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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 LMS
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: WEATHERLEY, Poulett
Date(s): 1881-1987
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Weatherley | Poulett | fl 1891-1917 | explorer and big-game hunter


Administrative/Biographical history:

Poulett Weatherley was an explorer and big-game hunter who travelled extensively in Mweru and Luapula, Zambia, 1895 and 1900. He was the first European to circumnavigate and survey Lake Bangweulu, Zambia, 1896. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society 1891-1917.


Scope and content/abstract:

Poulett Weatherley's diaries of journeys through Lake Bangweulu region: Vol. 1 Oct 1889-Jan 1899; Vol. 2 Jun-Jul 1898 and Jan - Mar 1899 and 16 watercolours and pencil sketches of central Africa.

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:

Hand list of watercolours available in the Foyle reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Map Room, Oct 1975.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives - Correspondence Block 1881-1910 Weatherley, Poulett.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids. Modified by Sarah Drewery.

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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