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PROWSE, George Robert Farrar (1860-1946)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GRP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PROWSE, George Robert Farrar (1860-1946)
Date(s): 1936-1944
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Prowse | George Robert Farrar | 1860-1946 | cartologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Robert Farrar Prowse of Winnipeg, Canada was an expert in the study of maps and among the first to use maps to study the origin and nature of place names. He made a number of studies on the cartography of John Cabot's voyages.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript drafts of works of George Robert Farrar Prowse on the charting of the coast from Baffin Land to Maine, including copy of Cartological Material vol I: Maps, 1936, and Cartological Material vol III: Names, 1942, and extract from Prowse's Cartological Material vol IV: Voyages 'John Cabot sails for Hudson Strait known before 1073', 1944.

Access & Use

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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:

Hand list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

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Allied Materials

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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:
5 July 2001; Aug 2008.

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