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Reference NCUACS 84.5.99
Covering dates 1904-1985
Held by Oxford University, Museum of Natural History
Extent ca 1,200 items
Conditions of access NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO
THE LIBRARIAN
OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
PARKS ROAD
OXFORD OX1 3PW
Archival history The papers were received at various dates 1998-1999 and represent a consolidation of material previously diffused among several sources. Wager had been one of the three scientists chosen in 1969 for the pilot project that led to the formation in 1973 of the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre (now the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists). A selection of his papers and diaries, made and listed by Miss J.M. Pye under the direction of Professor Margaret Gowing, was deposited in the Archives of the Royal Society in 1969. A considerable amount of material was returned at that time to family hands, while much of Wager's research notes, maps and teaching material remained in the Oxford Department of Geology and Mineralogy (now Earth Sciences). With the approval of Mrs Wager and her family, the Council of the Royal Society and the Departmental authorities, all these deposits have been assembled and integrated into the present collection.
Creators Wager, Lawrence Rickard, 1904-1965, scientist and geologist
Related information Letters, photographs and some personal material, and the diaries listed in the Appendix, remain in family hands.
Bibliography W.A. Deer, 'Lawrence Rickard Wager', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 13 (1967).
J. Hargreaves, L.R. Wager. A Life 1904-1965 (privately printed 1991). A copy is held in the Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History. References in this catalogue are in the form (Hargreaves, p. ...)
E.A. Vincent, Geology and Mineralogy at Oxford 1860-1986 (privately printed 1994). A copy is held in the Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History. References in this catalogue are in the form (Vincent, p. ...).
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
In compiling the catalogue it became evident that a significant number of Wager's publications were not listed in the Bibliography by W.A. Deer in his Memoir of Wager. Attention is drawn in particular to the following items.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.90 NCUACS 84.5.99/B.301 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.2 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.32
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.143 NCUACS 84.5.99/B.408 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.60
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.261 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.66
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.264 NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.5 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.67
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.265 NCUACS 84.5.99/F.30, NCUACS 84.5.99/F.31 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.14 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.81-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.83
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.284 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.15 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.88
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.285 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.16-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.21 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.97, NCUACS 84.5.99/H.98
Note Compiled by: Jeannine Alton, Timothy E. Powell and Nicola Ashbridge
The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations
The Biochemical Society
The Geological Society
The Higher Education Funding Council for England
The Institute of Physics
The Royal Society
Trinity College Cambridge
The Wellcome Trust
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We are pleased to acknowledge help from many sources in assembling and processing the material.
Mrs Wager and her family have been very positive in making material available and in offering information. They have all taken an interest in the progress of the work, and in the case of Jane Hargreaves have spent much time identifying drafts and photographs.
At the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Professor W.J. Kennedy, Ms S.M. Brecknell, Miss M.T. Price and Mr R. Hall have all been very helpful.
Special thanks are due to Professor E.A. Vincent, a long-term friend and collaborator of Wager from his time at Reading onward. He has made available his unique fund of knowledge and his phenomenal memory in regular visits throughout the work, and his careful scrutiny of the drafts and index has been of inestimable value.

Administrative history:
OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF LAWRENCE RICKARD WAGER
Wager was born on 5 February 1904 in Batley, Yorkshire. He was educated at a local elementary school and then at Hebden Bridge United District Grammar School, where his father was Headmaster. Walking, exploring, climbing and early geologising occupied his boyhood, forming his interests and a lasting attachment to the Yorkshire Dales, where he later purchased a house, still in family hands. In 1916, when Wager was twelve, his mother died and in 1919 his father may have been in indifferent health since he was granted a year's leave of absence from teaching, which he spent with the two boys (Wager and his younger brother Hal) in the West Indies. Here climbing, geology and botanising continued. From 1920 to 1923 Wager attended the sixth form of Leeds Grammar School, living with an aunt and uncle (Harold Wager FRS) and obtaining an Exhibition to Pembroke College Cambridge. He read the Natural Sciences Tripos, graduating with a First in Geology in 1926, and began research on Yorkshire Limestones, supported by a Goldsmiths Company Research Scholarship. Throughout his Cambridge period he was an active member of the University Mountaineering Club (President 1925-1926), climbing in Britain and the Alps and establishing a wide reputation for steadiness and a reliable eye for terrain.
His parallel skills as a geologist and climber-explorer were to characterise Wager's career. He was appointed Lecturer in mineralogy and petrology at the University of Reading in 1929 and played his part in teaching and field excursions of the department. But he also participated in the major expeditions that resulted in important scientific discoveries and personal fame. The first of these expeditions, to Greenland in 1930-1931, was the occasion of his recognition and pioneer survey of the igneous intrusions of the East Greenland coastal mountain area between Angmagssalik and Kangerdlugssuaq. The study of this area - reinforced by subsequent expeditions in 1932, 1934, 1935-1936 and 1953 - was the focus of virtually all his scientific research.
The expedition to Everest in 1933 brought a different kind of celebrity. Wager and P. Wyn Harris were chosen to lead the final assault on the summit on 29 May 1933; in adverse weather, they were not successful but they reached a greater height than any previous climbers until the successful ascent by Hilary and Tenzing twenty years later in 1953.
During the Second World War Wager was commissioned in the Royal Air Force and served in the Photographic Interpretation Unit until his release in 1944 to take up the Chair of Geology at the University of Durham. In 1950 he moved to Oxford where he greatly expanded the Department of Geology and Mineralogy. Wager was determined to enhance the status of geology at Oxford and argued for its recognition as a school and entrance subject. He also established the Geological Age and Isotope Research Group (GAIR) for the study of geochronology and geochemistry, in which a new graduate course was introduced.
Wager died very suddenly on 20 November 1965 at the relatively early age of sixty-one.
In 1934 Wager married Phyllis Margaret Worthington, who achieved a notable 'first' in accompanying him to East Greenland on the 1935-1936 expedition, which he led; she and her sister-in-law (Hal Wager's wife Kit) became the first British women to over-winter there.
Wager was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1946. He received many medals and honours: the Polar Medal 1933, the Mungo Park Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society 1936, the Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society of London 1945, the Spendiarov Prize of the International Geological Congress 1948 and the Lyell Medal of the Geological Society of London 1962.
Wager, a reticent man, answered to several names. His given name, Lawrence, was used by his immediate family and less generally by university colleagues; more formal colleagues of an earlier generation preferred the surname Wager; in his department he was 'Prof' or 'LRW'; Oxbridge and mountaineering friends of the 1920s and 1930s use the affectionate 'Waggers' characteristic of the period; more confusingly, his brother-in-law E.B. Worthington bestowed on him the name 'Bill', originally to be used on his Morris Dancing excursions, and this became his most usual name for the rest of his life among both family and friends, although Wager apparently regretted it. For a time, at Reading, he was nicknamed 'George', but this was a short-lived complication.

Contents:
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL NCUACS 84.5.99/A.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.133
SECTION B EXPEDITIONS AND RESEARCH NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.478
SECTION C UNIVERSITY OF READING NCUACS 84.5.99/C.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/C.15
SECTION D UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM NCUACS 84.5.99/D.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/D.29
SECTION E UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.73
SECTION F RESEARCH TOPICS NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.39
SECTION G LECTURES, SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES NCUACS 84.5.99/G.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/G.89
SECTION H PUBLICATIONS NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.109
SECTION J SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS NCUACS 84.5.99/J.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/J.27
SECTION K REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS NCUACS 84.5.99/K.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/K.31
SECTION L CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 84.5.99/L.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/L.94
SECTION M NON-TEXTUAL MATERIAL NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.117
APPENDIX PERSONAL AND GEOLOGICAL DIARIES NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.69
The material is presented as shown in the List of Contents. It covers the period 1904-1985. In addition to the description of the material given below, fuller introductory matter may be found at the beginning of most of the sections.
Section A, Biographical and personal, includes a little material from Wager's schooldays and his early notebooks of natural history and geological observations. His later appointments and applications for posts are also recorded. There is relatively little documentation for the later part of his career. Of interest are the annotated memorabilia of his clubs and societies, the careful account books from early days, and the thoughtful reflections on self-discipline and purpose, written on odd scraps of paper, which add an extra dimension to a controlled personality.
Section B, Expeditions and research, is by far the most extensive in the collection and in addition to a full introduction, has frequent explanatory notes. It is presented alphabetically by territory, East Greenland being the first as well as the most important. The organisation and logistics of expeditions, especially the 1935-1936 East Greenland expedition led by Wager, are chronicled in detail, backed by diaries, reports and later correspondence. The field notebooks, catalogues of rock specimens, and the investigative analysis which continued, in collaboration, for almost thirty years are also recorded. Similar material, in somewhat less detail, is found for other areas, notably the plutonic rocks of Rhum and Skye, and for the Himalayan Geology accomplished on the 1933 Everest expedition. The field excursions for students at Reading, Durham and Oxford Universities are also included.
Section C, University of Reading, is relatively short, coinciding as it did with Wager's main period of exploration and later of war service. The material consists of lecture and teaching notes.
Section D, University of Durham, also consists mainly of teaching material, though it also includes Wager's notes and idea in preparation for his first professorial appointment.
Section E, University of Oxford, is concerned almost entirely with the research and teaching of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy. It includes documentation of the Geological Age and Isotope Research Group (GAIR) that Wager established for the study of geochronology and geochemistry and in which a new graduate course in geochemistry was introduced.
Section F, Research topics, is a short section since most of Wager's research notes and data are dispersed through the collection: the petrographic descriptions and analyses are in Section B, while research undertaken for an important paper or lecture may be included in Sections G and H. Section F includes documentation of a wartime project on biotite and the beginnings of Wager's productive collaboration with R.L. Mitchell on trace elements in the rocks of the Skaergaard Intrusion of East Greenland.
Section G, Lectures, speeches and addresses, covers a wide timespan from talks given as a schoolboy ca 1920 to 1964. They include technical lectures given in UK and abroad on all aspects of Wager's scientific interests in layered intrusions, geochemistry and geochronology, and also many less formal talks to non-professional audiences interested in the expeditions to Greenland and Everest.
Section H, Publications, is of interest in showing Wager's methods of work, constantly revising and redrafting, in his notoriously illegible pencil or ink longhand. There are drafts and correspondence relating to Layered Igneous Rocks, Wager's major collaborative work with G.M. Brown that he did not live to see published. Where applicable reference has been made to the Bibliography in the Memoir of Wager by W.A. Deer ('Lawrence Rickard Wager', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 13 1967), a copy of which is at NCUACS 84.5.99/A.2. However, not all Wager's published works documented in this collection are to be found in this Bibliography and this additional material has been listed in a bibliographical note appended to the introduction of the catalogue.
Section J, Societies and organisations, is scanty but includes material covering Wager's long service on the Royal Society's British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics Vulcanology Sub-committee.
Section K, References and recommendations, covers the period 1945-1965 and relates mainly to academic work.
Section L, Correspondence, is not extensive but contains some personal correspondence from family and friends including Cambridge contemporaries and acquaintances. Most of Wager's scientific correspondence remains with the research or other matters to which it refers.
Section M, Non-textual material, is of considerable interest, containing not only photographs and slides of Wager's expeditions but the original drawings and maps made on his early Greenland visits in 1930-1931 and 1935-1936.
The Appendix lists personal and geological diaries 1925-1964, which currently remain in family hands.



SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.1-A.133  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.7 OBITUARIES AND TRIBUTES
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.8-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.67 CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.68-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.108 DIARIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.109-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.133 MISCELLANEOUS BIOGRAPHICAL ITEMS

OBITUARIES AND TRIBUTES  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.1-A.7  1966-1990

Note: Recollections by E.A. Vincent at NCUACS 84.5.99/A.3-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.6 are photocopies kindly made available by Professor Vincent for this collection.


[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.1  1985

Contents:
C.K. Brooks: L.R. Wager and the geology of East Greenland. Geol. Soc. Amer. Centennial Special Volume I

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.2  1967

Contents:
W.A. Deer: Lawrence Rickard Wager. Biog. Memoirs Fs. Roy. Soc. 13

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.3  nd [1966]

Contents:
E.A. Vincent: Memorial of Lawrence Rickard Wager

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.4  1946-1951, nd [1987]

Contents:
E.A. Vincent: Some reminiscences of the Department of Geology at Durham

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.5  April 1989

Contents:
E.A. Vincent: Geology and mineralogy at Oxford 1936-1986

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.6  1990

Contents:
E.A. Vincent: Some personal reminiscences of Lawrence Wager

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.7  1966-1967

Contents:
Miscellaneous obituaries
Photocopies, in alphabetical order by journal or source.

CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.8-A.67  1904-1983

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.8

Contents:
Earliest notes of Wager's infancy, kept by his mother, Adelina Wager, 1904-1905.
Included here is a postcard sent to Wager from his mother, 1915. She died in 1916.

Hebden Bridge School notebooks.  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.9-A.11  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.9

Contents:
'Nature Study 1914-1915'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.10

Contents:
'Physics 1916-1917'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.11

Contents:
'Physics 1917-1918'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.12

Contents:
'School Reports'
Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School, 1914, 1917-1918, 1919-1920; Oueen's Royal College, Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 1919; Leeds Grammar School 1920, 1922, 1923, also Leeds Grammar School General Paper 1922.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.13

Contents:
Sketches and greetings cards by Wager, 1917 (snow scene), 1920 (West Indies scenes) for Wager's father.

Leeds Grammar School  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.14-A.16  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.14

Contents:
Notes and drawings on rocks and mines in the area of Arncliffe, Littondale, Yorkshire, with a later manuscript note by Wager 'From my very early Arncliffe note book'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.15

Contents:
Journal entries of 'Xmas holidays 1922-23'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.16

Contents:
Essays at Leeds Grammar School on scientific, general and descriptive topics. Two only dated 1921, 1923.

University of Cambridge  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.17-A.24  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.17

Contents:
Letter from Pembroke College, 16 October 1922, offering an exhibition of £80 a year, with effect from the academic year 1923.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.18  1923-1924 and nd

Contents:
Letters from M.E. Wager (father)

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.19

Contents:
Letters from H.G. Wager (brother), and from H. Wager (uncle) arranging introductions at Cambridge, 1924.
Also included here is a card of good wishes and thanks for Wager's assistance with the Duke of York's Camp, 1923.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.20  1925

Contents:
Letters and notes of congratulation on Wager's first-class in Part I of his Natural Sciences Tripos

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.21

Contents:
Two letters 1925 from S.B. Van Noorden, a Cambridge contemporary and climbing companion who was killed in Snowdonia in 1925 (Hargreaves p.24).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.22  1926

Contents:
Letters from J.M. Wordie offering Wager a place on an expedition to East Greenland planned for summer

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.23

Contents:
Pembroke College clubs and societies
The Martlets [Essay Society], 1926.
Science Society, 1925, 1928.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.24


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/A.126.

Contents:
Cambridge University and national clubs and societies
Climbers Club, 1925.
Cambridge University Mountaineering Club, 1926.
Sedgwick Club, 1926.
Ray Club, 1927.
Alpine Club, 1928.
Miscellaneous Cambridge items.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.25  1927

Contents:
Applications for posts with Colonial Office, Nyasaland, and at the University of Manchester, references and testimonials

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.26

Contents:
Award of Goldsmith's Company postgraduate studentship 1927-1928, registration as Research Student at Cambridge 1928.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.27  1929

Contents:
Application, correspondence, appointment as Lecturer in Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Reading.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.28

Contents:
Marriage 1934, to Phyllis Margaret Worthington.
Invitation, letter from V.D. Davis who took the service.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.29

Contents:
Correspondence with G.W. Pickering and others, on feverish illness from which Wager suffered March-May 1935. No satisfactory diagnosis was made. (Hargreaves p.55).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.30  1935

Contents:
Award of 'a moiety of the Lyell Geological Fund' of the Geological Society of London

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.31

Contents:
Award of the Mungo Park Medal for 1936, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.32  1940

Contents:
Election to Council, Royal Geographical Society

War Service  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.33-A.36  1940-1943

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.33  January 1940

Contents:
Correspondence, notes, arrangements to talk to Friends' Ambulance Unit on warm gear and clothing in Arctic conditions

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.34

Contents:
Correspondence, January-August 1940, on war work.
A possible appointment in naval intelligence did not develop, but in May 1940 Wager was offered a commission in the Photographic Development Unit of R.A.F. Intelligence. His period of service began officially in August 1940.
Included here is a note of Wager's Sc.D. degree awarded in absentia in Cambridge 1941.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.35


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/A.39.

Contents:
Certificate of Mention in Despatches 1943.
Leaving party and memorabilia 1943.
Official letter of discharge 1944.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.36

Contents:
Miscellaneous letters and items at end of war, possible future of Unit, reunions etc.

Application for the Regius Chair of Geology, University of Edinburgh  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.37, A.38  1942-1943

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.37  November 1942 - January 1943

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues requesting information and advice about the chair, other candidates, referees, etc. Includes many drafts by Wager and his notes on the situation regarding forthcoming vacancies in university chairs

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.38  January 1943

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, and final version of Wager's application for the chair, list of publications and testimonials

University of Durham  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.39-A.43  1943-1949


Related information: See also Section D.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.39  1943-1944

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues and officials
Includes some reference to the Edinburgh chair (see NCUACS 84.5.99/A.37, NCUACS 84.5.99/A.38), Wager's appointment at Durham and the negotiations for his release from the R.A.F. His formal application for release and an appeal by the university were turned down, but a personal intervention by the Vice-Chancellor, Lord Eustace Percy, to the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Archibald Sinclair, was successful in obtaining an initial six months leave of absence.
Also included are Wager's own question-and-answer notes for his interview, his resignation from the University of Reading and his resignation of his commission in May 1944.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.40  1943

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on the appointment of a Lecturer in Geology at Durham
F.H. Stewart was appointed.

Letters and cards of congratulation to Wager on his appointment at Durham  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.41, A.42  1943-1944

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.41

Contents:
A - O.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.42

Contents:
R - W, first-name and unidentified signatures.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.43  1944-1949

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter correspondence

Award of the Bigsby Medal  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.44, A.45  1945

Contents:
The Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society of London is awarded biennially to geologists under 45.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.44

Contents:
Notification of award, correspondence with the President, Geological Society (W.G. Fearnsides), Wager's own résumé of his work, official account and Wager's reply.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.45

Contents:
Letters of congratulation.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.46  1945

Contents:
Offer to Wager to accept appointment to the Yates-Goldsmid Chair of Geology, University College London.
Letters and discussions with colleagues, November to December 1945, when Wager decided to remain at Durham.

Election to Fellowship of the Royal Society  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.47-A.50  1946

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.47  1956

Contents:
Formal notification of election March 1946, and arrangements for admission, list of publications (to 1940), brief note of election to the Council of Royal Society

Letters and cards of congratulation, a few with drafts for reply.  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.48-A.50  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.48

Contents:
A - F.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.49

Contents:
G - P.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.50

Contents:
S - W., first-name and unidentified signatures.

Correspondence and papers relating to the Chair of Geology at the University of Glasgow  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.51, A.52  June-August 1946

Contents:
Wager's draft letters, and his many notes and deliberations, indicate his difficulty in reaching a decision. A brief account is in Hargreaves pp. 93-94.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.51

Contents:
Correspondence and drafts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.52

Contents:
Wager's notes and thoughts about Durham and Glasgow.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.53  1 September 1948

Contents:
Award of the Spendiarov Prize, awarded at the 18th International Geological Congress Final Meeting
Letters of congratulation, a few with replies.

Chair of Geology, University of Oxford  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.54-A.63  1950


Related information: See also Section E.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.54  March-April 1950

Contents:
Correspondence and papers
Wager had apparently not seen the advertisement for the Oxford Chair and learned of it only on 29 March, two days before the closing date of 31 March. After hurried contact with referees, his application (a copy of which is enclosed) was sent in on 5 April.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.55  April-May 1950

Contents:
Correspondence
Includes letter of appointment 19 April, arrangements for a first visit to the Oxford Department and to University College where Wager became ex officio a Fellow.

Letters of congratulation, a few with replies.  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.56-A.59  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.56

Contents:
A - G.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.57

Contents:
H - M.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.58

Contents:
N - R.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.59

Contents:
S - W, and unidentified.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.60  May - July 1950

Contents:
Correspondence and papers, with colleagues and staff at Oxford; arrangements for visits, information on departmental staff, apparatus and facilities, financial estimates

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.61

Contents:
Miscellaneous notes by Wager on the Oxford Department.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.62

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter correspondence on apparatus and furniture for the Department.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.63

Contents:
'Progress of Geology'. Miscellaneous notes, drafts, references, perhaps for lecture or lectures on the history of geology at Oxford, the teaching of geology and its relations to other sciences, geochemistry etc. n.d. but probably related to the Oxford Chair.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.64

Contents:
Correspondence relating to Wager's sabbatical leave in 1959, spent mainly in Switzerland. Includes correspondence with colleagues continuing to 1961

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.65  1962

Contents:
Award of the Lyell Medal of Geological Society of London
One letter only.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.66  1963

Contents:
Election as foreign member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.67  1973-1983

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on the award of the Wager Prize for Volcanological Research, to commemorate Wager's work

DIARIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.68-A.108  1914-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.68  1914

Contents:
Also includes two pages torn from diary for January 1916.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.69  1915

Contents:
Memorandum book (hardly used)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.70  1924

Contents:
Diary

Cambridge University pocket diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.71-A.77  1922-1930

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.71  1922-1923

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.72  1924-1925

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.73  1925-1926

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.74  1926-1927

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.75  1927-1928

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.76  1928-1929

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.77  1929-1930

Contents:
Diary

University of Reading Students' Union diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.78-A.85  1931-1940

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.78  1931-1932

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.79  1932-1933

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.80  1933-1934

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.81  1934-1935

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.82  1936-1937

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.83  1937-1938

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.84  1938-1939

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.85  1939-1940

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.86  1942

Contents:
R.A.F. diary

Small Boots' Co. pocket diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.87-A.91  1945-1949

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.87  1945

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.88  1946

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.89  1947

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.90  1948

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.91  1949

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.92  1949

Contents:
Letts diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.93  1949-1950

Contents:
University of Durham diary

Oxford University pocket diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.94-A.108  1950-1966

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.94  1950-1951

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.95  1951-1952

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.96  1952-1953

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.97  1953-1954

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.98  1954-1955

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.99  1955-1956

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.100  1956-1957

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.101  1957-1958

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.102  1958-1959

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.103  1959-1960

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.104  1960-1961

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.105  1961-1962

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.106  1962-1963

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.107  1964-1965

Contents:
Diary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.108  1965-1966

Contents:
Diary

MISCELLANEOUS BIOGRAPHICAL ITEMS  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.109-A.133  1921-1963

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.109-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.115 Passports and personal documentation
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.116-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.118 Address books
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.119-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.123 Accounts
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.124-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.128 Clubs and societies
NCUACS 84.5.99/A.129-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.133 Thoughts and reflections

Passports and personal documentation  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.109-A.115  1932-1962

Passports  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.109-A.112  1932-1962

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.109  1932

Contents:
Passport

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.110  1942

Contents:
Passport

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.111  1961

Contents:
Passport

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.112  1962

Contents:
Passport

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.113, A.114

Contents:
Driving Licences.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.115

Contents:
Club Alpin Francais.

Address books  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.116-A.118  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.116  nd

Contents:
Thumb-index unbound address list, perhaps from Cambridge period

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.117

Contents:
Address book, Reading period.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.118

Contents:
Address book for despatch of reprints, Oxford period.

Accounts  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.119-A.123  1921-1960

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.119  Some dates 1921, 1922

Contents:
Small account book, Hebden Bridge Secondary School.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.120

Contents:
Small account book, Pembroke College Cambridge.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.121  1935-1940

Contents:
Small bank account book

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.122  1930-1960

Contents:
Small bank account book

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.123  Various dates 1923-1934

Contents:
Miscellaneous bills and accounts of personal interest.

Clubs and societies  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.124-A.128  ca 1924-1963

Arctic Club  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.124, A.125  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.124  Various dates 1932-1963

Contents:
Annual Dinner menus, almost all with signatures of members and guests, some with seating plans.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.125  1952-1964

Contents:
Correspondence about membership, guests, attendance, arrangements for Arctic Club Dinners, especially 1952 when the Dinner was held in Brasenose College Oxford and Wager was President.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.126  ca 1924-1940

Contents:
Cambridge University Mountaineering Club. Lists of Officers, members, meetings cards. Not all dated

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.127  Various dates 1933-1961

Contents:
Miscellaneous commemorative dinner menus, many signed and with seating plans.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.128  Various dates 1928-1934

Contents:
Miscellaneous items relating to folk and Morris dancing.

Thoughts and reflections  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.129-A.133  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.129  1921

Contents:
Hard-backed exercise book. Used for drafts and thoughts on the philosophy of science, influence of science on modern thought, scientific method, metaphysics etc. n.d. but references are made to work published in 1921.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.130  1926

Contents:
Small pocket notebook. Used for quotations, reflections and ideas on science, art and philosophy. Includes accounts of discussions with Cambridge contemporaries, and of lectures attended

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.131

Contents:
Miscellaneous short notes on philosophy of science.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.132

Contents:
Personal reflections, self-guidance, prayer, many on small pieces of paper and undated.
They include Wager's reflections on the effect of his mother's death in 1916 when he was twelve, his thoughts on mountaineering with E.E. Shipton, religious ideas and a 'Child's Prayer' for his family 1945.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/A.133

Contents:
Poems.
Brief accounts of mountaineering.

SECTION B EXPEDITIONS AND RESEARCH  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-B.478  [n.d.]


Related information: Maps, photographs and other non-textual material are in Section M.

Contents:
This is by far the most extensive section in the collection and within it East Greenland occupies the major part.
Wager's first Arctic expedition, begun only a few months after his 1929 appointment at the University of Reading, was as a member of the British Arctic Air Route Expedition (BAARE), led by H.G. ('Gino') Watkins, in 1930-1931 (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.21). The purpose of the expedition was to reconnoitre a possible air route across the Greenland Ice Cap, requiring mapping, surveying and meteorological observations. For Wager, it was in addition the occasion of his discovery of the 'Skaergaard Intrusion', which he first observed from the deck of the Quest on the voyage from base camp at Angmagssalik to Kangerdlugssuaq. He immediately recognised its geological importance as a classic example of a layered intrusion, and, beginning during the expedition itself, as can be seen from his diaries and future planning notes, he made its exploration and study the primary aim of his future research career.
Further expeditions to East Greenland followed, in 1932, 1934, 1935-1936 and 1953; another had been planned for 1966-1967 in which Wager himself did not live to participate.
Analysis of the East Greenland rocks began in 1933. Laboratory research into age, structure and tectonics, and geochemistry, drawing on increasingly sophisticated methods, was pursued by Wager and his assistants throughout his life, accompanied by a stream of publications and lectures. His interest in British Tertiary Igneous rocks, particularly the layered intrusions of Rhum and Skye, is documented in frequent expeditions to Scotland, and subsequent research (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.391). Additional shorter expeditions to South Africa (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.392-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.404) and the West Indies in 1959 (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.415) provided further material. Wager's major book Layered Igneous Rocks, written in collaboration with G.M. (Sir Malcolm) Brown, appeared posthumously in 1967.
Wager's participation in the 1933 expedition to Mount Everest, and in the final (unsuccessful) assault on the summit (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.307) made him a national figure, yet was in some sense a distraction from his layered intrusion research. He put the expedition to maximum geological use, however, by acquiring specimens and by studying in particular the mechanism of the rise of the Himalayan range and the river drainage systems.
The surviving material for all these expeditions may include: preliminary planning, organisation, funding, personnel, equipment and transport; diaries, field notebooks and rock catalogues; research notes and notebooks; reports; publications and lectures; correspondence both preceding and following the expedition. The proportions and extent of the material varies. Expeditions of which Wager was the leader or joint leader, notably those of 1935-1936 and 1953, carry an exceptionally full and interesting record of all aspects of the careful organisation involved. Shorter expeditions, or those where he was not leading or bearing primary responsibility, are proportionately less extensive.
Wager's acknowledged experience in the Arctic and elsewhere led to his being regularly consulted on proposed expeditions by others. Material of this kind is retained at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.456-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.474.
Wager's personal diaries written on expeditions are listed in the Appendix. They currently remain in family hands.
The material is presented as follows
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252 EAST GREENLAND
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.307 EVEREST 1933
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.308-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.346 IRELAND
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.391 SCOTLAND
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.392-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.404 SOUTH AFRICA
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.415 WEST INDIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.416-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.441 YORKSHIRE
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.442-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.455 MISCELLANEOUS EXCURSIONS
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.456-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.474 ADVICE AND CORRESPONDENCE
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.475-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.478 MISCELLANEOUS ROCK CATALOGUES

EAST GREENLAND  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-B.252  1930-1965

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.21 BRITISH ARCTIC AIR ROUTE EXPEDITION (BAARE) 1930-1931
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.22-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.36 SCORESBY SOUND COMMITTEE'S SECOND EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION 1932
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.37 CHARCOT POURQUOI PAS? EXPEDITION 1934
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.120 BRITISH EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION (BEGE) 1935-1936
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.146 EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION (EGGE) 1953
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.147 BRITISH EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION 1966-1967
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.148-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.181 EAST GREENLAND ROCK CATALOGUES
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252 EAST GREENLAND RESEARCH

BRITISH ARCTIC AIR ROUTE EXPEDITION (BAARE) 1930-1931  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-B.21  1930-1955


Related information: A register of meteorological observations kept by Wager during the expedition is at Appendix App.9.

