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HOLLAND, George Sidney (1909-1994)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GHO
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: HOLLAND, George Sidney (1909-1994)
Date(s): c 1950's-1960's
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 large box with 2 files
Name of creator(s): Holland | George Sidney | 1909-1994 | Royal Geographical Society chief draughtsman


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1909; educated Chiswick School of Art; Joined the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Drawing Office staff, 1926; Allied Photo Interpretation Unit, RAF, Second World War; RGS chief draughtsman, 1955-1974; RGS Gill Memorial award, 1959; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1971-1994; retired, 1974; died 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of George Holland including cartographer's notebooks and correspondence with Brian Moser, 1962, about a map of the Rio Piraparana.

Access & Use

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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 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:


Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obit: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 160, No. 3 (Nov., 1994), p. 360.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
19 November 2001; Oct 2008.

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