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CYRIAX, Dr Richard Julius (d 1968)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 RJC
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: CYRIAX, Dr Richard Julius (d 1968)
Date(s): 1864-1969
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 boxes, seven files
Name of creator(s): Cyriax | Richard J | d 1968 | doctor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Richard Julius Cyriax was born in Canonbury in 1885; educated at University College School, University College London and St Mary's Hospital and qualified in 1908 as Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London with the DPH in 1917. Cyriax entered the public health service in 1920 as an Assistant Tuberculosis Officer for the Warwickshire and Coventry Joint Committee for Tuberculosis in Nuneaton, later moving to Leamington Spa. Cyriax was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1944-1967. He retired in 1951 and died in 16 January 1967.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Dr Richard Julius Cyriax, 1864-1969, comprise notes on Noel Wright, New light on Franklin (Ipswich, 1949) and Quest for Franklin (London, 1959) and notably include a critique on the book, in two volumes dated 17 July 1954 and photostat and MS copies of notebooks of Captain C F Hall's second Franklin Search Expedition, 1864-1869.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into three series.

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 the discretion of the Archivist and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

A detailed catalogue can be found online at Access to Archives and a card index is available in Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Some papers donated to RGS by Dr Cyriax, others were donated by AGE Jones in 1968 and 1978.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids and edited by Samantha Velumyl.

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:
14 June 2001 and May 2008

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