Contents:
In January 1930 Wager was actively considering joining an expedition to Spitsbergen with Meredith Jackson (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1). Later that month, however, he received an invitation from H.G. ('Gino') Watkins to join his British Arctic Air Route Expedition as geologist (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.2). Wager consented immediately, sailing with the party in July 1930 on the Quest. He contributed to the team's work in mapping and surveying, and also as a climber leading an attempt to climb Mont Forel, the highest peak then known in the Arctic. His own career received its definitive direction though the discovery and pioneer survey of the plutonic centres of the Skaergaard Intrusion and surrounding area of the East Greenland coast. Most of his subsequent expeditions to Greenland and elsewhere, and the resulting research and publications, derive from this discovery.
Of some interest is a short sequence of correspondence from Watkins about a proposed expedition to the Antarctic that he hoped Wager would join (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.4). In the event, Watkins drowned during an Arctic expedition in the summer of 1932; a reference to his Antarctic proposal is quoted by Hargreaves p.38.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.10 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.11-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.13 Later correspondence
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.14-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.19 Letters and diaries
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.20, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.21 Press cuttings

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1-B.10  1930-1933, 1955

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.1  January - February 1930

Contents:
Correspondence on proposed journey to Spitsbergen with Meredith Jackson. Advice, information etc.
The first letter is dated 13 January, thus antedating the correspondence from Watkins. A letter from Jackson of 3 February begins 'Please don't feel that you're backing out of anything'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.2  1930-1931

Contents:
Correspondence with Watkins
These letters (incoming only) are all manuscript and not fully dated; the year is rarely given and the month is abbreviated sometimes to an initial letter.
Watkins's first letter dated 19 January invites Wager to join the expedition 'for the purpose of investigating the possibilities of an air route between Canada and England via Faroe Island, Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Land, Hudson Bay and Winnipeg'. Wager seems to have replied favourably at once (letter of 20 January) and given a firm commitment by 5 February. The correspondence continues with detailed arrangements and includes radio messages, February 1931, on pick-up by aeroplane.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.3

Contents:
Draft agreement.
The aims are here given as 'to explore in Greenland and elsewhere Arctic Air Routes'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.4  'Dec 21st [1931]', 'Jan 3rd', 'J 27th' [1932]

Contents:
Letters from Watkins on proposed Antarctic expedition

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.5  July 1930 - August 1931

Contents:
Leave of absence from the University of Reading
Wager's manuscript letter of application for leave details the aims of the expedition with special reference to geology.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.6

Contents:
Correspondence with University of Cambridge re award of grant from the Worts Fund, and deferral of Wager's dissertation until after the expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.7  1930-1933

Contents:
Correspondence with Royal Society re grants made to Wager for 'an investigation of the reconnaissance geology of East Greenland' (1930) and 'the study of petrological results of British Arctic Air Route Expedition to Greenland' (1931)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.8  1930-1931

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence
Information, messages of good luck etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.9

Contents:
Lists compiled by Wager.
Includes 'List to be taken by first in ice cap expedition Aug. 9 1930', list for 'Coast Journey (Motor Boat)', list of 68 photographs taken during expedition, notes for lectures (kept with above, no indication when given).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.10


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/L.15.

Contents:
Miscellaneous items.
Includes copy of Wager's certificate of medical fitness; notes on methods of rock collection; Christmas 1930 dinner menu (signed by team members); humorous poem 'Living on the country' by J.M. Scott, 1931.
Also included here is a menu of the 'The Quest Dinner' commemorating 25th anniversary of the sailing, held 6 July 1955.

Later correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.11-B.13  1931-1949

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.11  1932

Contents:
Award of the Polar Medal

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.12  1931-1934

Contents:
Correspondence from colleagues
Includes letter from A. Courtauld on proposed memorial for Watkins, dated 9 October, no year, probably 1932.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.13  1949


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.16-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.18.

Contents:
Correspondence with J.M. Scott re biographical articles he was preparing for Encyclopaedia Arctica
Includes draft for the entry on Wager describing all his expeditions to date (Everest, later East Greenland). Wager arranged to have the diary of his ice cap journey typed out to help Scott

Letters and diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.14-B.19  1930-1931

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.14

Contents:
Manuscript drafts by Wager for 'messages by wireless' of greeting and news, and of three letters to 'Auntie Winifred' (Winifred Wager).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.15  (Undated) and March 1931


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/B.20.
See also NCUACS 84.5.99/B.21.

Contents:
Exercise book of copies of letters and telegrams sent by Wager to his father. Letters run July - October 1930; telegrams are Christmas greetings.
On a separate paper is a copy of a Times article May 1931 on the search for A. Courtauld who had spent the winter alone on the ice cap.

Typescript copies of Wager's 'Diary of Ice Cap Journey', made for J.M. Scott  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.16, B.17  [n.d.]


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.13 and Appendix, App. 9 and 10.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.16  26 October - 29 November 1930

Contents:
Vol. I.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.17  30 November - 20 December 1930

Contents:
Vol. II.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.18  14 August - 8 September 1930

Contents:
Typescript copy of 'General Diary'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.19  25 October - 5 November 1930

Contents:
Manuscript 'Duplicate diary of Ice Cap Journey'

Press cuttings  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.20, B.21  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.20

Contents:
Exercise book kept by Wager's father, with pasted-in press cuttings, communiqués, etc also including copy of Wager's letter of 8 August 1930 (Additional to those at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.15).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.21

Contents:
Miscellaneous press cuttings mainly relating to the rescue of A. Courtauld after six weeks alone at the ice cap station.

SCORESBY SOUND COMMITTEE'S SECOND EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION 1932  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.22-B.36  1932-1934

Contents:
This was a Danish expedition organised by the Scoresby Sound Committee. The leader was Ejnar Mikkelsen, who became a close friend of Wager and his family, the expedition being commonly referred to as the 'Mikki Expedition'. The expedition sailed from Copenhagen on 22 June 1932, returning in September. Wager was responsible for the geological work, at Kangerdlugssuaq and Kap Dalton, and the party also included his brother H.G. (Hal) Wager and another friend, Michael Spender, as cartographer. Immediately on his return, Wager began to plan a more extended expedition including over-wintering, to enable detailed surveying of the region to be achieved (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.25). His nomination to the 1933 Everest team deferred the plan until the major British East Greenland Expedition of 1935-1936 (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.120).
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.22-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.24 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.25-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.29 Later correspondence
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.30 Diary
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.31-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.33 Reports
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.34-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.36 Research

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.22-B.24  1932-1933

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.22  February-May 1932

Contents:
Letters from H.G. Wager on his participation in the expedition

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.23  April 1932 - January 1933

Contents:
Correspondence with Mikkelsen
Invitation, detailed arrangements, conditions of work (letter of 7 June 1932), payment of accounts. Mikkelsen's later letters refer to the Danish-Norwegian dispute over Greenland, the Everest expedition and Wager's proposed future work in Greenland.
A letter from M. Spender, May 1932, about the expedition is included here.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.24

Contents:
Miscellaneous items: list of members, messages of goodwill, accounts.

Later correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.25-B.29  1932-1934, nd

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.25  October 1932

Contents:
Correspondence with J.M. Wordie, with Wager's outline of his plans for an extended expedition to Scoresby Sound

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.26

Contents:
Correspondence with M. Spender on various expedition plans, October 1932 - September 1933; Spender took part in the Danish 7th Thule Expedition. Includes a proposal by Spender for a journey to Kangerlugssuaq in spring 1935.
Also included here is an 8pp typescript draft on 'Hvitserkr', a high mountain on the Greenland coast, and its location. No author, date or place of publication are given, but reference is made to an article of 1935 and the work of M. Spender.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.27  January 1933

Contents:
Correspondence and draft letters on Wager's appointment to the Everest team and its effect on East Greenland work, especially for his Danish colleagues

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.28  1932-1933

Contents:
Miscellaneous scientific correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.29  September 1933 - May 1934

Contents:
Correspondence with Mikkelsen
General news of research and expeditions by Koch, Rasmussen, Charcot, lectures and papers, arrangements for publication of Wager's maps and papers.

Diary  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.30  1932

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.30  20 August 1932 only

Contents:
Typescript diary entry

Reports  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.31-B.33  1932-1933

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.31

Contents:
Wager's manuscript account of 'The Metamorphic Complex' between Kap Dalton and Kangerdlugssuaq, prepared at the request of V. Stefansson of Pan American Airways.
Includes a letter from Mikkelsen, who writes: 'I don't think that aircrafts [sic] ever will make a success of Kangerdlugssuak...he [Stefansson] has got the Trans-Greenland flying on his brain - I don't believe in it'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.32  July 1933

Contents:
Printed note on 'Explorations in East Greenland South of Scoresby Sound', Geog. Review

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.33  1933

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence on Wager's publications on Greenland

Research  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.34-B.36  1932-1934

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.34

Contents:
Wager's manuscript geological and research notes.Various dates August 1932, July 1934

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.35  1933

Contents:
Analyses of Greenland rocks, undertaken for Wager by H.F. Harwood at Imperial College London

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.36  1934

Contents:
Letters from A. Holmes and F.W. Bannister on analyses of Greenland rocks

CHARCOT POURQUOI PAS? EXPEDITION 1934  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.37  1934

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.37  1934-1935

Contents:
Correspondence from J.-B. Charcot on his proposed expedition on his ship the Pourquoi Pas? to Scoresby Sound for approximately two months
Wager accompanied the expedition but returned earlier than the main party
Also enclosed is a telegram: 'All well good luck love Phyl' from Wager's fiancée Phyllis Worthington whom he married in October 1934.

BRITISH EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION (BEGE) 1935-1936  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-B.120  1933-1963

Contents:
This was the culmination of Wager's long-matured plan for extended over-wintering expedition, which would enable scientific projects to be carried out in appropriate detail. A significant modification was the presence of women in the party, notably Phyl Wager, his newly married wife, and Kit, wife of H.G. Wager, the first British women to over-winter in Greenland.
The expedition sailed on the Quest in July 1935. Its 'summer party' of mountaineers and climbers, which included A. Courtauld and J.L. Longland, made a successful ascent of the highest peak of the Watkins mountains. The over-wintering party of seven Europeans and fourteen Greenlanders remained after the Quest sailed home in August.
Wager's responsibility as leader and organiser, his determination to make maximum use of the opportunity for sustained scientific research, and the practical help given by his wife, have ensured an unusually full record of every aspect of the expedition. A further account of the planning, and of the daily life of the expedition can be found in Hargreaves, pp 53-56 and Chapter 9.
The surveying, meteorological and geological work achieved formed the basis of Wager's continuing research and publications, in collaboration with W.A. Deer and many others in his University Departments.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.82 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.83-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.89 Diaries and notes during expedition
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.90-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.109 Reports, publications and lectures
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.110-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.120 Later correspondence and research

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-B.82  1933-1939

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.47 Planning and permission
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.48-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.55 Funding
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.56-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.62 Personnel
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.63-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.66 Food, equipment and supplies
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.67-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.70 Shipping and transport
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.71-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.76 Miscellaneous correspondence and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.77-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.82 Stores and accounts

Planning and permission  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38-B.47  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.38

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript plans, heavily revised, for an East Greenland expedition, originally planned for 1934-1935, later amended to 1935-1936. Final version adds in a headnote: 'During the first summer the members of this expedition will combine with Mr. Augustine Courtauld's party in an attempt on the New Mountains'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.39  1934-1935

Contents:
Correspondence re leave of absence from the University of Reading

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.40-B.45

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues on scientific work to be undertaken, choice of personnel, funding etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.40  1934-1937

Contents:
Meteorology

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.41  1935

Contents:
Correspondence with C.S. Elton on zoology and entomology

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.42  1934-1935

Contents:
Correspondence with J.S. Gardiner on funding, personnel, zoology

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.43  1934-1936

Contents:
Correspondence with A.C. Seward on funding, botanical specimens, fossil wood

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.44  1935

Contents:
Correspondence with J.M. Wordie on Visting Sledges and other equipment

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.45  1935

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence on funding and on botanical specimens

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.46  1934-1935

Contents:
Correspondence with Foreign Office for official permission for expedition

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.47  1935-1936

Contents:
Correspondence with the Danish Administration of Greenland, comments on Wager's plan, negotiations, Wager's visit to Copenhagen, revised plans, payment of deposit, arrangements for Greenlanders, final statement of account and return of surplus funds

Funding  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.48-B.55  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.48  1935

Contents:
Miss S.R. Courtauld (private contribution)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.49  1935

Contents:
Gino Watkins Memorial Fund

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.50  1935

Contents:
Percy Sladen Memorial Fund

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.51  1935-1939

Contents:
The University of Reading
Includes grants for the expedition and for subsequent research work, rock sectioning and equipment.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.52  1933-1935

Contents:
Royal Geographical Society
Includes application made in 1933 for the proposed expedition 1934-1935, later postponed to 1935-1936; also loan of instruments and Wager's estimate of income and expenditure for the expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.53  1934-1938

Contents:
Royal Society
Includes correspondence with referees and colleagues and with the Society, also loan of cameras, and Wager's summary report on the expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.54  1935-1937

Contents:
Leverhulme Foundation
Correspondence and papers from referees and colleagues, and with the Foundation, on the award to Wager of a Research Fellowship towards the cost of the expedition. The Fellowship was extended for a further year, 1936-1937, to continue the research, but Wager was unable to obtain a further year's leave of absence from the University of Reading and had to decline. Also includes Wager's short report on the expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.55

Contents:
Unsuccessful applications: Gloyne Fund, Worts Fund.

Personnel  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.56-B.62  [n.d.]

Contents:
Correspondence with team members; invitation, equipment, arrangements.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.56  1935

Contents:
P.B. Chambers, 'handyman'. See Hargreaves p.54.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.57

Contents:
A. Courtauld, 1933-1935 (few letters dated)
Courtauld made possible the summer climbing expedition, in which he took part. He returned in the Quest in August 1935 and acted as representative of the expedition in England while its members were out of contact with Europe (see Wager's letter 28 August 1935).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.58  1935

Contents:
W.A. Deer, geologist

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.59  1935

Contents:
E.C. Fountaine, medical officer and surveyor

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.60

Contents:
J.L. Longland, mountaineer, 1935
Longland had been a member of the 1933 Everest expedition and much of his correspondence relates to the affairs of the Everest Committee.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.61  1935

Contents:
H.G. Wager, botanist, 1935 (not all dated)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.62  1933-1935

Contents:
Applicants not selected, or unable to join expeditions

Food, equipment and supplies  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.63-B.66  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.63

1 box

Contents:
Letters to food manufacturers and firms requesting help with provisions

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.64

1 box

Contents:
Letters to firms and manufacturers of clothing, equipment and supplies requesting help.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.65

Contents:
Draft letters to suppliers of food and equipment 'tailored' to specific firms and requirements as well as including general information on the scope of the expedition. Also included is a tabulated résumé of firms approached and type of appeal. Almost all in the hand of Mrs Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.66

Contents:
Draft letters and tabulated information written after the expedition thanking suppliers for their products. Almost all in the hand of Mrs Wager.

Shipping and transport  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.67-B.70  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.67  May - June 1935

Contents:
Daily returns of goods received and stored at Aberdeen awaiting departure

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.68  1935

Contents:
Purchase of two hunting boats

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.69  1936

Contents:
Arrangements for shipping and customs clearance into UK for Greenland specimens at end of expedition

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.70  1935-1937

Contents:
Correspondence and contract re chartering of SS Saelis to pick up expedition members in August 1936

Miscellaneous correspondence and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.71-B.76  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.71

Contents:
Correspondence with E. Mikkelsen, February - July 1935 on all aspects of the expedition but with special reference to the construction of the three-roomed wooden house shipped out as living and working quarters.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.72

Contents:
Plans, photographs, instructions for erecting the house.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.73

Contents:
Lists of clothing and equipment required by team members, and specific lists for reconnaissance and longer-stay journeys during expedition. List of geological equipment (in Deer's hand).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.74


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/M.102.

Contents:
Correspondence with Geodetic Institute of Denmark on loan of photographs and maps. Correspondence continues to 1937 with reference to new names proposed for features of Kangerdlugssuak and Knud Rasmussen Land as a result of the expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.75  1934-1935

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.76

Contents:
Good luck messages.
Radio messages sent to Wager from ship. Included here is a copy of Wager's letter 29 August 1935 to Sir Percy Cox explaining progress to date, arrangements for departure in 1936 and his intention, should weather conditions for return be unfavourable, to 'settle down for another year of work...we have plenty of food and ammunition to make this satisfactory for both the Eskimos and ourselves'.

Stores and accounts  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.77-B.82  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.77

Contents:
List of Food and Equipment.
'Stores in Bachelor's House'.
'Stores on Bum's House'. This was the expedition nickname for the Greenlanders. Its origin is explained in Hargreaves p.63.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.78

Contents:
Analysis of food values and diet requirements. Includes letter from J.C. Drummond.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.79

Contents:
Small red notebook 'Stores List'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.80

Contents:
Thumb-indexed lists of stores and suppliers.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.81

Contents:
Wager's bank account book for the expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.82

Contents:
Ledger of BEGE accounts.

Diaries and notes during expedition  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.83-B.89  1935-1936

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.83

Contents:
Tabulated lists of seals, bears and narwhals shot.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.84

Contents:
Working notes of work to be done, sledge journeys undertaken, calculations of food and equipment required. Includes diary and notes by W.A. Deer on one of the summer journeys.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.85  9 November 1935

Contents:
Manuscript notes 'The Dyke Swarms'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.86  May 1936

Contents:
Manuscript notes 'General notes on the lavas'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.87

Contents:
Manuscript notes 'Skaergaard Intrusion. Notes done in Greenland 1935-6'. Some of the last analyses may have been done later.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.88

Contents:
Typescript copy of diary. Entries run 18 January - 12 August 1936, but are not complete.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.89

Contents:
'Extract from diary 1936'.
Few pages only, describing journey with Hansi, a Greenlander, 20-31 May. Several deletions and amendments.

Reports, publications and lectures  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.90-B.109  1935-1947

Contents:
Brief reports on the expedition, written for funding bodies, are at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.53 and NCUACS 84.5.99/B.54. Other lectures and publication material is in Sections G and H.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.90

Contents:
Brief statement of plans for the expedition 1935, and summary of its work 1936, both for Polar Record (not in Bibliography).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.91  1935

Contents:
Correspondence on possible articles for The Daily Telegraph
Six articles are mentioned. The plan does not seem to have been successful and the articles were written for The Times.

Correspondence and drafts for articles in The Time  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.92-B.99  1935-1936

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.92


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.102.
See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.94.

Contents:
Arrangements and accompanying correspondence, 1935-1937. The articles, none of which is listed in the Bibliography, were each to be written by a different member of the expedition.
Included here are press cuttings of three published articles
I A Peak in the Arctic, by J.L. Longland.
II The Summit of the Arctic, by Wager.
III Descent from the Mountains, by A. Courtauld.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.93

Contents:
'The Watkins Mountains'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.94

Contents:
'The Watkins Mountains. Ascent of the highest peak in the Arctic. The second half of the sledging journey and the climb'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.95

Contents:
'Exploration in Greenland'. Brief account only.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.96

Contents:
'Exploration in Greenland I. Over-wintering among the highest mountains of the Arctic' (by Mrs Wager).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.97

Contents:
'Exploration in Greenland. Fifteen months among the highest mountains of the Arctic'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.98

Contents:
'Exploration in Greenland III. The mountain zone between ice cap and polar pack'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.99

Contents:
Untitled and incomplete draft.

'The Kangerdlugssuaq region of East Greenland'.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.100, B.101  (Geol J 90, 1937)

Contents:
This was first given as a lecture at the Geological Society and attracted great interest at the time, and later in its published form.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.100

Contents:
Proof for published text, including other contributions and discussion at the meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.101  1937-1938

Contents:
Correspondence preceding and arising from lecture

Papers and reports by others.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.102-B.104  [n.d.]


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/H.22-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.24, NCUACS 84.5.99/H.25 for later papers in the 'Geological investigations in East Greenland' series, by Wager's students, published by Meddelelser om Gronland.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.102

Contents:
Heavily corrected manuscript account of summer climbing expedition by 'J.L.L.' (Longland) with a note 'Rough draft of Times article' (included at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.92).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.103

Contents:
'Report on certain medical research on Eskimos by the British East Greenland Expedition'. Unsigned, but by E.C. Fountaine.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.104  1935-1936

Contents:
'Meteorological observations of the British East Greenland Expedition 1935-36 at Kangerdlugssuaq', paper by E. Gordon Manley. Latest reference 1936. Folder includes correspondence from Manley

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.105  1936-1951

Contents:
Correspondence with editors of Meddelelser om Gronland, on the publication of Wager's and Deer's major papers on 'Geological investigations in East Greenland', and other publications

Letters of thanks, comment etc. from colleagues on receipt of copies of Wager's and Deer's papers 'Geological Investigations in East Greenland' in Medd. om. Gron.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.106-B.109  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.106  1934

Contents:
Part I.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.107

Contents:
1936 Part II (published 1935).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.108

Contents:
1939 Part III. This was a major publication, occupying the whole of vol.105 of the journal; it was reissued in 1962. Some of the letters refer to wartime conditions and their effect on research.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.109  1947

Contents:
Part IV. Wager was sole author of this paper.

Later correspondence and research  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.110-120  1936-1963

Contents:
Almost all the correspondence deals with post-expedition research.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.110  1936

Contents:
Letters of welcome on safe return from expedition, including Wager's letters of thanks to his scientific patrons and their replies

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.111  1936-1937

Contents:
Correspondence on entomological specimens brought back from Greenland

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.112  1936, 1937

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.113  1937

Contents:
Correspondence and information from colleagues on analysis of East Greenland rocks

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.114  1938, 1939

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.115  1938-1940

Contents:
Correspondence with C.E. Tilley on rock analysis, publication, possible expedition to southwest Greenland

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.116  1940-1944

Contents:
Correspondence on East Greenland plants, 1940
Correspondence on belemnites, 1940-1944

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.117  1949-1955

Contents:
Correspondence and analyses with I.D. Muir, on Skaergaard plagioclases

Work on Skaergaard olivines.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.118-B.120  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.118  1951-1953

Contents:
Correspondence and analyses

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.119  1960

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.120  1964

Contents:
Correspondence, data and draft for paper by E.A. Vincent, J.A.V. Douglas and M.G. Bown published in Amer. Mineral

EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION (EGGE) 1953  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121-B.146  1938-1953

Contents:
The EGGE was a relatively short expedition of six weeks July - September 1953, organised as a joint venture of Oxford and Manchester Universities under the leadership of Wager and W.A. Deer. The Oxford members were G.M. Brown, D.S. Weedon and C.J. Hughes; the Manchester members were G.D. Nicholls and P.E. Brown. Wager's party of four worked on the Kangerdlussuaq alkaline complex, while Deer and his party concentrated on the Kap Edvard Holm intrusion.
A return to East Greenland had, however, been in Wager's mind virtually ever since his return from the major expedition of 1935-1936. He had hoped to organise a visit to South West Greenland (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.122 and also correspondence with C.E. Tilley at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.115) but various factors supervened to delay or frustrate the proposal: the outbreak of the Second World War and the decision of the Danish authorities to undertake mapping and geological research in the area themselves; Wager's own interest in the British Tertiary Igneous Province, and other delays in finalising the expedition. The 'Early plans' at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.123 help to explain this long gestation.
When plans began to get under way, W.A. Deer acted as secretary to the expedition; nevertheless it is clear that Wager took many of the initiatives and kept the organisation under his eye. The arrangements and organisation follow the same plan as those for BEGE but in less detail.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.123 Earlier expedition plans
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.124-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.141 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.142 Diary
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.143, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.144 Reports and publications
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.145, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.146 Later correspondence

Earlier expedition plans  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121-B.123  1938-1947

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.121

Contents:
Correspondence on proposed work in South Greenland in summer 1939 and summer 1940.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.122

Contents:
Correspondence 1945-1946 with Danish and UK colleagues and friends.
This includes both personal and scientific material taking up threads after the war, exchange of specimens, publications etc. Includes Wager's and Deer's 'Proposals for a Petrological and Mineralogical re-investigation of the Ilimausak and Related Intrusions of South West Greenland' which did not eventuate.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.123  1947

Contents:
Correspondence with A. Courtauld on plans for East Greenland

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.124-B.141  1948-1954

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.124-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.130 Planning and permission
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.131, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.132 Funding
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.133 Personnel
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.134-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.139 Food, equipment and supplies
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.140, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.141 Shipping

Planning and permission  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.124-B.130  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.124  1948-1950

Contents:
Correspondence with W.A. Deer and Danish colleagues on proposed expedition to East Greenland in 1951, funding, transport, other expeditions.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.125

Contents:
Correspondence 1951, mainly with W.A. Deer, whose broken leg, obliged them to cancel the proposed expedition and defer it to 1953. Correspondence also includes discussion of I.D. Muir's work on pyroxenes (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.117) and the acquisition of a Franz isodynamic separator for the Oxford Department.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.126

Contents:
Correspondence May-December 1952, funding, organisation, 'Statement of present position'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.127  January-July 1953

Contents:
Correspondence on all aspects of organisation, proposal for official permission and funding applications, supplies, equipment etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.128  1953

Contents:
Correspondence and advice from colleagues on topics and methods of research

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.129

Contents:
'Preliminary Statement. An expedition for the further geological investigations of the Kangerdlugssuaq and Knud Rasmussen Land regions of East Greenland'.
Two versions (not identical) for an expedition in summer 1951, to include an over-wintering party of three or four geologists. Referred to in correspondence in NCUACS 84.5.99/B.124.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.130

Contents:
Revised plan, submitted to Foreign Office in February 1953, permission being granted by the Danish Government in May.

Funding  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.131, B.132  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.131  1953-1955

Contents:
Percy Sladen Fund (Linnean Society)
Application, statement, estimated budget, Wager's brief report on the work done, correspondence on final accounts, disposal of equipment etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.132  1953-1955

Contents:
Royal Society
Correspondence, application and estimates, brief report on the work done, statements of account.

Personnel  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.133  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.133  1952

Contents:
Brief correspondence

Food, equipment and supplies  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.134-B.139  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.134  1953

Contents:
Carbon copies of W.A. Deer's letters to manufacturers, Board of Trade, Ministry of Food, on supplies, export licences

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.135

Contents:
Wager's correspondence with suppliers, manufacturers and colleagues on items required for expedition. Kept by Wager in numbered bundles
2. Air photos and maps (and return after expedition).
3. Hammers.
4. Tents.
5. Photographic and film.
6. Surveying equipment.
7. Helmets, life jackets.
8. Rifles and ammunition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.136

Contents:
Correspondence on 'Penta' outboard motor taken on 1953 expedition. This was the one used on BEGE 1935-1936, the original correspondence being included here.
This may have been number 1 in the sequence in NCUACS 84.5.99/B.135.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.137

Contents:
Lists of camping, geological, miscellaneous and personal equipment, lists of rations, contents of boxes etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.138

Contents:
Lists of books and papers, note on first aid; medical certificates; travelling schedules, including changes to return journey plans.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.139

Contents:
Customs clearance for rock specimens, return of goods etc. after expedition.

Shipping  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.140, B.141  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.140  1952-1953

Contents:
Negotiations with Royal Greenland Trade Department on outward and return shipping for expedition

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.141  1952

Contents:
Shorter correspondence on sharing transport

Diary  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.142  1953

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.142  12-31 August 1953

Contents:
Typescript transcript of Wager's diary

Reports and publications  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.143, B.144  1954


Related information: See also brief reports sent to funding bodies at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.131, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.132.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.143

Contents:
Correspondence and draft article for Polar Record 1954 (not listed in Bibliography).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.144

Contents:
Shorter requests to write articles or books.

Later correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.145, B.146  1953-1954

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.145  1953-1954

Contents:
Shorter correspondence on accounts and expenses

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.146  1953, 1954

Contents:
Shorter scientific correspondence on East Greenland material

BRITISH EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION 1966-1967  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.147  1965

Contents:
Like the 1953 expedition, this was to be jointly led by Wager and W.A. Deer. Plans and discussions took place throughout 1965, including an application for funding by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). Following Wager's sudden death in November 1965, the expedition went ahead under Deer's leadership.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.147

Contents:
Statement of objectives, costings etc, photocopy of DSIR application, revised plans for 1966 with Deer as leader and P.E. Brown as deputy leader.

EAST GREENLAND ROCK CATALOGUES  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.148-B.181  1930-1965

Contents:
Wager's original notebooks are small black pocketbooks numbered on the spine in Roman numerals I-XV and an extra number XA, with a front cover label bearing the numbers of the rocks listed inside. Additionally a 'List of East Greenland catalogues' is pasted inside the front cover, enumerating all Wager's expeditions and underlining the sequence of rocks referred to in each book.
Wager's handwriting being notoriously difficult to read, a series of copies was made in hard-backed notebooks labelled on the front and spine. The general sequence of East Greenland rocks NCUACS 84.5.99/B.164-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.169 includes an extra volume of later specimens collected in Knud Rasmussen Land in 1965 (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.170).
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.148-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.163 Wager's notebooks
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.164-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.170 Copy catalogues: Greenland rocks
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.171, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.172 Copy catalogues: Skaergaard Intrusion
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.173-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.177 Copy catalogues: Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.178-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.181 Miscellaneous lists

Wager's notebooks  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.148-B.163  [n.d.]

