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SPRUCE, Richard (1817-1893)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 RSP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: SPRUCE, Richard (1817-1893)
Date(s): 1849-1862
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 9 files
Name of creator(s): Spruce | Richard | 1817-1893 | botanist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1816; master in St Peter's School, York; botanical field work in the Pyrenees, 1845; botanical and geographical work in the Amazon basin, 1849-1864; returned to England, 1864; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1866-1893; died, 1893.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Richard Spruce, 1849-1862, including meteorological registers from Liverpool to Para, 1849; Rio Negro, 1851-1854, Quitenian Andes, 1858-1862; notes for description of Tarapoto, eastern Peru; vocabulary and notes on other South American Indian languages and notes on his travels in South America.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as outlined in the detailed box list.

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 permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Box list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obit The Geographical Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Mar., 1894), pp. 245-247.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
22nd March 2001. May 2008.

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