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Papers of Thomas Griffith Taylor, 1880-1963 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2961870
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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. 

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to Thomas Griffith Taylor's travels and publications and some personal correspondence; manuscripts, published and unpublished, in typescript, handwritten and proof form; annotated printed material, including serials, books, pamphlets and reprints covering a wide range of subjects;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).


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.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 1003.

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

Associated materials: Papers of John Burnett relating to Thomas Griffith Taylor, 2017 MS 10432.

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 online. 
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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