Books I-IV, dating from the BAARE expedition  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.148-B.151  1930-1931

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.148

Contents:
'I E.G.1-400'. Wager's label on the front cover reads 'Greenland Rocks 32-400'. Loose pages slipped inside are 'Nos. 1-64 collected from 13 July - 25 July 1930' and include samples from the Faroe Islands. The main notebook lists nos. 65-400, collected July 28 - August 29 1930

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.149  30 August 1930 - 28 January 1931

Contents:
'II E.G. 401-725'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.150  28 January - 25 June 1931

Contents:
'III E.G. 726-891'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.151  7-30 July 1931

Contents:
'IV E.G. 901-1033'

Books V and VI, dating from Mikkelsen's expedition  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.152, B.153  1932

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.152  3 July - 14 August 1932

Contents:
'V E.G. 1035 - 1322'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.153

Contents:
'VI E.G. 1323-1533', begins 15 August. No final date given.

Books VII-XI, dating from the BEGE expedition  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.154-B.159  1935-1936

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.154  1936

Contents:
'VII E.G. 1601-1974', no opening date. Last entry 12 January 1936.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.155  16 January - 29 April 1936

Contents:
'VIII E.G. 2000-2375'
Note on first page of entries reads 'Numbers 1975 - 1999 not used'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.156  1936

Contents:
'IX E.G. 2376-2586', 29 April (continued) - 23 June 1936.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.157  26 June - 20 July 1936

Contents:
'X E.G. 2587 - 4062'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.158  1936

Contents:
'XA E.G. 3450-3662'. No opening date. Last entry 29 July 1936.
These are part of the work in NCUACS 84.5.99/B.157, kept in a separate notebook by Wager. Rock nos. 3001-3052 and 3647-3662 are listed in another hand at the end of Wager's entries.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.159  1936

Contents:
'XI E.G. 4063-4353'. Begins 3 August 1936
Later entries, by Wager and others, record rocks from other sites or presented by others.

Books XII-XV, dating from the EGGE expedition  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.160-B.163  1953

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.160  1953

Contents:
'XII 4301-4536'. Begins 25 July - 6 August 1953
These are Skaergaard Intrusion specimens.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.161  12-26 August 1953

Contents:
'XIII 4550-4940'
These are Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion specimens.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.162  1953

Contents:
'XIV 4941-5315'. No opening date. Last entry 9 September 1953
Kangerdlugssuaq and Skaergaard specimens.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.163  No dates

Contents:
'XV 5316-5346'.
Entries, of Skaergaard Intrusion specimens, run 5316-5348, and are followed by 'Miscellaneous specimens from East Greenland' numbered 5349-5354.

Copy catalogues: Greenland rocks  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.164-B.170  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.164

Contents:
Greenland rocks 1 E.G. 1-402.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.165

Contents:
Greenland rocks 2 E.G. 413-765.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.166

Contents:
Greenland rocks 3 E.G. 766-1100.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.167

Contents:
Greenland rocks 4 E.G. 1101-2144 (incomplete).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.168

Contents:
Greenland rocks 5 E.G. 2145-3618.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.169

Contents:
Greenland rocks 6 E.G. 3619-
Entries run to 5336.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.170  1965

Contents:
'East Greenland Catalogue E.G. 7064-'.
This is a black hard-backed notebook of a later date. Entries run to 7211. There is a map inserted, indicating sites of samples collected in Knud Rasmussen Land in 1965.

Copy catalogues: Skaergaard Intrusion  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.171, B.172  [n.d.]

Contents:
Both these books have a note inside in Wager's hand 'Only copy (April 1959)'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.171

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 1 E.G. 311-1974.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.172

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 2 E.G. 2266-4322.

Copy catalogues: Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.173-B.177  [n.d.]

Contents:
All these books have a note inside front cover 'Only copy of original catalogue'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.173

Contents:
'I Kangerd. Int. Centre and West (catalogue with notes)'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.174

Contents:
'II West Kangerdlugssuaq and Amdrup Fjord (catalogue with notes)'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.175

Contents:
'III Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion (catalogue with notes) Macrodykes and neighbouring rocks'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.176

Contents:
'IV Kangerd. Int. E.G.G.E. 1953 (catalogue with notes).4550-4945'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.177

Contents:
'V Kangerd. Int. E.G.G.E. 1953 (catalogue with notes) 4946-5050'.

Miscellaneous lists  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.178-B.181  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.178

Contents:
Wager's manuscript list of 'E.G. Collections, classified by journeys', and two typescript copies (all incomplete)'.
Wager's manuscript list of 'Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion', by journeys.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.179

Contents:
Typescript list of Wager's Greenland rocks, nos. 1-1033A, collected 1930, 1931, 56pp, made for E.A. Vincent by R. Buchanan (Secretary).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.180

Contents:
Duplicated notes on Skaergaard Intrusion Layered rocks, and thin sections, with headnote 'Special teaching collection notes'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.181

Contents:
7pp typescript 'Catalogue of Skaergaard rocks collected by J. Douglas, August 20-26, 1962'. Numbers run E.G. 5401-5531; 3pp manuscript list of rocks, in the hand of G.M. Brown, probably collected on 1953 expedition.

EAST GREENLAND RESEARCH  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-B.252  1930s-1965

Contents:
The notes and data at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.195 date from the 1930s and 1940s, a large proportion of the work being in Wager's own hand. The later work of the 1950s at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.196-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.224 relating mainly to geochemical analysis of Skaergaard Intrusion rocks, was done at Oxford when Wager had a larger department at his disposal, and includes data and results contributed by research students and by colleagues such as E.A. Vincent, G.M. Brown, W.J. Wadsworth and others. Even so, a substantial amount continues to be in Wager's hand.
The bulky folders to which Wager gave a very general title such as 'Kanderlug. I' usually contained smaller units of work kept separately with their own more detailed titles. These have all been retained while the outside folders have been discarded. Several of the files included correspondence, which has been left in place.
The petrographic notes at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252 were originally contained in ring-back binders. These have been discarded, Wager's descriptions and labelling being retained. The work consists of petrographic descriptions or geochemical analyses of specific East Greenland rocks, each numbered and/or localised. The later notes on the Skaergaard Intrusion at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.231-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.246 have labels or indexes added by assistants but the notes themselves remain in Wager's hand. A date is often given; this refers to the compilation of the books. Wager's notes antedate these by many years.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.224 Notes and data
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252 Petrographic notes

Notes and data  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-B.224  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.184 Early work
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.185-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.195 Kangerdlugssuaq
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.196-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.224 Skaergaard

Early work  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182-B.184  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.182

Contents:
Extensive folder of work at the University of Reading from ca 1936, on numbered East Greenland rocks. Stereographic plots were made by rotating the specimens through multiple axes, all the work being done by hand using a Universal Stage.
There are notes on the use of the apparatus, by Wager and another, at the front of the folder. All the plots and calculations are by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.183

Contents:
Green soft-backed notebook inscribed 'Universal Stage Felspars'.
Diagrams and calculations of optical determinations of numbered East Greenland rocks.
Both ends of book used. At front, felspars. At rear, olivines.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.184  1939

Contents:
Extensive notes, calculations and narratives by W.A. Deer. Petrographic, mineralogical and chemical drafts on east Greenland rocks, none dated but probably sent to Wager on preparation for their major joint paper in Medd. om. Grøn

Kangerdlugssuaq  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.185-B.195  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.185-B.188

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. I. Analyses. Chemistry notes and graphs'.
Contents of a folder so inscribed. Wager's own descriptions are given.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.185

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. I (1)'.
1. Rock analyses.
2. Felspars.
3. Traces anal.
4. Early list incomplete.
5. Typed copy of analyses [by Deer].

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.186

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. I (2)'.
Chemistry notes and graphs.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.187

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. I (3)'.
Analysis, comparisons and nomenclature.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.188

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. I (4)'.
1. Rock Analyses W.A.D.'s [Deer] originals.
2. Mineral Analyses.
3. Kap E. Holm analyses.
4. Recalculation of norms.
Includes correspondence and data 1947, 1953 from Deer.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.189-B.192

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. II. Petrology. Mineralogy'.
Contents of folder so inscribed. Wager's own descriptions are given.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.189

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. II'.
Petrology notes and ideas on petrogenesis (extensive notes, diagrams, calculations, one page dated 1946).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.190

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. II'.
Notes on minerals.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.191

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. II'.
Distribution of specimens into types.
List of all Metamorphic Complex specimens around Kangerdlugssuaq

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.192

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. II'.
Notes on rocks for slicing and analysis, and work needed.
Colouring of maps. (one page dated 1950).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.193, B.194

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. III. Letters. Abstracts and references'.
Contents of a folder so inscribed. Wager's own descriptions are given.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.193

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. III (1)'.
Letters Alex [Deer, 1940-1947].
Letters Noe-Nygaard re Ilimausat specimens.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.194

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. III (2)'.
References and abstracts relevant to it.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.195

Contents:
'Kangerd. Int. IV'.
(Analyses by Deer).

Skaergaard  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.196-B.224  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.196, B.197

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. Explanation of modes. Early notes'.
Contents of a folder so inscribed. Wager's own descriptions are given.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.196

Contents:
Miscellaneous plots and calculations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.197

Contents:
Early explanations of modes November, December 1956 (some notes dated October 1956).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.198-B.201

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. Modes'.
Contents of a folder so inscribed. Wager's (or assistant's) own descriptions are given.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.198  1957

Contents:
Modes Marginal Border Group

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.199

Contents:
Modes Layered series LZ a, b, c.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.200

Contents:
Modes Layered series MZ.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.201

Contents:
Modes Layered series UZ a, b, c.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.202

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. P2O5'.
Notes, data, calculations, drafts by Wager and colleagues on phosphorus in Skaergaard rocks, some dated May, August 1959. Includes draft of a paper by E.A. Vincent and W.D. Curren 'The radiochemical determinations of phosphorus in silicate rocks,' latest ref. 1958.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.203-B.206

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. Norms'
Contents of a folder so inscribed. Analyses and descriptions are in an assistant's hand.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.203

Contents:
Norms Marginal Border Group.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.204

Contents:
Norms Upper Border Group.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.205

Contents:
Norms Layered Series.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.206

Contents:
Granophyres.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.207

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. L-S' [Layered Series].
Notes, graphs, calculations and drafts by Wager. One set dated 1957, but most dated April, May, June 1959

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.208

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. M.B.G. and U.B.G.' [Marginal Border Group and Upper Border Group].
Extensive notes, graphs, calculations and drafts by Wager. Some dated 1957-1958 but most dated April, May, June 1959. Includes 12pp draft on 'Tranquil belt of congealation'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.209

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. Norms of average rocks and estimated liquids'.
Tables, calculations, notes by Wager and assistant.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.210-B.221

Contents:
'Skaergaard Analyses (Originals)'.
Contents of an extensive folder so inscribed, some items dated 1953-1960 and including work, and a little correspondence, from several colleagues. Wager's own descriptions are given.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.210  1953-1960

Contents:
Skaergaard Rock anal. (includes work by B.A. Collett, E.A. Vincent, N.E. Butcher, various dates 1953-1960)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.211  1958, 1962

Contents:
Skaergaard Olivines (work by E.A. Vincent)

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.212

Contents:
Skaergaard Pyroxenes (work by E.A. Vincent, various dates 1955-1960, also work by W.A. Deer and P.E. Brown).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.213  1953, 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Magretite anal. (work by E.A. Vincent).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.214

Contents:
Mg, Ca, isotope ratios.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.215

Contents:
K, Rb, Cs also K, Na (includes work by E.A. Vincent, S.R. Taylor, A.A. Smales, C.J. Liebenberg, various dates 1953-1958, correspondence).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.216  1957

Contents:
Gold (includes work by E.A. Vincent).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.217

Contents:
Uranium in Skaergaard (work by E.I. Hamilton).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.218  1956

Contents:
Cerium (correspondence only).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.219  1955

Contents:
Palladium in Skaergaard (work and correspondence by E.A. Vincent).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.220

Contents:
Sulphur in Skaergaard rocks (includes work on other elements, work by E.A. Vincent 1955, and by others 1955-1957, and correspondence).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.221

Contents:
Miscellaneous notes on analyses.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.222, B.223

Contents:
'Skaergaard Int. General Notes'.
Contents of a folder so inscribed. Notes, ideas, diagrams, drafts, a little correspondence, by Wager and colleagues, probably for papers on layered intrusions and the posthumous collaborative book with G.M. Brown.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.222

Contents:
'General notes 1956, 7, 8'.
Notes, calculations, information etc. Some dated 1953 and some 1959, and including work by G.M. Brown, W.J. Wadsworth.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.223

Contents:
Notes, calculations, diagrams etc., most dated 1959, some 1957 and including notes by Wager 'in America 1962' and work by G.M. Brown dated by Wager 1965.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.224  some dated 1959, 1964

Contents:
'In preparation'.
Miscellaneous notes and diagrams.

Petrographic notes  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225-B.252  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.230 Kangerdlugssuaq
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.231-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.246 Skaergaard
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.247-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252 Miscellaneous

Kangerdlugssuaq  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225-B.230  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion I.
Quartz nordmarkite; nordmarkite; transitional syenite; pulaskite.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.226  Some dated 1946

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion II.
Felspathoid-poor foyaite; macrodykes; other tertiary plutonic rocks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.227  Some dated 1946

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion III.
Inclusions; Pk 2005 [a peak 2005 m.high] series; veins.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.228  Some dated May 1946

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion IV.
Snout series; January nunataks; Kaerven intrusion; peridotite; Jagtlegven intrusion; Bagnaessit intrusion; unclassified.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.229

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion V.
Classification of hand specimens; biotite content and other notes, with a manuscript note 'Done in Greenland 1935-6'; moraine of Kangerdlugssuaq glacier.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.230  1953

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion VI EGGE.
Felspars; veins: location of thin sections cut from hand-specimens.

Skaergaard  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.231-B.246  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.231

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 1.
Marginal border group; northern border group; western border group (Kraemers Island). Also includes Wager's 'Note on arrangement of slices March 1947'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.232  Some dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 2.
Marginal border group; western border group.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.233  Some dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 3.
Marginal border group; eastern border group northerly, southerly; southern border group.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.234  Dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 4.
Layered series LZa.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.235  Dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 5.
Layered series LZb, LZc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.236  Dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 6.
Layered series LZb and c Kraemers Island; MZ Kraemers Island.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.237  Dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 7.
Layered series; MZ Pukugaqryggen and Gabbro Mt.; UZa and b Pukugaqryggen and Gabbro Mt.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.238  Dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 8.
Layered series; MZ and UZa Islands of Skaergaarden; UZa House area and flanks of Basistoppen.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.239  Dated 1959

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 9.
Layered series; UZb House area and flanks of Basistoppen; UZa and b Skaergaardshalvö.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.240  Dated 1962, 1963

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 10.
Uppermost layered series and UBG [Upper Border Group]; UZc Basistoppen and Skaergaard Bay; UZc Nunatak I; UZb and c Nunatak II and nearby Kilen; UBG [gamma] [gamma] and [beta] [beta] Basistoppen; UBG Nunatak I.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.241  Dated 1962

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 11.
Upper border group; UBG [alpha] [alpha] and [gamma] [gamma] Brødretoppen; UBG Osttoppen; UBG Sydtoppen-Tinden ridge and foot; UBG [alpha] [alpha], [beta] [beta] and [gamma] [gamma] Hammersdal and Kilen.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.242  Dated 1962, 1963

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 12.
Late granophyres; transitional granophyres; Tinden granophyre sill; vein granophyres. Inclusions.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.243  Dated 1962

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 13.
Basistoppen Sheet; Basistoppen E-W; Osttoppen; Basisgletscher; Kabbernunatak; small nunatak on Brødregletscher; Skillenunatak; S. side Brodregletscher.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.244  Dated 1959, 1962

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion 14.
Dykes; country rocks; metamorphic complex; basalts, tuffs and sediments; Hanging Cape and Hammersdal sills; macrodyke.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.245

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion.
Opaque minerals: polished specimens; iron ores (various dates 1949-1955); sulphides.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.246

Contents:
Skaergaard Intrusion.
Notes on hand specimens.

Miscellaneous  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.247-B.252  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.247

Contents:
Angmagssalik granite and related rocks.
Metamorphic complex (some pages with a note 'January 1930 confirmed Oct 1933').

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.248

Contents:
Tertiary Dykes.
Erratics.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.249

Contents:
Lavas (early work, with a later note 'Quick look through in Nov. 1948').
Tuffs.
Tertiary sediments.
Sills.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.250  various dates 1945-1958


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.38.

Contents:
Trace Elements
Skaergaard.
Kangerdlugssuaq.
Miscellaneous Greenland.
Skye, Lewisian, Mount Everest.
Includes drafts and notes on results and progress, also notes of materials sent to or received from colleagues (R.L. Mitchell, E.A. Vincent, J. Sutton, A.A. Smales, D.Flinn).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.251

Contents:
East Greenland Rocks.
Metamorphic complex.
Small hard-backed white notebook

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252

Contents:
Tertiary Igneous Rocks.
East Greenland.
Lavas.
Tuffs.
Sediments.
Dikes.
Small hard-backed white notebook

EVEREST 1933  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253-B.307  1932-1963

Contents:
The leader of the 1933 Everest Expedition was H. Ruttledge; the secretary was J.M. Scott who had been a member with Wager of the 1930 BAARE expedition to Greenland. Permission for the Everest attempt was granted in August 1932; the climbers left Great Britain in January 1933, arrived in India in February and returned in September.
In October 1932 Wager had been giving prime consideration to a further expedition to Greenland (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.23, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.25) but in the same month the opportunity arose for him to be invited to join the Everest team (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253) and work in Greenland was deferred (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.27).
The expedition brought Wager national and international renown. As a member of one of the assault parties, he and P. (later Sir Percy) Wyn Harris made the first reconnaissance from Camp VI and, it had been hoped, an attempt on the summit on 30 May. They reached a point higher than had previously been achieved, finding an ice-axe from Mallory's and Irvine's 1924 expedition along the way, but adverse snow conditions obliged them to turn back. The second assault party of F.S. Smythe and E.E. Shipton was also unsuccessful.
As a geologist, Wager's opportunities were restricted by the requirements of the climbing expedition. Nevertheless, he secured a collection of 244 rock specimens, and was able to make observations (later published) on the river drainage pattern and the rise of the Himalayan range.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.259 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.260-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.272 Lectures and publications
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.273-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.285 Later correspondence and papers
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.286-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.288 Rock catalogues
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.289-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.305 Research
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.306, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.307 Press cuttings

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253-B.259  1932-1933

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.253


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/B.23, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.25, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.27 for correspondence on Wager's East Greenland plans, over-ridden and deferred by the Everest expedition.

Contents:
Correspondence and arrangements for Wager's invitation to join the expedition, his medical examination, personal and official correspondence, request for leave of absence from the University of Reading, text of official Agreement. October 1932 - January 1933. An undated letter from J.M. Scott (Secretary to the Expedition) refers to the memorial service for H.G. Watkins.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.254

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues on possible scientific work to be undertaken during the expedition: fossils, gravity observations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.255

Contents:
Miscellaneous items: reading list, Wager's notes, recommended equipment, medical notes, Wager's brief notes on his passage through Suez Canal on the outward journey.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.256

Contents:
Miscellaneous items: notes on monsoon, plans for camps and days' assignments, 'plan of assault', Wager's manuscript account of 'Establishing Camp V', notes exchanged between expedition members.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.257

Contents:
Maps.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.258, B.259

2 folders

Contents:
Letters and goodwill messages from friends and colleagues, some with general personal or scientific news. Includes letter from Margaret Graham, fiancée of H.G. Watkins (quoted in Hargreaves p.38).

Lectures and publications  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.260-B.272  1933-1939

Contents:
This material relates primarily to Wager's work on Himalayan geology. The wide interest aroused by the expedition created a demand for general as well as specialised talks and imposed on all the team members some obligation to supply these - the more so as a proportion of the fees went to support the Mount Everest Committee (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.274). Wager gave many such lectures. See Section G.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.260

Contents:
Two manuscript accounts by Wager (neither complete) of the reconnaissance and attempt on the summit, and the conditions on the mountain.
Written on board ship on the return journey, one as a draft letter to Ruttledge.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.261

Contents:
'The Rise of the Himalaya', manuscript draft of note for Nature (September 1, 1933). Not in Bibliography. Includes correspondence from colleagues.
A draft of this article is in Wager's 'Everest Geology II' notebook, App. 21.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.262

Contents:
'The weather', manuscript drafts (not identical) for Wager's contribution to Everest 1933, London, 1934, pp. 337-351.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.263

Contents:
'The Mount Everest Expedition 1933 - Geological Impressions'. Lecture given to Geological Society, London, 8 November 1933. Abstract only. Wager contributed a chapter on the same topic to Everest 1933, pp. 312-366.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.264

Contents:
Draft for publication for Himalayan Journal 1934. Neither listed in Bibliography.
'Mount Everest and the weather in 1933', 9pp, many corrections.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.265

Contents:
Draft for publication for Himalayan Journal 1934. Neither listed in Bibliography.
'The first crossing of the Lhonak La', 6pp

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.266

Contents:
Writings and notes on the Arun River and the rise of the Himalaya.
'The valleys of Sikkim and the Mount Everest neighbourhood - physiographic observations during the 1933 Mount Everest expedition'. Very heavily corrected manuscript draft, undated, perhaps ca 1934.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.267  undated, perhaps ca 1934

Contents:
Writings and notes on the Arun River and the rise of the Himalaya.
'The origin of the drainage pattern in the Mount Everest region and Sikkim'. Heavily corrected manuscript draft

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.268

Contents:
Writings and notes on the Arun River and the rise of the Himalaya.
'Evidence that the Arun etc. did not cut back through the range'. Shorter manuscript notes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.269

Contents:
Writings and notes on the Arun River and the rise of the Himalaya.
'The Arun river drainage pattern and the rise of the Himalaya', draft for paper published in Geol. J. 89, 1937, with letter and comments from A.A. Miller 1936

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.270

Contents:
Writings and notes on the Arun River and the rise of the Himalaya.
Correspondence 1950 on proposed Nepalese dam in Himalaya.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.271

Contents:
Writings and notes on the Arun River and the rise of the Himalaya.
'The Lachi series of North Sikkim and the age of the rocks forming Mount Everest', heavily-corrected manuscript draft for paper published in Rec. Geol. Surv. India, 74, 1939, with correspondence from colleagues.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.272

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues 1933-1935 on Everest specimens, research, thanks for copies of Everest publications.

Later correspondence and papers  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.273-B.285  1933-1963

Contents:
Most of this material relates to the affairs of the Mount Everest Committee and successor bodies, its organisation and membership, with special reference to the scope, timing and leadership of Himalayan expeditions.
Wager served on the Committee until 1947 and was frequently consulted both officially and personally on various matters of concern. Wager later served on the Himalayan Joint Committee of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.273  1933 (1)

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.274  1933 (2)

Contents:
Conditions and fees for lectures, guest-list for welcome dinner 7 November.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.275  1934 February - July

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.276  1934 October - December

Contents:
Agenda and minutes of meetings, 4pp manuscript notes by Wager on organisation and leadership qualities for expeditions.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.277  1935 January - May

Contents:
Committee meeting, correspondence on leadership.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.278  1937

Contents:
Correspondence and papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.279  1939

Contents:
Includes proposed attempt on Everest in autumn 1939, with comments by Wager.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.280  1947

Contents:
Reorganisation of committee, Wager's resignation.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.281  1948

Contents:
Correspondence and comments by Wager on geological work by proposed expedition to Nepal, and some shorter correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.282

Contents:
August 1951 - January 1952. Reconnaissance expedition by E.E. Shipton and possible collaborative attempt with a Swiss expedition in 1952. British plans were deferred in favour of a major expedition in 1953.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.283

Contents:
1952 May - December. Correspondence and papers, mainly on 1953 plans, and the choice of leader. J. (later Lord) Hunt was eventually preferred over E.E. Shipton, from whom papers and submissions are included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.284  1953

Contents:
Includes manuscript draft and published version of Wager's article 'What it feels like on Everest' published in Picture Post 4 July 1953 to celebrate the successful expedition. Not in Bibliography. Also includes a postcard from J. Hunt.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.285  1960-1963

Contents:
Correspondence, papers and material relating to a claim that a Chinese expedition had climbed Everest from the North face in May 1960 without oxygen. A photograph and film were produced in support of the claim, which aroused intense interest and controversy, particularly with reference to the exact identification of the time and place of the photograph.
Correspondence is with colleagues, officials of the Alpine Club and Mount Everest Foundation, and others. Drafts and material for articles by Wager (Alpine Journal, LXVIII, May 1963) and by H. Merrick are included.
A copy of Swiss Alpine Club's Bulletin Mensuel March 1961, in which the 'Chinese Photograph' was first published, relevant photographs and diagrams by Wager and Merrick, and press cuttings are included. Also included with the correspondence is the draft of Wager's review of F.M. Bullard: Volcanoes, in history, in theory and in eruption (not in Bibliography).

Rock catalogues  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.286-B.288  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.286

Contents:
Small black notebook 'Catalogue of Mount Everest Exped. 1933'. 244 specimens are listed by Wager in 1933; a further list of rocks collected by members of the 1953 expedition, principally by G.E. Band, is added in another hand.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.287

Contents:
Small hard-backed notebook 'Everest Descriptions', containing extracts from Wager's 'Everest Geology I' (App. 20), probably copied by G.R. McLachlan in 1953 (information from E.A. Vincent).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.288

Contents:
'Catalogue of Mount Everest Expedition Rocks'. Typescript list of 244 specimens.

Research  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.289-B.305  1933-1954

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.289-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.299 Weather
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.300, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.301 Plants
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.302-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.305 Geology

Weather  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.289-B.299  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.289  25 March - 2 July

Contents:
Hard-backed Government of India Meteorological Department 'Pocket Register for Meteorological Observations'
Observations almost all in Wager's hand

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.290

Contents:
'Weather Log. Camp I'. Loose pages from a 'Pocket Register'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.291

Contents:
'Camp II Weather Log'. Loose pages from a 'Pocket Register'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.292

Contents:
'Camp III Weather Log'. Loose pages from a 'Pocket Register'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.293

Contents:
Loose pages from a 'Pocket Register'. Not in Wager's hand.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.294

Contents:
Pages from a hard-backed notebook. Observations by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.295

Contents:
Notes, graphs on temperature and pressure.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.296-B.298

Contents:
Three envelopes of photographs of cloud formations on Everest June 15, 17, 20.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.299

Contents:
Correspondence on weather on Everest 1933-1934. Includes information on meteorological information required from expedition, correspondence with colleagues, report on tests by National Physical Laboratory on the barometer used at 'Barr [Base] Camp'.

Plants  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.300, B.301  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.300

Contents:
Correspondence 1933-1934 with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, on identification of specimens brought back from Everest.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.301

Contents:
Manuscript drafts and proofs, all heavily corrected, of 'List of plants collected in the Rongbuk Valley', published in Everest 1933 as 'Observations no.VI'. Not in Bibliography.

Geology  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.302-B.305  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.302  1933

Contents:
Note of thanks for fossil specimens collected on Lache Spur Tibet, and presented by Wager to British Museum (Natural History)

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.303

Contents:
'Examination of limestone and sandstone from Everest', 4pp manuscript report of analysis by P.S. Walder (University of Reading).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.304  1937


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.269.

Contents:
Notes, data, diagrams, maps, mainly on Arun river drainage, probably related to paper in Geol. J. 88

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.305

Contents:
Diagrams, calculations, graphs, related photographs of chemical work on Everest rocks, by R. Hall and R.St J. Lambert ca 1954. A note on the work, by E.A. Vincent 1998, is included in the folder.

Press cuttings  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.306, B.307  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.306

Contents:
Despatches and narratives.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.307

Contents:
Pictures.

IRELAND  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.308-B.346  1928-1958

Contents:
Wager first visited Ireland in 1928 and 1929, working in Connemara and the Roundstone district of Galway. Two papers were published, in 1930 and 1932, but the work was interrupted by the invitation to join the BAARE expedition, Wager's discovery of the Skaergaard Intrusion and his subsequent concentration on that area. He continued to visit Ireland, however, on his own account and also with geology student field excursions.
Very little correspondence remains, but a considerable amount of field notebooks and research material documents Wager's early work.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.308-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.311 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.312-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.316 Field notebooks and diaries
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.317-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.323 Rock catalogues
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.324-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.343 Research notes and drafts
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.344, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.345 Correspondence
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.346 Maps

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.308-B.311  1952, 1954, nd

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.308  1952

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues on proposed visit to Ireland

Oxford University Department excursion to Antrim  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.309-B.311  16-22 March 1954

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.309

Contents:
Lists of participants, arrangements for accommodation, transport etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.310, B.311

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues, requesting information, research proposed or in hand.

Field notebooks and diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.312-B.316  1928-1954

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.312

Contents:
Small hard-backed notebook, cover inscribed 'Roundstone Christmas 1928 [sic 1927] - March 1928. Sept. and Oct. 1928'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.313


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.308.

Contents:
Small hard-backed notebook. Dates inside front cover run 23 March - 14 April 1929 and 24 August - 7 September 1929. (Visit with G. Andrew, Wager's collaborator on his 1930 paper). Book also includes notes made March 1952

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.314

Contents:
Small hard-backed notebook. Dates inside front cover run 'Donegal 15 Aug. - 18 Aug. 1929' 'South Donegal to Connemara 18 Aug - 21 Aug 1929'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.315

Contents:
Small green soft-backed notebook, notes on Courtown, Co. Wexford. N.D., days of the week only given. Address inside front cover is Pembroke College Cambridge.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.316


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.309-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.311

Contents:
Small pocket notebook, inscribed on cover 'N.E. Ireland', dated inside 'April 1954'. Notes cover Oxford University excursion to Antrim 16-22 March and a further few days to 25 March.

