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BADDELEY, John Frederick (1854-1940)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JFB
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: BADDELEY, John Frederick (1854-1940)
Date(s): 1859-1926
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Small tin trunk containing five folders.
Name of creator(s): Baddeley | John Frederick | 1854-1940 | journalist and traveller


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1855 and educated at Wellington College. Invited to Russia by the then Ambassador Count Shouvaloff in the 1870s, he spent many years in Moscow as correspondent for the Standard and engaged in business in the Russian Far East. He travelled widely in Asiatic and southern Russia and wrote several books on these areas. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1902-1940.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Frederick Baddeley, 1859-1926, including description of a journey from Aigun to Tsitsikar in 1910; papers on the Amoor [sic] railway; material for a book on the Amoor river; papers relating to the Russian Far East; a book in Russian "Journey on the Amur" published in 1859 and a small notebook containing hand-drawn maps of the river.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Russian, using the pre-revolutionary Cyrillic alphabet.

System of arrangement:

Material in folders is not listed or arranged in a particular order.

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:

Donated by creator in 1926.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS archives - correspondence blocks 1881-1910, 1911-1920, 1921-1930, 1931-1940: Baddeley, J.F.

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 and Obituary from The Times of 21 February 1940. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
16 October, 2000. Nov 2008.

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