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MASON, Sir Kenneth (1887-1976)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 KMA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MASON, Sir Kenneth (1887-1976)
Date(s): 1914-1940
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: One box with six files
Name of creator(s): Mason | Sir | Kenneth | 1887-1976 | Knight | geographer | Lieutenant Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1887; military education at Cheltenham and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; joined the Royal Engineers; joined the Survey of India, 1909; served in First World War; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1911-1976; RGS Cuthbert Peek Grant 1926; RGS Founder's Medal 1927; Chair of Geography, Oxford University, 1932-1953; RGS Council member 1932-1942 and 1952-1954; Acting RGS President, 1937; died, 1976.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Kenneth Mason on the Himalayas including copy of his journal on the Shaksgam expedition, 1926; copy of letter from Mason to F V Thompson, Mussoorie about a stereo plotter used in India, 3 May 1914; correspondence, 1927-1940 on the Karakoram map; calculation of rectangular co-ordinates for Shaksgam stereographic survey by A R Hinks and cuttings from the Geographical Journal relating to the Himalayas, 1927-1935.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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. (See also para 3.3.1. above.)

Finding aids:

Hand list.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Correspondence files 1921-1945.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 142, No. 3 (Nov., 1976), pp. 566-567.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
25th October, 2001. Oct 2008.

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