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CRONE, Gerald Roe (1899-1982)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GRC
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: CRONE, Gerald Roe (1899-1982)
Date(s): 1951-1960
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Crone | Gerald Roe | 1899-1982 | librarian and map curator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Gerald Roe Crone was born in Willesden on 16 September 1899; educated at Kilburn Grammar School, 1910-1917 and St John's College, Cambridge, graduating in history. Crone spent one year working at Trinity College Library before beginning work at the Royal Geographical Society from 1923. He was proposed for a Fellowship by the Librarian Edward Heawood in 1934, and during World War Two it was Crone who largely facilitated the continued running of the Society. Crone was appointed Librarian and Map Curator in 1945; received the Murchison Grant in 1954 and was presented with the Victoria Medal in 1966 for 'outstanding contributions ... to the history of cartography and to the history of geographical thought'. He was a member of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Ancient Maps and played a significant role in Imago Mundi. Crowe died 6 October 1982.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Gerald Roe Crone, 1951-1960, are yet to be catalogued.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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 an 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

A catalogue entry 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:

Donated by the family, c 1980.

Allied Materials

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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:
31 May 2001 and May 2008.

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