Sierra Leone 1938: a geographer's journey
||Sierra Leone 1938: a geographer's journey
(former reference: MSS 446)
||Steel, Robert Walter, 1915-1997, geographer
|Extent and Medium
||1 ringbinder; paper; Typewritten
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
Robert Walter Steel (1915-1997) read geography as an Open Exhibitioner of Jesus College, Oxford, 1934-1937, and was awarded the Drapers' Company Research Scholarship for research in Sierra Leone. While in Sierra Leone he carried out a fact-finding geographical survey with a special emphasis on population and land use.
A description of Robert Steel's five months in Sierra Leone based on his notes, diaries and letters to his fiancée, 93 pages. The work was begun by Steel in the time leading up to his death, and completed and edited by his son-in-law, Colin Johnson. There is an accompanying letter from Eileen Steel to the R.C.S. Librarian, 8 January 2000.
Presented by Mrs Eileen Steel, January 2000.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Sierra Leone 1938: a geographer's journey, RCMS 140
MSS Addenda, vol. I. Indexed
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Copies have been deposited at the Centre for West African Studies, Birmingham University; University College, Swansea; Rhodes House Library; Oxford University; the Royal Geographical Society; and Sierra Leone University (Fourah Bay).
|Steel, Robert Walter (1915-1997) geographer|
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