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REID, Robert Lawrence (1859-1914)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 RLR
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: REID, Robert Lawrence (1859-1914)
Date(s): 1905-1913
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 observation files
Name of creator(s): Reid | Robert Lawrence | 1859-1914 | mining engineer and surveyor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Australia, 1859; big game expedition to Portuguese East Africa, 1900-1903; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1904-1914; employed by the Belgium Government to chart mineral and other resources between the Congo and the Nile, [1904-1909], producing a map of Aruwimi river and with his brothers, C A and A E H Reid, a map of the region North of the Aruwimi; Portuguese East Africa, 1910-1911; RGS Cuthbert Peek Grant, 1911; Nigeria, 1912-1913; died, 1914.


Scope and content/abstract:

Observation files by Robert Lawrence Reid including two angle books, time book, astronomical observations and barometric readings, Anewimi region, 1905-1909. Journal MSS: 1902, 'Some explorations in Portuguese East Africa'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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 completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without the permission of the IBG-RGS Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

For papers of his brother Charles A Reid, see (Ref: CAR).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 43, No. 6 (Jun., 1914), pp. 704-704.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
3rd May 2001. Jul 2008.

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