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BALFOUR, Andrew F (fl 1850-1890)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 ABA
Held at: Royal Geographical Society - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: BALFOUR, Andrew F (fl 1850-1890)
Date(s): 1873-1896
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Balfour | Andrew F | fl 1850-1890 | Commander RN

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Balfour served as a Lieutenant on the Challenger expedition (1873-1875) and was Commander on HMS Penguin (1893-1896).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Seven bound journals of Andrew F Balfour with enclosures including three journals covering Balfour's service on the HMS Challenger scientific expedition; one journal describing his command of the gunboat HMS Stork off east Africa (1889-1891); and three journals describing his command of HMS Penguin on a Pacific survey (1893-1896). Loose papers and newspaper cuttings are enclosed with the journals.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Chronological.

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:

The RGS archives: a handlist compiled by Christine Kelly. London: RGS, 1977.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The journals were presented to the RGS by J.R. Cleland in 1918.

Allied Materials

Related material:


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 Who was Who. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
23 October 2000. Nov 2008.

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