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PHILLIPS, Richard Cobden

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 RCP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PHILLIPS, Richard Cobden
Date(s): 1883-1885
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Phillips | Richard Cobden | 1846-1912 | trader


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Cobden Phillips was a trader on the Congo river.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Richard Cobden Phillips, including Phillips' letter book recording out-letters from Ponto da Lehna and Banana Congo, Sep 1883-Oct 1885, including to his family on personal matters and to the Standard on political and social conditions; eighteen sepia photographic prints of scenes along the Congo river including of Henry Morton Stanley and party; two certificates of corresponding membership from the Bremen and Hamburg Geographical Societies, 1883.

Access & Use

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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. Publication requires the consent of the depositor.

Finding aids:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Miss M J Schwabe on long loan, 1982.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by 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:
21st June, 2001. Jul 2008.

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