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BRANT, James (d 1861)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 SSC/10
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: BRANT, James (d 1861)
Date(s): 1836-1840
Level of description: collection
Extent: 3 folders
Name of creator(s): Brant | James | d 1861 | diplomat


Administrative/Biographical history:

Brant served as HM Consul in Erzerum, Turkey, from 1836-1840 and in Damascus during the late 1850s. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1857-1861.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of James Brant comprising a report of a journey through part of Armenia and Asia Minor, 1836, published in the Journal of the Royal Georgraphical Society vol 6; ten letters from Captain Washington and Colonel Jackson, (secretaries of the Royal Geographical Society) to Brant 1829-43; sketch map of disputed territory between 'Ghuriel' and 'Adjarah'. The collection also includes an impression of an RGS wax seal on an envelope, the only example of such a seal held within the archives.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As shown above in the Scope and Content field.

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 an application 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 Cdr J Brant (son), 1931.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS correspondence blocks 1834-40 and 1851-60.

British Library Manuscript Collections: Add MSS 42512, 42565-66, 1830-61; Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: D 1071, 1860-61: letters (15) to Lord Dufferin; National Army Museum Department of Archives: 6807/279-305, letters to Lord Raglan, 1854-1855.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by David Tatham, Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids and on behalf of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
August 2001

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