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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 SIR
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: SURVEY OF INDIA, Reunion
Date(s): [1955]-1988
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 box files
Name of creator(s): Survey of India Reunion


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Survey of India Reunion was set up in Nov 1954 and was originally chaired by Brig Sir Clinton Lewis. Its inaugural party was held in the Overseas Club, 11 Feb 1955. The purpose of the Reunion was chiefly to serve the needs of those who had worked on the Survey of India previous to the partition of India, especially in making contact with former colleagues, but also served to keep in touch with the successor departments: Survey of India and Survey of Pakistan. The organisation was wound up in 1988.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Survey of India Reunion, 1955-1988, including accounts, records of meetings; lists of members; letters to the Reunion; unpublished accounts of (20th century) life in India; correspondence, 1967-1986; Bulletins; album of photographs of all Surveyors General of India and of room of the Surveyor General and seal of the Survey of India.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Some items closed under the Data Protection Act, consult archivist for details. 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 available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Brigadier Edge, after winding up of the organisation, Jul 1988.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
1 March 2001; May 2008.

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