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JOHNSON, George Wood (1905-1956)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GWJ
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: JOHNSON, George Wood (1905-1956)
Date(s): 1928-1933
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 8 files
Name of creator(s): Johnson | George | Wood- | 1905-1956 | mountaineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1905; grew up in the Lake District; tea planter near Darjeeling; joined Professor Dyhrenfurth's international expedition to Kangchenjunga as transport officer, 1930; attempted the summit of Jongsong Peak with Smythe; joined the 1933 Everest expedition; returned to England; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1944-1955; died, 1956.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of George Wood-Johnson comprising letters, newscuttings, photographs and transcript of part of a diary relating to expeditions in the Himalayas including the Sikkim expedition, 1928; the Kanghenjunga expedition, 1930 and the Everest expedition, 1933.

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 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 from the family, 1981 and 1987.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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

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

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