fostered the early collecting of the young William Smith 'the father of English geology', himself born in the county at Churchill, and which provided him with the theme and title of his 1816 publication Strata identified by organized fossils. The presence of the University of Oxford, its wealth, political connections and rapid development of scientific study during the 19th century obviously did much to promote continuing work on the region. William Buckland, author inter alia of work at Stonesfield on the Megalosaurus (1824), became the first Reader in geology in 1813. John Phillips, nephew and protégé of William Smith, became the first Professor of Geology in the University's new Museum in 1853 and published Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames in 1871. Since then not only have generations of Oxford undergraduates on field trips continued the geological tradition, but many of its staff, notably W.J. Arkell whose Geology of Oxford and Oxford Stone (both 1947) remain standard works. McKerrow was certainly devoted to the area, as seen in the material itemised below and also in many of the notebooks in Section B and in the work of the Oxford Department of Geology in Section F. The ancient buildings of Oxford were almost always of local limestones, whose identification and maintenance were of importance as well as of interest to the University and to geologists who were often called upon to advise. McKerrow lectured and reported widely on this matter, the material being presented at C.70-C.76. His own heavily-annotated copy of Arkell's Geology of Oxford is included at C.83. An area of special interest in Oxfordshire was the quarry at Kirtlington, a village a few miles north of Oxford. The quarry, worked in the seventeenth century for Fuller's Earth, later functioned as a cement quarry till 1928. It is fossiliferous with good exposures of limestone and Forest Marble. In 1979 McKerrow bought a house in the village and devoted much time and energy to securing the designation of the quarry as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a local park. The extensive material on this topic is presented separately at C.84-C.100. The material is presented as follows: LECTURES ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS FIELD EXCURSIONS CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS MISCELLANEOUS SHORTER NOTES OXFORD BUILDING STONE BACKGROUND MATERIAL

Lectures  McKERROW/C/6/A  1975-1996

Former reference: C.39-C.51

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Wantage  McKERROW/C/6/A/39  1975

Former reference: C.39

Charlbury  McKERROW/C/6/A/40  1976

Former reference: C.40

Bath  McKERROW/C/6/A/41  1976

Former reference: C.41

Untitled  McKERROW/C/6/A/42  1978

Former reference: C.42

Long Hanborough  McKERROW/C/6/A/43  1979

Former reference: C.43

Nottingham  McKERROW/C/6/A/44  1982

Former reference: C.44

Aylesbury (and elsewhere)  McKERROW/C/6/A/45  1982

Former reference: C.45

Several locations  McKERROW/C/6/A/46  1981/1982

Former reference: C.46

'Rocks, Fossils and Scenery around Wytham' (University Extension Class)  McKERROW/C/6/A/47  1988

Former reference: C.47

Natural History Society  McKERROW/C/6/A/48  1988

Former reference: C.48

Kirtlington  McKERROW/C/6/A/49  1992

Former reference: C.49

Trefoil Guild  McKERROW/C/6/A/50  1994

Former reference: C.50

Charlbury  McKERROW/C/6/A/51  1996

Former reference: C.51

Articles and publications  McKERROW/C/6/B  1974-2000

Former reference: C.52-C.54

3 items

'Depositional environments in the lower part of the Great Oolite Group...' by McKerrow and B.W. Sellwood 1974 (Bibliog. 33).  McKERROW/C/6/B/52  1974

Former reference: C.52


'The geology of Oxfordshire', in The Flora of Oxfordshire ed. Killick et al 1998 (Bibliog. 111)  McKERROW/C/6/B/53  1995

Former reference: C.53

Drafts, 1 and 18 July 1995. Includes draft with extensive comments by W.J. Kennedy who had originally been a collaborator.

'The Oxfordshire landscape', in The Oxford University Pensioner 2000 pp 13-15. Not in Bibliog.  McKERROW/C/6/B/54  2000

Former reference: C.54

With a letter.

Field excursions  McKERROW/C/6/C  1952-2001

Former reference: C.55-C.62

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See F.21-F.40 for field excursions by the Oxford University Department.

Geologists' Association Easter Field Meeting, 9-14 April  McKERROW/C/6/C/55  1952

Former reference: C.55

Geologists' Association and Palaeontological Association Joint Meeting, May  McKERROW/C/6/C/56  1962

Former reference: C.56

Systematics Association Symposium 'Marine Organisms and their Environment', Oxford, 25-26 September  McKERROW/C/6/C/57  1963

Former reference: C.57

Administrative history:
McKerrow was one of the symposium secretaries, and gave a preliminary talk before leading a field excursion on 'Jurassic reefs in the Oxford area'.

Programme, information, McKerrow's notes on conference papers and for his own talk.

Field Meeting to Charlbury and Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, 4 July  McKERROW/C/6/C/58-60  1987

Former reference: C.58-C.60

3 items

McKerrow's maps  McKERROW/C/6/C/58-60/58  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.58

Correspondence with colleagues, information, comments on early draft of paper.  McKERROW/C/6/C/58-60/59  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.59

Background information, early reports on Stonesfield slate (annotated), McKerrow's schedule for the excursion.  McKERROW/C/6/C/58-60/60  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.60

Geologists' Association West of England Group excursion, 9 June  McKERROW/C/6/C/61  1991

Former reference: C.61

Correspondence, arrangements, permissions to visit.

'The geology and geomorphology of north Oxfordshire', 8 July  McKERROW/C/6/C/62  2000

Former reference: C.62

Schedule, chart of 'Stratigraphy of Oxford'. Also included is material re Oxfordshire Field Excursion organised by Oxford Brookes University, n.d., perhaps related.

Correspondence and reports  McKERROW/C/6/D  1998-2000

Former reference: C.63-C.67

5 items

Ditchley Road Quarry [Charlbury]  McKERROW/C/6/D/63  1999

Former reference: D.63

Rollright Stones (notes by McKerrow)  McKERROW/C/6/D/64  1998

Former reference: C.64

Shipton on Cherwell  McKERROW/C/6/D/65  2000

Former reference: C.65

Stratton Audley  McKERROW/C/6/D/66  1998

Former reference: C.66

Woodeaton Quarry  McKERROW/C/6/D/67  1999

Former reference: D.67

Includes report by McKerrow and an earlier report 1980 by T.J. Palmer

Miscellaneous shorter notes  McKERROW/C/6/E  1995-2000, n.d.

Former reference: C.68, C.69

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Typescript notes  McKERROW/C/6/E/68  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.68

Oxon Table 1995; Erosion surface 1997; Oxfordshire quarries 2000; Oxon-Jurassic, n.d., Oxon Stratigraphic, n.d.

Manuscript notes, probably for lectures, maps and diagrams.  McKERROW/C/6/E/69  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.69

Oxford Building Stone  McKERROW/C/6/F  1955-2000

Former reference: C.70-C.76

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Lectures and tours  McKERROW/C/6/F/70-74  1963-1977 and n.d.

Former reference: C.70-C.74

5 items

Notes and drafts for lectures and guided tours round Oxford colleges, University buildings and the Museum of Natural History.

1963  McKERROW/C/6/F/70-74/70  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.70

Oxford Building Stones  McKERROW/C/6/F/70-74/71  1964, 1977

Former reference: C.71

5pp manuscript.

The Building Stones of Oxford Colleges  McKERROW/C/6/F/70-74/72  N.d.

Former reference: C.72

7pp manuscript.

Notes of dates and places for tours  McKERROW/C/6/F/70-74/73  N.d.

Former reference: C.73

Arrangements and letters of thanks for lectures and tours  McKERROW/C/6/F/70-74/74  1964-1973

Former reference: C.74

Several from construction industry, clerks of works etc. Also included is material relating to tours organised by McKerrow for the Geological Society Jurassic Symposium for the Bicentenary of William Smith 1969.

Correspondence, committee papers and reports, advice, notes and background material relating to Oxford University Building and Works Committee  McKERROW/C/6/F/75  1955-1957

Former reference: C.75

Passed to McKerrow in 1969 by E.J. Bowen

Correspondence, papers, information on reports, advice etc. given by McKerrow on Oxford stones  McKERROW/C/6/F/76  1959-2000

Former reference: C.76

1959 Almshouses at Gwelme; 1963 Reports on quarry at Long Hanborough; 1967 Weldon Stone; 1969 Report on Clipsham Stone; 2000 Christ Church Cathedral, St Fridewide's Shrine.

