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Pioneering Female Geologist, Catherine Raisin's Papers  

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Geological Papers, 1887 to 1905

Raisin, Catherine A.



c. 1905


Octavo. Full burgundy cloth binding, with gilt titles. Raisin's personal collection of 24 journal articles she published between 1887 and 1905. Bound from parts, with her signature and handwritten index at the front, and other ink notations in her hand.

A pioneering British geologist, Catherine Alice Raisin (1855-1945) was the first woman admitted to the school of geology at the University College London, and only the second to receive a D.Sc. She conducted important research on petrology, especially serpentines, and collaborated with T.G. Bonney on highly regarded studies in South Devon and Salcombe. In 1898, she became the first woman to be appointed vice-principal of a college - at Bedford College, London, the institution where she spent her entire academic career. Much of her later years were dedicated to promoting female education and equality.

Donated by johnson rare books & archives, Covina, CA.

Lot Amendments

One small gathering of pages, part of a middle signature, is loose but present. Some general minor fading and wear along the extremities of the boards; otherwise very good.

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