Collection UR-SF 7 - Professor Stanley Jones, Professor of Geography, University of Dundee

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Professor Stanley Jones, Professor of Geography, University of Dundee


  • 1967-1975 (Creation)

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0.25 linear metres.

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Biographical history

Stanley Jones spent his formative years studying geography and anthropology at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, under Fleure, and then at University of California, Berkeley, under Sauer. He came to the then University College, Dundee, from the University of Bristol in 1946, and was effectively the founder of the Geography Department in Queen's College, Dundee. In 1968 he was appointed to the founding Chair of Geography at the University of Dundee, and during the early 1970s he became the first Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies. He retained his interest in cultural geography throughout his career, and, following his retirement in 1975, continued his research into the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.

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Scope and content

Research notes on various topics including Dundee and Newtyle Railway 1825-1940, California 1849 and 1936-1939, Balmerino - notes for the 3rd Statistical Account, the 1841 Census of Dundee, catalogue of maps and plans of Dundee c1678-1900 and miscellaneous manuscript notes on geography; slides of images of the USA.


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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper and glass.

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MS 105/II Dundee and Newtyle Railway Co

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This collection was previously catalogued as Recs C/7

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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