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FEILDEN, Col Henry Wemyss (1838-1921)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HWF
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: FEILDEN, Col Henry Wemyss (1838-1921)
Date(s): 1875-1876
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Feilden | Henry Wemyss | 1838-1921 | Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1838; joined the Black Watch at Stirling, 1838; fought as a subaltern in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny; attached to the 8 Punjabis, 1860; volunteer in the American Civil War, 1862-1865; returned to the British Army; Captain, Royal Artillery, 1874; naturalist to Sir George Nares' North Polar Expedition, 1875; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1875-1921; expeditions in Spitsbergen, Novaya Zemlya and the Kara Sea, 1895 and 1897; RGS Council, 1908-1911; died, 1921.


Scope and content/abstract:

Journal of Henry Wemyss Feildon entitled 'Journal of a voyage to Smith Sound in the years 1875-76 on board HMS ALERT by HWF naturalist to the expedition'; sketches, engravings, notes and press cuttings enclosed.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

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

Finding aids:

Hand list and card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Feildon.

Allied Materials

Related material:

A number of letters from and to Feilden are to be found as enclosures to books of the Feilden Arctic Collection in the Society's Library.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Sep., 1921), pp. 247-248.

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

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

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