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MAUDSLEY, Alfred Percival (1850-1931)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 APM
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MAUDSLEY, Alfred Percival (1850-1931)
Date(s): 1885-1891
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 5 files
Name of creator(s): Maudsley | Alfred Percival | 1850-1931 | archaeologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1850; educated Harrow School, 1863-1867; Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1868-1872; Private Secretary to the Governor of Trinidad; appointed to Queensland; staff of Sir Arthur Gordon, the first Governor of Fiji, 1875; held various posts in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, including that of Acting Consul-General for the Western Pacific; resigned 1880 and returned to England; archaeological expedition to Guatemala, 1880; second expedition to Guatemala to make casts of Mayan sculptures and inscriptions, 1883; moved to England, 1905; President of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1912; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1884-1931; Member of the Council of the Royal Geographical Society, Honorary Secretary and Vice-President; died, 1931.

Publications: A Glimpse at Guatemala , with Anne Maudslay (1899)
The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Life in the Pacific Fifty Years Ago, (1930)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Alfred Percival Maudslay, 1885-1891, relating to the Yucatan peninsula including four notebooks from the Yucatan including some diary entries and observations for positions and notes on excavations, 1886, 1887, 1889 and 1891, and astronomical computations, Yucatan peninsula, 1885.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As outlined in 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

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an 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:
October 2001; Oct 2008.

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