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Papers of Evan R. Stanley, 1908-1986 [manuscript]
Bib ID 552279
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Stanley, Evan R. (Evan Richard), 1885-1924
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1908-1986] 
0.15 m. (1 box) 
Summary

MS 7933 comprises copies of papers relating to the life of Evan Richard Stanley collected by Hugh Davies from a variety of sources, both archival and published, in addition to the Stanley family. The collection includes copies of published scientific papers and geological surveys and reports relating to Papua, newspaper cuttings, correspondence and other papers. There is also a typescript chronology of Stanley's life prepared by Hugh Davies, 1985-1986, and copies of correspondence gathered by Davies in the course of his research, 1966-1985 (1 box).

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 7933.

Photocopies.

Originals held in various locations.

Subjects Stanley, Evan R. (Evan Richard), 1885-1924 -- Archives.  |  Geologists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Geologists -- Papua New Guinea -- Archives.  |  Geological surveys -- Papua New Guinea.
Time Coverage 1908-1925 
Occupation Geologists.
Other authors/contributors Davies, H. L., 1935-

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