Arthur Hinks collection

Reference and contact details: GB 15 Arthur Hinks
Title: Arthur Hinks collection
Dates of Creation: 1920-1923
Held at: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Extent: Correspondence (15 leaves)
Name of Creator: Arthur Robert Hinks
Level of Description: fonds
Language of Material English

Administrative/Biographical History

Arthur Robert Hinks was born on 26 May 1873 in London. He was educated at Whitgift Grammar School in Croydon and read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1895, he was appointed demonstrator in practical astronomy in the university and second assistant at the Cambridge Observatory under Sir Robert Ball, serving as chief assistant between 1903 and 1913. In 1908, Hinks accepted the post of Royal Geographical Society lecturer in surveying and cartography at the Cambridge school of geography and the following year was elected secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society, serving as vice-president from 1912 to 1913.

In 1913, Hinks was appointed assistant secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, succeeding John Scott Keltie as its secretary two years later and acting as editor of the Geographical Journal , holding both posts for the remainder of his life. He retained his interest in astronomy, giving the annual Gresham lectures in astronomy at London University from 1913 until 1941.

In 1920, he was awarded the CBE and in 1938 received the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. He died on 18 April 1945 at Royston, Hertfordshire.

Published work Hints to travellers, volume 2 organization and equipment; scientific observation; health, sickness and injury edited by Arthur Robert Hinks, Royal Geographical Society London (1938) SPRI Library Shelf 910.2(211)

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence by Hinks regarding articles in the Royal Geographical Society Journal and the British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922 (leader John Lachlan Cope).

System of Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Archivist's Note

Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events , (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Dictionary of National Biography, 1941-1950 , Oxford University Press London (1967) and Who was who, 1941-1950 , Adam & Charles Black London (1952)

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Finding Aids

Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.

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Hinks, correspondence

Reference and contact details: GB 15 Arthur Hinks/Correspondence
Dates of Creation: 1920-1923
Extent: 6 letters
Name of Creator: Arthur Robert Hinks

Administrative/Biographical History

The correspondence relates to article by Hinks submitted to the Royal Geographical Journal and mention of the British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922 (leader John Lachlan Cope), extracts of letters include the geographer Hugh Robert Mill and the explorer John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild.

Scope and Content

  • MS 932/8/1-2;D Letter to Hugh Robert Mill, 5 February 1920 [Regarding Royal Geographical Society and the British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922 (leader John Lachlan Cope)] 5 leaves, typescript
  • MS 983/4;D Letter to Geoffrey Summers, 22 November 1923 [Arrangements for a lecture and film at Aeolian Hall] 1 leaf, typescript
  • MS 1591/1/6/1;D Letter to John Robert Francis Wild, 28 November 1922 [Discusses publication of article in Royal Geographical Journal and personal disagreement] holograph
  • MS 1591/1/6/2;D Letter to John Robert Francis Wild, 5 December 1922 [Discusses publication of article in Royal Geographical Journal and personal disagreement] holograph
  • MS 1591/1/6/3;D Letter to John Robert Francis Wild, 8 December 1922 [Discusses publication of article in Royal Geographical Journal and personal disagreement] holograph
  • MS 1591/1/6/4;D Letter to John Robert Francis Wild, 19 December 1922 [Discusses publication of article in Royal Geographical Journal and personal disagreement] holograph

System of Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Related Units of Description

The Institute holds archival collections for Hugh Robert Mill and John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild and for British Expedition to Graham Land Expedition, 1920-1922 members John Lachlan Cope, Maxime Charles Lester, Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe and George Hubert Wilkins.