Background material  McKERROW/C/6/G  1952-1979, n.d.

Former reference: C.77-C.83

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DSIR Report no. 18  McKERROW/C/6/G/77  N.d.

Former reference: C.77

Passed on by E.J. Bowen.

DSIR Road Research Report no. 24  McKERROW/C/6/G/78  1952

Former reference: C.78

Roy. Soc. Arts no. 4963  McKERROW/C/6/G/79  1955

Former reference: C.79

HMSO  McKERROW/C/6/G/80  1961

Former reference: C.80

T.J. Palmer, 'Report on Field Meeting in Great Oolite', Proc. Geol. Ass. 1972  McKERROW/C/6/G/81  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.81

T.J. Palmer, 'Report on Jurassic of Central England', Palaeontology 1979  McKERROW/C/6/G/82  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.82

W.J. Arkell, The Geology of Oxford, 1947  McKERROW/C/6/G/83  [n.d.]

Former reference: G.83

Very heavily annotated and with some intercalated material. McKerrow was contemplating a revision of the work at one time.


Former reference: C.84-C.100

17 items

Administrative history:
This was an area of special interest to McKerrow. Its geological features had long been recognised. McKerrow estimated that a thousand university and other students visited the quarry annually. McKerrow bought a house in the village, some 8 miles north of Oxford, in 1979 and became concerned that the quarry, where active working had ceased in 1928, might be damaged by inappropriate use and become dangerous to visitors. He campaigned successfully for its preservation and recognition as a local nature reserve. See also K.22 - K.39.

Field Trips to Kirtlington  McKERROW/C/7/A  1959, 1998-2001.

Former reference: C.84

1 item

Correspondence, arrangements, information for field trips. The surviving material includes one letter 1959 but otherwise is of late date only.

Publications and writings  McKERROW/C/7/B  1969-1999, n.d.

Former reference: C.85-C.89

5 items

Most not in Bibliog.

McKerrow et al, 'Palaeontological Kirtlington', Palaeontology 1969 (Bibliog. 19)  McKERROW/C/7/B/85  1969

Former reference: C.85

'Kirtlington Quarry: our own Jurassic Park', Village Newsletter 1995  McKERROW/C/7/B/86  1995

Former reference: C.86

'New life for old quarry', Earth Heritage January 1999  McKERROW/C/7/B/87  1999

Former reference: C.87

'The Great Oolite group...', Geologists' Circular, February 1999  McKERROW/C/7/B/88  1999

Former reference: C.88

Unidentified journal  McKERROW/C/7/B/89  N.d.

Former reference: C.89

Correspondence and papers  McKERROW/C/7/C  1988-1997

Former reference: C.90-C.100

11 items

The material deals with protracted negotiatins and perceived threats affecting the development and use of the quarry. Those involved include local and district authorities, scientific and ecological organisations including the Geologists' Association and Geological Society where McKerrow's friend Eric Robinson was an official, Thams Valley Police which at oen time proposed to use the quarry as a shooting range, Blue Circle Industries, owner of the quarry, and private individuals. Some of the correspondence with Robinson also refers to his and McKerrow's involvement with the affairs of Arran (C.1-C.8).

1988-1989  McKERROW/C/7/C/90  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.90

Includes a statement of previous history and current state of negotiations, by McKerrow, October 1989.

1990-1992  McKERROW/C/7/C/91  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.91

Includes proposal for a Nature Trail in the quarry.

1993-1994  McKERROW/C/7/C/92  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.92

Includes setting up a feasibility study to examine suggestion of a 'county park' in the quarry, March 1994.

1995-1997  McKERROW/C/7/C/93  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.93

Includes comments on Feasibility study report, arrangements for lease, McKerrow's summary (July 1996) of final agreement on the site as a Nature Reserve, official opening September.

Feasibility Study  McKERROW/C/7/C/94-97  1994-1996

Former reference: C.94-C.97

4 items

This was set up in March 1994 (see C.92), to be conducted by Parkin Heritage and Tourism Consultants (PHT). Their first report appeared in February 1995 and was followed by continuing submissions and comments on the interpretative panels required for visitors to the site. All the drafts and documents are annotated by McKerrow.

Draft report December  McKERROW/C/7/C/94-97/94  1994

Former reference: C.94

Draft report final report February  McKERROW/C/7/C/94-97/95  1995

Former reference: C.95

Comments and discussion of the report by the Working Group are at C.98.

Draft Interpretive [sic] Proposals Versions 1 (May 1995), 3 (Jan)  McKERROW/C/7/C/94-97/96  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.96

Correspondence, ideas, drawings and drafts, comments on interpretive panels  McKERROW/C/7/C/94-97/97  1995-1996

Former reference: C.97

Kirtlington Quarry Working Group  McKERROW/C/7/C/98  1994-2000

Former reference: C.98

Correspondence, minutes, meetings, October 1994-11 October 2000 (continued under name of 'Friends of Kirtlington Quarry').

Correspondence, teaching material, information, Kirtlington Village Trail re teaching link with local school (Marlborough School, Woodstock)  McKERROW/C/7/C/99  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.99

Press cuttings  McKERROW/C/7/C/100  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.100


Former reference: C.101

1 item

Administrative history:
McKerrow published several papers on biogeography from the 1970s but it is not possible to determine a specific link with this material.

Notes, diagrams, references. Few only dated 1977.

PALEOMAP PROJECT  McKERROW/C/9  1992-1993 and n.d.

Former reference: C.102-C.104

2 items

Administrative history:
McKerrow collaborated with C.R. Scotese and others (Bibliog. 91, 92) on this project; the material here may refer to later work.

Information on the project, correspondence, and notes  McKERROW/C/9/102  1992-1993

Former reference: C.102

Maps and diagrams (annotated), few dated.  McKERROW/C/9/103-104  [n.d.]

Former reference: C.103, C.104

2 folders.


Former reference: C.105

1 item

Correspondence mainly with colleagues at British Geological Survey on sampling of borehole cores for isotope analysis. McKerrow first made enquries in 1993 but the project lapsed until 1995 when samples were obtained, examined and returned. A report on an earlier (1961) analysis of Church Stretton cores is also included.


Former reference: C.106-C.107

2 items

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/11/106  1992-1993

Former reference: C.106

Carboniferous corals of the Amazon basin.

Correspondence and notes  McKERROW/C/11/107  1992, 1995

Former reference: C.107

Probably related to collaborative paper 'Discussion on Precordillera of Andes', 1995 (Bibliog. 105A). Includes McKerrow's notes and bibliography May 1995: 'the problem: where was South America in the Early Palaeozoic?', and notes of a lecture on the subject by I.W.D. Dalziel given at Oxford 1992.

TIME-SCALE  McKERROW/C/12  1980-1998

Former reference: C.108-C.112

5 items

Administrative history:
McKerrow published collaborative papers with R.D.Tucker: 'Early Palaeozoic chronology...', 1995 (Bibliog. 106), and with C.R. van Stall: 'The Palaeozoic time scale reviewed', 2000 Bibliog. 118). See also J.25.

Notes and correspondence.

Correspondence  McKERROW/C/12/108  1986

Former reference: C.108

Correspondence, idea, references and drafts exchanged with colleagues, principally with R.D. Tucker on the collaborative paper  McKERROW/C/12/109  1991-1994

Former reference: C.109

Copies of correspondence passed on to McKerrow by Tucker relating to the radiometric dating of a bentonite from Dob's Linn, and a subsequent publication.  McKERROW/C/12/110  1991-1992

Former reference: C.110

Time-scale tables by McKerrow  McKERROW/C/12/111  1980-1993

Former reference: C.111

McKerrow's notes,drafts and references  McKERROW/C/12/112  1993, 1998

Former reference: C.112


Former reference: SECTION D

11 items

This material relates to field trips attended by McKerrow and sometimes led by him at various UK locations. They are additional to those in Oxfordshire and Kirtlington (C.55-C.62, C.84) and those undertaken by the Oxford University Department (F.21-F.40)

Geologists' Association Summer Field Meeting: South Wales, 8-18 September 1956  McKERROW/D/1  1956

Former reference: D.1

Booklet of maps and information, heavily annotated by McKerrow.

