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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
WHITE, Errol Ivor (1901-1985)
Created 1985
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

White, Errol Ivor, 1901-1985, Geologist

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1901; Highgate School (Senior Foundationer); Geology student, King's College London, 1918-1921; BSc, 1921, PhD, 1927, DSc, 1936; entered British Museum (Natural History), 1922; Deputy Keeper of Department of Palaeontology (formerly of Geology) at British Museum, 1938-1955; Keeper of Department of Palaeontology at British Museum, 1955-1966; Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Geology, University of Reading, from 1981; geological expeditions to Madagascar, 1929-1930, and Spitsbergen, 1939; temporary Principal, Ministry of Health, 1940-1945; Honorary Secretary of the Ray Society, 1946-1951, Vice-President, 1951-1954, President, 1956-1959; member of the Council of the Geological Society, 1949-1953, Vice-President, 1957-1960; President, Linnean Society, 1964-1967; member of the Council of the Zoological Society, 1959-1963; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1956; CBE 1960; died 11 January 1985.

Publications: Eocene fishes from Nigeria (London, 1926); The vertebrate faunas of the English eocene (London, 1931); Fossil fishes of Sokoto Province (1934); The vertebrate faunas of the lower old red sandstone of the Welsh Borders. Pteraspis Leathensis White, a dittonian zone-fossil (British Museum, London, 1950); Australian arthrodires (London, 1952); The eocene fishes of Alabama (Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, 1956); The old red sandstone of Brown Clee Hill and the adjacent area. II. Palaeontology (London, 1961); The fossil fishes of the terraces of Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti .

Content & structure

Scope and content

Volume entitled Errol Ivor White, 1901-1985, elected FRS 1956, by Sir James Stubblefield, FRS, (Reprinted from biographical memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, volume 31, November 1985).

System of arrangement

1 volume

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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  • Biographies
  • Geology
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Prose

Personal names

  • Stubblefield, Sir, Cyril James, b 1901, Knight, Geologist
  • White, Errol Ivor, 1901-1985, Geologist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • Royal Society

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