Rock catalogues  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.317-B.323  1928, 1929, 1954, 1957

Five small pocket notebooks.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.317-B.321  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.317

Contents:
Catalogue of rock specimens Roundstone I, 1-297.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.318

Contents:
Catalogue of rock specimens Roundstone II, 298-581.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.319

Contents:
Catalogue of rock specimens Roundstone III, 581-869 (numbers run 582-869.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.320

Contents:
Catalogue of rock specimens Roundstone IV, 870-1031.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.321

Contents:
Catalogue of rock specimens Roundstone V, 1097-1344.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.322

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook.
'Catalogue N.E. Ireland 1954 NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3540-3670'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.323

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript list of 'Galway granite and related rocks collected by L.R. Wager August 1957'. 1p only.

Research notes and drafts  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.324-B.343  1928-1930, nd

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.324  dated 'Michaelmas Term 1928'

Contents:
'General notes on geology of Roundstone'. Manuscript notes, 1p

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.325  nd

Contents:
'Essays on aspects of Roundstone geology'. Heavily corrected manuscript drafts

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.326  dated 1930

Contents:
Folder of notes and analyses of Roundstone and other Irish rocks, a few pages

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.327

Contents:
Small notebook, mainly sketches of rock formations.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.328  dated March, April 1929

Contents:
Envelope of 'Sketches of rocks etc. Connemara'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.329

Contents:
Sketch map prepared for 1930 paper, and other sketches and diagrams.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.330

Contents:
Hand coloured traced map, no date, author or indication of publication.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.331, B.332

Contents:
'Index of rock slices Connemara I and II'. Two exercise books of manuscript notes by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.333

Contents:
'Minerals Connemara'. Exercise book of manuscript notes (not all pages used).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.334

Contents:
'Wexford'. Exercise book of manuscript notes on rock slices of the Courtown district Co. Wexford (few pages used).

Sequences of petrographic descriptions, sketches and notes, originally held in looseleaf binders that have been discarded. Wager's headings and descriptions are retained.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.335-B.343  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.335

Contents:
'Connemara. Diorites Malchites Gabbros'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.336

Contents:
'Connemara. Transgression granites Late dikes'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.337

Contents:
'Connemara. Epidiorites Hornblende Schists'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.338

Contents:
'Connemara. Granite gneiss Diorite gneiss Granites Composite gneiss'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.339

Contents:
'Connemara' (notes on argillaceous and arenaceous metamorphosed sediments).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.340

Contents:
'Connemara Unclassified'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.341

Contents:
'Ultrabasic rocks of Errisbey Intrusion and their alteration products'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.342

Contents:
'Letterclife Tarn group of early picrites and related rocks'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.343

Contents:
Drawings of thin sections as seen under microscope.

Correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.344, B.345  1928-1958

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.344

Contents:
Brief correspondence 1928-1929 on Wager's planned visit and research. Includes letter from collaborator G. Andrew.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.345

Contents:
Letters of thanks and comment on Wager's papers on Irish rocks. Various dates 1930-1937 and one later letter 1958.

Maps  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.346  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.346

Contents:
Annotated maps of Antrim, Connemara (2), Galway, Roundstone, Wexford.

SCOTLAND  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347-B.391  1925-1965

Contents:
Wager's first visits to Scotland were in 1925 and 1926, to Edinburgh and Arran respectively, while he was still an undergraduate at Cambridge. Little documentation survives for these early visits (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.354, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.355) but one of the group leaders at Edinburgh was E.B. (Sir Edward) Bailey, an authority on Scottish rocks with whom Wager published a collaborative paper in 1953. The leader on Arran was G.W. Tyrrell who also became a colleague.
Wager's geological diaries of Hebridean expeditions (Appendix, App. 36-App.42) begin in April 1946, dating from his period at the University of Durham. They reflect his growing interest in the British Tertiary Igneous Province and may in part derive from the difficulty of organising further expeditions to Greenland at that time. Publications on the geology of Rhum and Skye began in 1946 and continued until the year of his death.
In 1948 Wager was one of the leaders of the excursion to Skye and Morar during the International Geological Congress (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.348 and passim) and the Hebridean area remained a regular destination for the University of Oxford Department field excursions (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.352, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.353). Wager's geological diaries stop in 1961 though it is clear that he went on expeditions after that date.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.353 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.354-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.361 Field notebooks and diaries
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.362-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.367 Correspondence
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.368-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.377 Rock catalogues
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.390 Research notes and drafts
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.391 Maps

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347-B.353  1925, 1948-1965


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/B.449.

Contents:
The surviving documentation covers only a few of Wager's many visits. The full list is in the geological diaries App.36-App.42.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.347  8-16 April 1925

Contents:
Sedgwick Club excursion to Edinburgh
Programme of events, sketch by Wager, related printed material (a few annotations).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.348  1948

Contents:
Excursions during International Geological Congress
Wager was a member of Excursion NCUACS 84.5.99/A.12 to Mull and Ardnamuchan 6-22 August (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.358). However, most of the material relates to excursion NCUACS 84.5.99/C.14 to Skye and Morar on which Wager was one of the leaders and co-author of the Guide, a copy of which is enclosed (see also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.8-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.10). Folder includes extensive manuscript draft 'State of our knowledge of the geology of Skye', related maps and diagrams and Wager's 'Notes for introductory talk on Central Skye Complexes'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.349

Contents:
Visit to Rhum, July 1950, with W.F. Cassie.
Permission to visit island, accommodation, transport and food, correspondence with colleagues. The visit resulted in a collaborative paper with G.M. Brown (Geol. Mag., 88, 1951) whom Wager refers to in correspondence as 'a first class man, and probably I should say the best student I ever had' (letter of 14 April 1950). Brown continued to work on the ultrabasic rocks of Skye for his D.Phil. (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.379).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.350  1951, 1952

Contents:
Visits to Rhum.
Permission to visit and work on island, organisation and transport. Includes a letter from G.M. Brown, also two sketches of Allival by Wager 17 July 1951.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.351

Contents:
Visit to St Kilda July-August 1952.
Permission to visit island (the Laird, the Marquess of Bute, did not permit the collection of specimens), funding grants, correspondence and information from colleagues, food and transport, Air Ministry photographs, comments on Wager's paper 'Extent of glaciation in the Island of St Kilda' and arrangements for publication (Geol. Mag. 90 1953), exchanges of photographs, continuing shorter correspondence 1952-1960.
Photographs of St Kilda are in Section M.

Oxford University Department excursions to Scotland, chiefly to Skye, also to Ardnamurchan and Glencoe (1964, organised by G.M. Brown)  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.352, B.353  1951, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.352

Contents:
Shorter correspondence, brief notes by Wager, lists of participants and members of department.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.353

Contents:
Reading lists, expedition notes (some by G.M. Brown), annotated maps.

Field notebooks and diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.354-B.361  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.354

Contents:
Notebook 'Sedgwick Club Edinburgh April 1925'. Excursions with E.B. Bailey, April and May

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.355


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/M.48 for a photograph taken on the 1926 excursion.

Contents:
Notebook 'Sedgwick Excursion Arran 1926'. Notes and sketches (none dated), and notes on talk or lecture by G.W. Tyrrell.
Enclosed are a letter January 1938 from Tyrrell referring to 1926 excursion and Wager's plan to return there with University of Reading students, and Wager's notice of the excursion 17-25 March [1938].

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.356

Contents:
Small black pocket notebook of miscellaneous content. Notes for International Geological Congress visit to Skye 1948 'with additions 1963'; notes at Paris and Auvergne 1957; Skye July 1951; Clermont Ferrand April 1963; Skye April 1963, April 1964. A few notes at rear of book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.357

Contents:
Softbacked blue notebook, few pages used. Notes and sketches on Skye, n.d. perhaps during 1948 excursion.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.358

Contents:
Notebook 'I.G.C. 1948 Ardnamurchan and Mull. Leaders: Richey and Bailey'. Both ends of book used. Detailed notes and sketches of excursions by both leaders.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.359  various dates 1947-1951

Contents:
Typescript pages of diary 'Hebrides I' (App.36) of visits to Skye

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.360, B.361

Contents:
'St Kilda Diary 1952'. Typescript pages of diaries 'Hebrides V and VI' (App.40, App.41) NCUACS 84.5.99/B.361 has some manuscript corrections by Wager.

Correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.362-B.367  1950-1963

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.362  Various dates 1950-1957

Contents:
Correspondence with Air Ministry on aerial photographs requested and supplied, mainly of Skye.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.363

Contents:
Manuscript and notes on the geology of Skye and Rhum, by E.B. Bailey, sent to Wager, n.d., latest reference 1953.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.364


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.379.

Contents:
Correspondence 1955-1956, chiefly on the publication and presentation of G.M. Brown's paper on the ultrabasic rocks of Rhum. Includes Wager's notes for the meeting at the Royal Society when the paper was read, comments on work etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.365  1956

Contents:
Shorter correspondence on Skye rocks

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.366

Contents:
Correspondence on the geology of Rhum 1956, 1958, 1960. Includes a 'Conspectus of the geology of Rhum' 1960, by W.A. Macfadyen.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.367

Contents:
Correspondence and geological notes on Ardnamurchan by A.G. MacGregor 1962-1963. Includes paper and sketches by MacGregor.

Rock catalogues  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.368-B.377  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.368-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.372 are Wager's small black notebooks numbered on the spine in Roman numerals I-V, with a front cover label bearing the numbers of the rocks listed inside with the code letter H = Hebrides. Additionally, a 'List of Hebridean Catalogues' is pasted inside the front cover enumerating each of Wager's visits and underlining the sequence of rocks referred to in the book. NCUACS 84.5.99/B.373 is included with these 'original' notebooks but deals with specimens collected in the Cuillin Hills of Skye by J.M. Carr of the Oxford University Department.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.374-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.377 are copy catalogues made in the Department.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.368  1946-1947

Contents:
I NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.465, Skye

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.369  1947-1949

Contents:
II NCUACS 84.5.99/H.466-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4045, Skye

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.370  1950-1961

Contents:
III NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4051- Skye
Entries run 4051-4408 in Wager's hand, then continue in hands of G.M. Brown and others. Last dated entry is Easter 1961.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.371  1948-1960

Contents:
IV NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3001 -
Entries run 3001-3502 in Wager's hand then continue in various hands. Last dated entry is 1960. Specimens are from various Hebridean sources and also include Northern Ireland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.372  1962-1964

Contents:
V NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3712-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3769
Included in the sequence of Wager's notebooks but not in his hand. Specimens from various Hebridean sources. Few pages used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.373

Contents:
Red notebook, labelled 'Original' but not Wager's. Specimens from the Basic Igneous Complex of the Cuillins collected by J.M. Carr, numbered NCUACS 84.5.99/J.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/J.587.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.374

Contents:
Copy catalogue Skye I NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.999 and NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4001-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4191.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.375

Contents:
Copy catalogue Skye II NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4192-. Entries run to NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4610.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.376

Contents:
Copy catalogue. Miscellaneous Hebridean Rocks NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3001 -.
Entries run to NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3790.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.377

Contents:
Copy catalogue St Kilda NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3256-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3264, NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3335-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3502.

Research notes and drafts  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378-B.390  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.384 are notes and analyses of Hebridean rocks, chiefly of Rhum and Skye, often including work by E.A. Vincent, G.M. Brown, B.A. Collett and other assistants.
Of interest are Wager's early notes on Harker's 1908 work on the ultrabasic rocks on Rhum (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378) and the manuscript draft of G.M. Brown's thesis 'The ultrabasic rocks of Rhum', supervised heavily and corrected by Wager (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.379).
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.385-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.390 are petrographic descriptions similar to those on East Greenland rocks at NCUACS 84.5.99/B.225-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.252. The original ring-back binders have been discarded and descriptions retained. The labelling and some of the work are not by Wager.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.384 Notes and data
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.385-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.390 Petrographic descriptions

Notes and Data  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378-B.384  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.378  1934-1938

Contents:
Wager's notes on Harker's Survey Memoir. 2pp headed 'Abstracted at Cambridge', 28pp headed 'Abstracted at Reading', 2pp 'Summary of Progress' with dates 1934-1938.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.379

Contents:
'The layered ultrabasic rocks of Rhum, Inner Hebrides', D.Phil. thesis of G.M. Brown. Manuscript draft with manuscript corrections by Brown and Wager, who was Brown's supervisor.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.380  1956

Contents:
'Skye analyses. EAV's [E.A. Vincent] original sheets' 1949-1953. Also work by G.M. Brown, B.A. Collett

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.381

Contents:
Trace elements in Skye rocks, work by Wager, E.A. Vincent and others, some dated 1955. Notes, tables, calculations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.382

Contents:
Tables, analyses, norm calculations of numbered rock specimens.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.383

Contents:
Tables of analyses.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.384

Contents:
Detailed analyses of numbered Skye rocks.

Petrographic descriptions  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.385-B.390  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.385

Contents:
Skye 1 Raasay. Metamorphics. Sediments. Lavas. Tuffs and Agglomerates. Cuillin Complex. Gabbro.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.386

Contents:
Skye 2 Western Redhills Complex. Epigranites. Porphyritic Felsites. Porphyritic Epigranite.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.387

Contents:
Skye 3 Western Redhills Complex. Marsco and East.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.388

Contents:
Skye 4 Western Redhills Complex. Marscoite Suite. Marsco Epigranite (some work by J.D. Bell).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.389

Contents:
Skye 5 Broadford Complex and miscellaneous granites.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.390

Contents:
St Kilda.

Maps  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.391  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.391

1 box

Contents:
Ordnance Survey sheets, marked or annotated for expeditions: Arran, with a covering letter from M. MacGregor 1939; Rhum, with a list of rocks by G.M. Brown; St Kilda; Skye.

SOUTH AFRICA  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.392-B.404  1958, 1959, 1968

Contents:
Wager visited South Africa only once, for two months June-August 1958, in the company of G.M. Brown in order to conduct research on layered intrusions for their joint book. They visited the Great Dyke in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the bushveld and mines of Transvaal.
There is no surviving material on the organisation and logistics of the expedition and very little correspondence.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.392 Correspondence
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.393-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.396 Rock catalogues
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.397-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.403 Research
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.404 Maps

Correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.392  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.392

Contents:
Brief correspondence only, 1958, 1959, 1968, mainly addressed to G.M. Brown.

Rock catalogues  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.393-B.396  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.393-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.395 are Wager's small black notebooks. NCUACS 84.5.99/B.396 is a copy catalogue made in the Department.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.393

Contents:
SA I 1-484 Great Dyke and Bushveld. Both ends of book used. Some entries are in the hand of G.M. Brown.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.394

Contents:
SA II 485-880 Bushveld.
Both ends of book used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.395

Contents:
SA III SA881-1070 Bushveld, Insigwa and Witwatersand.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.396

Contents:
Copy catalogue.

Research  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.397-B.403  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.397-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.400 Notes and data
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.401-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.403 Petrographic descriptions

Notes and data  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.397-B.400  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.397

Contents:
Notes on the literature. Brief draft on 'Great Dyke of S.R. [Southern Rhodesia]'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.398

Contents:
Tabulated data on succession of Eastern Bushveld layered rocks.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.399

Contents:
Diagrams and tables of sites and strata, sent to Wager from various sources in South Africa, some with title, notes or information added by him.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.400

Contents:
Rock data and mineral deposits of Eastern and Western Bushveld, in vertical tabulation.

Petrographic descriptions  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.401-B.403  [n.d.]

Contents:
Petrographic descriptions of thin sections of numbered specimens of South African rocks. The original ring-back binders have been discarded and the descriptions retained. The labelling, and some of the work, are not by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.401

Contents:
South Africa 1958 I.
Descriptions of thin sections.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.402

Contents:
South Africa 1958 II.
Position of thin sections on cut surfaces of hand specimens, 618-897.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.403

Contents:
South Africa 1958 III.
Descriptions of thin sections.

Maps  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.404  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.404

Contents:
Geological, mining and area maps of Southern Rhodesia and South Africa, most annotated.

WEST INDIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405-B.415  1959-1965

Contents:
Wager's research visit to the West Indies was relatively short (30 October - 24 November 1959) but productive for further work in vulcanology. He visited Trinidad, St Vincent, St Lucia, St Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua, in the company of G.R. Robson, a former research student at Durham, then working at the Seismic Research Institute at Trinidad.
Immediately on his return (letters of 10 and 11 December in NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405) Wager began to plan a programme of research. He obtained grants for research students to undertake field work, under his supervision and that of G.M. Brown, which was continuing at the time of his death.
Wager's publication, 'Igneous cumulates from St Soufrière St Vincent' appeared in 1962 (Bull. Volcanologique 204).
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.406 Rock catalogue
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.407-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.409 Correspondence
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.410-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.415 Research

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405  1959-1961

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405  March 1959 - January 1961

Contents:
Correspondence and papers
Arrangements, funding, schedule and programme for Wager's visit, correspondence with G.R. Robson and other colleagues, plans for future work.

Rock catalogue  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.406  1959

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.406

Contents:
Small black notebook. Rocks numbered NCUACS 84.5.99/T.701-NCUACS 84.5.99/T.849 in Wager's hand. Entries continue NCUACS 84.5.99/T.851-NCUACS 84.5.99/T.912 in another hand and from other collectors.

Correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.407-B.409  1960-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.407  1960-1962

Contents:
Correspondence and papers mainly with Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on funding for Wager's research project and students in West Indies
Includes grant application, budget estimates, reports on work completed etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.408, B.409

Contents:
Correspondence and papers mainly with colleagues and research students working in West Indies, 1960-1965.
Includes copy of note 'Research on West Indian Volcanoes' (Nature, 191, 15 June 1961) (not in Bibliography), visits, committees, reports on research completed 1963, 1964.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.408  1960-1962

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.409  1963-1965

Contents:
Includes arrangements for J.T. Wilson to visit Oxford Department.

Research  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.410-B.415  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.410-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.413 Notes and data
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.414, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.415 Petrographic descriptions

Notes and data  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.410-B.413  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.410  1962

Contents:
Notes, draft, material for Wager's paper on St. Soufrière volcano, St. Vincent (Bull. Volcanologique, 204).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.411

Contents:
Bulletins and Annual Reports of Seismic Research Unit, Trinidad.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.412  1960

Contents:
Analyses of felspars in St Vincent rocks by E.A. Vincent

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.413

Contents:
Bibliographical references to work on West Indian Volcanoes.
Lists of rocks and specimens of West Indian rocks, taken from published papers, with manuscript notes by Wager and others on further checking and correction to be done.

Petrographic descriptions  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.414, B.415  [n.d.]

Contents:
Petrographic descriptions, some with photographs, of numbered specimens of West Indies rocks. The original ring-back binders have been discarded and the descriptions retained. The labelling, and some of the work, are not by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.414

Contents:
West Indies I (specimens from St. Vincent).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.415

Contents:
West Indies II (specimens from St. Vincent, St. Vincent Grenadines, Grenada).

YORKSHIRE  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.416-B.441  1925-1949

Contents:
Born and educated in Yorkshire, Wager explored the Dales from boyhood, by bicycle, on foot and later as a climber. His father rented a holiday house in Littondale, which became a centre for such expeditions and early geologising. In 1940 Wager bought a house of his own in the Yorkshire Dales which remains in family hands.
Perhaps this early connection was a factor in his choice of the Whin Sill and Great Scar Limestone for his first research on graduating from Cambridge supported 1926-1929 by a Goldsmiths' Company Research Scholarship. His supervisor, W.B.R. King, also had a holiday home in the Dales.
Subsequently, Yorkshire, especially Teesdale, became a regular destination for Wager's field courses for his Durham University students; he also led professional excursions in the area. The material presented under 'Organisation and arrangements' relates to these later visits, while the field notebooks and research record earlier work.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.416-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.423 Organisation and arrangements
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.424, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.425 Correspondence and draft
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.426-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.429 Field notebooks
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.430, NCUACS 84.5.99/B.431 Rock catalogues
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.432-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.440 Research
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.441 Maps

Organisation and arrangements  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.416-B.423  1944-1949

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.416-B.420

Contents:
University of Durham excursions to Teesdale.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.416

Contents:
Manuscript 'Notes for 3 day excursion in 1944'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.417  1945

Contents:
Teesdale
Correspondence, accommodation, notices, Wager's manuscript notes.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.418  1946

Contents:
Teesdale
Correspondence, accommodation, notices, participants, maps.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.419  1947

Contents:
Teesdale and Weardale
Correspondence, accommodation, notices, participants.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.420  1948

Contents:
Teesdale
Correspondence, accommodation, notices, participants (including G.M. Brown, G.R. Robson), brief notes by Wager.
Brief notice about 1949 field excursion.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.421

Contents:
Yorkshire Geological Society excursion to Teesdale, 21-23 May 1948, led by Wager.
Correspondence 1947-1949 with colleagues and others on organisation, accommodation, permissions to visit, programme, Wager's report on the meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.422  August 1949

Contents:
British Association excursion to Alston, Teesdale
Correspondence, proposed schedule.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.423  1950

Contents:
University of Durham excursion to Teesdale and Appleby (Yorkshire)
Arrangements, accommodation, budgeting.

Correspondence and draft  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.424, B.425  1926-1930

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.424

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues 1926-1930, requests for information about proposed Whin Sill work, thanks for published papers.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.425

Contents:
'A note on the nomenclature of rocks produced by metastomatism'.
Manuscript draft, notes and data.

Field notebooks  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.426-B.429  1926, 1944-1947

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.426

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook 'Dent Dale' July 1926. Few pages used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.427

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook 'Whin Sill and contacts in Teesdale and Pennine Scarp' September 1926. Notes on 'Cowshill January 1929' inserted on loose pages.
Brief notes at back of book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.428

Contents:
Exercise book 'Miscellaneous Geological Excursions', 1944-1946. Detailed list of localities (all in Yorkshire) on front and back covers.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.429  1945, 1947

Contents:
Small black notebook, notes on excursions to Teesdale and Weardale
Brief notes at back of book.

Rock catalogues  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.430, B.431  1925-1929

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.430

Contents:
'Austwick Summer 1925 with W.B.R. King'.
Small notebook, cut in half, with a note by Wager: 'The note book which was very full and contained many accounts of Mr. King's views, my own queries and ideas and also enlarged maps to show certain localities in detail was lost. This is principally a list of fossil localities and notes put down in Sept. 1926'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.431

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook of rocks numbered 1-233, collected in Teesdale and area, and Cowshill Quarry 1926, 1927, 1929.

Research  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.432-B.440  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.432  ca 1926

Contents:
Soft-backed black notebook, 'Whin Sill', with Wager's home address, undated.
Mainly notes on the literature, but with notes on 'Localities to visit', 'Things to do', 'Problems' etc.

Four folders of notes, diagrams, calculations and drafts, few dated but with Wager's descriptions on the cover.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.433-B.436  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.433  dated December 1926

Contents:
'Mechanism of Sill intrusion', 'Age of Whin Sill' etc. Includes 12pp draft and diagrams 'A Whin Sill contact near Winch's Bridge Teesdale'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.434  1927

Contents:
Analysis of Whin Sill. Attempts at alkali analysis', some pages with dates February, May 1927

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.435

Contents:
'Description of slices. White Whin alteration'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.436

Contents:
'Rough early notes on Cowshill Sections'.

Three exercise books of descriptions of thin sections of Whin Sill rocks.  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.437-B.440  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.437

Contents:
AWS-DAWS First book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.438

Contents:
EAWS-GBWS 2nd book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.439

Contents:
HBWS- 3rd book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.440

Contents:
'Chlorite Alteration', notes from ring-book binder so inscribed.
Rock analyses, some on specimens at Sedgwick Museum Cambridge.

Maps  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.441  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.441

Contents:
Annotated field maps and diagrams of Upper Teesdale and area.
References and miscellaneous geological information.

MISCELLANEOUS EXCURSIONS  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.442-B.455  1919-1958

Contents:
The material here includes all periods of Wager's activity, from the very early days or localities rarely visited to relatively regular university excursions. Some of the notebooks cover a number of excursions extending over several years.
Of some interest is NCUACS 84.5.99/B.442 which records rock specimens from Trinidad and the West Indies during Wager's year spent there with his father and brother 1919-1920.
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.442-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.449 Notebooks and diaries
NCUACS 84.5.99/B.450-NCUACS 84.5.99/B.455 Papers and correspondence

Notebooks and diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.442-B.449  1919-1958

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.442

Contents:
Black notebook, with several intercalated pages relating to later additions to the original descriptions, of 'Rock Sections'. Numbered items run 1-37 from various locations and dates. Numbers 1 and 2 are from the West Indies and dated 'Early 1920', numbers 7 and 28 are from Trinidad 1919. Other items are from Yorkshire, Lake District, Wales, Dartmoor, Alps, Auvergne, Anglesey. Latest dates 1925.
At rear of book, brief notes on crystals.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.443

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook 'Shropshire Christmas 1925'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.444

Contents:
Handbook on 'The Geology of South Shropshire', interleaved with diagrams etc. by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.445

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook, 'Dolgelly, Rhoebell Fawr, Bala and Llangollen Districts with C.H.W. [Waddington] March 1927'.
At rear of book, misc. notes on Wales, and 'I.O.M. [Isle of Man] notes from the literature 1930'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.446

Contents:
Black notebook with many intercalated pages of notes, information, programmes of excursions. Various dates 1946-1955, mainly Yorkshire locations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.447

Contents:
Small black notebook, 'Rough Field Notes mainly round Oxford', one page dated 1951. Few pages used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.448

Contents:
Small pocket-size diary labelled on spine and front cover 'Cornwall and B.A. (Glasgow) excursion 1958'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.449

Contents:
Small exercise book of miscellaneous expeditions and rock specimens numbered in various sequences. Undated, but includes brief notes on 'British Association Glasgow 1928'.

Papers and correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.450-B.455  1933-1955

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.450  September 1933

Contents:
British Association visit to Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel during meeting at Leicester
Programme of visit and information.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.451  31 March - 8 April 1939

Contents:
University of Reading excursion to Lake District
Information, notice, participants, accommodation, list of rocks (not by Wager).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.452  25 June - 2 July 1949

Contents:
University of Durham excursion to Mungrisdale Cumberland
Notice, participants (includes G.M. Brown, Y.M. Anwar), accommodation, arrangements, correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.453  18-24 April 1950

Contents:
University of Durham excursion to Shropshire
Information.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.454  June 1951

Contents:
University of Oxford excursions to Mungrisdale Cumberland and the Northern Lake District
Correspondence, accommodation, permissions to visit, participants, notes and information, Wager's 13pp manuscript notes on 'Igneous rocks of north of England'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.455  16-23 April 1955

Contents:
University of Oxford excursion to the Lake District
Accommodation, permissions to visit, participants, notes and information, diagrams, map.

ADVICE AND CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.456-B.474  1946-1965

Contents:
This is a chronological sequence of correspondence 1946-1965 dealing with expeditions planned by university exploration societies, mountaineering clubs or individuals. Some are brief exchanges, others such as the British North Greenland Expedition (NCUACS 84.5.99/B.461) show a wider involvement by Wager.
The material is essentially requests for advice on the practicalities of expeditions: selection of team members, funding, equipment, choice of sites and routes etc., almost all in the Arctic. Some expedition reports or correspondence on research may be included.
The dates of the entries are those of the correspondence, which may antedate the expedition itself by a year or more.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.456  1946

Contents:
Cyrenaica; East Greenland

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.457  1947

Contents:
Peruvian Andes (invitation to Wager to join - declined); Jan Mayen Island.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.458  1948

Contents:
North-east Greenland; Spitsbergen.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.459  1949

Contents:
Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica; Nepal; West Greenland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.460  1950

Contents:
University of Durham expeditions to Iceland and Norway (reports); British West Greenland Expedition (final plan).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.461  1950-1953

Contents:
British North Greenland Expedition.
This was a major expedition organised and led by J.W.C. Simpson, involving scientific projects and Service training. Wager served on the Steering Committee and later on the Main Committee. The correspondence covers funding and budgeting, recruitment of personnel, scientific projects, report on the geological programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.462  1950-1951

Contents:
Spitsbergen (Oxford and Cambridge Joint Expedition).
Correspondence on funding, planning, personnel, geological results.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.463  1951

Contents:
Swedish Lapland; Labrador (University of Oxford Expedition).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.464  1953

Contents:
Himalaya; Spitsbergen (University of Cambridge); University of Oxford).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.465  1954

Contents:
Spitsbergen; Iceland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.466  1955

Contents:
British East Greenland Expedition.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.467  1959

Contents:
Jan Mayen Island (includes report by A.T.J. Dollar); East Greenland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.468  1960

Contents:
Spitsbergen.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.469  1962

Contents:
Kangerdlugssuaq (1963 Scottish East Greenland Expedition).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.470  1962-1963

Contents:
Proposed Joint Services Expedition to East Greenland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.471  1964

Contents:
Angmassalik, East Greenland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.472  1964-1965

Contents:
East Greenland (University of Oxford Expedition).
Correspondence on planning, funding.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.473  1964-1965

Contents:
Schweiserland (1966 Royal Navy Expedition).
Correspondence, plans and comments.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.474  1964

Contents:
East Greenland (proposed 1966 expedition).

MISCELLANEOUS ROCK CATALOGUES  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.475-B.478  1938, 1955, 1962, nd

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.475

Contents:
'Catalogue of rocks collected in Norway by L.R. Wager in summer 1938'.
Specimens numbered 1-91 from various locations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.476

Contents:
'Rocks collected during field seasons 1955'.
Specimens of USA rocks from many locations, and several numerations, not in Wager's hand.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.477  1962

Contents:
List of rocks and minerals from the Gatineau (Quebec, Canada) collected by Wager
Specimens numbered NCUACS 84.5.99/T.951-NCUACS 84.5.99/T.968, sent to Wager with location map and correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/B.478

Contents:
List of original rock catalogues and list of copy rock catalogues. Not in Wager's hand. Including Greenland, Hebrides, South Africa, Everest, West Indies.

