Guide to the Papers of Gregory M. Mathews

MS 1465

National Library of Australia

Table of Contents

  1. Collection Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Conditions Governing Access
    2. Conditions Governing Use
    3. Preferred Citation
  3. Item Descriptions
    1. File 1-8. Mathews, G.M.: Untitled ms. notes in pencil by Mathews listing and describing bird genera, on the verso of typescript lists of bird species. - Box 1
    2. File 1-4. Mathews, G.M.: Unpublished drafts of projected Handbook of the Birds of Australia, 173p. plus several un-numbered pages, and notes on species - Box 2A
    3. File 1-7. Mathews, G.M.: Manuscript material, probably unpublished, including the following titles: Remarks on Petrels t.s., probably an address; Annual Report on British New Guinea, Remarks; Catalogue of books in the British Museum; Proc. Linn. Soc. of N.S.W. Also ms. notes on Pptrels and other birds - Box 2A-2B
    4. File 1-4. Black and white proofs of plates, most with ms. inscriptions"One complete set of spare coloured plates; final proofs" 13 plates - Box 3A
    5. File 1-7. One bundle marked "Ornithology typescript", being narrative notes on bird genera 591 pp. - Box 3A-3B
    6. File 1-7. "Notes on the Moa and others" - MSS. - Box 3B, 4A
    7. File 1-7. Correspondence from R.Kemp, and notes and correspondence from Allan Brooks. - Box 3B, 4A
    8. File 1-7. Tickets, programmes etc. from International Ornithological Conferences. Arms of the Appleton Club - original, glazed and framed. - Box 3B, 4A
    9. File 1-7. Irrediparra - ts. notes and 1 coloured plate by Beryl Ireland, original, plus 1 photo. - Box 3B, 4A
    10. File 1-7. Envelope from Tom Iredale to Mathews marked on front "Generic character of Australian Birds", and on back "21 plates B. and W. for new Handbook, Australia". - Box 3B, 4A
    11. File 1-7. Plates black and white, original. Some Medland, some B.Ireland. - Box 3B, 4A
    12. File 1-7. Ms. list of plates headed "Generic Character of Australian Birds". Plates numbered, one coloured. - Box 3B, 4A
    13. File 1-6. Proofs of plates for Manual of Birds of New Zealand. - Box 4A
    14. File 1-6. Bulletins of the British Ornithological Club, 1931-5 - Box 4A
    15. File 1-6. Printers proof of Petrels - Box 4A
    16. File 1-6. Off-prints of some of Mathews' articles, read at the B.O.C., etc. - Box 4A
    17. File 1-6. Album of newspaper cuttings re transfer of Mathews' library to Canberra - Box 4A
    18. File 1-8. Plates, various, and 1 notebook: Notebook, ms., of "Books Wanted" Envelope marked "Odd plates from Emu and other publications. Also plates of G.M.M.'s by Lilian Medland". - Box 4B
    19. File 1-8. Black and white "legs and feet of Petrels" not original. Few printed pages of Emu. Plates for other of Mathews' books, some hand-coloured. - Box 4B
    20. File 1-8. Envelope: "Drawings of Birds Austr. B. and white". Originals for Birds of Australia; heads, feet, feathers, etc. - Box 4B
    21. File 1-8. Envelope: "Sketches and drawings believed all Petrels". - Box 4B
    22. File 1-8. Black and white mock-up plates 0f heads etc., and separate sketches in numbered envelopes. - Box 4B
    23. File 1-8. Envelope: reprints, two articles from Emu, are "with complements Neville Cayley". - Box 4B
    24. File 1-8. Envelope: "Odd sketches and plates probably for Lord Howe and Norfolk Is." Black and white, original. Mainly beaks and claws. Envelope: "Lord Howe and Norfolk Book. Plates to be added to by Systema Avium large paper edition". Plates by the lithograph and hand-colouring process; some not yet coloured. - Box 4B
    25. File 1. One bundle of printer's proofs, marked "to Compositer", with ms. revisions to lists. - Box 5
    26. File 1-8. Petrels.Original drawings, coloured, showing bone structures, sgnd. R.Kemp. - Box 5
    27. File 1-8. Original sketches; some signed F.W.F., some B.I., some P.C. - Box 5
