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STEVENSON, Frederik James (1835-1926)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 FJS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: STEVENSON, Frederik James (1835-1926)
Date(s): 1863-1869
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Stevenson | Frederick James | 1835-1926 | engineer and explorer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1835; educated, Montgreenan House School, Ayrshire; articled pupil to T E Blackwell, civil engineer, and assisted the construction of the Kennet and Avon Canal; assistant engineer constructing a branch of the Grand Trunk Railway, Canada; expeditions to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky, Amazon, Monte Video, Argentine, Chile, Patagonian coast, Peru, Bolivia and West Indian Islands; returned to England, 1870; ran a camp for schoolboys, 1892-1914; died, 1926.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of diaries of Frederick James Stevenson, of his travels in North and South America, 1863-1869, comprising Vol. 1 USA and Havana, 1863-1867; Vols 2 and 3, eastern States of South America, 1867-1868; Vol. 4, Patagonia, 1868 and Vol. 5, Bolivia and Peru, 1868-1869.

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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:

Bequeathed by the family, 1950.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

A traveller of the Sixties: from the journals of F J Stevenson in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Patagonia, Chilie and Bolivia, 1867-69, ed Douglas Timins (1929). Held by the RGS Library.

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:
8 March 2001; May 2008.

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