GB 249 SC RSGS reference
- 1813-2008 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
18 metres of books + 2 metres of oversize books
Name of creator
Founded in 1884 to ‘advance the science of Geography in all its branches’, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society promotes an understanding of the inter-relationships between people, places and the environment through geographical research, education, debate, travel and exploration. The Society also has an important role to play in representing the broader interests of geography education in Scotland and in providing appropriate links between schools, higher education institutions, commerce and industry and the general public.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The collection, transferred to the University of Strathclyde in 1993, is held on deposit from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection forms part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society collection which is held in the main library. This component of the collection contains the rare and valuable items not available for borrowing.
The collection includes works on polar exploration, mountaineering, travel and topography.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
The Royal Scottish Geographical Society continue to make occasional deposits to this collection.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.