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Finding Aid for the R.A. Skelton Papers, 1961-1966
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Description
R.A. (Raleigh Ashlin) Skelton (1906-1970) was a author and contributor to British Museum quarterly, Geographical journal, and Mariner's mirror. He was also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society. His published books include Decorative printed maps of the 15th to 18th centuries (c. 1952), Explorers' maps: chapters in the cartographic record of geographical discovery (1958), and The European image and mapping of America, A.D. 1000-1600 (1964). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, galleys, reproductions of illustrations, and glass negatives relating to the production of the book, James Cook, Surveyor of Newfoundland, which has an introduction written by Skelton.
Background
Skelton was born in 1906 in Plymouth, England; MA, D. Lit., Cambridge University; Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and member of the Royal Commonwealth Society; contributor to British Museum quarterly, Geographical journal, and Mariner's mirror; published books include Decorative printed maps of the 15th to 18th centuries (c. 1952), Explorers' maps: chapters in the cartographic record of geographical discovery (1958), and The European image and mapping of America, A.D. 1000-1600 (1964); he died in 1970.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.