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STEERS, James Alfred (1899-1987)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JAS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: STEERS, James Alfred (1899-1987)
Date(s): 1921-1970
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Steers | Professor | James Alfred | 1899-1987 | coastal geomorphologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1899, educated, St Catherine's College, Cambridge; First World War service; schoolteacher, Framlington College, 1921; departmental demonstrator, Cambridge, 1922; University demonstrator, Cambridge, 1924; University Lecturer, 1927; Geographical Section of the Great Barrier Reef expedition led by C M Yonge, 1928; leader of a Great Barrier Reef expedition, 1936; expedition to the coral islands of Jamaica, 1939; Chair of the Department of Geography, Cambridge, 1949-1966; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1918-1987; member of the RGS Council; Vice-President of the RGS, 1959-1963; Victoria Medal, 1960; retired, 1966; died, 1987.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of James Alfred Steers, 1928-1970, including diary of voyage to Australia and Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 14 Jun 1928-11 Jan 1929; reports prepared for the Ministry of Town and Country Planning on coasts of England, Scotland and Wales, 1943-1949; report and recommendations by Steers on the conservation of coasts in certain countries of Europe, 1969 and 'Protection of coastal areas', a paper by Steers prepared for the European Committee for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, May, 1970.

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-IGB Archivist.

Finding aids:

Box list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Steers, 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Correspondence Blocks, 1921-1930, 1931-1940, 1941-1946, Steers, Professor J A.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 153, No. 3 (Nov, 1987), pp. 436-438.

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

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

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