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FLOYER, Ernest Ayscoghe (1852-1903)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 EAF
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: FLOYER, Ernest Ayscoghe (1852-1903)
Date(s): [1880-1900]
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 large boxes and 2 files
Name of creator(s): Floyer | Ernest Ayscoghe | 1852-1903 | Inspector General of Egyptian Telegraphs


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1852; educated, Charterhouse -1869; appointment in the Indian Telegraph Service, on the Perso-Baluch coast of the Persian Gulf, 1869-1876; explored the interior of Baluchistan, 1876; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1876-1903; Inspector General of Egyptian Telegraphs; surveying expedition in the Egyptian desert, 1887; commander of another expedition in the Egyptian desert, 1891; died, 1903.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer comprising computations of positions, Egypt, 1892 and other papers relating to Egypt, the Nile valley and Sinai.

Access & Use

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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 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

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery. Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan., 1904), pp. 133-134.

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

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

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