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PALLISER, John (1817-1887)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JPA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PALLISER, John (1817-1887)
Date(s): 1856-1942
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box, 2 files
Name of creator(s): Palliser | John | 1817-1887 | geographer and explorer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1817; sheriff of Waterford, 1844; served in the Waterford militia; hunting expedition among the native people of western and north-western America, 1847; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1856-1867; led expedition in Canada to trace the course of the Southern Saskatchewan, evaluate the region for settlement, and exploring the Rockies for a southerly pass to British Columbia, 1857-1860; patron's gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1859; died, 1887.

Publications: Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies (1853)


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence of John Palliser comprising letter to Dr Norton Shaw, 1856; letter to Charles Vaux, 1857; letter to W S W Vaux, 1863; copy of a letter to Charles Vaux, 1857; printed copy of a letter to his father, 17 Jul 1857; correspondence on Palliser including from Purser, Fairholme and Paterson; two photographs and Passes of the Rocky Mountains by J N Wallace, (1927).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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

Finding aids:

Card index and hand list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB; The Geographical Journal, Vol. 136, No. 1 (Mar., 1970), pp. 99-100

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

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

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