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EVANS, Prof Emyr Estyn (1905-1989)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 EEE
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: EVANS, Prof Emyr Estyn (1905-1989)
Date(s): 1929
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 folder, 1 small bag
Name of creator(s): Evans | Emyr Estyn | 1905-1989 | Professor of Geography


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1905; educated, Welshpool county school, 1915-1922; read geography and anthropology, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1922-1925; first post in geography at Queen's University, Belfast, 1928; Professor of Geography, Queen's University, Belfast, 1945-1968; first Director of the newly established Institute of Irish Studies, 1968; retired, 1970; Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1973; died, 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Prof E E Evans, 1929, including a notebook entitled 'Africa', 1929, containing sketches and notes from a British Association visit to South Africa including on board the chartered ship LLANDOVERY CASTLE and sketches of sectional presidents and other personalities and journal of same visit, Jul-Aug 1929, to South Africa, Rhodesia, Kenya, Zanzibar and east coast voyage to Aden.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by author in 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

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:
Nov 2008

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