Joint Meeting of the UK Geological Societies, Swansea, 23-26 September 1977  McKERROW/D/2  1977

Former reference: D.2

Annotated programme.

Correspondence and papers, addressed to 'Mike', re trip to Scotland which McKerrow had been due to lead but was prevented by illness  McKERROW/D/3  1983

Former reference: D.3

Includes comments on rocks, maps, notes, background information.

Palaeontological Association Annual Conference field trip to mid Wales and the Welsh borders 21 December 1985  McKERROW/D/4  1985

Former reference: D.4

Schedule only.

British Terranes Research Group Field Trip to Llyn and Anglesea, 1-2 November 1986  McKERROW/D/5  1986

Former reference: D.5

Schedule, heavily annotated.

Oxford University Geological Society excursions to Shropshire, led by McKerrow  McKERROW/D/6  1984, 1986

Former reference: D.6

Correspondence and schedules.

Shropshire Geological Society lectures and field excusions, led by McKerrow for the Society  McKERROW/D/7  1988-1990

Former reference: D.7

Correspondence, notes and schedules.

Southern Uplands Field Workshop Excursion in the Lake District, 10-11 April 1989  McKERROW/D/8  1989

Former reference: D.8

Schedule, maps.

Coombs Quarry, Thornborough, Buckinghamshire  McKERROW/D/9  post 1993

Former reference: D.9

N.d. but after 1993 when the quarry was recognised as a Regionally Important Geolgical Site (RIGS). Maps, information, McKerrow's notes.

Open University Geological Society Field Trip 'Jurassic in Oxfordshire', led by McKerrow, 23 October 1999  McKERROW/D/10  1999, 2001

Former reference: D.10

Notes and information. Includes here is a letter referring to a similar trip in May 2000 and plans for one in 2001.

Shorter miscellaneous notes for visits and lectures, mainly of Oxfordshire quarries and boreholes, a few with dates  McKERROW/D/11  1956-1978

Former reference: D.11


Former reference: SECTION E

64 items

The material is presented as follows: E.1-E.38 PUBLICATIONS E.39-E.44 EDITORIAL E.45-E.63 LECTURES E.64 BROADCAST


Former reference: E.1-E.38

38 items

The material, which includes drafts and correspondence, dates only from 1978 and is not a full record of McKerrow's prolific publications, which total 120, 1948-2004, in the Bibliography. Some unrecorded and some unpublished items are listed here.

'The Iapetus Ocean: a 500 million year old ocean between Scotland and England', Lycidas 1978. Not listed in Bibliog.  McKERROW/E/1/1  1978

Former reference: E.1

Administrative history:
Lycidas was the magazine of Wolfson College Oxford where McKerrow was a Founding Fellow. McKerrow published widely on the Iapetus.

'Review of the distribution [...] benthic communities' by McKerrow and L.R.M. Cocks, Palaeontology 1984 (Bibliog. 73)  McKERROW/E/1/2  1984

Former reference: E.2

Notes of sites and specimens by McKerrow and Cocks.

The Ecology of Fossils: an illustrated guide, ed. McKerrow, 1978 (Bibliog. 46)  McKERROW/E/1/3  1985-1994

Former reference: E.3

Correspondence with publishers and colleagues relating to the later history of the book, availability and distribution, German translation, pirated Chinese version etc. and includes very favourable reviews from USA.

'Mesozoic sedimentation rates in the West Canada Basin [...]' by McKerrow, V.E. Chamberlain and R. St J. Lambert, Basin Research, 1989 (Bibliog. 89)  McKERROW/E/1/4-8  1985-1991

Former reference: E.4-E.8

5 items

Administrative history:
The paper was first submitted to Tectonics but was not favourably reviewed. It was published, after revision, in Basin Research.

Correspondence with co-authors; draft text as first submitted June 1985  McKERROW/E/1/4-8/4  1985

Former reference: E.4

Referees' reports August-September  McKERROW/E/1/4-8/5  1985

Former reference: E.5

Heavily corrected draft December  McKERROW/E/1/4-8/6  1985

Former reference: E.6

Continuing correspondence with co-authors, December 1985-June 1986  McKERROW/E/1/4-8/7  1985-1986

Former reference: E.7

Correspondence with co-authors, editor and referees on revised text for publicaiion in Basin Research.  McKERROW/E/1/4-8/8  1989-1991

Former reference: E.8

The Geological Development of Britain  McKERROW/E/1/9  1987

Former reference: E.9

Administrative history:
This 150pp book was to be published by Open University Press. A proposal was sent to the publisher in1987 but it was not published.

Plan and figures.

'Sea level and faunal changes [...], by McKerrow and M.E.Johnson, Hist. Biol., 1991 (Bibliog. 96)  McKERROW/E/1/10-12  1989-1993

Former reference: E.10-E.12

3 items

Correspondence with co-author and colleagues, and editor Hist. Biol.  McKERROW/E/1/10-12/10  1989-1993

Former reference: E.10

Correspondence, notes, material re International Geological Biological Events meeting, Oxford, 25-27 September 1990  McKERROW/E/1/10-12/11  1990

Former reference: E.11

Administrative history:
McKerrow presented a paper on the sea level changes work.

Drafts, all with revisions and deletions  McKERROW/E/1/10-12/12  1990, 1991

Former reference: E.12

Obituary notice of R. St J. Lambert, Geol. Soc. Ann. Report, 1992 (Not in Bibliog)  McKERROW/E/1/13  1992-1993

Former reference: E.13

Drafts and correspondence.

Carbon isotopes in the Anglo-Welsh area, Geology, 1992 (Bibliog. 99)  McKERROW/E/1/14  1992

Former reference: E.14

Drafts with variations of title, notes, brief correspondence, background material.

'The development of Early Palaeozoic global stratigraphy', J. Geol. Soc., 1993 (Bibliog. 101)  McKERROW/E/1/15  1993

Former reference: E.15

Administrative history:
This was commissioned for volume 150 of the journal.

Correspondence, notes, requests for reprints.

'The polarity of the Silurian magnetic field', J. Geol. Soc., 1993 (Bibliog. 102)  McKERROW/E/1/16  1991-1992

Former reference: E.16

Correspondence with co-authors,comments on drafts, referees' reports. August 1991-November 1992.

'A reassessment of the early Ordovician 'Celtic' brachiopod province', J. Geol. Soc., 1993 (Bibliog. 103)  McKERROW/E/1/17  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.17

Administrative history:
Originally drafted as 'The geographical distribution of early Ordovician faunas around the Iapetus ocean'.

Correspondence, notes and drafts

'Implications of palaeomagnetic data [...], by McKerrow, T.H. Torsvik and A. Trench, Geophys. J. Int., 1994 (Bibliog. 104)  McKERROW/E/1/18  1992-1993

Former reference: E.18

Correspondence with colleagues including arrangements and permissions for co-authors to visit sites.

'Ordovician palaeography of Siberia [...]', J. Geol. Soc., 1995 (Bibliog. 105)  McKERROW/E/1/19  1993

Former reference: E.19

Correspondence, notes, comments.

'The Sutton Stone: an early Jurassic rocky shore deposit in South Wales', by Mckerrow and M.E. Johnson, Palaeontology, 1995 (Bibliog. 107)  McKERROW/E/1/20-23  1992-1995

Former reference: E.20-E.23

4 items

Correspondence with co-author and colleagues, detailed comments and revisions, September 1992-April 1994  McKERROW/E/1/20-23/20  1992-1994

Former reference: E.20

Continuing correspondence and revisions, May  McKERROW/E/1/20-23/21  1994

Former reference: E.21

Continuing correspondence, information, referees' comments, June 1994-August 1995  McKERROW/E/1/20-23/22  1994-1995

Former reference: E.22

Drafts with comments and revisions by authors and by B. Rosen (British Museum of Natural History)  McKERROW/E/1/20-23/23  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.23

'The margins of Avalonia', by McKerrow and L.R.M. Cocks, Geol. Mag., 1997 (Bibliog. 110)  McKERROW/E/1/24-26  1994-1997

Former reference: E.24-E.26

3 items

Administrative history:
The paper was originally given at the 2nd International Symposium on the Silurian (the James Hall Meeting) of the New York Geological Survey, 1996.

