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THORNTON, Ernest and Annie

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 EAT
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: THORNTON, Ernest and Annie
Date(s): 1905-1908
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Thornton | Ernest | fl 1905-1910 | English official
Thornton | Annie | fl 1905-1910 | wife of Ernest


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ernest Thornton was an English Official posted in Kabul, Afghanistan, c 1905-1908. Annie Thornton was his wife.
Publications: Leaves from an Afghan Scrapbook: The Experiences of an English Official and His Wife in Kabul (London: John Murray, 1910).


Scope and content/abstract:

Documents relating to Afghanistan comprising letter from Annie Thornton to the Amir of Afghanistan and his reply, 1 Dec 1905; regulations regarding the new leather work in Kabul from the Amir, 1 Aug 1905 and diary of Ernest Thornton, 1908, containing letters.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Arabic

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

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 an '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:

Donated to the RGS by Tim Pryor.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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:
31 Jan 2001; May 2008.

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