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AUSTEN, Leo (fl 1923-1938)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 ALE
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: AUSTEN, Leo (fl 1923-1938)
Date(s): 1923-1925
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 bound typescripts
Name of creator(s): Austen | Leo | fl 1923-1938 | assistant resident magistrate of Papua


Administrative/Biographical history:

Leo Austen was Assistant Resident Magistrate of the Western Division of Papua in the 1920s and served elsewhere in Papua during the 1930s. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1929-1938.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Leo Austen, 1923-1925, including volume describing the Tedi district of Papua and its people with coloured drawings; volume containing a vocabulary of the Iongom languages and volume containing a list of geological specimens with sketch map.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

No indexing, but each volume contains a coherent account of its subject.

Conditions governing access:

Open by appointment only, subject to completion of application form. Non-Fellows require a letter of reference.

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:

Presented by the author.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives - Correspondence block 1921-1930, 1931-1940: Austen, L. Geographical Journal Vol. 62, pp.335-449.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2.

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

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