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PHIPSON-WYBRANTS, Capt Temple Leighton

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 TPW
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PHIPSON-WYBRANTS, Capt Temple Leighton
Date(s): 1878-1882
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Wybrants | Temple Leighton | Phipson- | 1846-1881 | explorer | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1846; served with 75 Regiment, in Gibraltar, Mauritius and South Africa; accompanied Charles Brownlee on a mission to chief Kreli of the Gcalekas, 1874; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1878-1881; led expedition to chart the tract between the Zambesi and Limpopo Rivers, where he died, 1881.


Scope and content/abstract:

Observation file of Capt Temple Leighton Phipson-Wybrants, Mozambique, 1880, comprising many pages of astronomical observations and calculations to establish latitude or logitude; some simple sketch maps of various locations; some references to Mr Coles' 'training instructions in the use of instruments, mapping, etc.'

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Not in 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 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:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives Correspondence Blocks, 1871-1880, 1 letter of 1878 and one of 1880; 1881-1910 Colonial Office, Foreign Office and Cecil Phipson. A letter (Rawlinson, H C) of June 1880 refers to projected expedition of above.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing card index, The Fifty Years' work of the RGS / by C R Markham. London: RGS. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, New Monthly Series, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr., 1881), pp. 238-240.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
8th November, 2000; Aug 2008.

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