Correspondence with co-author,early draft and notes  McKERROW/E/1/24-26/24  1994-1997

Former reference: E.24

Notes, diagrams, maps and tables by Cocks and McKerrow; plan for paper given at 1996 meeting  McKERROW/E/1/24-26/25  1996

Former reference: E.25

Drafts and revisions for tables and figures  McKERROW/E/1/24-26/26  1997

Former reference: E.26

'The Caledonian Orogeny redefined', J. Geol. Soc., 2000 (Bibliog. 116)  McKERROW/E/1/27  1999-2000

Former reference: E.27

Correspondence, referees' comments, revised and corrected draft, draft tables.

'The Late Palaeozoic relations between Gondwana and Laurussia', in Orogenic Processes, ed. W. Franke, Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Publ., 2000 (Bibliog. 117)  McKERROW/E/1/28-32  1998-2000

Former reference: E.28-E.32

5 items

Detailed correspondence and exchange of views with co-authors and editor, including data, maps etc.

January-December  McKERROW/E/1/28-32/28  1998

Former reference: E.28

January-July  McKERROW/E/1/28-32/29  1999

Former reference: E.29

Includes material re conference at Freiberg and abstract of McKerrow's paper on 'Relations between Gondwana and Laurussia'.

July-August  McKERROW/E/1/28-32/30  1999

Former reference: E.30

Referees' comments, checking with colleagues, final despatch of paper.

Maps received from C. MacNiocaill, annotated by McKerrow  McKERROW/E/1/28-32/31  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.31

Drafts, brief correspondence, June  McKERROW/E/1/28-32/32  2000

Former reference: E.32

'Discussion on lithosphere flexure [...] in south-central England', J. Geol. Soc., 2001 (Bibliog. 119)  McKERROW/E/1/33-37  1991-1992

Former reference: E.33-E.37

5 items

Administrative history:
McKerrow submitted a paper 'The North Oxfordshire erosion surface and the origin of the Northern Drift' for publication in Proc. Geol. Soc. in 1992. It was unfavourably reviewed, but formed the basis for a later publication.

Drafts  McKERROW/E/1/33-37/33  1991, 1992

Former reference: E.33

Correspondence, comments, related material from colleagues  McKERROW/E/1/33-37/34  1991

Former reference: E.34

Referees' reports  McKERROW/E/1/33-37/35  1991

Former reference: E.35

Correspondence, photographs and data for further research on geomorphology of the Cotswolds  McKERROW/E/1/33-37/36  1991-1992

Former reference: E.36

Notes, diagrams, background material  McKERROW/E/1/33-37/37  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.37

'Late Proterozoic continental reconstructions and the distribution of glacial deposits', by McKerrow, C.R. Scotese and D. Nance. Not published  McKERROW/E/1/38  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.38

Plan for paper.

EDITORIAL  McKERROW/E/2  1979-1991

Former reference: E.39-E.44

6 items

American Journal of Science  McKERROW/E/2/39  1980

Former reference: E.39

Book review

Geological Society of America Bulletin  McKERROW/E/2/40  1986

Former reference: E.40

Refereed paper.

Burgess Publishing Company CEPCO Division (Continuing Education Publishing Company), Minneapolis  McKERROW/E/2/41  1979-1981

Former reference: E.41

Administrative history:
McKerrow served on the Board of Consulting Editors in Earth sciences. The company withdrew from geology publication in 1981.

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences  McKERROW/E/2/42  1976

Former reference: E.42

Refereed paper.

IHRDC (International Human Resources Development Corporation), Boston, Massachusetts  McKERROW/E/2/43  1982, 1987

Former reference: E.43

Administrative history:
McKerrow served as Editorial Adviser for the IHRDC Geological Sciences Series.

Oxford University Press  McKERROW/E/2/44  1987-1991

Former reference: E.44

Advice on publications.

LECTURES  McKERROW/E/3  1956-1999

Former reference: E.45-E.63

19 items

The material consists of notes, references, slides for lectures given in various locations in the UK and on McKerrow's frequent visits to America. Sometimes a fuller text survives but most are two or three manuscript or typescript pages, with headnotes of the numerous dates and places art which they were given. A prolific and successful lecturer, McKerrow kept some of his manuscripts in folders bearing the general title of their main theme - usually one of his main research interests such as the Iapetus Ocean. These groupings (indicated by inverted commas) have been retained and may cover many entries and extend over many years. Within that constraint, the material follows chronological order.

Untitled general lecture on geology  McKERROW/E/3/45  1956, 1962

Former reference: E.45

'The difficulties of being a brachiopod'  McKERROW/E/3/46  1969

Former reference: E.46

Administrative history:
A Christmas lecture for children.

Notice only.

'Zones'  McKERROW/E/3/47  1969-1988

Former reference: E.47

'Communities'  McKERROW/E/3/48  1972-1985

Former reference: E.48

'Iapetus'  McKERROW/E/3/49-50  1975-1993 and n.d.

Former reference: E.49, E.50

2 items

An extensive series of notes, slide references and some fuller texts.

1975-1984  McKERROW/E/3/49-50/49  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.49

1985-1993 and n.d.  McKERROW/E/3/49-50/50  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.50

'Burma/Scotland'  McKERROW/E/3/51  1975, 1976

Former reference: E.51

'Extension Lecture'  McKERROW/E/3/52  1976

Former reference: E.52

General lecture on the study of geology.

'Extinctions'  McKERROW/E/3/53  1979-1989 and n.d.

Former reference: E.53

'Greenland June 1985'  McKERROW/E/3/54  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.54

'Caledonian Lectures'  McKERROW/E/3/55-57  1986-1999 and n.d.

Former reference: E.55-E.57

3 items

An extensive series of lectures, beginning with specific titles on the Scottish Uplands, later on general tectonics.

1986-1989  McKERROW/E/3/55-57/55  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.55

1989-1990  McKERROW/E/3/55-57/56  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.56

1991-1992 and n.d.  McKERROW/E/3/55-57/57  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.57

Climate changes  McKERROW/E/3/58  1986, 1987

Former reference: E.58

Four lectures, probably given as a course, one dated 1988.  McKERROW/E/3/59  ca 1988

Former reference: E.59

'Zones', 'Marine communities', 'Biogeography', 'Extinctions'.

'World map lectures'  McKERROW/E/3/60-62  1988-1999

Former reference: E.60-E.62

3 items

An extensive series on biogeography, continental distribution etc.

1988-1993  McKERROW/E/3/60-62/60  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.60

1994-1996  McKERROW/E/3/60-62/61  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.61

1997-1999  McKERROW/E/3/60-62/62  [n.d.]

Former reference: E.62

Invitations to lecture  McKERROW/E/3/63  1976, 1995

Former reference: E.63

Brief correspondence only.


Former reference: E.64

1 item

BBC Television 'On the Rocks - a Geology of Britain'. Script, recording arrangements etc, for programme to be broadcast on BBC 2, March 1978.


Former reference: SECTION F

115 items

Administrative history:
In September 1947 McKerrow came to Oxford as a Departmental Demonstrator in the Department of Geology, at that time housed in the University Museum (now Oxford University Museum of Natural History). He remained there until his retirement and beyond, while both the location and title of his place of work changed round him. In 1948 the Department, now the Department of Geology and Mineralogy, moved into accommodation in the Old Clarendon Laboratory formally opened by the Vice-Chancellor in July 1949. A major extension was completed in 1963, and in 1986 the Department was re-named Department of Earth Sciences, incorporating the Department of Surveying and Geodesy. McKerrow himself was appointed a University Demonstrator and Lecturer in 1948, and was a Tutor in Geology at Balliol from 1956 and at Exeter from 1964. Throughout this long period he served the Department as lecturer, leader of field excursions, and as supervisor of graduate and doctoral students. His correspondence with former graduate students and with past and present members of the Department is a major component of this section.


LECTURES  McKERROW/F/1  1975-1997

Former reference: F.1-F.20

20 items

Lectures for geologists  McKERROW/F/1/1-12  1975-1989

Former reference: F.1-F.12

12 items

First year: Field lectures  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/1  1979 and n.d.

Former reference: F.1

First year: Changing climate in Britain  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/2  1983, 1985

Former reference: F.2

First year: Stratigraphy  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/3  1984

Former reference: F.3


Second year: Regional geology  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/4  1984-1989

Former reference: F.4

Notes, diagrams, teaching material.

