Peter Clark has done a good deal of behind-the-scenes work, though
admittedly he hasn't published much. He has done quite a lot for the OS
half-inch map of Great Britain (reported briefly in Sheetlines 9,
Easter 1984), and a good deal for the MoD map collection. The dispatch
of the older MoD collection to the BLML a few years ago can be seen as
the long-term influence of Peter's work.
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 18:19:56 -0000 tony campbell
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> Thanks for picking that one up. As it happens I had seen Peter's award in
> the latest CJ.
> I have known, and respected Peter, for decades but had not really thought of
> him as primarily an historian. I note that the citation does not mention his
> historical work, and he is not listed in the 1998 edition of 'Who's Who in
> the History of Cartography'.
> I wonder if I have missed something. If you feel that he should be recorded
> on account of his historical contribution I will of course take a closer
> Limitations of space unfortunately force me to be a bit fierce about what
> can/can't go in!
> Best wishes
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken Atherton" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 8:40 AM
> Subject: Re: Annual reminder for 'Chronicle'
> > Hi Tony,
> > Peter K Clark was awarded the Society's Medal at the BCS Symposium in
> > Manchester in September 2006. The Medal is the Society's highest award
> > and is presented to persons who have made a distinguished contribution
> > to Cartography.
> > Previous recipients are:
> > 1984 F J Ormeling (Snr)
> > 1988 J S Keates and Helen M Wallis
> > 1991 J B Harley and A H Robinson
> > 1995 H A G Lewis
> > 1999 Barbara A Bond
> > 2000 M Wood
> > 2002 I Mumford
> > 2004 C Board
> > I can supply a citation if required.
> > Regards,
Richard Oliver, B.A., D.Phil., F.B.Cart.S.,
School of Geography, Archaeology & Earth Resources
University of Exeter
Exeter, EX4 4RJ