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Royal Geographical Society

BRUCE, C D (1862-1934)


Reference code(s): GB 0402 CDB

Held at: Royal Geographical Society

Title: BRUCE, C D (1862-1934)

Date(s): 1901-1907

Level of description: Collection level

Extent: 2 bound volumes and 3 folders

Name of creator(s): Bruce | Clarence Dalrymple | 1862-1934 | Brigadier and traveller


Administrative/Biographical history:

Clarence Dalrymple Bruce was born in 1862; joined the Army, 1882 and served in India, 1883-1889; wounded during service in China, 1898-1904; Commissioner of International Police Shanghai, 1907-1914 and commanded brigade of Scottish Division, 1915. Bruce received a CBE; was Fellow of Royal Geographical Society 1901-1934 and died in 1943.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Clarence Dalrymple Bruce, 1901-1907, comprise a diary of a journey across Asia in 1907; copies of an article for the London Evening Standard, 1902-1903; account of a ride from Peking to Lake Baikal; and two volumes of a route report from Tibet to Peking.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged as in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Typescripts in good condition.

Finding aids:

The RGS archives: a handlist compiled by Christine Kelly (London: RGS, 1977) and detailed catalogue online at Access to Archives.



None expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

2 volumes donated to RGS by author 1907. Other material presented by H D Bruce 1935.


Related material:

RGS correspondence blocks 1881-1910 and 1911-1920: Bruce, C D. Journal mss. China 1907.


Archivist's note: Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids and edited by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: 24 October 2000 and modified May 2008.

Geographical exploration | Geography
Travel abroad | Travel
Travel writing | Nonfiction | Prose | Literary forms and genres | Literature

Personal names
Bruce | Clarence Dalrymple | 1862-1934 | Brigadier and traveller

Corporate names
Evening Standard | newspaper

Beijing | Beijing Shi | China | East Asia
Tibet | China | East Asia