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DICKINSON, Prof Robert Edward (1905-1981)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 RED
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: DICKINSON, Prof Robert Edward (1905-1981)
Date(s): 1931-1976
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 vols
Name of creator(s): Dickinson | Robert Edward | 1905-1981 | Professor of Geography


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1905; educated, Upholland Grammar School; Leeds University, 1922-1925; diploma in education, 1926; assistant lecturer, Exeter University College, 1926-1928; assistant lecturer, University College London, 1928-1932; Rockefeller Fellowship, 1931-1932; lecturer, 1932-1941; reader, 1941-1947; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1946-1981; Professor, Syracuse University, 1947-1958; University of Leeds, 1958-; Visiting Professor to California, 1960-1961; Washington, Nebraska, 1963; Kansus State, 1964; Arizona, 1967; remained in the USA until his retirement, 1975; died, 1981.


Scope and content/abstract:

Professor Robert Edward Dickinson's field diaries from America, 1931-1965 and Europe, 1931-1976.

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:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

The field diaries are published with some ommissions.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2, name authority NRA. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 148, No. 1 (Mar., 1982), pp. 147-148.

Date(s) of descriptions:
3rd December, 2001. Nov 2008.

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