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J. Monroe Thorington fonds

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J. Monroe Thorington fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of copies of textual records from the Thorington Archives at Princeton University and photographs in both original and copy form. Textual records include: I. Thompson-Little Collection and supplement 1895- 1907; letters chiefly addressed to Charles Sproule Thompson collected by Georg…
Date Range
1825-1974
Reference Code
M106 / V622
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
J. Monroe Thorington fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 106
V 622
Sous-Fonds
M 106
V 622
Accession Number
740, 1001, 1034, 1093, 1103, 1133, 1285, 1406, 1411, 1439, 1561, 1600, 1804, 1810, 1965, 1980, 2110, 2279, 2536, 2713, 3059
Reference Code
M106 / V622
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1825-1974
Physical Description
ca.1.8 m of textual records. -- 64 photographs : prints, transparencies, copy negatives
History / Biographical
J. Monroe "Roy" Thorington, 1894-1989, was an ophthalmologist, mountaineer and mountain historian at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Thorington was a pre-eminent climber and explorer in the Canadian Rockies starting in 1922. He studied the Freshfield and Lyell Glaciers for 22 years and explored and mapped the Purcell Range, British Columbia. Thorington wrote approximately 300 publications on mountaineering, mountain history and the Canadian Rockies. He was active in numerous organizations, particularly the American Alpine Club.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of copies of textual records from the Thorington Archives at Princeton University and photographs in both original and copy form.
Textual records include: I. Thompson-Little Collection and supplement 1895- 1907; letters chiefly addressed to Charles Sproule Thompson collected by George T. Little, Appalachian Mountain Club and supplemented by material mainly from the estate of Charles E. Fay. II. American Alpine Club, 1903- 1967; correspondence with American Alpine Club members elected to 1918. III. Alps and Canada mountaineering correspondence. IV. Guide books and writings; pertains to writings on the Canadian Rockies and Conrad Kain. V. Dr. W. S. Ladd and Allen Carpe papers 1908-1935.
VI. Photographs, 1871-1970, pertain mainly to Thorington's climbing associates, mountain guides, friends and climbs; also, tombstones of friends at Banff Cemetery.
Fonds also includes miscellaneous original summit notes, articles, etc. concerning landmark mountaineering activities in the Canadian Rockies.
Name Access
Thorington, J. Monroe
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
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Creator
Thorington, J. Monroe
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
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