Sir Thomas Henry Holland (1868 - 1947); Miscellaneous Family Letters

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Title: Sir Thomas Henry Holland (1868 - 1947); Miscellaneous Family Letters

To his sister Bessie, his father and mother (also one to Julia his second sister ?) and from Sir Thomas' wife Maud to Bessie, his mother and Julia


A total of 29 letters, 20 written by Sir Thomas & 9 written by his wife.


Letters from Sir Thomas


To Bessie in Canada: Location


1. December 12th 1887 Walham Green, London


2. December 7th 1889 South Kensington, London


3. June 29th 1891 Calcutta, India


4. September 28th 1893 Madras, India


5. March 14th 1894 Gohna, India


6. August 28th 1894 Calcutta, India


7. September 24th 1895 Naini Tal, India


8. November 11th 1896 Calcutta, India


9. January 13th 1897 Madras, India


10. March 8th 1898 Coorg, India


11. October 19th 1905 Simla, India


12. December 6th 1918 Eastbourne, Sussex


To His father:


1. January 10th 1890 South Kensington, London


2. December 21st 1892 Calcutta, India


3. August 8th 1893 No address


4. March 6th 1895 Calcutta, India


5. March 31st 1896 Calcutta, India


6. December 22nd 1897 Coorg, India


To his mother:


1. May 16th 1902 Kew, London


To Julia:


1. October 4th 1908 Upper Burma


Letters from Maud Holland née Chapman


To Bessie: Location


1. November 16th 1896 Bay of Bengal


2. April 21st 1897 Ootacamund, India


3. August 20th 1897 Salem, India


4. February 10th 1898 Cawnpore, India


5. March 2nd 1898 Cawnpore, India


6. April 11th 1898 Bangalore, India


7. May 25th 1898 Bangalore, India


To Julia:


1. February 3rd 1897 Salem, India


To his mother:


1. August 9th 1897 Yerkaud, India

Date: 1887 - 1918
Held by: Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Holland, Sir, Thomas Henry, 1868-1947, knight, geologist and educational administrator

Access conditions:

Permission to view or quote from the letters must be obtained from the College Archives, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.

Custodial history:

Letters deposited in the College Archives by the Holland family 1996.

Administrative / biographical background:

Sir Thomas Henry Holland (1868 - 1947) Geologist, educational administrator.


Indian Geological Survey 1890 - 1910; Rector Imperial College 1922 - 1929; Principal & Vice Chancellor University of Edinburgh 1929 - 1944.


Married 1896 Frances Maud Chapman (died 1942), daughter of Charles Chapman Deputy Commissioner in Oudh. They had one son, John, and one daughter, Margaretta.

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