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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HHP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PERKINS, Hayes
Date(s): 1904-1957
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Perkins | Hayes | fl 1904-1957


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1937 onwards.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of H Hayes Perkins, 1904-1957, including an account of some of Perkins' periods of residence and travel in the Belgian Congo, South and East Africa entitled 'The African experiences of H Hayes Perkins, 1906-53'; three volumes of personal journals in North and South America, entitled 'Here and there', 1904-1936; typescript entitled 'Alaska and the Yukon, 50 years ago', 1956; pages from Perkins' diary entitled 'The diamond fields of Kasai', 1918-1920 and typescript of Perkins' last journeys across the Sahara, 1952 and South America, 1957.

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 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

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Frank W Preston, 1972.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids, Who's Who, CD-ROM. 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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