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PRICE, Morgan Philips (1885-1973)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 MPP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PRICE, Morgan Philips (1885-1973)
Date(s): 1910-1954
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box, 5 files
Name of creator(s): Price | Morgan Philips | 1885-1973 | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1885; visited Russia representing the family timber firm, 1908; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1909-1973; scientific expedition to central Siberia as a botanist and geologist, 1910-1914; Russian correspondent for the Manchester Guardian during the First World War; travelled in and wrote on Russia, Germany, Turkey and Persia; entered Parliament, 1929 and served in the House of Commons for almost 30 years; Honorary Fellow of the RGS, 1972; died, 1973.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Morgan Philips Price, 1910-1954, including letters and transcripts of letters (where the original has been destroyed), corrected typescript for an unpublished book on Russian Central Asia and the typescript of two unpublished chapters of an autobiography, (subsequently published as My Three Revolutions, 1969) and photostats and press cutting of obituaries. The papers chiefly refer to an expedition to Russian Central Asia and Chinese Turkestan undertaken with Douglas Carruthers and J.H. Millar, 1910-1911, and his return journey home from Kuldja after separating from Carruthers and Millar.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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 Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the RGS by Mrs Tania Rose, daughter of M P Price, 19 Jul 1990, together with 5 vols of photographs which were placed in the RGS picture collection.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Additional letters can be found in The Carruthers Collection: ADC/11, ADC/15, ADC/17, ADC/23.

Publication note:

My Three Revolutions, 1969

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives Volunteer, using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 140, No. 1 (Feb., 1974), pp. 178-178.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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