    28. File 1-8. Ms. and ts. notes including material on Petrels, other bird genera; several bundles. - Box 5
    29. File. One bound volume "Extracts, newspaper cuttings etc." from 1910-1930 - folio Folio run
    30. File 1. Correspondence, A.B.Crawford to Mathews, on Petrels, 1949 - Box 6
    31. File 1-3. Mathews: ms. and ts. notes concerning Emus and Cassowaries. - Box 6?
    32. File 1-3. Annotated copies of following publications: Roberts, Brian British GrahamLand Expedition 1934-7: Scientific Reports Vol.1. The Life Cycle of Wilson's Petrel. Forbes W.A. Voyage of H.M.S.Challenger - Zoology-Report on Anatomy of Petrels. - Box 6?
    33. File 1-6. Mathews, G.M. One File marked "Petrels, rough notes", ts. and ms, by G.M.M. Photos of Puffins, photos by Bell and Oliver. "Storm Petrel tails" - black and white original, sgd. F.W.F. - Box 6A-6B
    34. File 1-6. "Skeletons of wings" - original sketches. - Box 6A-6B
    35. File 1-6. Letters and sketches: Talbot Keeley, Kemp. - Box 6A-6B
    36. File 1-6. Proof prints of beaks etc. - Box 6A-6B
    37. File 1-5. One ts. bundle marked "Mathews. Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum. G.M.M.", with ms. corrections. - Box 6B
    38. File 1-3. R.Bowdler Sharpe's ms. on Godman's Petrels, with Mathews' ms. Of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands on verso. - Box 7
    39. File 1-3. One bundle of ts. notes on bird genera. - Box 7
    40. File 1-9. Mathews, G.M. Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum. - Box 7
    41. File 1-9. Letters to G.M. Mathews, 1907-1949, itemised 1-180 - Box 7
    42. File 1-3. Gray, G.R. Four notebooks, 1869-71. Ms. notes of part of G.R. Gray's publication Hand-list of Genera and Species of Birds, published 1869-71, being sections Scansores, Gallinae,and Conirostres of Part II - Box 8
    43. File 1-2. Gray, G.R.Three notebooks, 1869-71 ms. - Box 8
    44. File 1-2. Ms. notes of sections Tenuirostres and Dentirostres of Part I of Gray's Hand-list of Genera and Species of Birds. - Box 8
    45. File 1-7. Bowyer-Bowyer, Thomas Henry. Six ms. notebooks containing ornothological notes presented to Mathews by the author's mother. Also four letters to Bowyer-Bowyer from R. Bowdler-Sharpe, Director B.M. of Natural History, 1886-1887 - Box 8-9
    46. File 1-4. Offprints of articles, some by Mathews - Box 9
    47. File 1. Ts. of pages 1-260 of Handbook of the Birds of Australia - Box 9
    48. File 1-3. Mathews, G.M. and Hallstrom, E.J.L.: Notes on the Order Procellariiformes, 1943 - Box 10
    49. File 1-3. Proof copies 3 with ms. additions, corrections etc., and some correspondence inside. - Box 10
    50. File 1-3. Voous, J.H.Jnr.: printed notes and letter to G.M. Mathews. - Box 10
    51. File 1-9. Gould material: Photostat copies of letters from John Gould to E.P.Ramsay, 1866-9 - Box 10
    52. File 1-9. One File marked "John Gilbert" with ts. copies of letters from J.Gilbert to J.Gould, 1839-42 and containing article reprints by A.Chisholm and others on John Gilbert. - Box 10
    53. File 1-9. One File marked "Gouldiana" with reprints of articles concerning John Gould and various letters with reference to Gould. - Box 10
    54. File 1-9. One File marked "Mrs.John Gould" with tss.copies of 18 letters to and from Mrs.Gould, 1838-39, and two letters from Lady Franklin to Mrs.Gould, 1838, and one letter to Mrs.Gould from J.B.Williamson originals held in Mitchell Library - VH 12.9.95 - Box 10
    55. File 1-9. One File marked "John Gould", containing correspondence 1938-41 between K.Hindwood, .Chisholm, and others concerning historical research on the work of John Gould, and maps showing the places visited by Gould in Tasmania, S.A. and N.S.W. - Box 10
    56. File 1-9. Bulletins of the N.S.W.branch of the Royal Australian Ornithologists' Union, 1936-37 - Box 10
    57. File 1-9. Mathews G.M.: Proofs of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands, also of A Check List of the Order Procellariiformes Notitates Zoologicae,v.XXXIX - Box 10
