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WARD, Herbert (1862-1919)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HLW
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: WARD, Herbert (1862-1919)
Date(s): 1881-1996
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 box, 3 envelopes
Name of creator(s): Ward | Herbert | 1862-1919 | sculptor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1862; lived in the Congo Free State (Zaire), 1884-1889; member of Henry M Stanley's Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to the Congo, 1886-1889; returned to Europe, where he lectured and wrote on his experiences in the Congo Free State, 1889; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1893-1919; began formal art training, 1893 including studying sculpting in Paris; became a sculptor, creating bronzes of Africans and African life; died 1919.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Herbert Ward, 1881-1996, including a bound book of newscuttings relating to Emin Pasha (and some Arctic items) and a video of Sir Colville Barclay speaking about his grandfather, Herbert Ward, filmed 1996.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One scrapbook, three files, and a videotape.

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Arrived in two accessions. The video was gifted to the archive in 1996.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives, 1881-1910, Ward, Herbert. (one letter 1907).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: 'Arrested Development: Race and Evolution in the Sculpture of Herbert Ward', by Hugh Marles, Oxford Art Journal Vol. 19, No. 1 (1996), pp 16-28.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2008

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