Professor Stanley Jones, Professor of Geography, University of Dundee

Scope and Content

Research notes on various topics including Dundee and Newtyle Railway 1825-1940, California 1849 and 1936-1939, Balmerino - notes for the 3rd Statistical Account, the 1841 Census of Dundee, catalogue of maps and plans of Dundee c1678-1900 and miscellaneous manuscript notes on geography; slides of images of the USA.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Jones spent his formative years studying geography and anthropology at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, under Fleure, and then at University of California, Berkeley, under Sauer. He came to the then University College, Dundee, from the University of Bristol in 1946, and was effectively the founder of the Geography Department in Queen's College, Dundee.

In 1968 he was appointed to the founding Chair of Geography at the University of Dundee, and during the early 1970s he became the first Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies. He retained his interest in cultural geography throughout his career, and, following his retirement in 1975, continued his research into the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.


Records are arranged within series. The slides are awaiting arrangement.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by Mrs Jones in 1991 (AccM/275) and via the Department of Geography (2002/14).


This collection was previously catalogued as Recs C/7.

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Nicoll and revised by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, June 2002.

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


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Related Material

MS 105/II Dundee and Newtyle Railway Co

Additional Information

The material is original.