SECTION C UNIVERSITY OF READING  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.1-C.15  [n.d.]

Contents:
This section records Wager's lectures and teaching at the University of Reading.
Wager was appointed Lecturer in Petrology at the University of Reading in 1929, and remained such until his appointment as Professor of Geology at the University of Durham in 1943 (effective from 1944).
There is very little surviving material to document this relatively long period. As a lecturer, Wager was not involved in Departmental administration, and this was the period of his most important expeditions in 1930-1931, 1932, 1934, 1935-1936, for which the University granted any necessary leave of absence. The outbreak of war in 1939 led to Wager's work with the Air Ministry's Photographic Interpretation Unit from May 1940 until November 1943 when he was released to take up the Durham appointment.
There is a little material on Wager's appointment to the University of Reading in Section A and several records of his field excursions with students in Section B.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.1

Contents:
'Igneous history of I. O. M. [Isle of Man]' with a manuscript note 'to Reading class after visit', n.d. but given in March 1930 after Wager's first field class (Hargreaves, p.27).
Wager was never a confident lecturer. Other pencilled comments read 'Not enough geological detail and reminiscing. Jokes failed. Too slowly delivered. Attempt to modify usual style meant that I never felt natural and comfortable.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.2

Contents:
Wager's notes and aide-memories on lecturing techniques and revision.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.3

Contents:
'Lectures I'
Extensive manuscript draft paginated 1-139, pp.1-77, Crystallography and Optics (first and second year), pp.78-139, Petrology of Igneous Rocks (second year).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.4  1999

Contents:
Lecture on rock-forming minerals, with a manuscript note 'Mineral vein notes with Durham Inter lectures'. Probably given at Reading and used also at Durham (information from E. A. Vincent).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.5

Contents:
'Inter[mediate] Lectures Reading' (first year).
Extensive heavily corrected manuscript drafts for a course of sixteen lectures on crystallography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.6

Contents:
'Intermediate Practical Class I'.
Two sets of manuscript problems for practical work.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.7

Contents:
'Intermediate Practical I'
Laboratory requirements for sixteen practicals.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.8

Contents:
'Practical work II'
Manuscript problems for practical work.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.9

Contents:
'Reading Intermediate Practical'
Manuscript notes for twenty-two practicals.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.10

Contents:
'Skye and general tertiary igneous geology. R. U. 3rd year lecture notes'.
Extensive manuscript notes.

Miscellaneous lectures and notes.  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.11-C.14  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.11

Contents:
'X-rays and the structure of minerals'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.12

Contents:
'Metamorphism'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.13

Contents:
'Very simple trigonometry with illustrations drawn from crystals'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.14  1931

Contents:
Notes for 'Advanced work', essay topics, reading lists etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/C.15

Contents:
Typescript notes for demonstrations 1-23, catalogue of rocks and slices.

SECTION D UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.1-D.29  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wager held the Chair of Geology at the University of Durham from 1944 to 1950.
The surviving material is not extensive. Wager's preparation for the post, including advice taken from others, his own thoughts on aims and course structuring, and the careful training in X-ray crystallography with a view to possible future work are shown at NCUACS 84.5.99/D.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/D.7.
The correspondence at NCUACS 84.5.99/D.8-NCUACS 84.5.99/D.14 is miscellaneous. It includes departmental funding, equipment, requests to work or visit, and the University Exploration Society. There is some shorter scientific correspondence but very little general correspondence on Durham affairs. A substantial proportion of the surviving material dates from 1949-1950, the last years of Wager's time at Durham.
Material relating to Wager's appointment, and to various other applications for chairs during his tenure at Durham, is at NCUACS 84.5.99/A.39-NCUACS 84.5.99/A.43. The regular field excursions, mainly to Teesdale, are documented in Section B.
NCUACS 84.5.99/D.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/D.7 PREPARATION AND ORGANISATION
NCUACS 84.5.99/D.8-NCUACS 84.5.99/D.14 CORRESPONDENCE
NCUACS 84.5.99/D.15-NCUACS 84.5.99/D.28 LECTURES AND TEACHING
NCUACS 84.5.99/D.29 MISCELLANEOUS

PREPARATION AND ORGANISATION  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.1-D.7  1942-1944

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.1

Contents:
Correspondence and information on the teaching of geology at Durham from A. Holmes (the outgoing Professor) and W. Hopkins, 1943. Includes Durham science lecture list, 1942.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.2  1944

Contents:
Correspondence and timetable of teaching at Bristol from W. F. Whittard

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.3  some dated January, April, June 1944

Contents:
Wager's ideas on aims and courses, one set beginning 'What are we aiming at?'
Various outlines of courses, lecturing technique, assignments for students, teaching and research areas for E.A. Vincent, miscellaneous shorter notes.

Notes and teaching material relating to a Summer School on X-ray crystallography, organised by Cambridge University Board of Extra-Mural Studies and attended by Wager 4-16 September 1944, with a view to installing X-ray diffraction facilities at Durham.  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.4-D.7  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.4

Contents:
Hard-backed notebook of extensive manuscript notes of lectures at Cambridge Summer School.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.5

Contents:
Annotated questions for Demonstrations 1-19.
Brief correspondence about Wager's attendance on the course is included here.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.6

Contents:
Wager's notes, diagrams, graphs for Demonstrations 1-18.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.7

Contents:
Manuscript notes pp.1-22.
Annotated teaching material and diagrams for Demonstrations.

CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.8-D.14  1948-1959

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.8  1948-1950

Contents:
Equipment: geological hammers, maps.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.9  1949

Contents:
Applications by Indian students to work at Durham

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.10  1950

Contents:
Funding from Shell Petroleum Company for students, expeditions.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.11  1948-1950

Contents:
Shorter departmental correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.12  1945-1950


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/D.29.

Contents:
Shorter scientific correspondence. Includes offprints, information, specimens and samples sent or received, some with news of research in progress.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.13  February 1948-June 1950

Contents:
University of Durham Exploration Society.
Papers and correspondence mainly with G.H.J. Daysh (Professor of Geography at Newcastle) on proposals to form a society, expedition plans and reports, Wager's brief note for speech at a meeting or dinner of the club

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.14

Contents:
Shorter continuing correspondence, with the Department of Geology and with former Durham students, 1948-1959. Includes annual Departmental report for 1949-1950.

LECTURES AND TEACHING  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.15-D.28  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.15


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/G.53.

Contents:
'Cadets'
Miscellaneous drafts and notes. No date or further information is given, but this may have been one of the RAF Cadet courses attended by G. M. Brown which determined him to read geology at Durham after demobilisation (see NCUACS 84.5.99/L.8 and Hargreaves p.91).

'Structural geology'  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.16-D.18  [n.d.]

Contents:
Course for second-year Pass and first-year Honours students.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.16

Contents:
Booklist, course outline, maps.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.17

Contents:
Drafts for titled lectures: Tectonics of the Alps; North American Cordillera; Mapping, Tilting and Folding; Fracture of the rocks.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.18

Contents:
'Structural geology'
Drafts and diagrams, heavily revised.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.19

Contents:
'Constitution of the Earth'
Extensive notes and drafts, some titled, probably for second or third year work.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.20

Contents:
Outlines for courses on Vulcanology (6 lectures), Earthquakes and Seismology (8 lectures) to be given by F. H. Stewart.

Geological mapping.  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.21-D.23  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.21

Contents:
Wager's notes, drafts, annotated teaching maps and diagrams.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.22

Contents:
Notes, annotated teaching maps and diagrams by E. A. Vincent.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.23

Contents:
Geological maps (annotated).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.24

Contents:
Shorter manuscript notes on supervisions, essay topics, programmes and schedules.

Worksheets and teaching material. These may include reading-lists, maps and diagrams, class handouts, lists of rock specimens or slides.  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.25-D.28  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.25

Contents:
Regional petrology.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.26

Contents:
Mineral identification.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.27

Contents:
Chemical petrology.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.28

Contents:
Field mapping.
Skye sections.

MISCELLANEOUS  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.29  1948-1949

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/D.29  1948-1949

Contents:
Correspondence, data, seismograph readings from the University of Durham Observatory

SECTION E UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1-E.73  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wager was appointed to the Professorship of Geology at the University of Oxford in succession to J.A. Douglas, his election being announced on 26 April 1950. He remained there until his death in 1965.
Wager's Chair carried with it a Fellowship at University College, but no material survives on College affairs, and there are few records of his involvement in general Oxford University matters; see NCUACS 84.5.99/E.10-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.15.
The material in this section therefore essentially concerns the Department of Geology and Mineralogy, its organisation and funding, research and teaching. Wager's determination to enhance the status of geology at Oxford can be seen by his drive to have it recognised as a school and entrance subject (NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1, NCUACS 84.5.99/E.2). Much of the petrological research was a continuation of the geochemical analysis of East Greenland and other igneous rocks (recorded in section B) now pursued with newer techniques and equipment and sometimes with outside collaboration such as that with Departments of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Establishment (UKAEA) at Harwell. A new development was geochronology and the establishment of the Geological Age and Isotope Research Group (GAIR) (NCUACS 84.5.99/E.18-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.38).
The lectures and syllabuses at E.39-E.73 include relatively standard topics in university geological studies, but also the new graduate course in Geochemistry, and the various 'service' courses for non-specialists. The careful notes taken by Wager at lectures by visiting scientists and short-term members of departmental staff (NCUACS 84.5.99/E.63-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.69) are of interest.
For fuller information see E. A. Vincent: Geology and Mineralogy at Oxford 1860-1986. History and Reminiscence 1994. Hereafter referred to in the text as Vincent.
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.9 DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.10-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.15 COMMITTEES AND SOCIETIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.38 RESEARCH
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.39-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.73 LECTURES AND TEACHING

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1-E.9  1950-1965

General  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1-E.3  1951-1960

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.1  1956-1959

Contents:
Correspondence with Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board and with colleagues, on the examination of geology at A and S level in schools.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.2  1956-1960

Contents:
Correspondence on the inclusion of geology among subjects for college scholarship examinations at Oxford.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.3  1951-1960

Contents:
Appointments in Department

Grants and Funding  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.4-E.7  1954-1965

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on grants, scholarships or fellowships, some with information on research in hand or projected.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.4  1954-1956

Contents:
Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.5  1955-1961

Contents:
Shell Petroleum Company

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.6  1960, 1963

Contents:
British Petroleum Company

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.7  1955-1965

Contents:
Nature Conservancy
Grants for research on Rhum and St Kilda and general Nature Conservancy affairs. Includes research report on geological investigations on Rhum, with comments by E.B. Bailey.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.8  1956-1964

Contents:
Shorter correspondence on requests to visit or work in Department, thanks for visits etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.9  various dates 1950-1965

Contents:
Shorter correspondence on possible careers for students in the Colonial Service and elsewhere

COMMITTEES AND SOCIETIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.10-E.15  1954-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.10  1957-1964

Contents:
Boise Fund
The Boise Bequest to the University was for anthropological research and the study of early migration. Wager was an administrator ex officio as Professor of Geology, the others at that time being W.E. Le Gros Clark (Professor of Anatomy) and J.S. Weiner (Reader in Physical Anthropology).
Correspondence, applications, recommendations for grants.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.11  1956-1960

Contents:
Oxford Geology Group
Wager was President of the Group, which held its meetings in the Department.
Brief correspondence on the formation and meetings of the Group.

Oxford University Exploration Club and Expedition Council  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.12-E.15  1954-1965

Contents:
Wager was President from 1960 to 1963 and thereafter a Vice-President.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.12  1954-1960

Contents:
Correspondence, agendas and minutes, funding, recommendations on expeditions

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.13  1961-1965

Contents:
Correspondence, agendas and minutes, revised constitution, membership of Council

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.14  1961-1965

Contents:
Council agendas and minutes

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.15  1955-1963

Contents:
Correspondence with organisers of Oxford expeditions, or planned expeditions, including plans, recommendations, thanks for advice, funding requests

RESEARCH  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16-E.38  1951-1965

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16, NCUACS 84.5.99/E.17 Trace Elements
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.18-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.38 Geological Age and Isotope Research (GAIR)

Trace Elements  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16, E.17  1951-1965


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/F.29-F.38.

Contents:
This work began in collaboration with R. L. Mitchell, resulting in their major joint paper in 1951 (Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 1)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16  1951-1952

Contents:
Correspondence on the Franz Electro-magnetic separator and arrangements to obtain one for mineral separation work, with manufacturers, colleagues and UKAEA Harwell.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.17  1954-1965

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on collaboration work with UKAEA Harwell on radioactive techniques for trace elements analysis
The correspondence is mainly exchanged with A.A. Smales (Analytical Chemistry Group), L.D. Muller and S.W.F. Patching (Mineral Group) at Harwell, and includes arrangements for visits and exchange of specimens, results and reports, draft publication etc.

Geological age and isotope research (GAIR)  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.18-E.38  1954-1965

Contents:
This was one of Wager's most important innovations in the Oxford Department. See Vincent pp. 92-98 and passim for a fuller discussion. The folders below are those which survive among Wager's papers and do not constitute a complete account.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.18

Contents:
Miscellaneous manuscript notes by Wager, on the chronology of 'GAIR in Oxford' 1954-1958, budget, organisation of research areas among personnel etc. Also included is a manuscript draft by S. E. Moorbath for GAIR Annual Report 1956-1957, which includes an outline history.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.19

Contents:
Correspondence and papers with Colonial (later Overseas) Geological Surveys, on geochronological work at Oxford, support for GAIR, recruitment and staffing, equipment, specimens for testing etc. The correspondence is mainly conducted with K. A. Davies (Deputy Director, Overseas Geological Surveys), but also includes E. A. Vincent and other GAIR members, and Oxford officials on acceptance of grant.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.20

Contents:
Shorter correspondence on funding, from UKAEA 1957, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1962, 1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.21  27 February 1959

Contents:
Visit by invitation to see the work of GAIR
Correspondence with those invited, notes on methods of work.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.22  1960-1965

Contents:
Correspondence on mass spectrometer for GAIR

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.23  1960-1965

Contents:
Staffing and recruitment for GAIR. Requests to work, advertisements, applications, correspondence with colleagues.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.24  1963-1964

Contents:
Staffing and recruitment for GAIR. Requests to work, advertisements, applications, correspondence with colleagues.
Wager's named folders of applicants. Correspondence from S. E. Moorbath and other GAIR staff.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.25

Contents:
Agendas and Wager's manuscript notes for weekly meetings of GAIR Group, 1960-1964. Not all dated.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.26

Contents:
Notes and correspondence from GAIR staff on the organisation and running of the laboratory, and of the Geochemistry Diploma Course.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.27

Contents:
Correspondence, reports on research and on visits to other age-isotope laboratories by E. I. Hamilton (a BP Fellow). Includes letter 1963 on unsatisfactory fume-cupboards in new departmental building (see Vincent, p.104).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.28  1958-1961

Contents:
Correspondence and requests for age determinations to be carried out by GAIR Group

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.29  1962-1963

Contents:
Correspondence and requests for age determinations to be carried out by GAIR Group

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.30  1964

Contents:
Correspondence and requests for age determinations to be carried out by GAIR Group

GAIR reports on work done.  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.31, E.32  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.31  1960-1962

Contents:
Age measurement summary

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.32  1962, 1964, 1965

Contents:
Annual reports

General correspondence and papers on GAIR affairs: organisation, specimens sent or requested, results, publications, visits  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.33-E.38  1955-1963

Contents:
The correspondence is particularly full for 1959 when Wager was on sabbatical leave and was kept informed of events by colleagues, mainly E. A. Vincent, but also M. H. Dodson, E. I. Hamilton, B. J. Giletti, L. Kulp, R. St. J. Lambert, S. E. Moorbath.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.33  1955-1958

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.34  1959

Contents:
This includes research results and drafts for papers as well as correspondence from several staff or visiting members of GAIR Group. The period coincides with Wager's absence on sabbatical leave and also the publication of a collaborative paper by K. I. Mayne (Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford), R. St. J. Lambert and D. York (GAIR) on 'The Geological time-scale' Nature, 183 (1959), some of whose results were questioned (Vincent, pp. 94-95). General news of laboratory activities and excursions is also included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.35  1958, 1959 and n.d

Contents:
Notes, data, results etc. related to geochronology work, by Wager and by GAIR members

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.36  1960

Contents:
Includes some continuing correspondence on the 1959 age-determination paper.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.37  1961-1963

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.38  1960-1961

Contents:
Other correspondence requesting or arranging visits to GAIR Group

LECTURES AND TEACHING  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.39-E.73  1950s, 1960s

Contents:
The lecture material is all Wager's manuscript, sometimes paginated or with a title and including drawings or diagrams.
The material for classwork or practicals is usually duplicated.
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.39-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.42 Sedimentary Rocks (first-year course)
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.43-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.48 Igneous activity (second-year course)
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.49-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.54 Igneous Petrogenesis (third-year course)
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.55-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.56 Diploma in geochemistry
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.57-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.62 Geology for biologists
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.63-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.69 Departmental lectures
NCUACS 84.5.99/E.70-NCUACS 84.5.99/E.73 Teaching material

Sedimentary Rocks (first-year course)  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.39-E.42  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.39

Contents:
Bibliography, outline draft of course of 16 lectures over two terms, list of practicals.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.40

Contents:
'Classification of sedimentary rocks'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.41

Contents:
'Sedimentary rocks'. Manuscript drafts for lectures on various topics.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.42

Contents:
'Practical sheets - sedimentary rocks'. Includes 'Important rock-forming minerals', Demonstrations I-XIV, location and description of specimens used in teaching.

Igneous activity (second-year course)  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.43-E.48  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.43

Contents:
'Review of Igneous History of G.B.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.44

Contents:
'Igneous activity. Intrusion'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.45

Contents:
'Igneous activity. Volcanoes'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.46

Contents:
'Igneous activity-Volcanic'.
Worksheets and demonstrations.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.47

Contents:
'Igneous activity. Miscellaneous notes and papers'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.48

Contents:
Igneous activity. Manuscript and typescript notes and worksheets, lantern slides and lecture specimens, tabulated classification etc.

Igneous Petrogenesis (third-year course)  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.49-E.54  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.49

Contents:
'Skaergaard Lectures 3rd year'.
Manuscript drafts, typescript teaching material, list of thin sections, practical problems, data.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.50

Contents:
'Petrogenesis (1) Crystallisation of melts'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.51

Contents:
'Petrogenesis (2) Differentiation by crystal fractionation'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.52

Contents:
'Petrogenesis (3) Other petrogenetic processes involving magma'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.53

Contents:
'Petrogenesis (4) Igneous rock associations. Source of magma. Rock associations and their tectonic setting'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.54

Contents:
Miscellaneous drafts and notes for lectures and demonstrations on petrogenesis.

Diploma in geochemistry  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.55, E.56  1961-1965

Contents:
This was a taught postgraduate course instituted in Michaelmas Term 1961; it was re-designated as a M.Sc. degree from 1971 and discontinued from 1980 (Vincent pp. 112-113, 167).
Wager regularly gave the introductory lecture on the history of the subject and shared a course on petrogenesis with G. M. Brown.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.55  1961-1965

Contents:
Schedules of lectures and lecturers
Reading list, outline and draft for Wager's introductory lecture.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.56

Contents:
Miscellaneous worksheets, notes and drafts for lectures on geochemistry.

Geology for biologists  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.57-E.62  1963

Contents:
This was part of a new preliminary (first-year) examination introduced in Michaelmas Term 1963. Wager gave the introductory lectures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.57

Contents:
Departmental meetings, plans, timetables and lecturing assignments for the new course.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.58

Contents:
'Introduction to Geology I. The scope of geology'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.59

Contents:
'Introduction to Geology II. The constitution of the earth.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.60

Contents:
'Introduction to Geology III. History of the earth'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.61

Contents:
Teaching material for practicals, demonstrations, information.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.62

Contents:
Worksheets, demonstrations, reading lists for classes on regional petrology, igneous activity, petrogenesis, rock-forming minerals (by E.A. Vincent).

Departmental lectures  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.63-E.69  [n.d.]

Contents:
These are Wager's notes, often extensive, on lectures given by departmental staff or by visiting scientists.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.63

Contents:
L. H. Ahrens (Reader in Mineralogy 1953-1956): Geochemistry (12 lectures).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.64

Contents:
S. R. Taylor (Demonstrator 1955-1958): Methods of analysis.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.65

Contents:
H. D. Holland (sabbatical leave from Princeton 1956-1957): Geochemistry of metallic ore deposits.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.66

Contents:
H. D. Holland and P. Bartholomé (Demonstrator 1956-1957): Application of Thermodynamics to geological problems.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.67

Contents:
H.C. Urey: Cosmochemistry.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.68

Contents:
K. S. Heier (Demonstrator 1957-1958): Geology of Norway (4 lectures).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.69

Contents:
J. L. Kulp (sabbatical leave from Columbia 1958-1959): Some problems in geochemistry and geochronology (5 lectures).

Teaching material  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.70-E.73  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.70  1950

Contents:
Hard-backed exercise book 'Lantern slides accession series, November 1950.'
Slides listed 1-510, in various hands. Slides 1-71 were brought from Durham in 1950. Slides 1-124 are Geological Survey slides with typescript descriptions.
A little correspondence requesting Geological Survey slides is tucked into front of book

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.71

Contents:
Large ledger-type ring-backed book 'Lantern slides Mount Everest, East Greenland, Tertiary Volcanic Districts, Atlantic and Miscellaneous'.
Lists compiled at various dates and in various hands, including slides from Wager's expeditions and slides required for undergraduate courses.
See Section M for slides used in Oxford lectures.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.72  1950-1956

Contents:
Small hard-backed notebook with many intercalated notes and pages.
Laboratory assistant's notes of lecture requirements: slides, rock specimens, maps, books laid out on lecture bench, diagrams on blackboard or wall for each lecture week by week, mainly by Wager, but also E. A. Vincent, R. L. Oliver, G. M. Brown and D. S. Weedon.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/E.73  1956-1962

Contents:
Small hard-backed notebook.
Laboratory assistant's notes of lecture requirements: slides, rock specimens, materials on lecture bench, maps on wall for each lecture week by week. Some by Wager, but mainly by G. M. Brown

SECTION F RESEARCH TOPICS  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1-F.39  [n.d.]

Contents:
This material, which may include research notes and data, drafts for lectures, papers and publications, and correspondence, was kept in separate named folders by Wager, although some overlap may occur with other sections of the collection.
The biotite material may reasonably be considered an entity, since it constitutes a research episode that did not develop. It did, however, inaugurate Wager's important collaboration with R. L. Mitchell at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research at Aberdeen, beginning in 1943 and continuing for a decade of research and publications on trace elements in the rocks of the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland. The continuation of this work at Oxford University is to be found in the research folders of section B, at NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16, NCUACS 84.5.99/E.17, or in the accompanying material for Wager's lectures and publications.
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.13 BIOTITE
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.36 TRACE ELEMENTS
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.39 MISCELLANEOUS

BIOTITE  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1-F.13  ca 1926-1948

Contents:
Wager's first notes on biotite and its properties possibly date from his early work at the University of Cambridge (NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1), but his main interest in its potential as a source of potash for agricultural use dates from the beginning of the Second World War. He collected information and attempted to arouse wider interest in the relevance of the project in view of likely wartime shortages, particularly at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research at Aberdeen. A meeting was held there in October 1939 and a joint research programme initiated between Wager at the University of Reading and members of the Institute's staff. By May 1940, however, it seemed clear that the potash content extracted from rocks would not be economic taking into account the quantities required and the costs of crushing and extraction. Field experiments continued at the Institute, but there was no large-scale development.
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.8 Correspondence and papers
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.9, NCUACS 84.5.99/F.10 Research notes
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.11-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.13 Lecture and publication

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1-F.8  ca 1926-1948

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.1

Contents:
'Helm Gill Dikes'
Manuscript list of specimens collected, coded 'H.G.' and of analyses carried out. Specimen 2a H.G. has a note 'collected on first visit in June 1926'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.2  August 1939 - May 1940

Contents:
Correspondence and early plans for biotite work
Includes correspondence from V. M. Goldschmidt and Wager's manuscript translation of P. Solberg's report on experiments in Norway.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.3  2 October 1939

Contents:
Minutes of the meeting at Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, on 'Biotite as a source of potash in agriculture', with background papers and research plans

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.4  October 1939

Contents:
Catalogue of rocks collected in north east Scotland and at Shap, Cumbria, after the meeting at Aberdeen as part of biotite research. Manuscript and typescript copies.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.5

Contents:
Correspondence with W. G. Ogg, Director of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, September 1939 - May 1940.
Wager explains his plans and motives in detail (letters 12 September and 14 October) and discusses research in progress, especially in his 'Memorandum on Biotite as a source of potash' (10 May 1940). His letter of 27 May refers to work with 'the intelligence department of the RAF'. Ogg's letters of 28 and 29 May, discourage further pursuit of the biotite work and advise Wager to accept 'the other work'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.6

Contents:
Correspondence 1936-1940, 1943 with R. L. Mitchell, analyst at Macaulay Institute, on biotite and also on trace elements in East Greenland rocks, on which he was initially Wager's chief collaborator.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.7

Contents:
Correspondence and reports on biotite research 1940, 1943, 1944, from A. B. Stewart.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.8  various dates 1941-1948

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter correspondence on biotite and potash

Research notes  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.9, F.10  1939, 1944, nd

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.9  some dated October, November 1939, August 1944

Contents:
'Decomposition of Shap Granite Biotite by peaty water'. Manuscript draft and notes

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.10

Contents:
Notes on Shap Biotite.
Miscellaneous shorter notes.

Lecture and publication  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.11-F.13  1940-1945

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.11

Contents:
'Sources of potash for plants'. Lecture to Reading University Geology Club, March 1940.
14pp manuscript draft.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.12, F.13  1945

Contents:
'A stage in the decomposition of biotite from the Shap granite', paper offered to Geological Magazine 1944, and published in Proc. Yorks. Geol. Soc., 25

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.12

Contents:
Manuscript drafts.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.13  1944, 1945

Contents:
Typescript drafts, letters to editors

TRACE ELEMENTS  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14-F.38  1940-1960

Contents:
Wager's interest in geochemistry and the analysis of the Skaergaard rocks had begun in the 1930s but came to the fore in the early 1940s with his collaboration with R. L. Mitchell of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research at Aberdeen, who, initially, was responsible for the trace element analysis. The work produced a series of lectures and papers during the late 1940s and a major paper which appeared in the first number of the new journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta in 1951.
After Wager's move to Oxford University, trace determination remained an important component of the research in the Department, undertaken mainly in collaboration with E. A. Vincent, A. A. Smales and others. Much of this later work is documented in Section B, and at NCUACS 84.5.99/E.16, NCUACS 84.5.99/E.17, to which reference should be made.
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.20 Correspondence and papers
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.21-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.28 Research notes and data
NCUACS 84.5.99/F.29-NCUACS 84.5.99/F.38 Lectures and publications

Correspondence and papers  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14-F.20  1943-1960

Correspondence with R. L. Mitchell  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14, F.15  1943-1958

Contents:
Frequent exchanges including data and results, ideas for new or continuing work; letters from other colleagues may be included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.14  September 1943 - May 1948

Contents:
Wager's letter of 27 October refers to his paper on Shap biotite and continues
'Your suggestion that you might have time for more determinations on the Skaergaard rocks has inspired me to begin getting out the rocks and considering the separation of the minerals. It would be grand if we could get on with it.' Plans for future work and schedules for despatch of rock specimens are included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.15  March 1949 - May 1950, 1958

Contents:
Includes discussion of the major paper and place of publication; see letters May, July 1949 with Medd. om. Grøn. The paper appeared in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 1, 1951.
Correspondence October 1958 is from Mitchell returning rock samples to Wager for him to carry out further work on Skaergaard rocks at Oxford.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.16  1949

Contents:
Correspondence with W. A. Deer

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.17  February - July 1949, 1950

Contents:
Correspondence with H. Neumann

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.18  1950-1951

Contents:
Correspondence, data, photomicrographs from R. Phillips

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.19  1943-1946

Contents:
Shorter correspondence from colleagues

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.20  1951-1960

Contents:
Thanks for copies of published paper and continuing work on Skaergaard trace elements

Research notes and data  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.21-F.28  1940-1949

Contents:
Bundles of material kept together with titles or rough descriptions by Wager, retained here with dates or additional information when ascertainable.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.21  1940-1947

Contents:
'Data on trace elements'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.22

Contents:
'Notes on Plag[ioclase]'. One page dated 1949

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.23  1949

Contents:
'Notes on inclusions and exsolution'. Includes correspondence with A. G. McGregor

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.24

Contents:
'Odd notes - early'. Extensive bundle of notes, suggestions for research programme, questions etc for R.L. Mitchell and WAD (W.A. Deer) drafts.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.25  dated 1949

Contents:
'Odd notes - later'. Queries and ideas, 1p.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.26

Contents:
'Conversion factors. Periodic table'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.27

Contents:
'Trace - early notes. Abstracts'. Mainly notes on the literature: trace elements, geochemistry, radioactivity.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.28  1949

Contents:
Results and correspondence from colleagues I. D. Muir, E. A. Vincent

Lectures and publications  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.29-F.38  1945-ca 1953

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.29  18 August 1945

Contents:
(With R. L. Mitchell) 'Distribution of vanadium, chromium, cobalt and nickel in eruptive rocks', Nature, Lond. 156
Manuscript draft, correspondence with Mitchell and with Editor, Nature, on a subsequent communication submitted by P.H. Lundegardh.

