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HAYWARD, George (d 1870)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GWH
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: HAYWARD, George (d 1870)
Date(s): 1868-1871
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 3 folders
Name of creator(s): Hayward | George W | d 1870 | explorer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Awarded the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in 1870 for his journey in Eastern Turkistan. On a second expedition to Gilgit and Yassin financed by the RGS he was murdered at Gilgit, 1870.


Scope and content/abstract:

Fifteen watercolours of Turkistan (Ladakh, Kashgar and Yarkand) by George Hayward some with descriptive text on backs; two sketch plans of Kashgar and Yarkand forts and photograph of the grave of Hayward.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the 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:

Transferred to the Archives, 1972.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Journal Mss Central Asia from 1876 to 1871; Letter from F Drew in Journal Mss Central Asia 1871, concerning Hayward's death.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: 'Discussion on the Murder of Mr. Hayward', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1870-1871), pp. 18-23.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
8 August 2001; Oct 2008.

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