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STRONG, Dr Walter Mersh (1873-1946)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 WMS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: STRONG, Dr Walter Mersh (1873-1946)
Date(s): 1905-1906
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Strong | Walter Mersh | 1873-1946 | geographer and medical administrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, England, 1873; educated, Alleyn's College of God's Gift, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1892-1903; St Thomas's Hospital, London; member of the Royal College of Surgeons; licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, 1903; joined the Daniells anthropological expedition to British New Guinea to investigate cancer, 1903; assistant resident magistrate at Kairuku, Central Division, 1904; resident magistrate of North Eastern Division of Papua, 1908; led investigation on dysentery among Papuan labourers, 1912; chief medical health and quarantine officer, [1919]; implemented a programme for training Papuans as medical assistants, 1933-1935; retired, 1938; died, 1946.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Walter Mersh Strong, 1905-1906, comprising notes on secondary positions, notebook containing maps, language notes, bearings and positions, Mafulu to Kambodi, New Guinea, 1905 and two mapping books, New Guinea, 1905-1906.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One observation file.

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:

Collection level description available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Correspondence Block 1921-1930.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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

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

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