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Neapolitan Earthquake papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS/225
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: Neapolitan Earthquake papers
Date(s): 1857
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Mallet | Robert | 1810-1881 | civil engineer and mechanist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Mallet was born, 1810; BA; Entered family iron founding business aged 21; patented the 'buckled plate' (1852); Fellow of the Royal Society, (1854); Awarded Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy (1862); honorary MAI (Master of Engineering), University of Dublin (1862); honorary LLD, University of Dublin (1864); President, Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland (1866); President, Geological Society of Dublin (1846); with his son John William Mallet, FRS compiled an earthquake catalogue amd seismic map of the world (1850-1858); was the first to determine an earthquake's epicentre (Naples, 1858); died, 1881.


Scope and content/abstract:

An extensive collection of photographs and drawings of the after-effects of the Neapolitan earthquake of 1857, collected by Robert Mallet (FRS 1854) including 120 stereoscopic cards by Alphonse Bernoud and 36 individual studies by C V Grillet.

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No publication without written permission. Apply to Archivist in the first instance.

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Allied Materials

Related material:

See Report of Expedition to investigate the circumstances of the Earthquake of December 1857 (MS/224).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
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:
Feb 2009.

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