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MACGREGOR, Sir William M (1846-1919)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 WMA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MACGREGOR, Sir William M (1846-1919)
Date(s): 1902-1909
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 boxes and 27 files
Name of creator(s): MacGregor | Sir | William M | 1846-1919 | Knight | colonial governor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1846; Aberdeen grammar school, 1865; studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen, 1867; Anderson's Medical College; graduated MB, 1872 and MD, 1874; practised medicine in Scotland; Assistant Medical Officer in the Seychelles, 1873; Resident Surgeon in the civil hospital at Port Louis, Mauritius, 1874; Chief Medical Officer for the colony of Fiji, 1875; first Administrator of British New Guinea, 1888-1895; Lieutenant-Governor of British New Guinea, 1895-1898; Founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1896; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1898-1919; Governor of Lagos, 1899-1904; Governor of Newfoundland, 1904-1909; conducted a scientific expedition to Labrador, [1906]; Governor of Queensland, 1909-1914; retired, 1914; died, 1919.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir William Macgregor relating to Labrador, 1902-1909, including astronomical observations, Labrador, 1902-1908; letters from the Hydrographic Office, 1905 and letter from Macgregor to Grenfell, 24 Nov 1909.

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

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Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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

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

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