Second and Third years: Brachiopods  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/5  1975-1985

Former reference: F.5

23pp manuscript 1975; typescript notes 1979, 1985.

Second and Third years: Phylum Coelenterata  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/6  1980, 1984, 1989

Former reference: F.6

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Second and Third years: Palaeontology. Trilobites  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/7  1984

Former reference: F.7

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Second and Third years: Palaeontology. Graptolites  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/8  1984, 1986

Former reference: F.8

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Third year: Faunal Provinces  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/9  1978, 1987, 1988

Former reference: F.9

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Third year: Palaeogeography  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/10  1991

Former reference: F.10

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Third year: Iapetus Ocean  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/11  1997

Former reference: F.11

Third year: The Appalachian/Caledonian Orogen  McKERROW/F/1/1-12/12  1999

Former reference: F.12

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Lectures for geographers  McKERROW/F/1/13-15  1976-1987

Former reference: F.13-F.15

3 items

Geography Prelim: Palaeontology  McKERROW/F/1/13-15/13  1976

Former reference: F.13

Extensive manuscript notes, class handouts.

Ecology of fossils  McKERROW/F/1/13-15/14  1979, 1980

Former reference: F.14

Manuscript notes.

Biogeography  McKERROW/F/1/13-15/15  1987

Former reference: F.15

Manuscript notes.

Lectures for biologists  McKERROW/F/1/16-18  1973, 1983

Former reference: F.16-F.18

3 items

Stratigraphy  McKERROW/F/1/16-18/16  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.16

Geology for biologists  McKERROW/F/1/16-18/17  1983

Former reference: F.17

Manuscript and typescript notes.

Biology Prelim: Local Geology  McKERROW/F/1/16-18/18  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.18

Typescript notes and diagrams for an extended expedition around Oxford.

Shorter notes for lectures at Oxford, few dated  McKERROW/F/1/19  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.19

Miscellaneous information on organisation, lecture arrangements etc. at department.  McKERROW/F/1/20  1976-1989

Former reference: F.20


Former reference: F.21-F.40

20 items

Undergraduates at the Oxford Department undertook regular short excursions as part of their course. There were usually for a day, or half-day, to localities within easy reach of the city. In addition, they went on longer expeditions lasting several days, usually in the summer vacation. The material covers the local trips (F.21-F.25) and the extended tours to south west England (F.26), Wales (F.27-F.31), Brittany (F.32-F.35) and Arran (F.36-F.40). It may include dates and participants, schedules and information, maps and diagrams, correspondence, preparatory talks, permissions to visit quarries and workings.

Shorter local excursions  McKERROW/F/2/21-25  1955-1996

Former reference: F.21-F.25

5 items

Shedules of planned visits, dates, locations, leaders etc for geologists and biologists  McKERROW/F/2/21-25/21  1956-1987

Former reference: F.21

Includes information prepared for Nature Conservancy Concil's Survey of Geological Field Education 1978.

1955-1959  McKERROW/F/2/21-25/22  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.22

1960-1969  McKERROW/F/2/21-25/23  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.23

1970-1975  McKERROW/F/2/21-25/24  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.24

1958-1996  McKERROW/F/2/21-25/25  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.25

Mainly permissions for visits and access.

Excursions to south west England  McKERROW/F/2/26  1959-1987

Former reference: F.26

Mainly to Malvern, the Mendips and Somerset. Schedules, permissions to visit, annotated maps.

Excursions to Wales  McKERROW/F/2/27-31  1965-1975

Former reference: F.27-F.31

5 items

North Wales  McKERROW/F/2/27-31/27  1965

Former reference: F.27

Brief information only.

Central Wales, Builth and Rhayader  McKERROW/F/2/27-31/28  1970

Former reference: F.28

Information, maps.

Pembrokeshire  McKERROW/F/2/27-31/29-31  1975

Former reference: F.29-F.31

Information, schedules, participants  McKERROW/F/2/27-31/29-31/29  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.29

Travel and accommodation  McKERROW/F/2/27-31/29-31/30  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.30

Maps and notes  McKERROW/F/2/27-31/29-31/31  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.31

Excursions to Brittany  McKERROW/F/2/32-35  1979-1985

Former reference: F.32-F.35

4 items

1979  McKERROW/F/2/32-35/32  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.32

Schedule, accommodation, correspondence conducted by D.G. Fraser who led the party.

1981  McKERROW/F/2/32-35/33  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.33

Schedule, maps, notes.

1983  McKERROW/F/2/32-35/34  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.34

Travel, accommodation.

1984-1985  McKERROW/F/2/32-35/35  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.35

Schedule, maps, notes, student's narrative account of the trip.

Excursions to Arran  McKERROW/F/2/36-40  1977-1989

Former reference: F.36-F.40

5 items

Much of the correspondence is conducted with F.B. Atkins, Curator of Mineralogical Collections at the Department and McKerrow's collaborator in his Guide to Arran.

1977, 1979  McKERROW/F/2/36-40/36  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.36

Brief correspondence.

1982  McKERROW/F/2/36-40/37  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.37

Includes correspondence and press comment on vandalism by members of the expedition.

1983-1985  McKERROW/F/2/36-40/38  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.38

1986  McKERROW/F/2/36-40/39  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.39

Correspondence, schedule, travel and accommodation. Includes a little correspondence on the Guide.

1987, 1989  McKERROW/F/2/36-40/40  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.40


Former reference: F.41-F.54

13 items

Administrative history:
Most of this material consists of applications to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for the funding of research studentships for graduate work in the Department. In addition to information about the proposed project, it may include correspondence with colleagues, applicants or officials. Not all applications were successful and might be re-submitted with modifications or as an appeal at a later date. Several of the projects were long-term or on a rolling grant and cannot always be precisely dated. Many other research applications are included in the correspondence files at F.54- F.94.

1975  McKERROW/F/3/41  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.41

The deepwater environment of the Lower Palaeozoic of the British Isles.

1980  McKERROW/F/3/42  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.42

The changes in shelf faunas, especially brachiopods, across the Ordovician-Silurian boundary.

1982  McKERROW/F/3/43  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.43

Facies changes in the Wenlock sediments across Church Stretton Fault.

1983  McKERROW/F/3/44  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.44

Caledonian tectonics from stratigraphy and isotope geochemistry of Lower Palaeozoic successions.

1983 and correspondence 1987  McKERROW/F/3/45  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.45

The relations between Lower Silurian brachiopods and their substrate.

1983-1987  McKERROW/F/3/46  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.46

Stratigraphy and structure of Lower Palaeozoic successions on themargins of the Iapetus Ocean. Includes interim and final reports.

1985  McKERROW/F/3/47  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.47

Structural and sedimentological evolution of Silurian and Devonian sedimentary basins of Berwickshire. Continued 1987, see F.52.

1985  McKERROW/F/3/48  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.48

Changes in sedimentology across major faults in Wales.

1985  McKERROW/F/3/49  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.49

Evolution of the European margin of Iapetus: a combined sedimentological-geochemical approach.

1986  McKERROW/F/3/50  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.50

The provenance of Ordovician and Silurian sediments in northwest Ireland.

1987  McKERROW/F/3/51  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.51

Timing of continental collisions in the Caledonides using Sm-Nd sedimentary geochemistry.

1987  McKERROW/F/3/52  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.52

Structural and sedimentological evolution of Silurian and Devonian sedimentary basins of Berwickshire.

1988  McKERROW/F/3/53  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.53

Kinematic indicators of Western Irish Caledonian terrane boundaries.


Former reference: F.54-F.114

60 items

As a long-term member of the Department, McKerrow supervised and examined many graduate and doctoral students, often of great distinction, who became collaborators and colleagues. He enjoyed continuing contact over many years with students and staff, and kept up correspondence with them and their careers whether academic or not. The material is presented as follows: F.54-F.94 Graduate and research students. F.95-F.110 Former students of the Department. F.111-F.114 Shorter correspondence.

Graduate and research students  McKERROW/F/4/54-94  1964-2000

Former reference: F.54-F.94

40 items

In alphabetical order, with terminal dates. The material varies considerably in extent and detail and may include any or all of the following: research proposals, applications and funding; tutorial and thesis reports and submissions; attendance at meetings, conferences and excursions; papers and publications; career and appointments.

