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WILSON, Guy Edward Harrington (1883-1963)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 GEW
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: WILSON, Guy Edward Harrington (1883-1963)
Date(s): 1902-1941
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 boxes and a suitcase of rolled maps
Name of creator(s): Wilson | Guy Edward Harrington | 1883-1963 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1883; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1914-1963; qualified as a surveyor, 1911; Second in Command of the Boundary Commission set up by the Bolivian Government to establish the boundary between Bolivia, Peru and Brazil, 1912; took command of the Commission, 1914; government service in Tanzania, 1920; government service in Uganda, his surveys included the Western Ugandan Railway and the Wilson Dam; died 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Guy Wilson, 1902-1941, including a short account of the campaigns in East Africa, Part I 'The war in German East Africa noe Tanganyika territory', 1914-1918, Part II 'The Abyssinian campaign of 1940-1941', with two sketch maps; press cuttings; maps; correspondence c 1902-1950s; personal papers including records of service; printed material; photograph and notes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

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

Finding aids:

Box list available in the Foyle reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, 1992.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing card index and JRGS. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obit.: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 129, No. 3 (Sep., 1963), pp. 384.

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

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

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