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WHYMPER, Edward (1840-1911)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 EWH
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: WHYMPER, Edward (1840-1911)
Date(s): 1871-1911
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Whymper | Edward | 1840-1911 | wood engraver and mountaineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1840; wood engraver until 1860; produced a series of commissioned alpine scenery sketches, 1860; Alpine climber, 1861-1865, including the first ascent of the Matterhorn, 1865; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1865-1911; expeditions to Greenland to study Arctic travel and ice phenomena, 1867 and 1872; expedition to the Andes, 1880; expeditions in the Canadian Rockies, early 1900s; died 1911.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Whymper, 1871-1911, including computations of heights in the Andes, 1880 and watercolour, 'View of Greenland'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two paper files.

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 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without 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:

Received by the RGS, Dec 1975.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives - Correspondence Blocks, 1871-1880, 1881-1910.

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. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 1911), pp. 439-441

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
29 November 2000; May 2008.

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