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MURRAY, George William Walsh (1885-1966)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GWM
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MURRAY, George William Walsh (1885-1966)
Date(s): 1943-1966
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 6 files
Name of creator(s): Murray | George William Walsh | 1885-1966 | surveyor and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1885; educated, Westminster School; Joined Survey of Egypt, 1907; conducted many survey expeditions in the deserts of Egypt; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1907-1966; Political Officer, Northern Red Sea Patrol, 1915; served with 7th Field Survey Coy RE in Sinai and Palestine, 1916-1919; Captain, 1918; Director, Desert Surveys, 1932-1937; Director, Topographical Survey, 1937-1947; Technical Expert, Survey of Egypt, 1948-1951; Member Council Fuad I Desert Institute, 1950; Founder's Medal Royal Geographical Society, 1936; President, Cairo Scientific Society, 1936-1938; Membre de l'Institut d'Egypte, 1938 (Vice-President, 1946-1947); died, 1966.

Publications: Sons of Ishmæl, 1935


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of George Murray, 1943-1966, including correspondence and other papers relating to North Africa and SW Asia; correspondence, 1963-1966, with R Bagnold, Miss Caton-Thompson, C H Gimingham, Walter F E Resch, and others and typescripts of some published works and some annotated offprints chiefly concerned with the morphology of the desert.

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 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 from the family, 1971 and 1975.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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

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

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