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Finding Aid for the R.A. Skelton Papers, 1961-1966
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: R.A. Skelton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1966
    Collection number: 925
    Creator: Skelton, R.A. (Raleigh Ashlin), 1906-1970
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of David Magee, 1966.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], R.A. Skelton Papers (Collection 925). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, galleys, reproductions of illustrations, and glass negatives relating to the production of the book, James Cook, Surveyor of Newfoundland, for which Skelton wrote the introduction.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Skelton, R.A. (Raleigh Ashlin), 1906-1970--Archives.
    Geographers--England--Archival resources.
    Historians--England--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.