Andrews, N.D.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/54  1982-1983

Former reference: F.54

Arnott, R.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/55  1979-1985

Former reference: F.55

Bradshaw, M.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/56  1975-1982

Former reference: F.56

Bridges, P.H.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/57  1972-1977

Former reference: F.57

Burne, R.V.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/58  1969-1974

Former reference: F.58

Calef, C.E.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/59  1972-1989

Former reference: F.59

Campbell, C.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/60  1964-1980

Former reference: F.60

Casey, D.M.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/61  1979-1997

Former reference: F.61

Chancellor, G.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/62  ?1984

Former reference: F.62

Dailly, P.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/63  1990

Former reference: F.63

De Silva, S.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/64  1986

Former reference: F.64

Elders, C.F.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/65  1983-1992

Former reference: F.65

Fursich, F.T.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/66  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.66

Gundrum, L.E.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/67  1976-1983

Former reference: F.67

Also West, R.R.

Hancock, N.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/68  1972-1975

Former reference: F.68

Heward, A.P.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/69  1976

Former reference: F.69

Hurst, J.M.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/70  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.70

Jackson, P.C.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/71  1985

Former reference: F.71

Jarvis, I.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/72  1978-1980

Former reference: F.72

Johnson, A.L.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/73  1978-1979

Former reference: F.73

Kemp, A.E.S.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/74  1984-1986

Former reference: F.74

Kirby, R.I.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/75  1980

Former reference: F.75

Leggett, J.K.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/76  1975-2000

Former reference: F.76

Makinson, C.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/77  1974-1984

Former reference: F.77

Morgan, N.M.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/78  1975-1979

Former reference: F.78

Orton, G.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/79  1983-1993

Former reference: F.79

Palmer, T.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/80-81  1970-1989

Former reference: F.80, F.81

2 folders.

Pickering, K.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/82  1979-1985

Former reference: F.82

Plint, A.G.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/83  1980-1981

Former reference: F.83

Powell, A.B.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/84  1974-1983

Former reference: F.84

Pudsey, C.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/85  1978-1981

Former reference: F.85

Rupke, N.A.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/86  1981

Former reference: F.86

Sellwood, B.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/87  1971-1974

Former reference: F.87

Thorogood, E.J.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/88  1987-1991

Former reference: F.88

Watkins, R.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/89  1973-1997

Former reference: F.89

Watson, M.P.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/90  1977-1981

Former reference: F.90

Woodroof, P.B.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/91  1977-1981

Former reference: F.91

Wright, D.T.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/92  1989-1993

Former reference: F.92

Wright, S.C.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/93  1981-1985

Former reference: F.93

Young, R.  McKERROW/F/4/54-94/94  1976

Former reference: F.94

Former students of the Department  McKERROW/F/4/95-110  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.95-F.110

16 items

Correspondence by or with reference to former students on career, research and recommendations, exchanges of research and personal news. In alphabetical order.

A-Ba  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/95  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.95

Be  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/96  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.96

Bi-Bu  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/97  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.97

C, D, E,  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/98  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.98

Gi  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/99  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.99

Go-Gr  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/100  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.100

Gu  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/101  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.101

H  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/102  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.102

J, K, L  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/103  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.103

M  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/104  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.104

N, P  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/105  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.105

R  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/106  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.106

S  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/107  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.107

T  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/108  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.108

Wa-Wi  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/109  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.109

Wi-Y  McKERROW/F/4/95-110/110  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.110

Shorter correspondence  McKERROW/F/4/111-114  1964-2004

Former reference: F.111-F.114

4 items

Shorter exchanges of news and informatin with former students and members of the department. In chronological order.

1964-1969  McKERROW/F/4/111-114/111  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.111

1970-1976  McKERROW/F/4/111-114/112  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.112

1981-1989  McKERROW/F/4/111-114/113  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.113

1993-2004  McKERROW/F/4/111-114/114  [n.d.]

Former reference: F.114


Former reference: F.115, F.116

2 items

Requests to work on graduate courses or research projects in the Department  McKERROW/F/5/115  1978, 1982-1990

Former reference: F.115

Miscellaneous information on geology students, entrance and examination results, careers chosen etc.  McKERROW/F/5/116  1969, 1977-1989

Former reference: F.116


Former reference: SECTION G

14 items

The material gives by no means a full account of McKerrow's overseas visits. Letters to colleagues and students often outline an almost continuous sequence of vacation engagements. McKerrow held Visiting Fellowships for extended periods at the California Institute of Technology 1964-1965 (work with A.J. Boucot); University of Chicago 1972, 1974, 1977, 1981 (work with A.M. Ziegler); Edmonton, Alberta (work with R.St.J. Lambert); Auckland 1988; and Williams College Massachusetts 1991 (work with M.E. Johnson). In addition, there were many shorter visits to these and other centres, such as his almost annual visits to Newfoundland, as well as conferences in Britain and Europe. Documentation for these may not survive, or may appear as brief references in correspondence, which have been noted in the relevant entries.

Visit to California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA  McKERROW/G/1  1964-1966

Former reference: G.1

Administrative history:
McKerrow was Research Fellow in Paleontology.

Correspondence and documentation for visit 1964-1965, and other American visits 1964-1966.

Palaeontological Association Conference  McKERROW/G/2  ca 1970

Former reference: G.2

Heavily annotated programme, including session chaired by McKerrow.

Visit to Australia and New Zealand, April-July 1988  McKERROW/G/3  1984-1989

Former reference: G.3

Administrative history:
McKerrow, who was accompanied by his wife, made an extended tour of Australia and New Zealand, with some lecturing and seminar engagements.

Papers and correspondence. The correspondence, on travel, schedule and funding arrangements, with colleagues in several universities, includes a little earlier correspondence.

Visit to USA, October-December 1989  McKERROW/G/4  1988-1989

Former reference: G.4

Administrative history:
McKerrow and his wife visited various locations in the USA.

Papers and correspondence. Correspondence with colleagues, including M.E. Johnson and A.M. Ziegler, also refers to publications and some personal news.

Visit to Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, 1991  McKERROW/G/5-7  1990-1992

Former reference: G.5-G.7

Administrative history:
McKerrow was Arnold Berhnard Visiting Professor of Geology during the fall semester 1991. He was accompanied by his wife.

Correspondence, mainly with M.E. Johnson  McKERROW/G/5-7/5  1990-1992

Former reference: G.5

Johnson was Mckerrow's long-term colleague and collaborator at Williams. The correspondence includes outlines of courses and tutorials, and Johnson's planned visit to McKerrow in 1992.

Lectures and teaching  McKERROW/G/5-7/6  [n.d.]

Former reference: G.6

Syllabus, notes on McKerrow's courses, mid-term examination, attendance and grading.

Administration  McKERROW/G/5-7/7  [n.d.]

Former reference: G.7

Correspondence on appointment, salary, health insurance, travel and visas.

Visits to University of Massachusettts, Amherst, USA, 1991-1992  McKERROW/G/8  1991-1992

Former reference: G.8

Administrative history:
McKerrow visited Amherst and gave a talk in December 1991 during his period at Williams College (G.5-G.7), and also attended a Symposium at Amherst in March 1992 on 'The New England Appalachians in a Global Tectonic Setting' at which he spoke on 'A Circum-Atlantic Picture of Iapetus'.

Europrobe workshop on Deep Europe and Trans-European Suture Zone, Denmark, 27 September-7 October 1992  McKERROW/G/9  1992

Former reference: G.9

Administrative history:
Europrobe was an interdisciplinary programme, first proposed in 1984, which combined surface observations with deep geophysical and geochemical probing technology to investigate the continental lithosphere. McKerrow spoke at the Palaeomagnetc and Biogeography Workshop on 'The relation of Baltica to adjacent continents from Vendian to the Devonian'.

Invitation, travel and funding arrangements, participants, programme, report of meeting, notes by McKerrow on speakers and papers.

Penrose Conference on Late Precambrian Tectonics and the Dawn of the Phanerozoic, Death Valley, California, 19-24 October 1992  McKERROW/G/10  1991-1992

Former reference: G.10

Information, programme, participants, request for Royal Society travel grant, extensive manuscript notes taken at conference by McKerrow.