'Distribution of trace elements in a layered intrusion and some of the controlling factors', Wager's contribution to a Geochemical Discussion on 'The distribution of trace elements in minerals and rocks' at the Royal Astronomical Society, London  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.30-F.32  28 February 1947

Contents:
An account of the meeting appeared in The Observatory Magazine 1947. Not in Bibliography.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.30  1946-1947

Contents:
Correspondence, arrangements for meeting and publication

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.31

Contents:
Drafts and data.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.32

Contents:
'Manuscript used at lecture'.

(With R. L. Mitchell) 'The distribution of Cr, V, Ni, Co and Cu during the fractional crystallization of a basic magma'. Geol. Congr. 18th Session, Great Britain  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.33-F.35  1948

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.33  1948-1949

Contents:
Correspondence, mainly with editors, about publication of the paper, additions and alterations by Wager, his reply in discussion to question by C. E. Tilley etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.34

Contents:
Manuscript drafts for paper and tables.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.35

Contents:
Drafts for abstract: 'Early draft of extended abstract', 'First abstract (twice too long)', 'Final abstract (but too late for publication)'.

(With R.L. Mitchell) 'The distribution of trace elements during strong fractionation of basic magma - a further study of the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland'. Geochimica et Cosmichimica Acta, 1  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.36, F.37  1951

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.36

Contents:
Multiple drafts for Section XI, under various titles.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.37

Contents:
Correspondence with publishers, additions, corrections, proofs.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.38

Contents:
'Trace element composition of Skye anagranites with comparisons by L. R. Wager and R. L. Mitchell'.
Summary, typescript and manuscript draft, n.d. but ca 1953. Not published.

MISCELLANEOUS  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.39  1945

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/F.39

Contents:
'Notes at Skirmett [Wager's house near Reading] 1944'.
Manuscript notes, thoughts on the peneplanation and uplift of Norwegian Caledonides.

SECTION G LECTURES, SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.1-G.89  [n.d.]

Contents:
This section represents Wager's surviving lectures and papers given by invitation from schooldays onwards. The material reflects all aspects of Wager's career although his professional teaching lectures are in sections C, D, and E.
Although Wager did not find lecturing easy, nor was his speaking style always accessible, his chosen life imposed the frequent obligation to give public addresses. As a scientist, the dissemination of information and research progress by speech as well as in written papers was acknowledged by him even as a schoolboy and undergraduate, and later continuously maintained through the medium of conference and visits. The scientific lectures trace the development of his interests in structural geology, layered intrusions, geochemistry and geochronology.
In Wager's case there was the additional dimension of the great public interest in his achievements as mountaineer and explorer. There was always pressure to give personal accounts to non-professional audiences of the expeditions to Greenland and of the 1933 Mount Everest expedition, as well as the technical geological lectures for scientific societies. In the case of the Everest expedition, indeed, public lecturing by its members was a recognised obligation to help the funds of the sponsoring organisations. Some of Wager's lectures on Greenland and Everest remain with the relevant accompanying material in Section B.
The material here, which is presented chronologically as far as possible, is principally drafts, chiefly in pencil or ink, more rarely in typescript. All the drafts bear numerous additions, deletions or corrections. Lists of slides, photographs or rock specimens to be used in the lecture are often included and occasionally there is brief correspondence on arrangements.
Wager's own titles have been reproduced in the catalogue entries.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.1

Contents:
'Crystallography or the study of crystals', with a later manuscript note 'Lecture at H. B.' in an exercise book of Hebden Bridge United District Secondary School.
Wager attended this school, where his father was Headmaster, from 1914 to 1920, when he left for Leeds Grammar School. The lecture may have been given in his last term at Hebden Bridge, 1920.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.2  1919-1920

Contents:
Lecture to Leeds Grammar School Science Society, no title or date, on Wager's year in the West Indies
20pp with list of 'Specimens'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.3

Contents:
'Crystallography', with a later manuscript note 'Lecture to Science Society at L. G. S. [Leeds Grammar School] about 1922'.
17pp manuscript, last page or pages missing.

Essays at Cambridge University for Supervisions by Gertrude Elles  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.4, G.5  nd 1923-1926

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.4

Contents:
'Diastrophism versus Palaeontology as a basis of correlation', with comments by Elles.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.5

Contents:
'Isostasy and mountain building'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.6

Contents:
'The C.U.M.C. [Cambridge University Mountaineering Club] meet in the Alps 1925', Pembroke College, Cambridge, n.d.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.7

Contents:
'Old Age and Extinction' with a later manuscript note 'To The Martlets [an essay society] at Pembroke probably 1925 or 1926'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.8

Contents:
'The Mechanism of replacement as illustrated by metasomatism of the Whin Sill [to Cambridge Philosophical Society May 1926]'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.9


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/A.23.

Contents:
'The glaciation of Britain' with a later manuscript note '? to Pembroke Coll. Sc. Soc.' Given on 5 February 1925.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.10


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/A.24.

Contents:
'Jointing in the mountain limestones of Craven. To the Sedgwick Club [Cambridge] January 1928'.
The Club programme gives the date as 5 June.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.11


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/A.23.

Contents:
'To the P. C. S. S. [Pembroke College Science Society] Nov 1928'. No title, but on 'the relation of geology to the more fundamental sciences'.
The Society's programme gives the title as 'Application of physics and chemistry to geology'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.12  nd, probably 1928

Contents:
'Sedimentation of the Carboniferous of Craven. To Sedgwick Club' [Cambridge]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.13

Contents:
Letter to J. M. Scott, January 1932, incorporating a note on East Greenland rocks, for publication in 'a Tadpole journal'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.14

Contents:
'Scenery of the Angmagssalik district of East Greenland. To the Reading Geology Club 25 February 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.15

Contents:
'The Angmagssalik Eskimo. To Kosmos [students' scientific society at University of Reading] 4 March 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.16

Contents:
'Journey across the Greenland Ice Cap to Mt. Forel. To St. Bartholomew's Hospital Alpine Club, May 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.17

Contents:
'Geological work in E. Greenland during the B.A.A.R.E. [British Arctic Air Route Expedition] 1930-31. To Geological Society 8 June 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.18

Contents:
'Brief report of geology for the Captain [Mikkelsen] 21 September 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.19

Contents:
'The Greenland Ice Cap. To the Geographical Association Durham 9 December 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.20

Contents:
'To Pats J. C. R. 1932'. 'Pats' is St. Patrick's Hall of Residence, University of Reading.

Untitled lectures or talks on Greenland  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.21-G.23  probably 1932

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.21

Contents:
Mainly on geological features.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.22

Contents:
On Eskimo.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.23

Contents:
'Notes for an account of Forel Journey (never published)'. The account is incomplete, covering only the first attempt on the mountain in March 1931, not the second attempt in May 1931.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.24  1933

Contents:
'A note on the form and age of the Greenland Ice Cap'.
Manuscript and typescript draft, later published in Geol. Mag. 70

Two talks given at Royal Geographical Society  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.25, G.26  6 November 1933

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.25

Contents:
Untitled, on Mount Everest expedition. Includes correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.26

Contents:
'Everest Film', introduction and commentary on P. Wyn Harris's film of Everest expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.27


Related information: See also NCUACS 84/5/99/B.263.

Contents:
'To G. S. [Geological Society] 8 November 1933', on Everest expedition. Draft, manuscript list of specimens.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.28  9 January 1934

Contents:
'Mount Everest Expedition 1933', lecture to Royal Danish Geographical Society
Manuscript, correspondence and arrangements.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.29

Contents:
'Public Lecture at Reading Feb. 2 1934 Approx. same to Ditchling [League of Nations Union] and Marlborough School'.
On Everest.
Includes correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.30

Contents:
'To Kosmos [Reading University Student Scientific Society] February 1934. Everest'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.31

Contents:
'To the Reading University Mountaineering Club February 1934. Everest Expedition 1933'.
List of photographs/slides only.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.32  ?early 1934

Contents:
'To Imperial College of Science [London] Mountaineering Club'
Introductory pages only.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.33

Contents:
'Mount Everest and the Eastern Himalaya. To the Sedgwick Club [Cambridge] 6 Feb 1934. Also to G. A. [Geologists' Association London] May 1934'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.34  n.d. probably 1934

Contents:
'Chumunko, an episode of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition. Cambridge Mountaineering'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.35

Contents:
'1935-6 Expedition to Greenland - general. To Cambridge Natural History Society November 1936'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.36  nd probably 1936

Contents:
'To L. G. S. [Leeds Grammar School] Everest'
Brief notes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.37

Contents:
'Kosmos [Reading University] A year of scientific work among the high mountains of East Greenland 19 February 1937'.
Brief notes.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.38

Contents:
'To the Pasteur Club. Side-lines of an Arctic Expedition. Feb. 22 1937'.
On diet of various Arctic expeditions, and Eskimo diet.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.39

Contents:
'To Reading Geology Club. March 2 1937'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.40

Contents:
'The Kangerdlugssuaq Region of East Greenland. To Royal Geographical Society 24 May 1937'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.41

Contents:
'Lecture to Geol. Ass [Geologists' Association] June 4 1937'.
On the scenery of Kangerdlugssuaq.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.42

Contents:
'Lecture to Geol. Soc. 23 June 1937'.
On 1935-1936 expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.43

Contents:
'To Greenough Club U. C. [University College London] November 1937. The ice cap and scenery of East Greenland'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.44  2 June 1938

Contents:
'Mount Everest', script for a BBC radio programme compiled by Michael Spender and broadcast
Wager's contribution is included on separate sheets.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.45

Contents:
'For BBC German Talks. Summer 1939'.
Draft for general talk on Himalayan mountaineering.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.46

Contents:
'To Geol. and Min. Section of Cambridge Natural History Society 24 November 1939'.
On Greenland.
With a manuscript note 'Much too long - took 1 hour 10 minutes even when very rushed'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.47

Contents:
'Everest 1933. Lecture at Medmenham. About January 1942'.
Medmenham was the site of the RAF Photographic Interpretation Unit in which Wager served, near Henley-on-Thames.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.48

Contents:
'Mount Everest 1933. To Medmenham December 1943'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.49

Contents:
'A Mount Everest Expedition, lecture to Durham Joint Geographical Societies 28 April 1944'.
Slide list only.

'The origin of the North Atlantic Ocean', Wager's Inaugural Lecture at the University of Durham  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.50-G.52  8 November 1944

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.50

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript draft, very heavily corrected, 21 pp.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.51

Contents:
'Jottings of titles for Inaugural'.
Miscellaneous manuscript drafts of material not used in lecture.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.52

Contents:
Early ideas and drafts.
'Atlantis' with a note 'Tried May 1944', 'Scientific work and expeditions', with a note 'Inaugural tried July 1944'.
'Ancient vulcanicity of Greenland' with a note 'tried Sept. 1944'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.53  ca 1944-1945


Related information: See also NCUACS 84/5/99/D.15.

Contents:
'Arun and Tista as an example of geological action of rivers. To cadets - an old lecture'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.54

Contents:
'Conditions on the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet'. Lecture given to 'Newcastle Geographic Club November 1945' and 'Weardale Naturalists December 1945'.
Accompanying correspondence for the Weardale lecture gives the date as 12 December 1944.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.55  26 January 1946

Contents:
'A scientific expedition to East Greenland', lecture to Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists' Field Club

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.56  2 February 1949

Contents:
'The geology of the Eastern Himalaya' public lecture for Yorkshire Geological Society, Leeds
With correspondence; Wager was obliged to cancel the lecture because of illness.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.57

Contents:
'Mount Everest Expedition 1933', lecture to Newcastle Photographic Society, 11 February 1946.
With a little correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.58  13 February 1946

Contents:
Lecture to Bishop Auckland Geographical Association
On Everest.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.59

Contents:
'Some scientific side-lines of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition'. To Newcastle [King's College] Naturalists' Society 3 February 1947.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.60

Contents:
'The high mountains of East Greenland and their origin. To Northumberland and Durham Natural History Society, 13 February 1947'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.61  12 March 1947

Contents:
'The mountains of East Greenland and their origin', lecture to Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow
With a manuscript note 'This tried to combine expedition and geology and not very satisfactory'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.62  22 November 1947

Contents:
'High Mountains in East Greenland', lecture to the Cairngorm Club London
With a manuscript note 'rather diffuse'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.63

Contents:
'The structure of East Greenland and the North Atlantic basin. To Durham University Philosophical Society', n.d. but probably 1947 and containing material for more than one lecture on the subject.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.64

Contents:
'Exploration in Greenland. Durham Colleges Exploration Club 1 March 1949'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.65

Contents:
'Exploration in Greenland. King's College [Newcastle] Exploration Club 25 November 1949'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.66

Contents:
'Introducing BAARE Film. Dec. 1949'. No location given.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.67

Contents:
'Mount Everest 1933. To O. U. [Oxford University] Mountaineering Club, March 1950'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.68

Contents:
'Geology on the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition. To O. U. Geological Society October 1950'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.69

Contents:
'A Greenland Expedition. To Bootham School [York] September 1951'.

Lectures in Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.70, G.71  November 1952


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.13 for material on published version of the lectures.

Contents:
Wager gave three lectures under the general title of 'Layered intrusions and differentiation of basic magma'
1. Layered intrusions in Greenland, the Hebrides and South Africa.
2. The mechanism of layered intrusions.
3. Major and trace elements during the differentiation of basic magmas.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.70

Contents:
Correspondence with friends and colleagues, including other lecture invitations Wager was not able to take up on this occasion.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.71

Contents:
Notes, drafts, slide lists for lectures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.72

Contents:
'Layered intrusions, mainly the Skaergaard, Lecture in Manchester [25] February 1953'.
With a manuscript note 'Just before EGGE'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.73

Contents:
'E. G. G. E. [East Greenland Geological Expedition] to O. U. Geological Society, November 1953'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.74

Contents:
'Scientific foot-notes to the Mount Everest story. To Ashmolean Natural History Society [Oxford] December 1953'.
With a manuscript note 'Difficult to do and too long...'.
Draft, slide list.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.75  8 March 1954

Contents:
'Skaergaard intrusion', lecture to Geological Society, Keele University
Brief correspondence, notes, slide list.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.76  7 December 1956

Contents:
'Layered intrusions', the A. K. Wells lecture to the Lyell Club, King's College, London
Brief correspondence, notes, draft with manuscript note '65 minutes rushing last half dozen slides', slide list.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.77  July 1957

Contents:
'The behaviour of sulphur during fractionation of basic magma', collaborative paper with E. A. Vincent and A. A. Smales, given at symposium in Paris, France
Abstract, notes, tables.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.78  7 May 1957

Contents:
'Crystal accumulation and the origin of igneous rocks', lecture to Edinburgh University Geological Society
Brief correspondence, notes, slide list.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.79  September 1957

Contents:
'The make up and mechanism of formation of layered rock', lecture at Lamont Laboratory, Columbia, and Geophysical Laboratory, Princeton, USA
Notes, draft, slide list.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.80

Contents:
'Geology of Mount Everest region', lecture to Oxford University Geological Society 27 February 1958'.
Notes, list of rock specimens used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.81

Contents:
'Crystal accumulation and layered intrusions. To Geological Society S A [South Africa] in Johannesburg August 1958'.
Drafts, slide list, notes, one page with manuscript note 'later given by G. M. B. [Brown] as I had flu'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.82

Contents:
'Bushveld Intrusion, to O. U. Geological Society 5 March 1959'.
Draft, slide and transparencies lists.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.82A  1960

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts for Wager's contribution to a meeting at the Geological Society when a paper was presented by W.S. McKerrow and C. Campbell on 'The stratigraphy and structure of the lower Palaeozoic rocks of north-west Galway'. Their paper was later published in Sci. Proc. Roy. Dublin. Soc. 1

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.83

Contents:
'The mechanism of deposition of the Skaergaard layered series', talk to Oxford University Department 'Tea Club', February 1962, and also to 'Logan Club', n.d.
Notes and drafts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.84

Contents:
'Mechanism of adcumulus growth in the Skaergaard intrusion', lecture given at International Mineralogical Association Conference, Washington D.C., USA, April 1962.
Draft for lecture, abstract and heavily corrected draft for version published as 'The mechanism of adcumulus growth in the layered series of the Skaergaard intrusion' in Min. Soc. Amer. Special Paper, I, 1963.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.85  1962

Contents:
'The traces of sulphides in the Skaergaard intrusion', to Canadian Congress of Mining, Geology and Mineralogy

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.86

Contents:
'Lectures in Moscow and Leningrad 1962'.
Notes and drafts for four lectures in Moscow
1. Characteristics of layered intrusions.
2. The Skaergaard intrusion of East Greenland.
3. Geochemistry of the Skaergaard intrusion.
4. Mechanism of layered intrusion.
Notes for lecture in Leningrad, 'Contrasted types of basic layered intrusion, Skaergaard and Rhum'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.87

Contents:
'Convection currents in magmas, to Durham Geological Society 28 February 1964'.
Draft, slide and transparency list, correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.88

Contents:
Miscellaneous notes for lectures, no date or place.
'Lecture suggestions' of titles for possible talks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/G.89  1934-1965

Contents:
Invitations to lecture declined, deferred or with no accompanying text.

SECTION H PUBLICATIONS  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-H.109  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.99 is a chronological, though not a complete, sequence of drafts, diagrams, research notes and correspondence relating to Wager's publications, including book reviews, collaborative papers and posthumous work. Several of these are additional to the Bibliography accompanying the Royal Society Memoir of Wager by W.A. Deer, a copy of which is included at NCUACS 84.5.99/A.2.
Wager was notorious for constantly rethinking his ideas. His first pencil draft for a paper, often written in his Yorkshire home at Sawyersgarth, might be produced fairly quickly, but would pass through as many as five or six subsequent versions to accommodate new results or (often minor) changes of emphasis before being sent to a journal editor or publisher. Even then, Wager would revise proofs extensively and request changes or additions up to, or beyond, a deadline. It is clear from the surviving material that much was required from secretaries or co-workers before a script, diagram or illustration was considered acceptable for publication.
Equally, Wager was prepared himself to rewrite and recast papers by others to bring them into line with his own standards; this can be seen from the continuing papers on East Greenland published in Meddelelser Om Grønland by his students (NCUACS 84.5.99/H.22-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.24, NCUACS 84.5.99/H.25).
Many other drafts and notes for publications were kept with Wager's expedition and research material, and remain in the relevant sections. At NCUACS 84.5.99/H.99 are further invitations to write, which Wager declined.
Wager severely limited his involvement in editorial and advisory work. NCUACS 84.5.99/H.100-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.109 is relatively scanty, mainly confined to the Journal of Petrology and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.99 DRAFTS
NCUACS 84.5.99/H.100-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.109 EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE

DRAFTS  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1-H.99  1935-1968

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.1

Contents:
'Watkins' last expedition, by F. Spencer Chapman. A Review for Geog. J. March 1935'. Not in Bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.2

Contents:
'A sketch of the geography and geology of the Himalaya Mountains and Tibet...Delhi: Government of India 1933-34', with a manuscript note 'Review to Royal Geographical Society journal about April 1935'. Not in Bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.3

Contents:
'Review for Royal Geographical Society journal of Tilman's "Ascent of Nanda Devi" 1937'. Not in Bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.4

Contents:
'Review for Royal Geographical Society of Paul Victor's "My Life with the Eskimo"', ca 1937. Not in Bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.5

Contents:
'Review of Rees' "Economic Geology"', n.d. Not in Bibliography.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.6  1939

Contents:
'Outline of the Geology of Connemara', Proc. Geol. Ass. 50
Heavily corrected manuscript and typescript draft. Not in Bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.7

Contents:
'Greenland'. Article for Chambers's Encyclopaedia.
Correspondence 1946-1948, drafts. Not in Bibliography.

'Guide to Excursion C14. Skye and Morar', prepared for International Geological Congress XVIII Session - Great Britain 1948. Not in Bibliography.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.8-H.10  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wager, F.H. Steward and W.Q. Kennedy were 'Directors' of the excursion.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.8  1947-1948

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues and editor

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.9

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, all heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.10

Contents:
'Guide to the Geology of Skye and programme of excursions', prepared by F.W. Anderson 1940 and kept with the above.

'Trace elements in a suite of Hawaiian lavas' with R. L. Mitchell. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 3  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.11, H.12  1953

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.11  1952-1953

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues, collaborator, editor

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.12

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, all heavily corrected. Data and tables.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.13  1953


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/G.70, NCUACS 84.5.99/G.71.

Contents:
'Layered intrusions'. Lectures given to the Danish Geological Society in November 1952 and published in Medd. Fra Dansk. Geol. For., 12
Corrected drafts, tables, diagrams, brief correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.14

Contents:
'Review of [Paul] Niggli "Rocks and Mineral deposits"'. For Endeavour. 1954. Not in Bibliography.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.15

Contents:
'Review of [Alfred] Harker "Petrology for Students"', 8th ed, revised by C. E. Tilley, S. R. Nockolds, M. Black. For Geochim, et Cosmochim. Acta 1955. Not in Bibliography.

'Natural Processes of mineral concentration: concentration in Magmas'. Not in Bibliography.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.16-H.21  [n.d.]

Contents:
This was Wager's contribution to the Third Inter-University Students' Geological Congress held in Durham, 4-7 January 1955. The lecture was published in the Proceedings of the Congress, and Wager also used the material as the basis for an article in The Times Science Review under the title 'Concentration of the elements in igneous rocks'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.16  May 1954 - December 1955

Contents:
Correspondence, invitation, arrangements for lecture at Durham and for publication in the Congress Proceedings

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.17

Contents:
Thoughts and ideas.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.18

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, heavily corrected, for lecture and summary.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.19

Contents:
Abstracts, introductions, comments by Wager on lectures by others at Durham.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.20

Contents:
Correspondence May 1954 - July 1955 with The Times Science Review about article, published as 'Concentration of the elements in igneous rocks', May 1955

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.21

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, heavily corrected, diagrams for Times article.

'The Petrography of the Prinsen Af Wales Bjaerge Lavas'.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.22-H.24  [n.d.]


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.25.

Contents:
This was Part V of Geological Investigations in East Greenland, reports of the British East Greenland Expedition 1935-1936, of which the previous four reports had been published by Wager, or Wager and W. A. Deer between 1934 and 1947. Part V was published in Medd. Om. Grøn., 135, 1955 by Y. M. Anwar, an Egyptian doctoral student of Wager at Durham. The material is included here because it shows the major part played by Wager at every stage of the preparation and drafting of the work.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.22  1954-1956

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.23

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, all heavily corrected, mainly in Wager's hand.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.24

Contents:
List of rock specimens, plates and figures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.25

Contents:
'A differentiated basic sill enclosed in the Skaergaard intrusion...'
This was Part VI of Geological Investigations in East Greenland, published in Medd. Om Grøn., 137, 1956. The author, C. J. Hughes, had been a member of the East Greenland Geological Expedition led by Wager and Deer in 1953. Wager submitted the paper to Medd. Om Grøn. with the comment
'The present paper is a detailed but useful piece of work, expressed commendably briefly, and I think it has been well carried out by Hughes' (letter of 7 December 1954).
Correspondence 1954-1955, typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

'A chemical definition of fractionation stages as a basis for comparison of Hawaiian, Hebridean, and other basic lavas'. Geochim, et Cosmochim. Acta, 9  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.26-H.31  1956

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.26  some dated 1954, 1955

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, heavily corrected; 'Final draft' figures and tables (not in Wager's hand)

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.27  1939

Contents:
'V. early notes on basalts for Part III'. Notes, tables, calculations, mainly by Wager but also including work by W. A. Deer, for 'Geographical Investigations in East Greenland Part III'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.28

Contents:
Miscellaneous thoughts and ideas on basalts. Includes 'Thulean Province. Lists of rocks used in various averages and reasons for selecting them. 2nd and 3rd November 1952'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.29

Contents:
Notes, data, tables, graphs, by Wager and others, on Thulean Province basalts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.30

Contents:
Notes, data, tables, graphs, by Wager and others, on Hawaiian, Icelandic and other lavas.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.31  February 1956

Contents:
Data for tables

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.32  1957

Contents:
Review of A. Lombard: Géologie sédimentaire, for Endeavour. Not in Bibliography.
Correspondence, drafts

'Sulphides in the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland', with E. A. Vincent and A. A. Smales and an Appendix by P. Bartholomé, Econ. Geol. 52  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.33-H.35  1957

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.33  1956-1957


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/J.4.

Contents:
Correspondence, information, comments by colleagues and editors on paper, and on a shortened version presented at Geochemical Symposium, Paris, France

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.34

Contents:
Typescript and manuscript drafts of paper, appendix and tables, all heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.35

Contents:
Data, notes, tables, by Wager and others.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.36  1957

Contents:
'Funnel-shaped layered intrusions', with G. M. Brown, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer. 68
Typescript draft with corrections, brief correspondence 1957.

'Indium content of rocks and minerals from the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland', with J. Van R. Smit and H. Irving, Geochim, et Cosmochim. Acta, 13  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.37-H.39  1958

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.37  1956-1958

Contents:
Correspondence with collaborators

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.38

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.39

Contents:
'Indium data etc.'

'Beneath the Earth's Crust'. Presidential Address to Section C, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Glasgow, September 1958. Published in The Advancement of Science, No. 58  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.40-H.50  1958

Contents:
Wager took much trouble over this address as can be seen not only from the multiple corrected drafts but also from the bundles of notes and ideas under various titles, which he amassed beforehand.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.40

Contents:
Early manuscript and very heavily corrected typescript drafts under Wager's original title 'The material beneath the earth's crust'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.41

Contents:
Later typescript drafts, both heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.42

Contents:
'Script as read. It took 55 minutes'.
Typescript with many corrections and deletions. Included here is a copy of the printed version, also with manuscript corrections and deletions.

Bundles of notes, ideas and information in preparation for lecture. All in Wager's hand, some substantial.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.43-H.50  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.43

Contents:
'The material beneath the earth's crust. Very early drafts'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.44

Contents:
'Upper Mantle' (table).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.45

Contents:
'Estimate of the results of partial melting'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.46

Contents:
'Calculation of mass of upper mantle'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.47

Contents:
'Ultrabasic rocks'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.48

Contents:
'Igneous rocks and earth constitution. Misc. ideas'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.49

Contents:
'Igneous rocks and earth constitution. Drafts and notes.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.50

Contents:
'Igneous rocks and earth constitution. Abs.' (Notes on the literature).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.51  1959

Contents:
'Differing powers of crystal nucleation as a factor producing diversity in layered igneous intrusions', Geol. Mag., 46
Draft and diagrams, editorial correspondence. Included in the folder is a draft of a paper or lecture on 'Ease of crystal nucleation as a factor in the formation of rhythmic layering'.

'Types of igneous cumulates', with G. M. Brown and W. J. Wadsworth, J. Petr. 1  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.52-H.56  1960

Contents:
This paper elaborated the idea of a two-stage crystallisation of rocks in a layered intrusion and introduced the term 'cumulates' as a generic name. G.M. Brown describes the story of the choice of this term (Hargreaves, Appendix III, pp.136-137)
He wanted a single generic name which reflected the accumulation of piles of crystals. During lunch at University College in 1959, he sought the advice of the late Freddie Wells, Tutor in Classics, who suggested adopting the Latin work "cumulus", meaning a heap. Together LRW and I then began an exciting few weeks of word juggling, categorising the various rocks as "cumulates", pre-fixed by whatever mineral was most abundant in each. The nomenclature was then expanded to reflect various crystallisation processes and a definitive paper was written with a research student collaborator (John Wadsworth) in 1960.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.52

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues 1954-1961. The correspondence, which was found with the drafts, is about layered intrusions, but only that of 1960, 1961 refers to the paper and discusses the nomenclature.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.53

Contents:
Wager's notes on 'cumulo', arising from 'talk with F. Wells July 23 1956'.
Wager's note records 'He [Wells] has no suggestion of short words for pile of grounds, corn, sand etc. but cumulo means heap or pile and can be used with propriety.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.54

Contents:
Two early manuscript drafts 'Classification and nomenclature of cumulites'.

'Earliest drafts'.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.55, H.56  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.55

Contents:
'An early draft by G. M. B. [Brown]' titled 'The nomenclature of coarse-grained igneous rocks produced in the earlier stages of fractional crystallisation'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.56

Contents:
'Types of igneous cumulates'.
Draft with additions and corrections by all collaborators.

'The relationship between the fractionation stage of basalt magma and the temperature of the beginning of its crystallation', Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 20  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.57, H.58  1960

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.57  1960

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.58

Contents:
Drafts and figures, heavily corrected.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.59  1960

Contents:
'Measuring geological time', with S. E. Moorbath, New Scientist, 8
Brief correspondence, heavily corrected drafts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.60

Contents:
'Recent advances in geochemistry', 650 word article for The Times supplement to mark the tercentenary of the Royal Society, published 19 July 1960. Not in Bibliography.
Brief correspondence, multiple drafts all heavily corrected.

Methods in Geochemistry (Interscience 1960). Wager was co-editor with A. A. Smales, and co-author with Smales of the Introduction and with G. M. Brown of Chapter 2 'Collection and preparation of material for analysis'.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.61, H.62  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.61  1956-1960

Contents:
Correspondence principally with co-editor A. A. Smales and publisher P. Rosbaud, but also with contributors, with comments or revision for papers, changes of title etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.62

Contents:
Manuscript drafts for chapter headings, contributions under various titles, by Wager and Smales.

