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DEASY, Maj Henry Hugh Peter (1866-1947)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HPD
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: DEASY, Maj Henry Hugh Peter (1866-1947)
Date(s): 1873-1899
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 6 files
Name of creator(s): Deasy | Henry Hugh Peter | 1866-1947 | Major


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1866; educated Dublin and Bournmouth; British Army officer, Lancers, 1888-1897; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1894-1939; travelled in Tibet, 1896-1899; RGS Founders medal, 1900; founder of the Deasy Motor Car Company, 1906; resigned, 1908; died, 1947.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Maj Henry Hugh Peter Deasy, including astronomical observations, Lucknow, 1896-1897; route book Baltit to Sinkiang, 1897-1898; meteorological notebook, Sinkiang, 1897-1899 and meteorological notebook with entries by Arnold Pike, Deasy's companion, on journey from Leh to Lanak La, 1896.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessible 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:

Card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Maj Deasy, 1930.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further letters are located in the Royal Geographical Society Correspondence Blocks - RGS/CB7/29.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Armstrong Siddeley Motors by Bill Smith, Chapter 3.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
17th January, 2002. Nov 2008.

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