    58. File. Mathews, G.M. Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum - folio Folio run
    59. File 1-7. Mathews, G.M.: One bundle of preliminary ts. of Birds of New Zealand, with ms. plates forsame some coloured, some black and white; original and not original. Medland, L.: Coloured plates, not original. - Box 11A-11B
    60. File 1. Mathews, G.M., Petrels ms.; Sharpe, ms. on Godman's Petrels - Box 11B
    61. File. Mathews, G.M., ms. of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands two parcels. Parcel i mainly ms., some ts.; parcel ii ms. include some rough notes and correspondence - folio folio run
    62. File 1-4. Photographs of Mathews' collectors, artists and colleagues.Mathews, G.M.: Offprints; ts. catalogue of Ornithology library of G.M.M.; ms. and ts. notes; original bird sketches. - Box 11B
    63. File 1-4. Original Lionel Lindsay sketch for bookplate for the library of H.L.White of"Belltrees", Scone; cutting with reference to White stamp collection. - Box 11B
    64. File 1-6. Mathews, G.M.: miscellaneous plates, hand coloured and black and white sketches for various publications; black and white water-colour, original Birds of Lord Howe Island ? - not signed - Box 12A-12B
    65. File 1-6. Sketches, plates, notes for beaks etc., black and white; some original. Mainly by F.W.Frohawk. - Box 12A-12B
    66. File 1-6. Coloured plates, not original; some by F.L.Jaques. Storm Petrels. Black and white original, by F.W.Frohawk - Box 12A-12B
    67. File 1-6. Medland, L.: Colour plates of petrels, and petrel sketches. In Pictures Collection: original watercolours birds of New Zealand?; two original watercolours of petrels. - Box 12A-12B
    68. File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels, with, on verso, Mathews: Ms. of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands. - folio folio run
    69. File. Sharpe and Chubb: Ms. text of work on Godman's Petrels see also folio run - Box 12B
    70. File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels - includes proof pages . - folio folio run
    71. File 1. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels. - Box 13
    72. File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels with, on verso, Mathews G.M., Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum, 50 pp. - folio folio run
    73. File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels, with, on verso, Mathews: Proof pages of Systema Avium including portion dealing with New Zealand birds. Report on the cataloguing of the Mathews collection. Bulletins of Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union. Some correspondence. - folio folio run
    74. File 1-6. Mathews, G.M.: Ms. for Birds of New Zealand ts. with ms. corrections. Marked in Mathews' hand "all ready to be published" - Box 13
    75. File 1-10. Mathews, G.M.: Ms. for Birds of New Zealand. Ts. with ms. includes small amount of printed material e.g. reprint of Emu - Box 14
    76. File 1-10. Mathews, G.M.: Ms. for Birds of New Zealand pp.364-591; in ts. with some ms. notes. Plates, coloured and monochrome, for same; not original. The notes marked "ready for printing from here on". - Box 14
    77. File 1. Plates of Petrels: "Godman's originals given me by Dame Mary Godman" in G.M.M.'s handwriting. Hand-coloured, original. Plates from Mathews' Birds of Australia; Petrels. Originals. Some hand-coloured plates, some reproductions. - Box 15A
    78. File 1-10. Miscellaneous ms. notes and illustrations: includes ts. notes on New Zealand Birds not included in the Australian bird lis. Spare plates of Mathews' books. Some original sketches of beaks etc. Painted sandpaper representation of St.Cross. This is held in the Pictorial section 204/14/56. - Box 15A-15B
