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STIRLING, Edward (1797-1873)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 EST
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: STIRLING, Edward (1797-1873)
Date(s): 1828-1829
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Stirling | Edward Hamilton | 1797-1873 | explorer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Expeditions in Persia and Afghanistan, 1828-1829; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1868-1873.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Stirling, 1828-1829, comprising journal of a voyage in the Persian Gulf, departed from Bombay, 1828; description of Khorassan [Khorasan], 1830; journal of a journey from Tehran to Meshed, 1828 and a journey from Meshed to Balkh-Kabul, 1828; volume containing botanical observations begun in Sept, 1828, in Meshed, and copies of letters from William Moorcroft, 1821 and 1823 and 'an account of the accidents which befell Mr Moorcroft and the party with him in Turkestan as given by Luskeree Khan one of his servants.'

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the box list.

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 permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Detailed box list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

The Journals of Edward Stirling in Persia and Afghanistan 1828-1829, ed. Lee Jonathan (Naples; Rome: Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici, Instituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Orientale, 1991).

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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