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Papers of Evan R. Stanley, 1902-1987 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2558144
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Stanley, Evan R. (Evan Richard), 1885-1924
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1902-1987] 
0.30 m. (2 boxes) 
Summary

MS 9713 comprises copies of Evan Richard Stanley's birth, marriage and death certificates, and family correspondence. There is correspondence from Brigadier-General E.A. Wisdom, Administrator New Guinea, and exchanges between Stanley and the Director of Mines regarding Stanley's Woodlark Island Report and a subsequent charge of "insubordination and impertinance". There is also correspondence between Joan Benson and Hugh Davies regarding a biographical publication on the life of E.R. Stanley, and letters by Professor Fiona Stanley regarding access to records from Papua New Guinea.

The collection also includes a typescript paper by Stanley titled The Papuan petroleum area (1912); a photocopy of Map of the Territory of Papua (1908); an extract of the Report on Ferguson Island (typescript) (1919), including photographs; the typescript and published Report on the salient geological features and natural resources of the New Guinea territory (1922); Report on the geology of Misima (St. Aignan), Louisiade gold-field, in Bulletin of the Territory of Papua, no. 3 (1915); and, Contribution to the geology of New Guinea, in Bulletin of the Territory of Papua, no. 7 (1921). There are also records of Stanley's membership of the Freemasons, with a satchel containing the Masonic guide of South Australia 1914-1915; 1917-1918; 1923-1924 (2 boxes).

Biography/History

Geologist. Evan Richard Stanley occupied the position of Government Geologist for the Territory of Papua from 9 January 1911 until his death on 27 December 1924, and was responsible for surveying much of Papua. He conducted geological investigations that resulted in more than 50 papers and reports and the first comprehensive accounts, in 1923 and 1924, of the geology and resources of both the New Guinea and Papua Territories. Stanley died unexpectedly in 1924. No successor was appointed and geological survey work did not resume in Papua until after World War II when the administration of the Territories was merged. Evan Stanley is the grandfather of Professor Fiona Stanley.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9713.

Includes photocopies.

A list of the maps from this collection, transferred to the National Library Maps Section, is contained in the first folder. Photographs from this collection have been transferred to the National Library Pictures Section.

Related Material Evan R. Stanley collection of lantern slides of New Guinea, ca. 1920; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC STAN 8084/1-95 Glass lantern slides LOC Cold store PIC STAN.  Selection of photographs from the Evan R. Stanley Collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/7804/16-34 LOC PIC Album 1062. 
Subjects Stanley, Evan R. (Evan Richard), 1885-1924 -- Archives.  |  Stanley, Evan R. (Evan Richard), 1885-1924 -- Correspondence.  |  Benson, Joan, 1914- -- Correspondence.  |  Stanley, Fiona, 1946- -- Correspondence.  |  Davies, H. L. , 1935- -- Correspondence.  |  Freemasons -- South Australia.  |  Geologists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Geologists -- Papua New Guinea -- Archives.  |  Geological surveys -- Papua New Guinea.  |  Geological surveys -- Papua New Guinea -- Maps.  |  Papua New Guinea -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Misima Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Ferguson Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Woodlark Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1902-1987 
Occupation Geologists.
Other authors/contributors Benson, Joan, 1914-  |  Stanley, Fiona, 1946-  |  Davies, H. L., 1935-

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