Papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Tankred Tunstall-Behrens (1878-1939), surveyor, Royal Engineers, largely relating to his survey work for international boundary commissions. Tunstall-Behrens served on the Anglo-German-Belgian boundary commission inUganda 1902-1906, the Peru-Bolivia boundary commission 1910-1911, and the Austro-Italian boundary commission 1920-1924.
The papers include diaries and journals, field computations, correspondence, official instructions, notes of meetings, maps and drawings, photographs, and printed items and cuttings. They also include a file on Tunstall-Behrens' work in1928-1929, after he had left the army, for a topographical survey of the city and federal district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was undertaken by the Aircraft Operating Company for the city authorities, using a combination of aerial photographyand ground surveying. Tunstall-Behrens's East Africa journals include descriptions of the country and of colonial social life.