AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George (1859-1929)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HGF
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: FORDHAM, Sir Herbert George (1859-1929)
Date(s): [1682-1829]
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 boxes and 7 files
Name of creator(s): Fordham | Sir | Herbert George | 1854-1929 | Knight | writer on cartography


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1854; educated at home, at private schools, and at University College, London; member of the Geological Society, 1873; life member of the British Association, 1876; published several papers on the geology, natural history, and botany of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, 1874-1892; family brewery at Ashwell, -1882; called to the bar by the Inner Temple, 1885; chairman of the Cambridgeshire County Council, 1904-1919; gradually became interested in the study of cartography and established his reputation as one of the foremost authorities in Europe on cartography and allied subjects; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1924-1929; gold medal of the Brussels Geographical Society, 1929; died, 1929.


Scope and content/abstract:

French documents collected by Sir George Fordham relating to posts, routes and cartographers in 18th century France including a receipt and two letters signed by Jacques Cassini; a memoir and a letter of Pierre Tardieu and papers of Rigoley d'Ogny including three letters.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Accessible 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:

Received by the RGS in 1929.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery. Sources: Oxford DNB.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
14th June, 2001.

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Personal Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"