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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 AP/39-42
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: RGS ADDITIONAL PAPERS: awards
Date(s): [1831]-1894
Level of description: Sub-fonds
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Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal Geographical Society


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the Royal Geographical Society awards, [1831]-1894, including draft of subject for Royal Premium, [1831]; notes and sketch of proposed medal; memorandum and minutes of the committee 'to consider of a Royal medal', 1836; report by J R Jackson entitled 'Observations regarding the principle of adjudication of the medals of the RGS', 2 May 1840; Committee report on candidates, 1840; resolutions and notes on the annual award of the Royal Premium, 14 Mar 1853; note on minor awards, 1894; memorandum on medals and awards, 7 May 1856 and list of Trust Funds or funds for special purposes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See box list in the Foyle Reading Room.

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 Request for Copies form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist. Please note that in some cases copyright of the author or owner may need to be sought.

Finding aids:

Box list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Generated internally by the Royal Geographical Society.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Nov 2008.

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