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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Stevenson
STEVENSON, Col Robert Colin Russell (1896-1983)
Created 1913-1958
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1896; served in World War One, 1914-1918; commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers, 1915; served in Egypt, 1915-1916; Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1916; Lt, 1916; service with Royal Engineers in Salonika, 1916-1918; Capt, 1918; served in Waziristan, North West Frontier, India, 1921-1924; Staff Capt, War Office, 1927-1930; Maj, 1930; Chief Instructor, Army Technical School (Boys), 1931-1933; Staff Officer Royal Engineers 2, India, 1936-1939; Lt Col, 1938; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Assistant Director of Works, 1939; temporary Col, 1941; service in Palestine, 1948; Hon Col, 1948; retired 1948; died 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers and photographs, 1913-1958, including fourteen panoramic photographs produced by Survey Company, Royal Engineers, Salonika Force, labelled to show topographical details, Feb 1917; 'Salonika fire', 18-19 Aug 1917, a series of 24 official photographs of the city, taken by Survey Company, Royal Engineers and Royal Flying Corps; two photographs, one of a uniformed group including Stevenson, [1946], and the other of an unidentified painting showing construction work on an airfield [1940]. Papers relating to the evacuation of Royal Engineers establishments in Beit-Nabala and Haifa, Palestine, 1948. Editions of Notes on building materials and their uses (School of Military Engineering, Chatham, 1913); 'RMA (Royal Military Academy) Magazine', Vol XV, No 58, Nov 1914.

System of arrangement

3 files

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 provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Sep 1998

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.

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  • Aerial photographs
  • Armed forces
  • Cartography
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Surveying
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Royal Flying Corps


  • Beit-Nabala, Palestine, Middle East
  • Chatham, Kent, England
  • Haifa, Israel, Middle East
  • London, England
  • Salonika, Greece

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