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GREENOUGH, George Bellas (1778-1855)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1446 MS 64
Held at: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Full title: GREENOUGH, George Bellas (1778-1855)
Date(s): [early 19th century]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 11 volumes
Name of creator(s): Greenough | George Bellas | 1778-1855 | geologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1778; educated: Eton College; Dr Thomson's school in Kensington; Pembroke College, Cambridge; University of Göttingen, 1798-1801. Geological and mineralogical exploration in Cornwall, Ireland, and Scotland, 1801; Excursions with both artistic and scientific aims in France, Switzerland, and Italy, 1802 and again in 1816; organised the production of a geological map of England and Wales, 1820; founder member and president of the Geological Society of London, 1807-1813, 1818-1820 and 1833-1835; co-ordinating the publication of a geological map of the Indian subcontinent; President of the Royal Geographical Society, 1839 and 1840; died, 1855.
Publications: A Critical Examination of the First Principles of Geology, 1819.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript ethnological dictionary by George Bellas Greenough.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Alphabetically on 11 volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Appointments are necessary for all visits; please contact the archivist by email to arrange; a fee of £10 is payable by all visitors except Fellows and Members; membership details can be found on the RAI web site; access to material referring to the most recent thirty years is restricted; some material is very fragile and may not be available for view; a few items are of restricted or forbidden access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies and scans for personal research only may be arranged at the discretion of the archivist; charges apply; in all cases forms governing use of copies must be signed; use of digital cameras is not allowed.

Finding aids:

Collection level description in the RAI's reading room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

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:
Sep 2008

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