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SWAN, Robert M W (1858-1904)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 RMS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: SWAN, Robert M W (1858-1904)
Date(s): 1891-1894
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Swan | Robert M W | 1858-1904 | mining engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1858; educated, Glasgow University; mining expert, Spain, 1878; mining expert, Greece, 1879-1886; cartographic work on expedition to Mashonaland, 1891; Royal Geographical Society Murchison Grant, 1892; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1893-1904; expedition to South Africa, 1893-1895; examined the mining districts of Western Australia and Tasmania, 1896; examined the mining districts of Siam, 1898; mining work in the Malay peninsular, 1896-1904; died, 1904.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Robert M W Swan, 1891-1894, comprising meteorological observations, South Rhodesia, 1893 with covering letter 14 Jan 1894 and meteorological observations, Zimbabwe, 1891.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

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:

Collection level description available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Correspondence Block 1881-1910 (Swan, Robert).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 23, No. 5 (May, 1904), pp. 694-694

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

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

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