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NOEL, Emilia (d 1950)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 EFN
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: NOEL, Emilia (d 1950)
Date(s): 1892-1937
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Noel | Emilia Frances | [1868]-1950 | botanist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Educated Somerville College, Oxford and Swanley Horticultural College; travelled to Egypt, 1892; went to India including Kashmir; Women's War Service, 1914-1918; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1919-1950; visited the Canaries and West Africa, c 1938; also travelled in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East; died, 1950.

Publications: Some Wild Flowers of Kashmir (1903)
Some Letters and Records of the Noel Family (1910)


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebooks of Emilia Noel, comprising 57 travel journals, 1892-1937, together with a manuscript volume of 'Indian Notes' and two small notebooks with named specimens of seaweeds and British mosses. Journals are quarto manuscript or typescript with many small watercolours, photographs, picture postcards, etc, within the text - they cover Noel's travels throughout the world.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The five boxes contain 57 journals listed in chronological order, each covering a particular journey.

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 Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

The RGS archives: a handlist / compiled by Christine Kelly. London: RGS, 1977.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Material bequeathed to the RGS in 1950 by the creator.

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: The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie, Joy Dorothy.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
07 August 2000; Aug 2008

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