'The major element variation of the layered series of the Skaergaard intrusion...', J.Petr. 1, 1960  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.63-H.65  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.63

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, all heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.64

Contents:
Data, tables, figures, calculations, a few in Wager's hand, but mainly by assistants.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.65  1960

Contents:
Correspondence and comments

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.66  1961

Contents:
Review of: D. V. Nalivkin, The geology of the USSR, translated by S.I. Tomkeieff, for Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, ca 1961. Not in Bibliography.
Draft

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.67  1961


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/B.408.

Contents:
'Research on West Indian Volcanoes', short note for Nature. Not in Bibliography.
Draft and brief correspondence

'A note on the origin of ophitic texture in the chilled olivine gabbro of the Skaergaard intrusion', Geol. Mag. 98  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.68-H.72  1961

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.68

Contents:
Early manuscript drafts, all heavily corrected, under the title 'Note on ophitic crystallisation and the relative number of crystal individuals'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.69

Contents:
Manuscript draft, heavily corrected, of paper under revised title as published, and of addendum dated July 1961 incorporating experiments by H. S. Yoder and J. F. Schairer (see NCUACS 84.5.99/H.72).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.70

Contents:
Miscellaneous manuscript notes on chilled olivine gabbro, under various titles.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.71  nd

Contents:
Comments and revisions suggested by G. M. Brown

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.72  December 1960-July 1961

Contents:
Correspondence with H. S. Yoder on chilled Skaergaard basalts, with experimental data as included in addendum to Wager's paper

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.73

Contents:
Multiple heavily corrected drafts, and revised Bibliography, for Preface to the re-issue of Wager's and Deer's 1939 paper 'The Petrology of the Skaergaard intrusion, Kangerdlugssuaq'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.74  1962

Contents:
'Ferrodiorite from the Isle of Skye', with E. A. Vincent, Min. Mag. 33
Manuscript draft, tables and data, correspondence with colleagues and editors, 1961-1962

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.75


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/J.11.

Contents:
'Igneous cumulates from the 1902 eruption of Soufriere, St. Vincent', Bull. Volcanologique, 204, 1962.
Published version of a paper read at Volcanological Association meeting at Helsinski 1960.
Manuscript and typescript drafts, heavily corrected, tables, data, photographs, editorial correspondence, 1960-1962.

'The mechanism of adcumulus growth in the layered series of the Skaergaard intrusion', Min. Soc. Amer. Special Paper 1  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.76, H.77  1963


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/J.15.

Contents:
Published version of a paper read at the International Mineralogical Association Symposium on Layered Intrusions, Washington DC, USA, April 1962.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.76

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts of paper and abstract, all heavily corrected, brief editorial correspondence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.77

Contents:
Data and figures.

'The history of attempts to establish a quantitative time-scale', Quart. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 120  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.78, H.79  1964

Contents:
Published version of a paper given at Geological Society Phanerozoic Time-scale Symposium, 14 February 1964.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.78

Contents:
Correspondence 1963-1964, circular of meeting.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.79

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts of paper, introductory remarks and contributions to discussion, all heavily corrected; tables and graphs; comments on paper by M. House.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.80  1964

Contents:
'Some radiometric rock ages and the problem of the southward continuation of the East Greenland Caledonian Orogeny,' with E. I. Hamilton, Nature 204
Manuscript and typescript drafts, all heavily corrected, data, tables.

'Injected granite sheets of the Rongbuk Valley and the north face of Mount Everest', Wager's contribution to the Commemorative Volume for the 80th birthday of D. N. Wadia published by the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of India  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.81-H.83  1965

Contents:
Not in Bibliography.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.81  1964

Contents:
Correspondence with editor, and with colleagues

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.82

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts under various titles, all heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.83

Contents:
Data and tables (not in Wager's hand), illustrations.

'The form and internal structure of the alkaline Kangerdlugssuaq intrusion, East Greenland', Min. Mag. 34  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.84, H.85  1965

Contents:
This was Wager's contribution to a commemorative volume for C. E. Tilley.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.84

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts, all heavily corrected.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.85  1964

Contents:
Data, tables, diagrams, correspondence

'Marscoite and related rocks of the Western Red Hills Complex, Isle of Skye', with E. A. Vincent, G. M. Brown and J. D. Bell, Phil. Trans. A, 257  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.86, H.87  1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.86  1963-1964

Contents:
Correspondence; referees' comments; added footnote, etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.87

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript drafts and notes, heavily corrected.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.88

Contents:
'Geological Investigations in East Greenland: The Geomorphology of Knud Rasmussens Land and the Kangerdlugssuaq Region'.
This material was found on Wager's desk at his death. Intended as a further contribution to the continuing series published under the generic heading 'Geological Investigations in East Greenland' published by Meddelelser Om Grønland, it appears not to have been published.
Manuscript and typescript drafts, heavily corrected, maps.

Layered igneous rocks, with G. M. Brown, 1968, 588pp.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.89-H.96  [n.d.]

Contents:
This major publication with G. M. Brown had been long planned; some of the early ideas and contents lists date from 1954 (NCUACS 84.5.99/H.89). Part I, The Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland, was almost entirely Wager's work; Part II. Examples of various types of layered intrusion, was almost entirely by Brown.
This work was virtually complete and with the publishers by October 1965 when Wager and Brown wrote a joint preface. Wage's sudden death the following month left Brown charged with seeing the volume through to publication.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.89

Contents:
Notes and ideas, some with various dates 1954 to 1960, on content and organisation of book, nomenclature of rocks, diagrams and tables.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.90

Contents:
Quotations, for use in book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.91

Contents:
'Original tables'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.92  1964-1965

Contents:
Drafts and re-typings

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.93

Contents:
'Working copy of illustrations and early drafts of them.'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.94

Contents:
Correspondence 1956, 1963 with colleagues on information for book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.95

Contents:
Correspondence 1967-1968, between Mrs Wager, G. M. Brown and publishers (Oliver and Boyd) on final stages of publication. Includes copy of Agreement, and some reviews of the book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.96

1 box.

Contents:
Illustrations. Chapters I-IX and 'Tail pieces' (taken on the 1935-1936 expedition).

'Rhythmic and cryptic layering in mafic and ultramafic plutons'.  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.97, H.98  [n.d.]

Contents:
This was Wager's contribution to Hess and Poldervaart (eds), Basalts: the Poldervaart Treatise on rocks of basaltic composition, Wiley Interscience, New York 1968. Wager's paper is in vol. 2, pp. 573-622.
Not in Bibliography.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.97  1963-1965

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues and publishers. Invitation to contribute, plan of book, publication arrangements, comments on Wager's chapter etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.98

Contents:
Manuscript and typescript draft, heavily corrected, under the original title 'Rhythmic and cryptic layering in basic and ultrabasic plutons'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.99  Various dates 1938-1964

Contents:
Requests to write books, articles and contributions to volumes (declined).

EDITORIAL  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.100-H.109  1950-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.100  1959-1963

Contents:
Journal of Petrology
Correspondence on funding, publication schedules and general affairs of the journal 1959-1963.

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.101-H.108  1950-1965

Contents:
Wager, together with P. Rosbaud of the publisher Butterworth-Springer, and F.A. Paneth, Professor of Chemistry at Durham, was one of the founders of the new international journal and acted as one of the European editors from its inception. He was a regular contributor, and published his major collaborative paper (with R.L. Mitchell) on trace elements in the first number in 1951.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.101  January 1950

Contents:
Draft letter to E. Ingerson explaining the aims and organisation of the new journal

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.102  1955-1960

Contents:
General correspondence with colleagues and contributors on papers submitted for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.103  1961 (i)

Contents:
General correspondence with colleagues and contributors on papers submitted for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.104  1961 (ii)

Contents:
General correspondence with colleagues and contributors on papers submitted for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.105  1962

Contents:
General correspondence with colleagues and contributors on papers submitted for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.106  1963

Contents:
General correspondence with colleagues and contributors on papers submitted for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.107  1965

Contents:
General correspondence with colleagues and contributors on papers submitted for publication.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.108  1956-1963

Contents:
Correspondence with P. Rosbaud (editor of Geochim, et Cosmochim. Acta until 1956) on general publishing projects, including Wager's and Smales's Methods in Geochemistry and the early stages of Wager's and Brown's Layered igneous rocks. Some letters from colleagues are included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/H.109  1964

Contents:
Advisory Committee on the Selection of Low-Priced Books for Overseas.
Advice on D. N. Wadia's Geology of India

SECTION J SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.1-J.27  [n.d.]

Contents:
This section is relatively compact, since Wager preferred to devote his travelling time and activity outside the laboratory to expeditions and ongoing geological research. Furthermore, it is probable that the surviving material does not provide an adequate record of his involvement, for example, with the Geological Society, the Mineralogical Society of which he was President from 1960 to 1963, and the Geology and Geophysics Grants Sub-Committee of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research which he chaired.
The most substantial material (NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7-NCUACS 84.5.99/J.27) relates to the Royal Society, and more especially to Wager's long service on the British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics' Vulcanology Subcommittee, during a complex period of national and international negotiations on the status of the several geological organisations and the scope of their work, with special reference to geochemistry and geochronology.
NCUACS 84.5.99/J.1 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
NCUACS 84.5.99/J.2 COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF FIELD STUDIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/J.3 GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
NCUACS 84.5.99/J.4, NCUACS 84.5.99/J.5 INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
NCUACS 84.5.99/J.6 ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH
NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7-NCUACS 84.5.99/J.27 ROYAL SOCIETY

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.1  1953-1954

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.1  23 November 1953

Contents:
Visit to Pedology Department, Rothamsted Experimental Station, with J. D. Bernal
Invitation, arrangements, background information on staffing, research programme, notes and drafts for report.

COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OF FIELD STUDIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.2  1952-1953

Contents:
Wager was a member of the local committee for the Malham Tarn Field Centre, Settle, Yorkshire. He was rarely able to attend meetings and resigned from the committee in 1953.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.2

Contents:
Brief correspondence only.

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.3  1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.3  April 1965

Contents:
Volcanic studies group colloquium on Atlantic volcanoes
Brief correspondence only.

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY (IUPAC)  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.4, J.5  1957

Contents:
Wager was a member of the Commission on Geochemistry.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.4  18-24 July 1957


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.33.

Contents:
Correspondence and papers re 16th International Congress at Paris, France
Information, circulars, travel arrangements for conference and for excursion 'Volcanisme d'Auvergne', abstracts of two papers by Wager and collaborators on trace elements in Skaergaard rocks, list of excursion participants.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.5

Contents:
Annotated offprints on geology of the Auvergne.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.6  1952-1955

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.6  1953

Contents:
Correspondence and papers mainly relating to a Symposium on 'The origin of tertiary gabbros' organised by the Society, 16 February 1953. Wager was among the contributors, and the discussion was led by Sir Edward Bailey.
Includes notes and drafts of contributions by Bailey and Wager, discussion of research findings and of Wager's and Bailey's joint article 'Basic magma chilled against acid magma', Nature, Lond. 172

ROYAL SOCIETY  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7-J.27  1953-1965

British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7-J.22  1953-1965

Contents:
Wager was a co-opted member of the Vulcanology Subcommittee from December 1953 and its Chairman from January 1960 until his death. He was a member of the British National Committee from 31 December 1957 and also served on the Vulcanological Expeditions Committee (Chairman: W. Q. Kennedy) from its inception in 1963.
Apart from the Committee papers at NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7, NCUACS 84.5.99/J.8, the material is presented in chronological order as far as possible and concerns overseas conferences and meetings, the relations of existing geological organisations and the Incorporation of areas of study such as geochemistry and geochronology.

Agenda, minutes, reports submitted to Vulcanology Subcommittee and Vulcanological Expeditions Committee, attended or chaired by Wager, most annotated by him.  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7, J.8  [n.d.]

Contents:
A little correspondence, mainly on Wager's appointments, is included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.7  1953-1963

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.8  1964-1965

Contents:
Papers

General correspondence  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.9-J.22  1954-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.9  1954-1958

Contents:
Correspondence and papers relating to the XIth General Assembly of the International Union of Geology and Geophysics (IUGG), Toronto, Canada, 3-14 September 1957.
Wager attended the meeting as British National Committee voting delegate and, with J. Phemister, compiled a report for the Committee. The material includes financial arrangements, discussion and recommendations on organisation with special reference to geochronology, comments by H. Jeffreys on Wager's report and the discussions at the Assembly.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.10  1959-1960

Contents:
Papers and brief correspondence on IUGG Symposium on Active Volcanoes, Paris, France, 16-19 September 1959. There was no official UK delegation to this Symposium.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.11, J.12  1959-1961

Contents:
Correspondence and papers principally relating to the XIIth General Assembly of IUGG and International Association of Vulcanology meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 25 July - 6 August 1960.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.11


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.75.

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues and officials on membership and funding of UK delegation, research in hand, Wager's paper on 'Igneous cumulates from the 1902 eruption of Soufriere, St. Vincent' given at Helsinki, draft paper by A. MacGregor to be given at Helsinki, report on the meeting prepared for the British National Committee by A. MacGregor, note on the meeting prepared for Nature by S. Tomkeieff.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.12

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on Committee on Isotope Geology, Geochemistry, Age Determinations and Radioactivity of Rocks (CIGAR) and a symposium on Rock Age Determinations held at Helsinki 27 July. Wager was co-convenor of the symposium.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.13  1961

Contents:
General correspondence on research, meetings and symposium, publications, funding, organisation.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.14  1961-1962

Contents:
General correspondence on meetings, 'World Data Centers', Upper Mantle Project.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.15  1961-1962


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.76, NCUACS 84.5.99/H.77 and NCUACS 84.5.99/G.84.

Contents:
Correspondence and papers relating to the Third General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Washington D.C., USA, 12-30 April 1962. Wager was the leader of the UK delegation and gave lectures in Washington, Ottawa and elsewhere during the visit.
Information, schedules, funding for UK delegation, Wager's lectures and visits during the trip.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.16  1962-1963

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on the problems of geochemistry and the reorganisation of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.17  1963

Contents:
General correspondence on Vulcanology Subcommittee meetings, possible research projects.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.18  1963-1965

Contents:
Papers and correspondence relating to the XIIIth General Assembly of IUGG and International Association of Vulcanology (IAV), Berkeley, California, USA, 19-31 August 1963.
Information, schedule of meetings with special reference to the Upper Mantle Project, draft report on the IAV meeting.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.19  1963-1964

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.20  1963-1964

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on proposed or completed expeditions, especially on Atlantic islands.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.21  1964-1965

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on meetings and work of Vulcanological Research Committee. Includes report on Vulcanological Research in UK, and on proposed booklet on 'United Kingdom contribution to the Upper Mantle Project'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.22  1965

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on International Symposium on Vulcanology, New Zealand, 22 November - 3 December 1965, funding and arrangements for UK delegation.

Exchanges and visits  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.23-J.26  1961-1963

Wager's visit to USSR  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.23-J.25  19 May - 1 June 1962


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/G.86.

Contents:
Wager visited and lectured in Moscow and Leningrad under the Royal Society's exchange agreement with USSR Academy of Sciences.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.23  1961-1962

Contents:
Correspondence with Royal Society and with colleagues, invitation, arrangements, draft of Wager's report on his visit

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.24

Contents:
Correspondence and agreement with British Council on travel arrangements.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.25

Contents:
Correspondence with Russian colleagues before visit, schedule, letters of thanks on return. Included here is brief correspondence inviting Wager to visit in 1960, which he declined.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.26  1961-1963

Contents:
Correspondence and papers on visits of USSR geologists to UK under the exchange agreement

Committee for the Scott Polar Research Institute  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.27  1965

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/J.27

Contents:
Reappointment as Royal Society's representative on Committee for the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, for four years from January 1965. No other material on this appointment survives in Wager's papers.

SECTION K REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.1-K.31  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/K.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/K.11 THESES AND HIGHER DEGREES
NCUACS 84.5.99/K.12-NCUACS 84.5.99/K.23 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, ELECTORAL BOARDS
NCUACS 84.5.99/K.24-NCUACS 84.5.99/K.26 SOCIETIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/K.27 PRIZES
NCUACS 84.5.99/K.28-NCUACS 84.5.99/K.30 REFERENCES AND TESTIMONIALS
NCUACS 84.5.99/K.31 MISCELLANEOUS

THESES AND HIGHER DEGREES  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.1-K.11  1946-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.1  1955

Contents:
Queen's University, Belfast

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.2  1954

Contents:
University of Birmingham

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.3  1963

Contents:
University of Bristol

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.4  1950, 1958, 1960

Contents:
University of Cambridge

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.5  1946

Contents:
University of Cape Town, South Africa

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.6  1956, 1960

Contents:
University of Durham

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.7  1953

Contents:
University of Leeds

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.8  1953, 1955

Contents:
University of Liverpool

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.9  1957

Contents:
Birkbeck College, University of London

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.10  1960

Contents:
University of Oxford

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.11  1963-1965

Contents:
Requests to act as examiner (declined)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, ELECTORAL BOARDS  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.12-K.23  1948-1964

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.12  1960, 1964

Contents:
University of California, Berkeley. Miller Research Fellowships

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.13  1957, 1958-1962

Contents:
University of Cambridge

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.14

Contents:
Trinity College Dublin, 1953, with Wager's notes and correspondence.

University of Durham  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.15-K.17  1948-1963

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.15  1948

Contents:
Chair of Geology

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.16  1949

Contents:
ICI Research Fellowships

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.17  1961, 1963

Contents:
Papers

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.18  1962

Contents:
Univesity of Leeds

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.19

Contents:
University of London, 1956-1959. Wager served as External Expert on the Board of Advisers in Geology.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.20  1962

Contents:
King's College London

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.21  1963

Contents:
University of Manchester

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.22  1963

Contents:
University of Oxford

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.23  1958-1963

Contents:
Requests for advice etc. declined

SOCIETIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.24-K.26  1945-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.24  1945

Contents:
Royal Geographical Society

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.25  1956

Contents:
Royal Institute of Chemistry

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.26  1957-1965

Contents:
Royal Society

PRIZES  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.27  1961

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.27  1961

Contents:
Vetlesen Prize, Columbia University, New York

REFERENCES AND TESTIMONIALS  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.28-K.30  1940-1965

Contents:
Many of these are for former University of Durham students

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.28

Contents:
B-H.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.29

Contents:
J-P.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.30

Contents:
R-W.

MISCELLANEOUS  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.31  1954-1965

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/K.31  1954-1965

Contents:
Requests for personal advice, information etc

SECTION L CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.1-L.94  [n.d.]


Related information: Additional personal correspondence remains in family hands.

Contents:
This section, though relatively short, reflects the many facets of Wager's career as explorer, mountaineer and geologist. It includes personal correspondence from friends and family as well as more specifically professional matters. Many of the correspondents, as will be seen from the general index, also appear elsewhere in the collection, since Wager usually kept letters along with the research or other material to which they refer.
NCUACS 84.5.99/L.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/L.87 SCIENTIFIC AND GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
NCUACS 84.5.99/L.88-NCUACS 84.5.99/L.94 SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

SCIENTIFIC AND GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.1-L.87  1919-1965

Contents:
Correspondence with individuals, in alphabetical order, dated and indexed, with an indication of any information of particular biographical, scientific or historical interest.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.1  1951-1965

Contents:
Allen, P.
Allen had been an undergraduate and subsequently a lecturer at the University of Reading, 1936-1945. After a period at Cambridge, 1946-1952, he returned to Reading as Professor of Geology.
Career, exchanges of material and results. Correspondence 1958 refers to Wager's Greenland kayak, held on long loan by Reading University Exploration Club.

Ahrens L.H. and others  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.2, L.3  1951, 1956-1965

Contents:
Ahrens, a South African geochemist, was appointed to the Readership in Mineralogy in the Oxford Department in 1952. In 1955 he returned to South Africa as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, and later of Geochemistry, in the University of Cape Town.
Research, publications, career.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.2

Contents:
1951 (one letter only), 1956-1960 includes memoranda on collection of very old minerals (in Swaziland and Rhodesia) for age and isotope programme.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.3  1961-1965

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.4  1947-1951

Contents:
Anwar, Y.M.
Anwar, an Egyptian student, was a Ph.D. student with Wager at Durham University, on tertiary igneous rocks. See also NCUACS 84.5.99/H.22-NCUACS 84.5.99/H.24.
A little correspondence about other Egyptian students wishing to work at Durham is also included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.5  1933-1949, 1956

Contents:
Auden, J.B.
John Auden (brother of W.H. Auden) was a mountaineering acquaintance, who worked with the Geological Survey of India. The letters are on geological matters and include a report on an expedition by Auden and C.B. Gourlay to north-east Sikkim in 1934.
Also included are two letters from G.A. Auden (father) 1949, 1956 (on W.H. Auden's candidature for the Professorship of Poetry, Oxford).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.6  1937-1938, 1948, 1949

Contents:
Bailey, E.B.
Scientific and personal correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.7  1945-1963

Contents:
Barth, T.F.W.
Barth was Professor and Head of the Mineralogical Institute, Oslo, Norway.
General correspondence on research, visits, appointments, etc. Correspondence 1945 includes Barth's account of the German occupation of Norway and its effect on university life and scientific research.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.8  1946, 1965

Contents:
Brown, G.M.
Correspondence 1946 is from 'an ex Cadet G.M. Brown who wants to do Geology and looks like being suitable'. Wager's reply does not survive (Hargreaves, p.91).
Brown accompanied Wager from Durham to Oxford where he was one of his principal co-workers. He returned to Durham as Professor in 1967 and became Director of the British Geological Survey. He was knighted in 1985.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.9  1956-1958, 1964

Contents:
Bullard, E.C.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.10  1955, 1960-1961

Contents:
Bulman, O.M.B.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.11  1952-1953

Contents:
Carr, J.M.
Carr was a Departmental Demonstrator at Oxford 1951-1953, subsequently with British Columbia Department of Mines, Vancouver, Canada. (Vincent pp. 69, 87).
Correspondence and data on melting point of felspars. Includes correspondence with H.S. Yoder.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.12  1934

Contents:
Chadwick, J.A.
Letters and poems from a Cambridge acquaintance who became a Buddhist monk.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.13  1934

Contents:
Chapman, F.S.
Spencer Chapman, a well-known explorer, had been a fellow-member with Wager on the 1930-1931 BAARE expedition. He wrote an account of the expedition, Northern Lights, Chatto & Windus, 1932.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.14  1961-1965

Contents:
Coombs, D.S.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.15  1932-1955, nd


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/B.10

Contents:
Courtauld, A.
Correspondence from Augustine Courtauld (a member of the BAARE expedition). Also included are letters from S.L. Courtauld (uncle) and his wife Ginie. Courtauld was Chairman of the Organising Committee for BAARE and gave substantial financial support. Correspondence 1954, 1955 relates to 25th BAARE Anniversary Dinner.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.16  1938-1965

Contents:
Deer, W.A.
Deer was one of Wager's oldest collaborators, as explorer, researcher and co-author.
Correspondence on research, publications and career. Includes a little wartime correspondence from Deer on service in India.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.17  1958-1959, 1964-1965

Contents:
Drever, H.I.

Dunham, K.C.  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.18, L.19  1944-1963

Contents:
Dunham worked at the Geological Survey from 1935 before succeeding Wager as Professor at Durham, 1950-1966. He was Director of the Institute of Geological Sciences 1967-1975 and was knighted in 1972.
Correspondence on research, funding, publications.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.18  1944-1950

Contents:
Correspondence November-December 1950 refers to the mineralogical collection of Sir Arthur Russell (q.v.).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.19  1951-1963

Contents:
Includes an undated letter ca 1960 from A.C. Dunham (son).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.20  1955-1961

Contents:
Embrey, P.G.
Embrey was a Departmental Demonstrator in Mineralogy at Oxford 1953-1956, and subsequently at the Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.21  1957, 1960-1962

Contents:
Emeleus, C.H.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.22  1927-1935, 1964

Contents:
Falcon, N.L.
Falcon was a fellow student of Wager's in geology at Cambridge.
Letter of 1964 encloses a copy of a letter ca 1929 from T.E. Shaw (T.E. Lawrence) to Falcon's sister.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.23  1950

Contents:
Fraser, W.A.
Specimens of Skye rocks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.24  1932, 1936

Contents:
Harker, A.
Letter of 1932 is comment on draft paper by Wager. Letter of 1936 is addressed to 'Miss Reynolds' (Doris Reynolds, a geologist who married A. Holmes, Wager's predecessor at Durham).

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.25  1961

Contents:
Harland, W.B.
Spitsbergen dating.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.26  1952

Contents:
Harris, P. Wyn-
Wyn-Harris was Wager's companion on their attempt on the summit of Everest 1933. One letter only, from Gambia where Wyn-Harris was Governor and Commander-in-Chief, 1949-1958.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.27  1947-1965


Related information: See NCUACS 84.5.99/H.97, NCUACS 84.5.99/H.98.

Contents:
Hess, H.H.
Research, publications, exchange of material, visits, etc. Correspondence 1964-1965 refers to Wager's contribution to Hess and Poldervaart (eds) Basalts, published 1968.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.28  various dates 1932-1947

Contents:
Hill, R. and others.
Hill and Wager were brother-in-law, having married sisters Priscilla and Phyllis Worthington. They were, unusually, elected Fellows of the Royal Society in the same year, 1946.
Letters and cards, not all fully dated. Hill's letter of May 1933 to Wager during the Everest expedition includes news of Cambridge, with a contribution from J. Needham.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.29  1955-1962

Contents:
Holland, H.D.
Holland was an academic visitor to the Oxford Department 1956-1957 on sabbatical leave from Princeton University.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.30  1935, 1936

Contents:
Hutchinson, A. and Hutchinson, E.
Arthur Hutchinson was Professor of Crystallography and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Letter of 1935 is from Evaline Hutchinson.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.31  1929, 1934, nd

Contents:
Hutchinson, A.G.
A Cambridge friend, later working as a field geologist in Borneo and Trinidad.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.32  1956, 1960

Contents:
Hutton, C.O.
Greenland rocks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.33  1946, 1961-1964

Contents:
Ingerson, E.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.34  1931-1937

Contents:
King, W.B.R. and King, M.G.
King was Wager's supervisor for his postgraduate research in Cambridge, and Professor of Geology at University College London. He later became Professor of Geology at Cambridge.
Personal correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.35  1957-1965

Contents:
Kulp, L.J.
Kulp spent a sabbatical year 1958-1959 in the Oxford Department, on leave from Columbia University, New York.
Research, visits, publications, mainly on geochronology. Wager's letter dated 15 November 1965 is among the last he wrote.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.36  1959-1960

Contents:
Kuno, H.
Japanese biotites.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.37  1965

Contents:
Lamb, H.H.
Volcanic dust in the atmosphere.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.38  1962-1964

Contents:
Leake, B.E.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.39  1948-1949

Contents:
Lombard, B.V.
Bushveld and Skaergaard rocks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.40  various dates 1927-1959

Contents:
Longland, J.L.
Longland was a long-term mountaineering friend from Cambridge days, climbing with Wager in Britain and the Alps, later a member of the 1933 Everest expedition and the 1935-1936 East Greenland expedition. He was subsequently Lecturer in Education, Durham University and Director of Education for Derbyshire.
Personal correspondence addressed to 'Dear Waggers' mainly on mountaineering and expeditions. Letter of 1959 includes recollections of Augustine Courtauld.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.41  1934, 1937

Contents:
Longstaff, T.G.
Letter of 1937 suggests Wager should apply for the post of Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.42  1951-1965

Contents:
MacDonald, G.A.
MacDonald was an American geologist specialising in vulcanology.
Research, exchange of specimens, visits.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.43  1948-1950

Contents:
Manley, H.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.44  1960

Contents:
Mikkelsen, A.
Aksel Mikkelsen was the younger son of Einar Mikkelsen (q.v.)
Mineral prospecting in Kangerdlugssuaq area.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.45  various dates 1934-1961

Contents:
Mikkelsen, E.
Mikkelsen was a Danish explorer who led the 1932 expedition to East Greenland of which Wager was a member.
Mainly personal correspondence. Mikkelsen's letter of 1944 refers to his escape from Denmark during the Occupation.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.46  1957-1964

Contents:
Mitchell, R.L.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.47  1963-1964

Contents:
Moore, L.R.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.48  1964-1965

Contents:
Morse, S.A.
Includes comments by G.M. Brown on a draft paper by Morse.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.49  1954-1958

Contents:
Neumann, H.
Neumann was 'Konservator' at the Geological Museum, Oslo, Norway, and a colleague of T.F.W. Barth (q.v.).
Research, exchanges of personnel.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.50  1956-1965

Contents:
Nicholls, G.D. and others
Nicholls was a lecturer at the University of Manchester and a member of the joint Oxford-Manchester expedition to East Greenland led by Wager and Deer in 1953.
Research and career.

Nygaard, A. Noe- and others  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.51, L.52  1948-1964

Contents:
Noe-Nygaard was based in the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
General correspondence on East Greenland research, visits, lectures and publications, and exchanges of students and research workers with Wager's Departments in Durham and Oxford.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.51  1948-1955

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.52  1956-1964

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.53  various dates 1939-1957

Contents:
Odell, N.E.
Mountaineering and geological correspondence. Includes letters from Odell written during wartime service.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.54  1924-1939

Contents:
Pascal, R.
Pascal, G.W. Pickering (q.v.) and Wager all entered Pembroke College Cambridge together as scholars in 1923. Pascal became Professor of German at the University of Birmingham.
Personal correspondence. Includes letters from Pascal in Berlin in 1920s.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.55  1950, 1963

Contents:
Phillips, R.
Phillips was lecturer in mineralogy at the University of Durham.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.56  various dates 1927-1946

Contents:
Pickering, G.W.
Pickering, later Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, entered Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1923, with Roy Pascal (q.v.) and Wager whom he addresses as 'Waggers'.
Mainly personal correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.57  1963-1964

Contents:
Pitcher, W.S.
Proposed expedition to Peru.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.58  1958-1961

Contents:
Poldervaart, A.
Research and data. Includes notes by G.M. Brown.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.59  1958-1965

Contents:
Rasmussen, K.E.
Rasmussen was Director of the Geological Survey of Greenland.
Correspondence on expeditions and research on age determinations.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.60  various dates 1932-1964

Contents:
Richey, J.E.
Richey had been a Demonstrator in the Oxford Department, 1910-1911, before his appointment to the Geological Survey in Scotland.

