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SHERRIFF, William (d 1903)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 SW
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: SHERRIFF, William (d 1903)
Date(s): [1885-1900]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box, 41 files
Name of creator(s): Sherriff | William | d 1903 | [cotton trader]


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1889-1903; member of the Rangoon cotton traders Biedermann Sherriff and Co.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of William Sherriff relating principally to historical and survey work on plans for a Burma-China railway through the Shan States of Northern Burma, [1885-1900], including a survey by Sherriff on the feasibility of a Burma to China railway for Rangoon Chamber of Commerce, [1886-1899]; article by Sherriff in the Manchester Guardian, 'Railway communication with China - The Burmah-China Railway', 09 Mar 1900; correspondence, 1888-1890; blueprints for the Burma Railways Mandalay Kunlon railway, 1899; note by [A] R Colquhoun entitled 'Amongst the Shans', 1885; report by Capt A Bowers, 'Bhamo Expedition Report in the Practicability of reopening the trade route between Burma and Western China', 1869; memorandum on a possible railway route on to the Shan Plateau, 1889; reports on the Shan States, 1887-1889 and notes by Sherriff relating to Burma.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

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 permissionof the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Box list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
4th.July 2001. Jul 2008.

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