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POWER, Arnold Danvers (1875-1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 ADP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: POWER, Arnold Danvers (1875-1959)
Date(s): 1904-1939
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box and 2 files
Name of creator(s): Power | Arnold Danvers | 1875-1959 | publisher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Arnold Danvers Power was a publisher with Hutchinsons and the London manager for Sir Isaac Pitman, he became a partner in W.H. Smith in 1911. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1918-1959.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Arnold Danvers Power, 1904-1939, chiefly comprising a series of typescript illustrated travel notebooks arranged into sections as follows:

'Lagos and back', 1921-1922, 'Nigeria and Cameroons', 1934-1935, northern Nigeria, 1929-1930, 'west coast ports and southern Nigeria', 1932-1933.

Australia, Canada and the USA, 1904, USA, Philippines and Ceylon, 1910-1911 and Tangier and Algiers, 1912.

Spanish Main, 1925-1926, Palestine, 1927, Argentine, 1927

Uganda, 1928-1929, Amazon, 1923, Scandanavia, 1929; Cape Town, 1922-1923 and Algeria and Tunisia, 1924-1925.

British Guinea, 1930; Polar regions, 1931; Angola and Cape Town, 1931-1932; Adriatic Cruise, 1932; West Indies, 1934; 'Nigeria and Cameroons', 1934-1935.

Australasia and Dutch east Indies, 1935-1936; Jamaica and British Honduras, 1936-1937.

Southern Rhodesia, East Africa, Basutoland and South West Africa, 1938-1939 and Chilie and Peru, 1937-1938.

Also comprising duplicate copies of these notebooks without illustratuions; typescript notes describing travels in North and South Africa and Palestine; letters to Lillian and Florence Power, 1912 and 1922-1923 and printed and typescript copies of travel articles, 1930s.

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:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bequeathed to the RGS, 1959.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
5th July, 2001. Aug 2008.

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