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LINTON, Professor David Leslie (1906-1971)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP49
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: LINTON, Professor David Leslie (1906-1971)
Date(s): Created [1926-1971]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Linton | David Leslie | 1906-1971 | Professor of Geography


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 12 July 1906; Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School; King's College London, BSc (Geography), 1927, MSc, 1930; DSc 1945; Demonstrator in Geography and Geology, University of London, 1927-1929; Lecturer in Geography, University of Edinburgh, 1929-1945; served in the RAF (Photographic Intelligence), 1940-1945; Professor of Geography, University of Sheffield, 1945-1958; DSc, 1955; Professor of Geography, University of Birmingham, from 1958; William Evans Visiting Professor, University of Otago, 1959; Honorary Editor of Geography, the Quarterly Journal of the Geographical Association, 1945-1965; President of the Institute of British Geographers, 1962, and of the Geographical Association, 1964; Fellow of King's College London (FKC), 1971; received the Murchison Award, Royal Geographical Society, 1943; died 11 April 1971.

Publications: Structure, Surface and Drainage in South-East England with Sidney William Wooldridge (London, 1939); Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire with Catherine Park Snodgrass, (1946); Discovery, Education and Research (Sheffield, 1948); Structure, Surface and Drainage in South-East England with Sidney William Wooldridge (George Philip & Son, London Geographical Institute, London, 1955); editor of Sheffield and its Region. A scientific and historical survey (Local Executive Committee, Sheffield, 1956).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of David Linton, comprising:
Notebooks and loose sheets of notes, [1926-1971], containing geographical and geological field notes on land formation in Great Britain and other regions, including Canada, 1952, United States of America, 1952 & 1965, Antarctica, 1958, South America, 1959, Scandinavia, 1960, and South Africa, 1967; assorted photographs, [1960-1969]; obituary, 1971.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 box.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition, 2000. National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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