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DAVIES, Henry Rudolph (1865-1950)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HRD
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: DAVIES, Henry Rudolph (1865-1950)
Date(s): 1887-1899
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Davies | Henry Rudolph | 1865-1950 | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Rudolph Davies was born in 1865; educated at Eton; served with the Army in Burma and India, 1887-1898; served in China, 1900; Brigade and Divisional Commander during World War One; retired 1923 and died in 1950.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Henry Rudolph Davies, 1887-1899, comprise five diaries covering travels in Western China, 1887-1899 and work of the Siam Boundary Commission (1892-1894); letters describing boundary commission, 1894, Journal of expedition with the Chinese Deputies 17 November 1893 to 26 January 1894; Journal of expedition along Chinese frontier and in the Kachen Hills 11 Feb 1894 to 22 March 1894; 'Journal of [...] expedition to Myitkyina... and to Chinese frontier', 7 April 1894 to 2 May 1894; papers concerning his marriage in Burma including two copies of marriage certificate, baptismal certificate of his daughter; a lawyer's letter about his marriage and a framed Chinese passport.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into ten sections HRD/01-HRD/10.

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 Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' 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 and a detailed listing on Access to Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by his daughter, Dr H Davies to the RGS in 1964.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS correspondence blocks, 1881-1910 and 1921-1930: Davies, H R

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch Refs: 899:67, 705:97, 705:385.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids and Who was Who and edited by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer.

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:
12 December 2000 and modified May 2008.

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