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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
LINTON, Professor David Leslie (1906-1971)
Created [1926-1971]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Linton, David Leslie, 1906-1971, Professor of Geography

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 12 July 1906; Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School; King's College London, BSc (Geography), 1927, MSc, 1930; DSc 1945; Demonstrator in Geography and Geology, University of London, 1927-1929; Lecturer in Geography, University of Edinburgh, 1929-1945; served in the RAF (Photographic Intelligence), 1940-1945; Professor of Geography, University of Sheffield, 1945-1958; DSc, 1955; Professor of Geography, University of Birmingham, from 1958; William Evans Visiting Professor, University of Otago, 1959; Honorary Editor of Geography, the Quarterly Journal of the Geographical Association , 1945-1965; President of the Institute of British Geographers, 1962, and of the Geographical Association, 1964; Fellow of King's College London (FKC), 1971; received the Murchison Award, Royal Geographical Society, 1943; died 11 April 1971.

Publications: Structure, Surface and Drainage in South-East England with Sidney William Wooldridge (London, 1939); Peeblesshire and Selkirkshire with Catherine Park Snodgrass, (1946); Discovery, Education and Research (Sheffield, 1948); Structure, Surface and Drainage in South-East England with Sidney William Wooldridge (George Philip & Son, London Geographical Institute, London, 1955); editor of Sheffield and its Region. A scientific and historical survey (Local Executive Committee, Sheffield, 1956).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of David Linton, comprising: Notebooks and loose sheets of notes, [1926-1971], containing geographical and geological field notes on land formation in Great Britain and other regions, including Canada, 1952, United States of America, 1952 & 1965, Antarctica, 1958, South America, 1959, Scandinavia, 1960, and South Africa, 1967; assorted photographs, [1960-1969]; obituary, 1971.

System of arrangement

1 box.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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  • Field work
  • Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Photographs
  • Research work
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Linton, David Leslie, 1906-1971, Geographer

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives


  • Antarctica
  • Canada, North America
  • London, England
  • South Africa, Southern Africa
  • South America
  • USA, North America

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