Robson, G.R. and others  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.61-L.63  1950-1965

Contents:
Robson was a student of Wager at Durham, a vulcanologist later working at the Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies.
Research, visits, career and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.61  1950-1956

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.62  1957-1960


Related information: See also NCUACS 84.5.99/B.405.

Contents:
Correspondence
Includes correspondence on Wager's visit to the West Indies in 1959 and proposed collaborative research, lists of specimens, etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.63  1961-1965

Contents:
Correspondence
Continuing collaborative volcanological research. Correspondence continues to November 1965, immediately before Wager's death.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.64  1934, 1937

Contents:
Ruttledge, H.
Ruttledge was leader of the 1933 Everest expedition, and a member of the 1936 attempt.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.65  1950-1958

Contents:
Russell, A.E.I.M.
Correspondence on the possible bequest and housing of Russell's mineralogical collection of Oxford. The collection was eventually bequeathed to the British Museum (Natural History).
Includes English and Latin versions of the Public Orator's presentation of Russell for an Honorary D.Sc. at Oxford 1956.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.66  various dates 1931-1934

Contents:
Sandford, K.S.
Sandford was Reader in Geology at Oxford 1948-1967, and acted as deputy professor 1965-1967.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.67  1934-1942

Contents:
Seward, A.C. and Seward, M.A.
A.C. Seward was Master of Downing College Cambridge 1915-1936, and Professor of Botany 1906-1936. He was an authority on fossil plants with a strong interest in geology.
Includes obituary of Seward 1941 and a little correspondence with his second wife, Mary, 1942.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.68  1963

Contents:
Shimazu, Y.
Two-phase convection.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.69  various dates 1941-1964

Contents:
Shipton, E.E.
Shipton was one of the most famous mountaineers of his time. He was a member of the 1933 Everest expedition and, with Wager, of the Sikkim expedition on the return from Tibet. Most of the letters (addressed to 'My dear Waggers') are mainly accounts of expeditions and other activities undertaken or proposed.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.70  1950-1951

Contents:
Smith, W.C.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.71  1950-1951

Contents:
Sørensen, H.
Mainly arrangements for Sørensen, a pupil of Noe-Nygaard at Copenhagen, to work with Wager at Durham.

Stewart, F.H. and others  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.72, L.73  1951-1965

Contents:
Stewart was a lecturer at the University of Durham, appointed by Wager in 1944, and was later Regius Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh. He was knighted in 1974.
Research, expeditions, career and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.72  1951-1956

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.73  1956-1965

Contents:
Correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.74  1965

Contents:
Sutton, J.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.75  1964

Contents:
Taylor, G.I.
Brief correspondence only, on film of lava flow.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.76  1953-1965

Contents:
Tilley, C.E.
Tilley held the Chair of Mineralogy and Petrology at Cambridge until 1961, his successor being W.A. Deer.
Research, visits, appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.77  1950, 1959-1963

Contents:
Tomkeieff, S.I.
Tomkeieff was a petrologist of Russian extraction, at King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Correspondence 1950 refers to his joint publication with W.J. Arkell of English Rock Terms, chiefly as used by miners and quarrymen, Oxford, 1953.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.78  1926 and nd

Contents:
Trevelyan, G.L.
Accounts of climbing with Cambridge friends.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.79  1951-1954

Contents:
Tuttle, O.F.
Felspars in Skye and Greenland rocks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.80  1950, 1965

Contents:
Vincent, E.A.
Vincent was one of Wager's oldest colleagues and friends, having entered the University of Reading in 1936. In 1946 he was appointed lecturer in Mineralogy and Crystallography at the University of Durham, moving to Oxford in 1951, working primarily on chemical analyses of rocks and minerals. He was appointed to the Chair of Geology at Manchester in succession to W.A. Deer in 1962 and returned to Oxford as Wager's successor in 1965.
The material covers all aspects of Vincent's career from 1950: appointments, research and publications etc. Includes Vincent's ideas for research and laboratory requirements at Oxford 1950-1951, departmental news during Wager's absence on sabbatical leave 1959 and work for Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.81  ca1926, 1934

Contents:
Waddington, C.H.
Waddington, a Cambridge friend, became a distinguished geneticist.
Personal correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.82  1931-1964

Contents:
Wager, H.G.
Wager's younger brother, a botanist, worked in the Botany Department at Trinity College, Dublin before returning to work in Cambridge (Hargreaves p.22). He accompanied Wager on the 1932 East Greenland Expedition and, with his wife, on the 1935-1936 East Greenland Expedition.
Personal and scientific correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.83  various dates 1956-1962

Contents:
Wells, M.K.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.84  1959-1965

Contents:
Westoll, T.S.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.85  ca1926-1962

Contents:
Whittard, W.F.
Whittard was a mountaineering and geological contemporary of Wager at Cambridge. He was Professor of Geology at the University of Bristol 1937-1966.
Personal and scientific correspondence.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.86  1919

Contents:
Woodward, H.S.
Sir Henry Smith Woodward was a palaeontologist and Keeper of Geology at the British Museum (Natural History).
The material, which was found among Wager's papers, consists of two letters, probably January 1919, to R.H. Rastall and to H. Winwood mainly on matters relating to the Geological Magazine which Woodward co-founded in 1864 and of which he was sole editor until 1918. An obituary of Woodward is included.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.87  various dates 1933-1938, 1958

Contents:
Wordie, J.M.
Wordie was an explorer and glaciologist, a friend of Wager from Cambridge days. He was Master of St. John's College Cambridge and knighted in 1957.

SHORTER SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.88-L.94  1938-1965

Brief exchanges with colleagues, including some information on research or personal news. In alphabetical order.  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.88-L.90  1943-1963

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.88

Contents:
B. - F.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.89

Contents:
G.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.90

Contents:
R. - W.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.91  1955-1965

Contents:
Correspondence on rock specimens, samples sent or requested, information and identification. Mainly but not all of Skaergaard rocks.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.92  1954-1965

Contents:
Requests for information, references, photographs sent or received.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.93  1938-1965

Contents:
Requests and thanks for reprints sent or received, some with additional information.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/L.94  1948-1964

Contents:
Requests to visit or work in Department, letters of thanks.

SECTION M NON-TEXTUAL MATERIAL  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1-M.117  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.62 PHOTOGRAPHS
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.63-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.99 PLATES, SLIDES, TRANSPARENCIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.100-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.117 MAPS AND DRAWINGS

PHOTOGRAPHS  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1-M.62  1926-1954, nd

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.31 East Greenland
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.32-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.39 Everest
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.40-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.48 Ireland
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.48-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.60 Scotland
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.61, NCUACS 84.5.99/M.62 South Africa

East Greenland  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1-M.31  1930-1953, nd

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.1  1930-1931

Contents:
British Arctic Air Route Expedition (BAARE)
Envelope of air photographs, maximum enlargements, numbered on verso.

British East Greenland Expedition (BEGE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.2, M.3  1935-1936

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.2

Contents:
Box 'BEGE 1935-6 Enlargements 1957', numbered on verso.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.3

Contents:
Box 'Air Photos, main set. W. Kangerdlugssuaq and Skaergaard', numbered on box and verso.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.4-M.18

Contents:
Fifteen envelopes of small format air photographs, dated May 1947, supplied by Geodetic Institute, Copenhagen, numbered, most with a manuscript identification or comment by Wager.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.19-M.24

Contents:
Six envelopes of air photographs, n.d., supplied by Geodetic Institute, Copenhagen, most with a manuscript identification by Wager.

East Greenland Geological Expedition (EGGE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.25-M.30  1953

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.25-M.28

Contents:
Four envelopes of films numbered 3-10, taken with Leica camera, numbered on envelope and on verso.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.29, M.30

Contents:
Two envelopes of films numbered 1-30 taken with Rolleiflex camera, numbered on envelope and on verso.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.31

Contents:
Envelope of 'Kangerd. photos', numbered on verso, of rocks in Oxford University Museum collection. N.d.
Two photographs showing detail of layered intrusions. N.d.

Everest  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.32-M.38  1933

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.32, M.33

Contents:
Two envelopes, small format photographs 'Film 1, Film 2'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.34, M.35

Contents:
Two envelopes, larger format photographs 'Film 1, Film 2'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.36

Contents:
Envelope of 'M.E. Photomicrographs' (geological specimens).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.37

Contents:
Envelope of 'M.E. Photomicrographs' (geological specimens and landscapes).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.38

Contents:
Envelope of photographs of injected granite sheets, with a note on the contents supplied by E.A. Vincent.

Ireland  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.39-M.47  1928, 1929, 1954

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.39-M.43  1928, 1929

Contents:
Five envelopes of photographs and a drawing of Connemara rocks, some dated

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.44-M.47  1954

Contents:
Four envelopes of small format photographs of Oxford University Department excursion to Northern Ireland

Scotland  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.48-M.60  1926-1952

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.48

Contents:
Photographs of Arran, small format, some relating to early 1926 expedition (see NCUACS 84.5.99/B.355).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.49

Contents:
Photographs of Arran, larger format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.50-M.52

Contents:
Three envelopes of photographs of Mull and Ardnamurchan, taken on International Geological Congress excursions led by Wager in 1948 Not all taken by Wager. Includes group and geological photographs.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.53-M.55

Contents:
Three envelopes of photographs of Rhum and St. Kilda 'Film 1', 'Film 2', 'Film 3'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.56  1949

Contents:
Packet of photographs of St Kilda

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.57, M.58

Contents:
Two envelopes of photographs of St Kilda sent by Wager's companions W.F. Cassie and G.R. McLachlan on the 1952 expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.59

Contents:
Two envelopes of photographs of St Kilda 1952, by W.F. Cassie and T.B. Begenal.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.60

Contents:
Enlargements of St Kilda photographs by Cassie and McLachlan.

South Africa  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.61, M.62  nd

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.61

Contents:
Air photographs and landscape, many annotated with locations of specimens.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.62

Contents:
Miscellaneous photographs of South African mines and geology.

PLATES, SLIDES, TRANSPARENCIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.63-M.99  1930-1953, nd

Contents:
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.63-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.88b East Greenland
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.89-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.93 Everest
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.94 Ireland
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.95-NCUACS 84.5.99/M.97 Yorkshire
NCUACS 84.5.99/M.98, NCUACS 84.5.99/M.99 Miscellaneous

East Greenland  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.63-M.88b  1930-1947, nd

British Arctic Air Route Expedition (BAARE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.63-M.70  1930-1931

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.63

Contents:
Box 'Negatives and copy negs. 1930-1931'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.64

Contents:
Wooden box 'BAARE ¼ plates'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.65-M.67

Contents:
Three boxes 'V.P.K. film E.G. 1930'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.68

Contents:
Box 'BAARE Developed Plates Good'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.69

Contents:
Box 'BAARE Negs'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.70

Contents:
Box 'BAARE Negs. Developed Oct. 6 1931'.

'Mikki' Expedition  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.71-M.73  1932

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.71

Contents:
Box of 'Blossiville Coast E.G. II 1932'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.72  dated July-August 1932

Contents:
Box 'Kangerdlugssuaq Mikki E.G. II'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.73

Contents:
Box 'E.G. II Mikki's Exped.'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.74, M.75  dated October 1934

Contents:
Two boxes 'Greenland Microphotographs Kap Dalton', one box

British East Greenland Expedition (BEGE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.76-M.79  1935-1936

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.76, M.77

Contents:
Two boxes 'BEGE'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.78, M.79

Contents:
Two boxes 'BEGE', small format.

Miscellaneous East Greenland.  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.80-M.88b  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.80

Contents:
Box 'Microphotos taken Christmas vacation 1937', Skaergaard rock sections, small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.81

Contents:
Box 'Microphotos Skaergaard rocks June 1938', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.82

Contents:
Box 'Microphotos Easter vacation 1938', Skaergaard.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.83

Contents:
Box 'Copies of rocks in air and water 4/4/40', Kangerdlugssuaq rock specimens.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.84

Contents:
Box 'Negatives of diagrams for Stratig. E.G. paper' (Geological investigations in East Greenland, Part IV. Medd om Grøn, 134, 1947).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.85

Contents:
Box 'Negs Greenland', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.86

Contents:
Box 'R.G.S Negatives of maps etc. given to me L.R.W', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.87

Contents:
Box 'Low power rock sections. Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion thin sections'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.88

Contents:
Box 'Copy negs. Mainly Greenland and Greenland rocks'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.88a, M.88b

Contents:
Two boxes of glass plates, original negatives for the illustrations of Wager's and Deer's 1939 paper 'Geological investigations in East Greenland Part III. The petrology of the Skaergaard intrusion, Kangerdlugssuak, East Greenland', Medd. om Grøn. 105, 1-352.

Everest  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.89-M.93  1953, nd

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.89

Contents:
Box 'M.E.Copy negs.', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.90

Contents:
Box 'Everest. Ashmolean Soc. Lecture Dec. 1953', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.91

Contents:
Box 'Copy negs. Mount Everest. Early'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.92

Contents:
Box 'Memoir negatives'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.93

Contents:
Box 'Mount Everest Photo. Used for Exhibition Case in Court July 1953'.

Ireland  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.94  nd

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.94

Contents:
Box 'Ireland negatives', small format.

Yorkshire  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.95-M.97  nd

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.95

Contents:
Box 'Lantern slides White Whin', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.96

Contents:
Box 'Jointing. Early lantern slides for Sedgwick Club lecture etc.', small format.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.97

Contents:
Box 'Negatives Whin Sill and Joints', small format.

Miscellaneous  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.98, M.99  nd

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.98

Contents:
Grey box 'Copy Transparencies. Skaergaard, Bushveld, Skye, Rhum'. Used for lectures and teaching.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.99

Contents:
Wooden box of slides used for Oxford lectures and teaching.

MAPS AND DRAWINGS  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.100-M.117  1930-ca 1968, nd

Contents:
Most of these are, or include, original work done in the field on expeditions, on mapping, contouring, location of specimens etc. in East Greenland. They therefore constitute records of Wager's work as explorer and geologist, and are of considerable historical interest. Some contributions by colleagues may be included but most is by Wager himself.

Large envelope, inscribed 'BAARE maps etc. mainly Metamorphic Complex. 1932 maps with original geology'. 3 folders of material.  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.100-M.102  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.100

Contents:
Maps, tracings and drawings, some dated 1930, 1931, 1932 (the 'Mikki' expedition), with very detailed information.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.101

Contents:
'Map by Michael Spender based on terrestrial photogrammetry, Mikkelsen's Expedition 1932'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.102

Contents:
'Angmagssalik area', material on East Greenland placenames, including later information and correspondence 1938.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.103

Contents:
Envelope 'Copy maps of Angmagssalik area 1930-1931 BAARE'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.104

Contents:
Large cardboard folder 'Skaergaard Intrusion. Original maps and photographs with localities'. Contents include material from 1932, 1935-1936 and 1953 expeditions. Detailed list on cover.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.105

Contents:
Large cardboard folder 'Skaergaard Intrusion. Copies of original maps and photographs with localities'. Detailed list on cover.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.106

Contents:
Large cardboard folder 'Kangerdlugssuaq Intrusion and Kaerven. Original maps and photographs with localities'. 1932, 1935-1936 and 1953 expeditions.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.107

Contents:
Folder 'Original Field Maps. Kap E[dvard] Holm Intrusion 1932 and 1935-1936'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.108

Contents:
Diagram of 'Skaergaard vertical section' drawn by Wager ca 1960 recording localities and heights where specimens were found.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.109

Contents:
Enlarged map of 'Kangerdlugssuaq Central Intrusion' with a geographical description (perhaps for an exhibition).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.110

Contents:
Map of 'BEGE 1935-1936', showing contours, locations of specimens etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.111

Contents:
Contour map of part of Skaergaard, showing contours, locations of specimens etc.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.112

Contents:
Large photocopy map of Northern Europe with notes by Wager on geological ages of basalt rocks (shown in millions of years), perhaps related to ideas on continental drift.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.113

Contents:
Working locality sheet, in pencil, red and blue ink showing specimens from 1930, 1932, 1935-1936 and 1953 expeditions. Paper on board.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.114  ca 1967-1968

Contents:
Tracing of map, made for E.A. Vincent

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.115  1939

Contents:
Framed geological map of Skaergaard Intrusion

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.116  1961

Contents:
Framed geological map of Skaergaard Intrusion

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/M.117  ca 1931

Contents:
Framed photograph, Greenland

APPENDIX PERSONAL AND GEOLOGICAL DIARIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.1-APP.69  [n.d.]

Contents:
The core of this material, which currently remains in family hands, is a sequence of pocket-size notebooks, similar but not identical in format, numbered 1-53 on the base of the spine. They record Wager's expeditions, comprising both general and specifically geological diaries; they bear Wager's original numeration in Roman numerals on the spine, and his name, date and indication of contents on the inside. Like the rock catalogues listed elsewhere, these notebooks were renumbered with Arabic numerals at a later date within the Oxford Department and provided with indexes pasted inside the front cover.
The geological diaries for each expedition, which include diagrams and sketches as well as narrative, are not continuous entries since not every day could be spent in this way. Most have a list of dates and sites provided by Wager on the front page. Only terminal dates are given in the entries below.
The items numbered as App.54-App.69 are additional notebooks which do not figure in the numbered sequence though they may antedate or coincide with them. They are presented as far as possible in chronological order.
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.1-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.14 BRITISH ARCTIC AIR ROUTE EXPEDITION (BAARE)
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.15-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.17 SCORESBY SOUND SECOND EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION ('MIKKI EXPEDITION')
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.18-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.21 BRITISH MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.22 CHARCOT POURQUOI PAS? EXPEDITION
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.23-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.35 BRITISH EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION (BEGE)
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.36-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.42 HEBRIDES
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.43-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.46 EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION (EGGE)
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.47-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.50 SOUTH AFRICA
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.51 ALPS AND ITALY
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.52 WEST INDIES
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.53 RUSSIA
NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.54-NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.69 ADDITIONAL NOTEBOOKS

BRITISH ARCTIC AIR ROUTE EXPEDITION (BAARE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.1-APP.14  1930-1931

Contents:
App.1-App.10 General Diaries
App.11-App.14 Geological Diaries

General Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.1-App.10  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.1

Contents:
'I 2 July - 29 July 1930'.
Entries run 2 July - 3 August. Inside an envelope pasted to the rear inside cover is a pencil draft letter to his father dated 31 October 1930, which Wager calls 'a sort of will' suggesting dispositions of his estate.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.2

Contents:
'II 29 July - 26 August 1930'.
Entries start 3 August, continuing from Book I.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.3

Contents:
'III 26 August - 26 September 1930'.
Entry for 26 August continues from Book II.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.4

Contents:
'IV 27 September - 24 October 1930. 23 December 1930 - 8 January 1931'.
There is a note after the entry for 24 October: '25 October to 20 December were of the journey to the Ice Cap Station and are separate.' (These are App.9 and App.10)

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.5

Contents:
'V 8 January - 31 January 1931'.
Entry for 8 January continues from Book IV, last entry is dated 5 February. Three photographs are enclosed in an envelope pasted to the rear inside cover.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.6

Contents:
'VI 31 January - 3 April 1931'.
First entry continues 5 February from Book V. At rear of book, lists of books read or to be read.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.7

Contents:
'VII 4 April - 3 June 1931'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.8

Contents:
'VIII 20 June - August 1931'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.9

Contents:
'XI Ice Cap Journey. First part from 26 October to 29 November 1930'.
Entries start 25 October. Includes a tabulated diary of events with a note of the weather and of the distance travelled each day.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.10

Contents:
'X Ice Cap Journey and Second Forel Journey. Second part [of Ice Cap Journey] from 30 November to 19 December 1930. End part of Second Forel Journey 3-9 June 1931'.
Entries continue to 20 December.
At rear of book, tabulated diary of 'Forel Journeys', an attempt to climb Mont Forel, then thought to be the highest mountain in the Arctic.
App.9 and 10 were rebound in 1961 and have Wager's Oxford address.

Geological Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.11-App.14  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.11  13 July - 1 September

Contents:
'Geology I'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.12

Contents:
'Geology II' 1 September (continued from Book I) - 28 January 1931.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.13  6 February - 1 May 1931

Contents:
'Geology III'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.14  11 May - 30 July 1931

Contents:
'Geology IV'

SCORESBY SOUND SECOND EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION ('MIKKI EXPEDITION')  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.15-APP.17  1932

Contents:
App.15 General Diary
App.16-App.17 Geological Diaries

General Diary  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.15  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.15

Contents:
'I Ejnar Mikkelsen's Expedition to East Greenland Summer 1932'.
One volume only 29 June - 3 August (last dated entry).

Geological Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.16-App.17  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.16  29 June - 14 August

Contents:
'Geology I'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.17  15 August - 8 September

Contents:
'Geology II'

BRITISH MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.18-APP.21  1933

Contents:
App.18, App.19 General Diaries
App.20, App.21 Geological Diaries

General Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.18, App.19  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.18  10 February - 28 May 1933

Contents:
'Everest I'.
At rear of book, a few meteorological notes, lists of Nepali words. Interleaved at entry for 3 May are a sketch map and note of 'alternative route' in the hand of J. L. Longland.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.19  28 May continued - 31 July 1933

Contents:
'Everest II'.
Includes notes on photography, plants, journey to Lhonak La.

Geological Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.20, App.21  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.20  7 March - 30 June 1933

Contents:
'Everest Geology I'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.21

Contents:
'Everest Geology II' 8 July - 31 July 1933.
Enclosed at front of book is correspondence on Everest rocks 1952, 1953.

CHARCOT POURQUOI PAS? EXPEDITION  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.22  1934

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.22

Contents:
Geology Diary
'East Greenland with Dr J B Charcot on the Pourquoi Pas Summer 1934'. 20 July - 2 August. One volume only.

BRITISH EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION (BEGE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.23-APP.35  1935-1936

Contents:
App.23-App.31 General Diaries
App.32-App.35 Geological Diaries

General Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.23-App.31  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.23

Contents:
'I BEGE 1935-1936 6 July - 1 August'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.24

Contents:
'II BEGE 1935-1936'.
At rear of book, list of rations, books read.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.25

Contents:
'III BEGE 1935-1936 September 2 - October 15'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.26

Contents:
'IV BEGE 1935-1936 October 16 - November 20'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.27

Contents:
'V BEGE 1935-1936 November 24 - December 27'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.28

Contents:
'VI BEGE 1935-1936 January 5 - February 10'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.29

Contents:
'VII and IX BEGE 1935-1936 February 16 - March 1 and 25 April - 13 June'.
The intervening period is the 'Spring Journey' recorded in Book VIII, App.30.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.30

Contents:
'VIII BEGE 1935-1936 Spring Journey. March 6 - 12 April'.
Diary continues without dates for a further week.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.31

Contents:
'X BEGE 1935-1936' 17 June - 5 July.

Geological Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.32-App.35  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.32

Contents:
'Geology I BEGE 1935-1936' 12 September 1935 - 17 August 1936.
Includes lists of specimens, photographs to be taken.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.33

Contents:
'Geology II BEGE 1935-1936' 15 January - 19 June.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.34

Contents:
'Geology II BEGE 1935-1936' 26 June - 20 July.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.35

Contents:
'Geology IV BEGE 1935-1936' 24-30 July and 12 August.
Several loose pages of notes and diagrams inserted at entry for 29 July.

HEBRIDES  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.36-APP.42  1947-1963

Contents:
Most of these geological diaries cover more than one relatively short expedition. A list of these made by Wager appears on the inside front page of each diary.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.36  6 April 1946 - 4 July 1947

Contents:
'Hebrides I'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.37  5 July 1947 - 24 September 1947

Contents:
'Hebrides II'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.38  31 March 1948 - 18 September 1948

Contents:
'Hebrides III'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.39  12 August 1949 - 20 July 1951

Contents:
'Hebrides IV'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.40  24 July 1951 - 3 August 1952

Contents:
'Hebrides V'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.41  4 August 1952 - 28 August 1956

Contents:
'Hebrides VI'
At rear of book, notes on marscoite suite.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.42  29 August 1956 - 24 April 1963

Contents:
'Hebrides VII'

EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION (EGGE)  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.43-APP.46  1953

Contents:
App.43 General Diary
App.44-App.46 Geological Diaries

General Diary  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.43  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.43

Contents:
'EGGE 1953 I' 13 July - 28 September. One volume only.

Geological Diaries  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.44-App.46  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.44

Contents:
'EGGE 1953 Geol. I' 25 July - 6 August
Sketches and photograph of rock at rear of book.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.45  12 August - 7 September 1953

Contents:
'EGGE Geol. II'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.46

Contents:
'EGGE Geol. III' 7 September (continued) - 20 September 1953.
Last entry dated 25 September.

SOUTH AFRICA  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.47-APP.50  1958

Contents:
These do not distinguish between 'general' and 'geological' diaries.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.47  17 June - 12 July 1958

Contents:
'South Africa I'
Some miscellaneous notes at rear of book.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.48  13-26 July 1958

Contents:
'South Africa II'

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.49  28 July - 6 August 1958

Contents:
'South Africa III'
Includes sketches of layered intrusions. At rear of book, manuscript draft 'Differing processes of crystal nucleation as a factor producing diversity in layered igneous intrusions'.

[no title]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.50  11-17 August 1958

Contents:
'South Africa IV'
'Miscellaneous notes and list of specimens at rear of book.

ALPS AND ITALY  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.51  1959

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.51

Contents:
'Alps and Italy 1959'.
At front of book, diary entries, none dated.
At rear of book, list of specimens.

WEST INDIES  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.52  1959

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.52

Contents:
'Geology West Indies 1959 (one book only)' 28 October - 24 November.
Some miscellaneous notes at rear of book.

RUSSIA  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.53  1962

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.53

Contents:
'Russia 1962' 19 May - 1 June.
Enclosed at rear of book is Wager's report to the Royal Society on his visit, 4pp typescript.

ADDITIONAL NOTEBOOKS  NCUACS 84.5.99/APP.54-APP.69  1924-1964

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.54

Contents:
'Calif. Oregon 1963 Sweden 1964'.
Notebook of same format as other diaries, but not included in the numbered sequence. Miscellaneous notes and geological observations. Both ends of book used.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.55

Contents:
'Lakes March 1925'.
Small soft-backed exercise book, entries 22-29 March.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.56

Contents:
'North Wales June 1925'.
Small soft-backed exercise book, entries 13-21 June.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.57

Contents:
'Alps 1925'.
Small soft-backed exercise book, entries 17 July - 18 August. A note by Wager on front page dated February 1944 lists climbs for 1924, for which no diary survives.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.58

Contents:
'Alps 1926 I'.
Small soft-backed exercise book, entries 17 July - 18 August. A note by Wager on front page dated February 1944 lists climbs for 1927, for which no diary survives.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.59

Contents:
'Alps 1926 II'.
Small soft-backed exercise book, some entries dated 20-28, no month given.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.60

Contents:
'The Bag of the Travelling Morris 1927'.
Small soft-backed exercise book of tour with Cambridge Morris Men through North Oxfordshire villages.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.61

Contents:
'Alps 1928 I'.
Small soft-backed exercise book, entries 13-27 July. On loose pages at front of book is 'List sent in for A C [Alpine Club]' listing Wager's climbs 1924-1927.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.62

Contents:
'Alps 1928 II'.
Small soft-backed exercise book. Dated entries run 28 July - 1 August, also descriptions and sketches, bills and accounts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.63

Contents:
Pocket Register for Climatological Observations used on British Arctic Air Route Expedition (BAARE) 1930-1931.
Dated meteorological observations at Base Camp and Ice Cap Station, almost all in Wager's hand. Includes some loose pages of calculations and diagrams and invoices for 1935-1936 BEGE expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.64

Contents:
'Nepali'.
Small hand-backed pocket book 'Book of Nepali words' and some loose pages. A 'British Mount Everest Expedition 1933' label is pasted in, but the book is not included in the Everest sequence.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.65

Contents:
'Eskimo words'.
Small hand-backed pocket book. A BEGE 1935-1936 label is pasted in, but the book is not included in the BEGE sequence.
Miscellaneous accounts at rear of book.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.66

Contents:
Small red soft-backed exercise book of insect collections made by H.G. Wager. A 'BEGE 1935-1936' label is pasted in, but the book is not included in the BEGE sequence.
Includes loose pages on packing and luggage for expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.67

Contents:
War Office Handbook on clothing and equipment required in cold climates, 1941.
Included on loose pages are miscellaneous official notes on snow camping and training, report by Wager and A. Stephenson on their work on snow training in Scotland 2-15 February [1943], and draft lecture by Wager (on Everest) for soldiers training on mountain warfare.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.68

Contents:
'Camp Equipment 1'.
Small soft-backed exercise book. At front of book, miscellaneous lists, few pages used. At rear of book, lists of clothes and gear for 1930-1931 BAARE expedition.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 84.5.99/App.69

Contents:
'Camp Equipment 2'.
Small soft-backed exercise book. Miscellaneous lists for visits to Lakes 1924, Alps, Skye 1947, Broads 1951, Rhum, St Kilda 1952 and other visits.

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