Irish Geological Association Annual Research Meeting, University College Cork, 26-28 February 1993  McKERROW/G/11  1992-1993

Former reference: G.11

Administrative history:
McKerrow gave a Guest lecture on 'The development of the Iapetus Ocean' and an Invitation Lecture on 'The world in the late Precambrian and Cambrian'.

Papers and correspondence, including programme with abstracts and notes by McKerrow.

Europrobe meeting on Trans-European Suture Zone, Liblice, Czech Republic, 1993  McKERROW/G/12  1993

Former reference: G.12

Administrative history:
McKerrow and L.R.M. Cocks gave a paper on 'European Palaeozoic Oceans' and contributed an article in the published conference volume on 'The use of biogeography in the terrane assembly of the Variscan belt of Europe' (Bibliog. 108).

Papers and correspondence including programme, participants, travel arrangements, report of meeting, McKerrow;'s notes and diagrams.

Palaeomagnetic Workshop, Trondheim, Norway, 25 November-1 December 1994  McKERROW/G/13  1993-1994

Former reference: G.13

Administrative history:
McKerrow spoke on late Precambrian and Palaeozoic Biogeography.

Papers and correspondence, mainly with T.H. Torsvik, organiser of the meeting.

Europrobe meeting on the Interface between the Carpathians and the Trans-European Suture Zone, Romania, 25 September-6 October 1999  McKERROW/G/14  1999

Former reference: G.14

Notes, annotated excursion guide.


Former reference: SECTION H

13 items

McKerrow frequently inspected and advised on quarries or sites at the request of regional, national or private authorities. Similar material can be found at C.63-C.67, C.76.

Buckinghamshire Water Board (and others)  McKERROW/H/1  1966

Former reference: H.1

Boreholes and reservoir sites.

Department of Transport (later Departments of the Environment and Transport)  McKERROW/H/2-5  1978, 1982-1985

Former reference: H.2-H.5

4 items

Correspondence, reports, maps etc relating to various stages in the construction of the Oxford-Birmingham Motorway (M40).

Correspondence on boreholes and trial sites for Banbury section  McKERROW/H/2-5/2  1978

Former reference: H.2

Correspondence on proposed M40 link road near Kirtlington  McKERROW/H/2-5/3  1982

Former reference: H.3

Correspondence and papers on extension to Weston-on-the-Green  McKERROW/H/2-5/4  1985-1986

Former reference: H.4

Correspondence, papers, reports of official enquiries on Waterstock-Warwick extension  McKERROW/H/2-5/5  1984-1987

Former reference: H.5

Nature Conservancy Council  McKERROW/H/6-11  1965-1985

Former reference: H.6-H.11

6 items

Shorter correspondence  McKERROW/H/6-11/6  1965, 1971

Former reference: H.6

Correspondence and papers on McKerrow's application to the Council for permission to clean up exposures, overgrown faces etc in disused or nelected quarries  McKERROW/H/6-11/7  1976-1978

Former reference: H.7

Includes correspondence, permissions to visit etc from owners and agents, lists of sites.

Correspondence and papers on Sites of Special Scientific Interest  McKERROW/H/6-11/8-11  1978-1988

Former reference: H.8-H.11

4 items

Exchanged with the Council, colleagues, site owners etc on McKerrow's visits and advice on UK sites to be preserved or designated as SSSIs.

1978  McKERROW/H/6-11/8-11/8  [n.d.]

Former reference: H.8

1979 January-April  McKERROW/H/6-11/8-11/9  [n.d.]

Former reference: H.9

1979 July-August  McKERROW/H/6-11/8-11/10  [n.d.]

Former reference: H.10

1980-1985  McKERROW/H/6-11/8-11/11  [n.d.]

Former reference: H.11

Oxfordshire County Council  McKERROW/H/12  1985

Former reference: H.12

Banbury Inner Relief Roads. Brief correspondence, drawings.

Stanley Quarry, Blockley, Northwick Park estate  McKERROW/H/13  1990-1991

Former reference: H.13

Correspondence, maps and drawings, McKerrow's recommendations.


Former reference: SECTION J

54 items



Former reference: J.1-J.27

27 items

In alphabetical order, with an indication of any information of particular biographical or scientific interest.

Billings, M.P.  McKERROW/J/1/1  1982

Former reference: J.1

Durness limestone.

Dewey, J.F.  McKERROW/J/1/2  1977, 1980-1981

Former reference: J.2

Administrative history:
Dewey was a long-term collaborator of McKerrow. He was Professor of Geology at Oxford 1986-2001.

Douglas, J.A.  McKERROW/J/1/3  1971

Former reference: J.3

Administrative history:
Douglas was a long-term member of the Department under W.J. Sollas and was Professor of Geology 1937-1950.

Gowing, M.M. and others  McKERROW/J/1/4  1974-1976

Former reference: J.4

Letters of De La Beche in the University Museum.

Gilluly, J. and others  McKERROW/J/1/5-7  1962-1975

Former reference: J.5-J.7

3 items

Administrative history:
Gilluly was an American geologist working with the United States Geological Survey.

1962-1963  McKERROW/J/1/5-7/5  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.5

Correspondence on McKerrow's paper 'The chronology of Caledonian folding in the British Isles', which was rejected for publication in the Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow but published in Proc. Nat. Ac. Sci. Washington (Bibliog. 13). A draft manuscript of the paper is included.

1962-1965  McKERROW/J/1/5-7/6  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.6

Publications and visits.

1965-1966, 1969-1972  McKERROW/J/1/5-7/7  [n.d.]

Publications and visits.

Goles, G.G.  McKERROW/J/1/8  1983-1986

Former reference: J.8

Proposed research in chemical palaeoceanography.

Iordan, M.  McKERROW/J/1/9  1990

Former reference: J.9

Johnson, M.E.  McKERROW/J/1/10  1984-1993

Former reference: J.10

Administrative history:
Johnson, based at Williams College, Massachusetts, was a long-term collaborator of McKerrow, who frequently visited Williams.

Kokelaar, B.P.  McKERROW/J/1/11  1983-1984

Former reference: J.11

Mendelssohn, J.  McKERROW/J/1/12  1996

Former reference: J.12

Mitchell, A.  McKERROW/J/1/13  1986-1997

Former reference: J.13

Ideas and drafts, mainly on Southern Uplands.

Oxfordshire Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites (RIGS)  McKERROW/J/1/14  2000

Former reference: J.14

Includes McKerrow's list of Oxfordshire quarries.

Rhodes, F.H.T.  McKERROW/J/1/15-18  1981-1992

Former reference: J.15-J.18

Administrative history:
Rhodes was President of Cornell University.

Includes detailed comments by McKerrow on Rhodes's draft of his Stirling Lectures.

Correspondence  McKERROW/J/1/15-18/15  1981, 1982

Former reference: J.15

Includes typescript comments on all three lectures.

Lecture 1, with manuscript comments, 'William Paley and the Watchmaker's World'  McKERROW/J/1/15-18/16  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.16

Lecture 2, with manuscript comments, 'Darwin and the Devil's Chaplain'  McKERROW/J/1/15-18/17  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.17

Lecture 3, with manuscript comments, 'Charles Darwin, Henry Drummond and the Human Condition'  McKERROW/J/1/15-18/18  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.18

Scotese, C.R.  McKERROW/J/1/19  1992-1999

Former reference: J.19

Administrative history:
Scotese was one of McKerrow's long-term collaborators, especially on palaeogeography.

Correspondence, maps, drafts, not all dated.

Soper, N.J. and others  McKERROW/J/1/20-23  1990-1994

Former reference: J.20-J.23

4 items

Administrative history:
Soper was Professor of Geology at the University of Leeds.

Extensive exchanges of correspondence, visits and discussions, draft papers and comments on various problems in stratigraphy, and possible collaborative paper.

1990-1991  McKERROW/J/1/20-23/20  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.20

1992  McKERROW/J/1/20-23/21  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.21

1993  McKERROW/J/1/20-23/22  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.22

1994  McKERROW/J/1/20-23/23  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.23

Stone, P.  McKERROW/J/1/24  1985-1986, 2005

Former reference: J.24

Correspondence re meeting at the Geological Society in February 1986 on the Southern Uplands Controversy, convened by McKerrow. The papers were published in J. Geol. Soc. vol 144, 1987 (Bibliog. 82). (This is material kindly made available by Stone after the Memorial Tribute Meeting to McKerrow held in January 2005).

