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VANDELEUR, Lt Col Seymour (1869-1901)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 SVA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: VANDELEUR, Lt Col Seymour (1869-1901)
Date(s): 1893-1901
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Vandeleur | Seymour | 1869-1901 | Lieutenant-Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1869; educated, Farnborough School, 1879-1882 and Sandhurst, 1882-1889; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1893-1901; Scots Guards, 1899; served in Somaliland and Abyssinia, 1894; Foreign Office, Uganda, 1894-1895; took part in Ungoro, Nile and Nandi expeditions where he undertook surveying; awarded the Murchison Grant, 1897; served in West Africa, 1896-1897; Egypt, 1897-1899; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, South Africa, [1900]-1901; died, 1901.
Publications: Campaigning on the Upper Nile and Niger (1898)


Scope and content/abstract:

Observation files of Maj Seymour Vandeluer, 1893-1901, comprising observations on altitudes and bearings in Uganda, 1895 and observations on altitudes, meteorological observations and bearings, upper Nile and Sudan, 1899.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

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 the completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives: Correspondence Block 1881-1910 (Vandeleur, Major Seymour) - RGS/CB7/91.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing card index. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
13th December, 2000; May 2008.

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