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ALDRICH, Pelham (1825-1875)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 PEA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: ALDRICH, Pelham (1825-1875)
Date(s): 1872-1875
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: One large folio volume and a separate typescript
Name of creator(s): Aldrich | Pelham | 1844-1930 | Admiral

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Joined Royal Navy in 1859 and served on the Challenger Surveying Expedition, 1872-1875. Commanded survey vessels in the China Seas, the Red Sea, the Cape of Good Hope and elsewhere from 1877 to 1891. Rear Admiral 1898; Vice Admiral 1903; Admiral 1907. FRGS 1883-1930.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Journal of the scientific research voyage of HMS Challenger from 1872-1875. Illustrated with watercolours and line drawings. The typescript contains the text of the journal.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Journal arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Open by appointment only, subject to completion of application form. Non-Fellows require a letter of reference.

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Volume presented to RGS in 1943 by Capt. J P Champion, RN.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives - some letters by Aldrich filed under: Correspondence block 1911-20: Nares, G. S. Also copies of material left in the Antarctic 1876, filed under LMS S 21: Smith, G.Hattersley.


National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by David Tatham, Archives Volunteer using existing finding aids and Obituary from The Times of 15 November 1930. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2.

Date(s) of descriptions:
11 September 2000; Nov 2008.

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