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HINKS, Arthur Robert (1873-1945)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 ARH
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: HINKS, Arthur Robert (1873-1945)
Date(s): 1896-1930
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 3 boxes and 42 files
Name of creator(s): Hinks | Arthur Robert | 1873-1945 | astronomer and geographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1873; educated at Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon, 1882-1892; Trinity College, Cambridge, 1892-1895; second assistant at the Cambridge observatory under Sir Robert Ball and demonstrator in practical astronomy, 1895; chief assistant, 1903-1913; studied the surveying methods taught at the School of Military Engineering at Chatham, 1903; appointment as Lecturer in Surveying and Cartography in the Cambridge School of Geography, 1908; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1911-1945; gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1912; FRS, 1913; Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1909-1912 and a Vice-President from 1912-1913; Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1912-1915; RGS Secretary and editor of the Geographical Journal, 1915-1945; geographical and map preparation work for the General Staff, First World War; President of geography section of the British Association, 1925; RGS Victoria medal, 1938; died, 1945.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Arthur Hinks including private scientific correspondence, proofs of articles and other papers, 1896-1930, concerning map projections and methods of survey; typed list of Hinks' contributions to the Geographical Journal and papers relating to A E Young.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

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:

Card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers relating to Arthur Hinks can be found throughout the instituional records of the RGS, c 1908-1945.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB; Obit. Geog. Jnl. 1945, Vol. 105, pp 146/151, inc. wholeplate b/w photograph.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
14 June 2001; Oct 2008.

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