Eileen Mary Lind Hendriks
|3rd November 1887||Born in Birmingham|
|1919||Graduated from Aberystwyth University with a B.Sc.|
|1932||PhD at Imperial College|
|1926-1928||Temporarily employed by the Survey on the preparation of a Classified List of the Survey's photographs.|
|1930||Hendriks had an unsucessful attempt to become the first female geologist at the Geological Survey when she applied for a permanent position.|
|13th October 1978||Died|
Biographies and obituaries
Women and geology by Andrew Morrison
John D. Mather and Jennifer A. Bennett Eileen Mary Lind Hendriks (1887–1978), whose meticulous research resolved the Paleozoic stratigraphy and structure of SW England John D. Mather and Jennifer A. Bennett , https://doi.org/10.1144/SP506-2019-194
Eileen Hendriks - Wikipedia article
Hendriks, E.M.L. (1926). The Bala-Silurian succession in the Llangranog district (south Cardiganshire). Geological MagazineGeological Magazine Vol. 63 pt/no 1-3 (1926) ; Geological Magazine Vol 63 pt/no 1-3 (1926) p 121-139 ; p 121-139.
Hendriks, E.M.L. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1928). Classified geological photographs : from the collection of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain). London : His Majesty's Stationery Office.
Morris, M.O. ; Statham, P.M. ; Hendriks, E.M.L. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Museum of Practical Geology (1963). Classified geological photographs : selected from the collections of the Geological Survey and Museum. 3rd ed. / rev. by Patricia M. Statham. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
Morris, M.O. ; Hendriks, E.M.L. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain ; Museum of Practical Geology (1952). Classified geological photographs : selected from the collections of the Geological Survey and Museum. [2nd ed.]. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
Hendriks, E.M.L. The Gramscatho Series : Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall v.18(1) 1950 p.50-64.
Hendriks, E.M.L. Note on two reaction rocks from Mullion : Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 15(7) 1926 p.522-523.
Hendriks, E.M.L. The physiography of south-west Cornwall, the distribution of Chalk flints, and the origin of the gravels of Crousa Common : Geological Magazine 60(1) 1923 p.21-31.
Hendriks, E.M.L. ; Flett, J.S. ; Stubblefield, C.J. Rock succession and structure in south Cornwall: a revision : with notes on the central European facies and Variscan folding there present : Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 93(3) 1937 p.322-367.
Hendriks, E.M.L. Start-Dodman-Lizard boundary-zone in relation to the alpine structure of Cornwall : Geological Magazine 76(9) 1939 p.385-402.
Hendriks, E.M.L. ; British Association for the Advancement of Science. The stratigraphy of south Cornwall : Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (98th), 1931, Trans. Section C p.332-333.
Hendriks, E.M.L. A summary of present views on the structure of Cornwall and Devon : Geological Magazine 96(3) 1959 p.253-257.
Hendriks, E.M.L. [Biographical information on Eileen Mary Lind Hendriks]. Obituary files.
|GSM/GL/He||E M L Hendriks|
|GSM/GL/He/5||Large bundle of letters to Hendriks from 133 correspondents inc. M.R.House, O.T.Jones, F.H.T...|
|GSM/GL/He/8||Personal papers of Miss E.M.L.Hendriks.|
|GSM/GL/He/10||Family papers, photographs, early letters, school reports||Includes a drawing of E M L Hendriks from 1922 and photographs of her in old age.|
|GSM/GX/Z/70||Hendriks, E M L|
Eileen Mary Lind Hendriks
From: Women and geology by Andrew Morrison
Documents in the British Geological Survey Archive tell the story of one woman’s struggle to establish herself in this traditionally male-dominated profession.Although there have been many notable female geologists, they were still a relative rarity in the first half of the 20th Century. The Geological Survey of Great Britain was very much a male bastion at this time. One of those who tried to change this was Eileen Mary Lind Hendriks.
Born in Birmingham in 1887, Hendriks began studying science at an early age. She graduated from the University of Aberystwyth in 1919 with a BSc, later completing a PhD at the University of London. Between 1926 and 1928 she was employed on a temporary basis by the Geological Survey of Great Britain to assist in the preparation of a catalogue of the Survey’s photographs. This work resulted in the publication of Classified Geological Photographs: From the Collection of the Geological Survey of Great Britain (1928).
In 1930, Hendriks attempted to become the first female geologist at the Geological Survey when she applied for a permanent position. She was unsuccessful and her subsequent attempts to secure a permanent job in her field of interest proved fruitless. In a letter of 1941, held in the British Geological Survey (BGS) Archive, she referred to “the absolute death of openings in her main subject”. Infuriatingly for her, in 1943 the Geological Survey appointed Eileen Guppy as its first female geologist. Undeterred, Hendriks continued her geological research well into the 1970s, focussing primarily on the geology of Cornwall and Devon. She died in 1978.
A testimonial from O.T. Jones (Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge), which is also held in the Archive, states that Hendriks “has had a very good training and is extremely enthusiastic, but has received very little encouragement in her work, and has, in fact, suffered from a good deal of discouragement from some.”The Hendriks collection in the BGS Archive includes geological notebooks, geological diagrams and notes, university certificates, correspondence from the 1890s to the 1970s, testimonials, diaries, photographs and watercolour paintings. It provides an overview of Hendriks’s life in general and offers insight into her work as a geologist. The impression it leaves is one of a lady with great potential which was never fully realised and great enthusiasm which was never dampened.
From: Freedom and Equality – Women in Geology
In 1930 Miss Eileen Hendriks (1888–1978), attempted to become the first female Survey geologist. Unsuccessful though she was, she did much work for the Survey and continued her geological research well into the 1970s. An expert on the geology of Cornwall and Devon, she carried out a variety of research and discovered fossil Devonian ferns that were ultimately named after her. A testimonial stated ‘She has had a very good training and is extremely enthusiastic, but has received very little encouragement in her work, and has, in fact, suffered from a good deal of discouragement from some.’Unusually Miss Hendricks’s entire personal archive was deposited with the Survey.