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Thomas Griffith Taylor map collection
Bib ID 8147259
Format MapMap [cartographic image, sheet]
Author
Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Scale Scales differ. 
Description 1904-1963 
110 maps : some manuscript, some colour 
Series

Thomas Griffith Taylor map collection.

Biography/History

Geographer, geologist, meteorologist, explorer, academic 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. Further biographical information at https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1265174

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The majority of maps in the collection are of Antarctica, with a lesser number of Canada, New York, Arctic regions, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and England. The maps were created or collected by Griffith Taylor. Some are by, or based on the work of, colleagues and mentors including Thomas G. Bonney, John K. Davis, Nelson, Frank Debenham, T.W.E. David, John Murray, Erich von Drygalski, Douglas Mawson, G. Philip, G.C. Simpson, Hardy and W.H. Hobbs. There is one map of Antarctica published by the National Geographic Magazine, and three of the Ontario region published by Canadian government agencies.

Maps show geological and geographic information, topography, urban landscapes and infrastructure. Relief shown by contours, hachures and spot heights on some maps.

Published and sketch maps included.

Some items on tracing paper appear to be preparatory material for publication, possibly in geographical and geological journals. Numerous items are identical to maps published in Taylor’s With Scott: The Silver Lining (1916) and Scott’s Last Expedition Vol. II Being the Reports of the Journeys and Scientific Work undertaken by Dr E.A. Wilson and Surviving Members of the Expedition (1913). Others published in slightly different form in the Argus Wed. 3rd May, 1911. There is a drawing by John Murray, a poem ‘Life’s Round in the Antarctic’ by Taylor, and a natural scale indicator. The collection covers Taylor’s early career in Antarctica and later stages in North America and Canada.

Conditions range from good to extremely fragile.

Collection published in various places by various publishers.

Related Material Related material: Papers of Thomas Griffith Taylor, 1880-1963; Located at; National Library of Australia Manuscripts section, MS 1003 --  Related material: Papers relating to Thomas Griffith Taylor, 1916-1965 (bulk 1952-1963); Located at; National Library of Australia Manuscripts section, MS 10232 --  Related material: Antarctic diary : headquarters 1911, 2008 / Thomas Griffith Taylor; transcribed by John Burnett; Located at; National Library of Australia Manuscripts section, MS 10081 --  Related material: Papers of John Burnett relating to Thomas Griffith Taylor, 2017; Located at; National Library of Australia Manuscripts section, MS 10432 --  Related material: Griffith Taylor: visionary environmentalist explorer / Carolyn Strange, Alison Bashford; Located at; National Library of Australia, N 910.92 T241S --  Related material: Griffith Taylor: Antarctic scientist and pioneer geographer / Marie Sanderson; Located at; National Library of Australia, N 910.924 T241S. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in Special Collections Reading Room and online. Finding Aid reference no.: MFC 
Subjects Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963 -- Map collections.  |  Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963 -- Travel -- Maps.  |  Geology -- Antarctica -- History -- Maps.  |  Geology -- Arctic Regions -- Maps.  |  Geology -- Siberia (Russia) -- Maps.  |  Geology -- Tasmania -- Mount Field -- Maps.  |  Geology -- Canada -- Maps.  |  Glaciers -- Europe -- Maps.  |  Glaciers -- Switzerland -- Maps.  |  Glaciers -- New Zealand -- Maps.  |  Geographers -- Australia  |  Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British -- Maps.  |  Antarctica -- Maps.  |  Arctic Regions -- Maps.  |  Canada -- Maps.  |  Europe -- Maps.  |  Switzerland -- Maps.  |  New Zealand -- Maps.  |  Ontario -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1904-1963 
Form/genre Geological maps.  |  Nautical charts.  |  Manuscript maps.  |  Topographic maps.

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