Reference code(s): GB 0402 HWF
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
Title: FEILDEN, Col Henry Wemyss (1838-1921)
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Feilden | Henry Wemyss | 1838-1921 | Colonel
Born, 1838; joined the Black Watch at Stirling, 1838; fought as a subaltern in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny; attached to the 8 Punjabis, 1860; volunteer in the American Civil War, 1862-1865; returned to the British Army; Captain, Royal Artillery, 1874; naturalist to Sir George Nares' North Polar Expedition, 1875; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1875-1921; expeditions in Spitsbergen, Novaya Zemlya and the Kara Sea, 1895 and 1897; RGS Council, 1908-1911; died, 1921.
Scope and content/abstract:
Journal of Henry Wemyss Feildon entitled 'Journal of a voyage to Smith Sound in the years 1875-76 on board HMS ALERT by HWF naturalist to the expedition'; sketches, engravings, notes and press cuttings enclosed.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
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.
Hand list and card index.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Donated by Feildon.
A number of letters from and to Feilden are to be found as enclosures to books of the Feilden Arctic Collection in the Society's Library.
Archivist's note: Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Sep., 1921), pp. 247-248.
Rules or conventions: ISAD(G) ed.2, name authority NRA.
Date(s) of descriptions: 3 December 2001; Nov 2008.