    79. File 1. Temmink, C.J.: Coup d'oeil sur la faune des Isles de la Sonde et de l'Empire du Japan. 1835. Ms. copy. 1 volume. Deleted from this collection: Diggles, Sylvester: Letterbook, 1871-77 244pp. Being copies of letters written from Brisbane to fellow collectors, mainly entomologists and ornithologists, and to his family. The letterbook also contains 11 page index to contents. Now held at NLA MS 1551. Mathews, G.M.:My Life Story. Ts., 40 pp. Now held at NLA MS 1134 - Box 16
    80. File 1-6. Ireland, Tom: 5 Files of chapter drafts and notes in Tom Ireland's hand, being material forthe projected Handbook of Birds of New Zealand, in which he was collaborating with G.M.Mathews. Includes some plates, not original, and some correspondence Ireland to Mathews; also correspondence re G.M.Mathews Ornithological Collection. - Box 16
    81. File 1-6. Black and white plates for Handbook of New Zealand Birds, plates of beaks, - Box 17
    82. File 1-6. Receipt for N.Z.plates Lilian Iredale, and notes on N.Z. plates ..." Receipt dated 1935. Alexander, W.B.: Reprints of several articles in Journal of Royal Society of Western Australia,Emu, etc. - Box 17
    83. File 1-6. Envelope of press cuttings concerning Mathews, 1940-44. Ts. notes by Mathews "The history of my Ornithological career and of my Birds of Australia", with ms. corrections etc. Ts. notes on penguins, petrels etc. Ms. and ts. notes for Birds of New Zealand - Box 17
    84. File 1A-3J; 4A-5K; 6A-8J; 9A-10L. Ms. and ts. notes in 11 concertina files; filed under subject. One parcel black and white plates, not original. - Box 18-21
    85. File 11. Ms. and ts. notes - folio folio run
    86. File 1-7. Material previously held in Box 22 - folio folio run
    87. File. Plates and drawings, 17 bundles: Original drawings, water-colours, and ink-and-wash sketches. Tracings. Original water-colours by J.G.Keulemans, A.Stahl, R.Green, N.W.Cayley and others. Black and white plates, not original, patterns for printer. Leaflet: List of Birds of the A.C.T. - Box 23
    88. File. Addition of 1991 to collection: C.B.E. medal; photograph of G.M.Mathews; water-colour of Mathews, caricature, "The Weary Drover"; letter from the Headmaster of King's School, Parramatta; table rules etc., invitation to inverstiture, June 1939; letter from W.C.Hankinson; 6 typescripts - Box 23
    89. File. Press clippings concerning Gregory Mathews, 1939-1943, 1 volume - Box 24
    90. File. Bell, Roy. Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island journal, July 8th 1912 to March 18th,1914, containing his observations on bird life there. Ts., 2 volumes - Box 24
    91. File. File with letter to G.M.M. from C.E.Hillman. - Box 24
    92. File. Two volumes of G.M.Mathews' Systema Avium Australasianarum London, 1927-30 interleaved with numerous ms. additions by Mathews. Added May 1993 - Box 25
    93. File. Illuminated testimonial from the Commonwealth National Library, 28.7.41 Added March 1988 - folio folio run
    94. File. Five annotated books. - Box 25-26
    95. File. Photocopy of auction catalogue descriptions is in Box 26. Added 10 November 2004. Lot 108: Handlist of the birds of Australasia Melbourne, Walker, May Co., 1908; Lot 109: A reference list to the birds of Australia London, 1912; Lot 110: A list of the birds of Australia London, Witherby Co., 1913; Lot 111: Systema avium Australasiarum London, British Ornithologists' Union, 1927; Lot 113: A working list of the birds of Australia Printed and published for the Author by Shepherd and Newman, 1946 - Box 25-26
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Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Gregory M. Mathews
Date Range
1900-1949
Collection Number
MS 1465
Extent
11.61 metres (35 boxes + 12 folio boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1418934).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Gregory M. Mathews, National Library of Australia, MS 1465, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

