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WARD, Frank Kingdon (1885-1958)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 FKW
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: WARD, Frank Kingdon (1885-1958)
Date(s): 1911-1958
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Ward | Francis Kingdon | 1885-1958 | botanist and explorer x Ward | Frank | Kingdon- x Kingdon-Ward | Frank


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1885, educated St Paul's School and Christ's College, Cambridge; teaching post in Shanghai, 1907; undertook around 25 expeditions over a period of nearly fifty years in the mountains where China, Tibet, India and Burma meet, studying the distribution of plants and animals; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1911-1958; RGS Cuthbert Peek Grant 1916 and 1924; RGS Royal Medals (Founder's and Patron's), 1930; died, 1958.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two notebooks of Frank Kingdon Ward, 1911-1958, including bearings, positions and topographical notes made in Tibet, 1933-1934, and statement of the results of his observations.

Access & Use

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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 Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without 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 Blocks 1911-1920, 1921-1930, 1931-1940, 1941-1950.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obit The Geographical Journal, vol. 124, part 3, Sep 1958, p 422.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
6 December 2000; May 2008.

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