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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 AP/43-48
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: RGS ADDITIONAL PAPERS: publications
Date(s): 1837-1987
Level of description: Sub-fonds
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Extent: 6 boxes and 4 vols
Name of creator(s): Royal Geographical Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) was founded in 1830 as the Royal Geographical Society of London. Its aim was the advancement of Geographical Science. The Society was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1859. In 1995 the RGS merged with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) to create the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Since 1831 the Society has published a Journal, initially containing the principal papers read at the Society's evening meetings and abstracts of Geographical works published elsewhere, it is now a refereed academic publication. The journal has appeared under various titles: Journal of the RGS (JRGS) 1831-1880; Proceedings of the RGS (PRGS) 1857-1878; Proceedings of the RGS (New Series) (PRGS (NS)) 1879-1892; Supplementary Papers (1882-1893); and the Geographical Journal (GJ) 1893 onwards. At first edited by the Secretary of the Society, the preparation and editing of these journals is currently carried out by the Geographical Journal Office.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Royal Geographical Society publications including the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (JRGS) and Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society (PRGS), 1837-1987, including a list of institutions which received the JRGS, 1850; papers concerning the distribution of the PRGS, 1856 and 1859; report of the PRGS committee, 1878; expenditure and income of the PRGS; note on advertisements in the PRGS, 1880; list and related correspondence of advertisements in the JRGS, 1879; leaflets for advertising in the JRGS and the PRGS, 1893; report on the progress of, and other papers relating to Hints to Travellers by J H Leroy, 1882; samples of printed advertisements in Geographical Journal, 1930; proof and preliminary drawings of diagrams for H R Mill's Record of the RGS; publications account book, 1896-1922; and records of papers received for publication, 1837-1987.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined 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 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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