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Bentham Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 BEH
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Bentham Collection
Date(s): 1993 (covers 1781-1782)
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Bentham | Sir | Samuel | 1757-1831 | Knight | naval architect and engineer
Christie | Ian R | fl 1993 | historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Bentham (1757-1831) was an engineer and naval architect and was an official in the Russian Navy (1780-1791) and in the British Navy (1795-1831). He was the brother of the reformer and philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).


Scope and content/abstract:

Transcripts and photocopies mainly from manuscripts in the British Library relating to the Russian travels of Samuel Bentham in 1781-1782. Includes a translation of "Severnoe prichernomor'e v 1775-1800" by E I Druzhinina (Moscow, 1959). Also contains some other related papers including a photocopy of the 1783 diary of Gertrude Harris, sister of the British Ambassador at St Petersburg.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, French and Russian

System of arrangement:

1 box

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

These papers were collected by Prof. Ian R Christie of University College London in the course of his research for his work "The Benthams in Russia, 1780-1791" (Oxford, 1993)

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Prof Ian Christie

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

The Benthams in Russia, 1780-1791 by Ian R Christie (Oxford, 1993)

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Feb 2002

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