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Papers of Thomas Griffith Taylor, 1880-1963 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2961870
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1880-1963] 
approximately 16 m. (60 boxes) + 10 fol. boxes + elephant folios. 
Summary

MS 1003 comprises correspondence, 1880-1963, relating to Thomas Griffith Taylor's travels and publications and some personal correspondence; manuscripts, published and unpublished, in typescript, handwritten and proof form; annotated printed material, including serials, books, pamphlets and reprints covering a wide range of subjects; and, miscellaneous material including press clippings, maps, medals, scrapbooks. The collection includes papers on Taylor's early years, 1880-1910; Antarctica, 1910-1912; Canberra and surrounding district, 1910, 1912-1928; Chicago University, 1929-1935; Toronto University, 1935-1951; Australian Institute of Geographers; Australian Academy of Science; and A.N.Z.A.A.S. (60 boxes, 10 fol. boxes, elephant folios).

Biography/History

Geographer, geologist and writer. Thomas Griffith Taylor was born at Walthamstow, England, in 1880. Taylor was senior geologist with the British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 under Robert F. Scott; physiographer for the Commonwealth Weather Service, 1910-1920, and helped survey the Federal Capital Site, 1912-1913. He later became senior professor of geography, University of Chicago, 1929-1935, and head of the Department of Geography, University of Toronto, 1935-1951. In 1913, he and E.T. Quayle wrote the first textbook on Australian meteorology, Climate and weather of Australia. Taylor died in Sydney in 1963.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1003.

Associated materials: Antarctic diary: headquarters 1911, 2008 MS 10081.

Related Material Sir Edgeworth David with Ernest Skeats at Blue Lake, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, 1922; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/13474. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, C297.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/1003.html 
Subjects Taylor, Thomas Griffith, - 1880-1963 - Archives.  |  Taylor, Thomas Griffith, - 1880-1963 - Travel.  |  Commonwealth Weather Service - History.  |  Geographers - Australia - Archives.  |  College teachers - Australia - Archives.  |  Geography - History.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - British.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) - Surveys.
Time Coverage 1880-1963 
Occupation Geographers.  |  Geologists.  |  Meteorologists.  |  Academics.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 
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506 |aAvailable for research. Not for loan.
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520 |aMS 1003 comprises correspondence, 1880-1963, relating to Thomas Griffith Taylor's travels and publications and some personal correspondence; manuscripts, published and unpublished, in typescript, handwritten and proof form; annotated printed material, including serials, books, pamphlets and reprints covering a wide range of subjects; and, miscellaneous material including press clippings, maps, medals, scrapbooks. The collection includes papers on Taylor's early years, 1880-1910; Antarctica, 1910-1912; Canberra and surrounding district, 1910, 1912-1928; Chicago University, 1929-1935; Toronto University, 1935-1951; Australian Institute of Geographers; Australian Academy of Science; and A.N.Z.A.A.S. (60 boxes, 10 fol. boxes, elephant folios).
544 0 |dSir Edgeworth David with Ernest Skeats at Blue Lake, Kosciuszko, New South Wales, 1922;|eLocated at;|aNational Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/13474.
545 0 |aGeographer, geologist and writer. Thomas Griffith Taylor was born at Walthamstow, England, in 1880. Taylor was senior geologist with the British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 under Robert F. Scott; physiographer for the Commonwealth Weather Service, 1910-1920, and helped survey the Federal Capital Site, 1912-1913. He later became senior professor of geography, University of Chicago, 1929-1935, and head of the Department of Geography, University of Toronto, 1935-1951. In 1913, he and E.T. Quayle wrote the first textbook on Australian meteorology, Climate and weather of Australia. Taylor died in Sydney in 1963.
555 8 |aFinding aid available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/1003.html
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953 |aManuscripts subject term: Geography
953 |aManuscripts subject term: Science and Technology
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