The Papers of John Massey Stewart

Scope and Content

The Papers of John Massey Stewart including newspaper clippings and ephemera from his trips to Mongolia.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Massey Stewart is a photographer, writer, lecturer, and environmental activist with a special interest in Russia and the Russian far East. This collection primarily documents his visit to Mongolia in 1964 as part of a visiting British delegation before the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Access Information

Open. Please contact the archivist using the email address given here. The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID.

Acquisition Information

These papers were donated by John Massey Stewart in February 2022.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Matt McKenize, RAS Volunteer, under the supervision of Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2022.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Custodial History

These were the personal papers of John Massey Stewart prior to their donation to the Royal Asiatic Society.

Related Material

Part of the donation consisted of books related to Russia. Further details can be found here.

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