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LUCAS, Louis Arthur (1851-1876)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 LAL
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: LUCAS, Louis Arthur (1851-1876)
Date(s): 1876
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 oversized box and 7 files
Name of creator(s): Lucas | Louis Arthur | 1851-1876 | explorer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1851, educated at University College School; read chemistry at University College London; ascended Mont Blanc, 1870; visited the USA and Canada, 1872; Egypt, 1873; expedition to find the source of the Congo, 1875-1876; died on the expedition 1876; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1875-1876.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Louis Lucas, 1876, including aneroid observations for altitude of Khartoum, 1876 enclosing a report by J A Grant and a further report by R Strachan; five leatherbound notebooks containing botanical notes, topographical notes and lists of stores and instruments.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

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:

Card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Royal Geographical Society Correspondence Block 1871-80. Ref: RGS/CB6/1435.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol. 21, No. 5 (1876 - 1877), pp. 418-421.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
15th November, 2001. Oct 2008.

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