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ASHBURNHAM, Sir Cromer (1831-1917)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 SCA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: ASHBURNHAM, Sir Cromer (1831-1917)
Date(s): 1894-1899
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 small notebook and 1 folder.
Name of creator(s): Ashburnham | Sir | Cromer | 1831-1917 | Knight | Colonel Colonial Governor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ashburnham served in the British Army in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858, the Second Afghan War, 1878-1880, the first Boer War, and in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882-1884. He was an ADC to Queen Victoria and awarded the KCB in 1882. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society,1897-1917.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebook of Sir Cromer Ashburnam containing details of a journey from Mombasa to Uganda, 1894, with notes on surveying and lists of kit and typescript copy of letter from Ashburnham to Lady Baker offering to send her Sir Samuel Baker's gun, plus photocopy of original.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Journey described chronologically starting at Charing Cross on 8 August 1894 and concluding near Lake Albert in November. Notes and lists follow.

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 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

The RGS archives: a handlist compiled by Christine Kelly. London: RGS, 1977.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Multiple sources (see file level descriptions for details)

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives: Jnl. Mss. - C. Africa, 1899. Notes on Survey of Buddu, Uganda, with sketch maps and two letters to [John] Coles of the RGS describing German encroachment and a skirmish with 300 rebels.(Not published). =IDWO Map No 1012 of 1894 on which journey of 1894 and five trips in 1895 are plotted is held in the RGS Map Room at KENYA S.108

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by David Tatham, Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids and Who was Who. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2, name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
12 September 2000; Nov 2008.

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