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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 AGJ
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: JONES, A G E
Date(s): 1967-1984
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 large box and 5 files
Name of creator(s): Jones | A G E | 1914-2002 | maritime and polar historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1914; teacher in Ipswich; became interested in Ipswich’s 18th century whaling trade; completed a comprehensive study of the Greenland and Davis Strait trade, 1740-1880; published numerous articles on the part played by the British navy in the exploration of the Northwest Passage and in particular the fate of Sir John Franklin and the subsequent attempts at his rescue; Head of the Department of Commerce and Business Studies, West Kent College, Tunbridge Wells; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1950-2002, died, 2002.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of A G E Jones including biographical notes on Sir Allen Young, 1981; biographical notes on John L Cope, 1982; lists of ships leaving London for New South Wales and Van Diemans Land, 1786-1825; copies of press cuttings relating to finding the grave of one of Franklin's men in North Canada, 1984; copies of two letters on the loss of the log book of the DISCOVERY, 1904; copy of an article by Jaones in 'Notes and Queries' Dec 1984 on the crew of the TERROR and Franklin's last voyage; copies of two pages from the log of the SOUTHERN CROSS; typescripts of 'The Southern whale fishery' and 'Danial Bennett and Company', 1968.

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:

Hand list and card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the author in several accessions, 1968, 1981 and 1983.

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:
November 2001; Oct 2008.

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