Tucker, R.  McKERROW/J/1/25  1994-1997

Former reference: J.25

Mainly re their collaborative paper on early palaeozoic chronology (Bibliog. 106). See also C.108-C.112.

Wilson, M. and others  McKERROW/J/1/26  1984-1987

Former reference: J.26

Visits and research.

Woodland, A.W. and others  McKERROW/J/1/27  1964-1970

Former reference: J.27

Correspondence sent to Woodland as Assistant Director, Institute of Geological Sciences, enclosing letters sent by McKerrow to colleagues, professional bodies and others on his view that geological expertise was underused.

Not used  McKERROW/J/1/28  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.28


Former reference: J.29-J.32

4 items

Exchanges of information, coments on books, papers and drafts requested or received, research ideas etc. In alphabetical order.

B-G  McKERROW/J/2/29  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.29

H-O  McKERROW/J/2/30  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.30

R-W  McKERROW/J/2/31  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.31

Shorter correspondence on visits to Oxford, thanks for hospitality, meetings etc.  McKERROW/J/2/32  1974-1992

Former reference: J.32


Former reference: J.33-J.55

23 items

Higher degree award  McKERROW/J/3/33  1988

Former reference: J.33

Papers, articles, publications  McKERROW/J/3/34-35  1983-1992

Former reference: J.34, J.35

2 items

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences  McKERROW/J/3/34-35/34  1983, 1988

Former reference: J.34

Geologists' Association  McKERROW/J/3/34-35/35  1983-1992

Former reference: J.35

Foundations and grant-giving institutions  McKERROW/J/3/36-42  1985-1998

Former reference: J.36-J.42

7 items

Australian Research Council  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/36  1994-1995

Former reference: J.36

International Science Foundation, Washington DC  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/37  1993

Former reference: J.37

National Science Foundation  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/38-41  1994-1998

Former reference: J.38-J.41

4 items

1994  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/38-41/38  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.38

1995  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/38-41/39  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.39

1996  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/38-41/40  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.40

1997-1998  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/38-41/41  [n.d.]

Former reference: J.41

Natural Environment Research Council  McKERROW/J/3/36-42/42  1985

Former reference: J.42

University appointments and promotions  McKERROW/J/3/43-53  1971-1999

Former reference: J.43-J.53

11 items

UK universities  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/43-44  1982-1999

Former reference: J.43, J.44

2 items

Oxford University colleges and departments  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/43-44/43  1982-1999

Former reference: J.43

Oxford Brookes University  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/43-44/44  1998

Former reference: J.44

Australia  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/45-46  1991, 1997

Former reference: J.45, J.46

2 items

University of Sydney  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/45-46/45  1991

Former reference: J.45

Geological Survey  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/45-46/46  1997

Former reference: J.46

Canada  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/47-48  1984-1986

Former reference: J.47, J.48

2 items

University of Alberta  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/47-48/47  1984

Former reference: J.47

University of Toronto  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/47-48/48  1986

Former reference: J.48

USA  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/49-53  1971-1986

Former reference: J.49-J.53

5 items

University of Arizona  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/49-53/49  1986

Former reference: J.49

University of Illinois  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/49-53/50  1971-1979

Former reference: J.50

University of Illinois  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/49-53/51  1981

Former reference: J.51

Cornell University, New York  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/49-53/52  1985

Former reference: J.52

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts  McKERROW/J/3/43-53/49-53/53  1985

Former reference: J.53

Geological Society awards and medals  McKERROW/J/3/54  1986, 1993, 1998

Former reference: J.54

Personal request  McKERROW/J/3/55  1981

Former reference: J.55

NON-TEXT MATERIAL, K.1-K.81  McKERROW/K  various dates

Former reference: SECTION K

60 items


PHOTOGRAPHS  McKERROW/K/1  1947-ca 1995, n.d.

Former reference: K.1-K.65

44 items

Personal photographs  McKERROW/K/1/A  1947-1994, n.d.

Former reference: K.1-K.11

6 items

B.Sc. Glasgow  McKERROW/K/1/A/1  1947

Former reference: K.1

Marriage to Jean Brown  McKERROW/K/1/A/2,3  1949

Former reference: K.2, K.3

2 photographs.

Small passport photograph  McKERROW/K/1/A/4  1964

Former reference: K.4

Portrait photograph  McKERROW/K/1/A/5  N.d.

Former reference: K.5

Examining a rock specimen  McKERROW/K/1/A/6  N.d.

Former reference: K.6

Photographs taken with colleagues on visit to USA 1994  McKERROW/K/1/A/7-11  1994

Former reference: K.7-K.11

5 photographs, with accompanying letter.

Excursions and sites  McKERROW/K/1/B  1969-ca 1995, n.d.

Former reference: K.12-K.65

38 items

Arran  McKERROW/K/1/B/12-17  N.d.

Former reference: K.12-K.17

5 items

5 photographs, of landscape and excursion.

Clipsham quarries  McKERROW/K/1/B/18-21  1969

Former reference: K.18-K.21

4 items

4 photographs of quarry site, workmen and workfaces, on a visit by McKerrow 1969, with accompanying letter.

Kirtlington Quarry  McKERROW/K/1/B/22-39  N.d.

Former reference: K.22-K.39

18 items

18 photographs, of quarry face, and of later development into a Local Nature Reserve.

Stonesfield, Oxfordshire  McKERROW/K/1/B/40-56  ca 1987-1988, n.d.

Former reference: K.40-K.56

3 items

Aerial views of Stonesfield  McKERROW/K/1/B/40-56/40-41  N.d.

Former reference: K.40-K.41

2 photographs.

Photographs of Stonesfield quarry faces, taken in situ  McKERROW/K/1/B/40-56/42-50  ca 1987

Former reference: K.42-K.50

5 large, 4 small photographs, probably related to collaborative paper with S. Baker 'Field meeting to Charlbury and Stonesfield, Oxfordshire', Proc. Geol. Assoc. 1988 (Bibliog. 85).

Photographs taken on excursion to Stonesfield, sent by J. Callomon  McKERROW/K/1/B/40-56/51-56  1988

Former reference: K.51-K.56

6 photographs.

Photographs of Sutton Stone, related to collaborative paper with M.E. Johnson, 'The Sutton Stone...', Palaeontology 1995 (Bibliog. 107).  McKERROW/K/1/B/57-64  ca 1995

Former reference: K.57-K.64

8 items

3 photographs, marked up for paper; 5 small photographs.

McKerrow and students on site  McKERROW/K/1/B/65  N.d.

Former reference: K.65

MAPS  McKERROW/K/2  Various dates

Former reference: K.66-K.81

16 items

Geological or topographical maps, annotated or marked up by McKerrow, some in worn condition. Other maps accompany the relevant excursion or lecture material elsewhere in the collection. Dates given are those of publication (where known), not of the use of the map by McKerrow.

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 1971  McKERROW/K/2/66  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.66

Arran  McKERROW/K/2/67-71  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.67-K.71

5 items

1910 map  McKERROW/K/2/67-71/67  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.67

With signature 'H.J. Hambidge', Chief technician in the Oxford Department 1907-1957.

1925 map  McKERROW/K/2/67-71/68  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.68

Very heavily annotated.

1931 map  McKERROW/K/2/67-71/69  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.69

1967 map  McKERROW/K/2/67-71/70  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.70

Very heavily annotated.

Detached pages of map, n.d.  McKERROW/K/2/67-71/71  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.71

Numbered 1-8, annotated.

Chipping Norton, 1967  McKERROW/K/2/72  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.72

Moreton in Marsh, 1959  McKERROW/K/2/73  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.73

Heavily annotated.

S.W. Scotland, n.d.  McKERROW/K/2/74  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.74

Heavily annotated.

Wales  McKERROW/K/2/75-81  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.75-K.81

7 items

Pembroke, 1962  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/75  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.75

Milford, 1962  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/76  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.76

Haverfordwest, 1963  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/77  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.77

Central Snowdonia, 1972  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/78  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.78

Harlech, 1982  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/79  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.79

Wales (photocopy, n.d.)  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/80  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.80

Very heavily annotated.

St David's, n.d.  McKERROW/K/2/75-81/81  [n.d.]

Former reference: K.81

With manuscript notes on verso.

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