File 1-8. Mathews, G.M.: Untitled ms. notes in pencil by Mathews listing and describing bird genera, on the verso of typescript lists of bird species. - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 1-4. Mathews, G.M.: Unpublished drafts of projected Handbook of the Birds of Australia, 173p. plus several un-numbered pages, and notes on species - Box 2A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Mathews, G.M.: Manuscript material, probably unpublished, including the following titles: Remarks on Petrels t.s., probably an address; Annual Report on British New Guinea, Remarks; Catalogue of books in the British Museum; Proc. Linn. Soc. of N.S.W. Also ms. notes on Pptrels and other birds - Box 2A-2B Show allonly 1

File 1-4. Black and white proofs of plates, most with ms. inscriptions"One complete set of spare coloured plates; final proofs" 13 plates - Box 3A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. One bundle marked "Ornithology typescript", being narrative notes on bird genera 591 pp. - Box 3A-3B Show allonly 1

File 1-7. "Notes on the Moa and others" - MSS. - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Correspondence from R.Kemp, and notes and correspondence from Allan Brooks. - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Tickets, programmes etc. from International Ornithological Conferences. Arms of the Appleton Club - original, glazed and framed. - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Irrediparra - ts. notes and 1 coloured plate by Beryl Ireland, original, plus 1 photo. - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Envelope from Tom Iredale to Mathews marked on front "Generic character of Australian Birds", and on back "21 plates B. and W. for new Handbook, Australia". - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Plates black and white, original. Some Medland, some B.Ireland. - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Ms. list of plates headed "Generic Character of Australian Birds". Plates numbered, one coloured. - Box 3B, 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Proofs of plates for Manual of Birds of New Zealand. - Box 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Bulletins of the British Ornithological Club, 1931-5 - Box 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Printers proof of Petrels - Box 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Off-prints of some of Mathews' articles, read at the B.O.C., etc. - Box 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Album of newspaper cuttings re transfer of Mathews' library to Canberra - Box 4A Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Plates, various, and 1 notebook: Notebook, ms., of "Books Wanted" Envelope marked "Odd plates from Emu and other publications. Also plates of G.M.M.'s by Lilian Medland". - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Black and white "legs and feet of Petrels" not original. Few printed pages of Emu. Plates for other of Mathews' books, some hand-coloured. - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Envelope: "Drawings of Birds Austr. B. and white". Originals for Birds of Australia; heads, feet, feathers, etc. - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Envelope: "Sketches and drawings believed all Petrels". - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Black and white mock-up plates 0f heads etc., and separate sketches in numbered envelopes. - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Envelope: reprints, two articles from Emu, are "with complements Neville Cayley". - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Envelope: "Odd sketches and plates probably for Lord Howe and Norfolk Is." Black and white, original. Mainly beaks and claws. Envelope: "Lord Howe and Norfolk Book. Plates to be added to by Systema Avium large paper edition". Plates by the lithograph and hand-colouring process; some not yet coloured. - Box 4B Show allonly 1

File 1. One bundle of printer's proofs, marked "to Compositer", with ms. revisions to lists. - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Petrels.Original drawings, coloured, showing bone structures, sgnd. R.Kemp. - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Original sketches; some signed F.W.F., some B.I., some P.C. - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 1-8. Ms. and ts. notes including material on Petrels, other bird genera; several bundles. - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File. One bound volume "Extracts, newspaper cuttings etc." from 1910-1930 - folio Folio run Show allonly 1

File 1. Correspondence, A.B.Crawford to Mathews, on Petrels, 1949 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 1-3. Mathews: ms. and ts. notes concerning Emus and Cassowaries. - Box 6? Show allonly 1

File 1-3. Annotated copies of following publications: Roberts, Brian British GrahamLand Expedition 1934-7: Scientific Reports Vol.1. The Life Cycle of Wilson's Petrel. Forbes W.A. Voyage of H.M.S.Challenger - Zoology-Report on Anatomy of Petrels. - Box 6? Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Mathews, G.M. One File marked "Petrels, rough notes", ts. and ms, by G.M.M. Photos of Puffins, photos by Bell and Oliver. "Storm Petrel tails" - black and white original, sgd. F.W.F. - Box 6A-6B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. "Skeletons of wings" - original sketches. - Box 6A-6B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Letters and sketches: Talbot Keeley, Kemp. - Box 6A-6B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Proof prints of beaks etc. - Box 6A-6B Show allonly 1

File 1-5. One ts. bundle marked "Mathews. Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum. G.M.M.", with ms. corrections. - Box 6B Show allonly 1

File 1-3. R.Bowdler Sharpe's ms. on Godman's Petrels, with Mathews' ms. Of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands on verso. - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 1-3. One bundle of ts. notes on bird genera. - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. Mathews, G.M. Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum. - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. Letters to G.M. Mathews, 1907-1949, itemised 1-180 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 1-3. Gray, G.R. Four notebooks, 1869-71. Ms. notes of part of G.R. Gray's publication Hand-list of Genera and Species of Birds, published 1869-71, being sections Scansores, Gallinae,and Conirostres of Part II - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 1-2. Gray, G.R.Three notebooks, 1869-71 ms. - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 1-2. Ms. notes of sections Tenuirostres and Dentirostres of Part I of Gray's Hand-list of Genera and Species of Birds. - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Bowyer-Bowyer, Thomas Henry. Six ms. notebooks containing ornothological notes presented to Mathews by the author's mother. Also four letters to Bowyer-Bowyer from R. Bowdler-Sharpe, Director B.M. of Natural History, 1886-1887 - Box 8-9 Show allonly 1

