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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 AP/74-92
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: RGS ADDITIONAL PAPERS: houses of the RGS
Date(s): 1837-1991
Level of description: Sub-fonds
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Extent: 19 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal Geographical Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal Geographical Society was based in 21 Regent Street, 1830-1839; 3 Waterloo Place, 1839-1854; 15 Whitehall Place, 1854-1870; 1 Saville Row, 1870-1913; and its present home in Lowther Lodge , Kensington Gore in 1913.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Royal Geographical Society buildings, 1837-1991, including House Committee papers, 1839, financial papers; inventory of RGS property, 1840; papers relating to repairs; papers and correspondence of the Building Fund, 1911-1930s; papers relating to Trust Funds, 1913-1976 and papers relating to the following properties: Lowther Lodge, 1912-1991, Horticultural Society's rooms, 1839, 213 Piccadilly, 1839, 3 Waterloo Place, 1839, Whitehall Place house, 1854-1857, Burlington Gardens, 1898-1901 and Saville Row/Virgo Street, 1909-1912.

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.
Sources: The Record of the Royal Geographical Society, 1830-1930 by Hugh Robert Mill.

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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