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Palestine Association

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 PAL
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: Palestine Association
Date(s): 1805-1834
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 2 files
Name of creator(s): Palestine Association x Syrian Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Syrian Society, later named the Palestine Association, was formed in 1805 to promote the study of the geography, natural history, antiquities and anthropology of Palestine and the surrounding areas. In 1834, the Palestine Association was integrated into the Royal Geographical Society.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute book of the Syrian Society, 1805-1808; letters to and from W R Hamilton concerning Joseph Marpurg, Joseph Hammer and others; draft of resolution of disbandment of the Association and the transfer of its assets to the Royal Georaphical Society, 1834.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessible 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 completing 'application for copies' form. No reproduction without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Probably recieved when the association was integrated into the Royal Geographical Society.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Palestine Exploration Fund correspondence, 1871-1880: contains a letter enclosing a statement of the history of the Palestine Association, 20 Jun 1876.

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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

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

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