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Elected Officers of the Geological Society

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 378 GSL/EO
Held at: Geological Society of London
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Full title: Elected Officers of the Geological Society
Date(s): 1956-1995
Level of description: Series
Extent: 44 files
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Up until the late 1990s, the Elected Officers (ie Treasurer, Foreign Secretary, Honorary Secretaries, etc) were far more involved in the day to day running of the Geological Society. Depending on their office and interest, each would act as chair on particular committees.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administration files of Elected Officers of the Society, 1956-1995, comprising:

Peter Aubrey Sabine, Honorary Secretary, 1956-1965; Harold William Ball, Honorary Secretary, 1966-1982; Alec James Smith, Treasurer, 1970-1977; Richard Christopher Lane Wilson, Honorary Secretary, 1978-1981; Anthony Leonard Harris, Honorary Secretary, 1980-1982; Frederick Weir Dunning, Foreign Secretary, 1976-1986; Robert Graham Park, Honorary Secretary, 1984-1985; Leonard Robert Morrison Cocks, Honorary Secretary, 1986-1989; Bernard Elgey Leake, Treasurer, 1987-1996; Gilbert Kelling, Foreign Secretary, 1990-1995.

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Some files contain restricted information. Please contact the archivist in the first instance.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to copyright and the condition of the original, may be supplied. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description by Caroline Lam.

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:
October 2013

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