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MILL, Hugh Robert (1861-1950)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HRM
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MILL, Hugh Robert (1861-1950)
Date(s): 1847-1945
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Mill | Hugh Robert | 1861-1950 | geographer and meteorologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1861; educated: Edinburgh University; worked on the Challenger reports; lecturer in geography; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1891-1950; Librarian of the RGS, 1892-1900; Director of the British Rainfall Organisation, 1900-1919; assisted in the organisation of the National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904; RGS Victoria Medal, 1915; Member of the Council of the RGS, 1927-1937; Vice-President of the RGS, 1927-1932; founder member of the Geographical Association and President, 1930-1933; died, 1950.

Publications: Realm of Nature (1891)
The record of the Royal Geographical Society, 1830-1930, (1930)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Hugh Robert Mill including manuscript and printed papers relating to Antarctic whaling expeditions; collection of approximately 200 letters to Mill from officers of the Royal Geographical Society chiefly concerning the affairs of the RGS, 1847-1944; collection of approximately 800 letters to Mill from geographers, travellers cartographers and others, 1833-1944; 'Daily Doings', two volumes, 1861-1919 and 1920-1945, which briefly record the events of each day, contain lists of Mill's published works and the appointments he held, and are indexed by personal and place names.

Access & Use

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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 the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue available in the Foyle reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in several accessions: the letters were donated by L J Jay who received them from Laura Mill, in 1976, 1977 and 1985. 'Daily doings' was given to the RGS by Dr Charles Renton, 1986.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 115, No. 4/6 (Apr. - Jun., 1950), pp. 266-267.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
24 May 2001; Oct 2008.

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