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SMITH, Joseph S Kellet

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JSS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: SMITH, Joseph S Kellet
Date(s): 1895-1897
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box, 3 files
Name of creator(s): Smith | Joseph S Kellet | fl 1875 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Joseph S Kellet Smith was a surgeon who was attached to an expedition lead by R I Money in the country west of Lake Nyasa, [Malawi], 1875.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Joseph S Kellet Smith, 1895, concerning explorations in the country west of Lake Nyasa including diary, Jun-Sep, 1895; five unpublished short stories, 'The revolution of Benjamin-wad-Wiri', 'The Lake Trader', 'The sacrificial altar of the Sandili', 'The Brimming cup' and 'The thraldom of Stephen Clinch'; loose pages, untitled, beginning, 'A man's enjoyment of golf...'; fifteen chapters of an unpublished book based on events of the 1895 expedition with 38 photographic prints prepared as illustrations including of river Shire, Hora camp, tribesmen and river steamers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

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 the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the RGS by his son, 1975.

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:
22 March 2001; May 2008.

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