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Ternan Family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1179
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Ternan Family papers
Date(s): 1909-1924
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Robinson | Geoffrey Wharton | fl 1909-1924 | army officer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Geoffrey Wharton Robinson was the son of Ellen Ternan and her husband, Geoffrey Wharton Robinson. Robinson was a captain in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the years before the First World War. Previously he had served in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers before being transferred after the disbandment of the 3rd and 4th battalions. By 1913, he had retired from the army and was looking for alternative employment.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters addressed to Geoffrey Wharton Robinson, 1909-1924: writers include a cousin, his aunt Isabella Percival, members of the Dickinson family, and Robinson's former commanding officer. Also includes a manuscript copy of Robinson's curriculum vitae.

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System of arrangement:

Arranged broadly in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research although at least one working day's notice should be given.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Listed online to item level.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from Charles Cox rare books.

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Description Notes

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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.

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