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O'NEILL, Henry Edward (1848-1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HEO
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: O'NEILL, Henry Edward (1848-1925)
Date(s): 1883-1884
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 4 files
Name of creator(s): O'Neill | Henry Edward | 1848-1925 | British Consul in Mozambique


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1848; entered the Navy, 1862; served on HMS LONDON engaged in suppressing the slave trade on the East Coast of Africa, 1875-1879; qualified as interpreter in Swahili; British Consul at Mozambique, 1879; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1881-1925; explored interior of Mozambique, 1882-1885; returned to England, 1885; RGS Patron's Medal, 1885; Consul at Leghorn; Consul at Rouen; retired, 1899; died, 1925.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Henry Edward O'Neill, 1883-1884, including route book and computations of observations, Blantyre to Mozambique; 1884, and criticism of Rev W P Johnson's map published in the Proceedings for September 1884.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the 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:

No additional finding aids

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

See also: RGS Correspondence Block, 1881-1910, Foreign Office, Jan 31, 1883, June 5, 1883.

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. 66, No. 3 (Sep., 1925), pp. 286-287

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
21 June 2001; Aug 2008

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