File 1-4. Offprints of articles, some by Mathews - Box 9 Show allonly 1

Mostly annotated by Mathews, and containing ms. and ts. notes and some sketches.Including A.C. Bent: Life Histories of North American Petrels and Pelicans and their Allies U.S. National Museum, Bulletin 121; C.A. Fleming: The Phylogeny of the Prions reprint from The Emu; G.M. Mathews: Pachyptila, or the Prions reprint from The Emu; G.M. Mathews: A New Shearwater for Western Australia reprint from The Emu; G.M. Mathews: Remarks on Prions reprint from The Emu; G.M. Mathews: Key of the Storm-petrels reprint from The Emu; G.M. Mathews: Remarks on Petrels reprint from The Emu; L. Glouert: The Little Shearwater's Year reprint from The Emu; G.M. Mathews: On Fregetta Bonaparte and Allied Genera reprint from Novitates Zoologicae; G.M. Mathews: The Birds of Tristan da Cunha reprint from Novitates Zoologicae; G.M. Mathews: A Check-list of the Order Procellariiformes reprint from Novitates Zoologicae.

File 1. Ts. of pages 1-260 of Handbook of the Birds of Australia - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 1-3. Mathews, G.M. and Hallstrom, E.J.L.: Notes on the Order Procellariiformes, 1943 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-3. Proof copies 3 with ms. additions, corrections etc., and some correspondence inside. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-3. Voous, J.H.Jnr.: printed notes and letter to G.M. Mathews. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. Gould material: Photostat copies of letters from John Gould to E.P.Ramsay, 1866-9 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. One File marked "John Gilbert" with ts. copies of letters from J.Gilbert to J.Gould, 1839-42 and containing article reprints by A.Chisholm and others on John Gilbert. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. One File marked "Gouldiana" with reprints of articles concerning John Gould and various letters with reference to Gould. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. One File marked "Mrs.John Gould" with tss.copies of 18 letters to and from Mrs.Gould, 1838-39, and two letters from Lady Franklin to Mrs.Gould, 1838, and one letter to Mrs.Gould from J.B.Williamson originals held in Mitchell Library - VH 12.9.95 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. One File marked "John Gould", containing correspondence 1938-41 between K.Hindwood, .Chisholm, and others concerning historical research on the work of John Gould, and maps showing the places visited by Gould in Tasmania, S.A. and N.S.W. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. Bulletins of the N.S.W.branch of the Royal Australian Ornithologists' Union, 1936-37 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 1-9. Mathews G.M.: Proofs of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands, also of A Check List of the Order Procellariiformes Notitates Zoologicae,v.XXXIX - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File. Mathews, G.M. Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum - folio Folio run Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Mathews, G.M.: One bundle of preliminary ts. of Birds of New Zealand, with ms. plates forsame some coloured, some black and white; original and not original. Medland, L.: Coloured plates, not original. - Box 11A-11B Show allonly 1

File 1. Mathews, G.M., Petrels ms.; Sharpe, ms. on Godman's Petrels - Box 11B Show allonly 1

File. Mathews, G.M., ms. of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands two parcels. Parcel i mainly ms., some ts.; parcel ii ms. include some rough notes and correspondence - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File 1-4. Photographs of Mathews' collectors, artists and colleagues.Mathews, G.M.: Offprints; ts. catalogue of Ornithology library of G.M.M.; ms. and ts. notes; original bird sketches. - Box 11B Show allonly 1

File 1-4. Original Lionel Lindsay sketch for bookplate for the library of H.L.White of"Belltrees", Scone; cutting with reference to White stamp collection. - Box 11B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Mathews, G.M.: miscellaneous plates, hand coloured and black and white sketches for various publications; black and white water-colour, original Birds of Lord Howe Island ? - not signed - Box 12A-12B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Sketches, plates, notes for beaks etc., black and white; some original. Mainly by F.W.Frohawk. - Box 12A-12B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Coloured plates, not original; some by F.L.Jaques. Storm Petrels. Black and white original, by F.W.Frohawk - Box 12A-12B Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Medland, L.: Colour plates of petrels, and petrel sketches. In Pictures Collection: original watercolours birds of New Zealand?; two original watercolours of petrels. - Box 12A-12B Show allonly 1

File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels, with, on verso, Mathews: Ms. of Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands. - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File. Sharpe and Chubb: Ms. text of work on Godman's Petrels see also folio run - Box 12B Show allonly 1

File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels - includes proof pages . - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File 1. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels. - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels with, on verso, Mathews G.M., Ms. of Systema Avium Australasianarum, 50 pp. - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File. Sharpe: Ms. on Godman's Petrels, with, on verso, Mathews: Proof pages of Systema Avium including portion dealing with New Zealand birds. Report on the cataloguing of the Mathews collection. Bulletins of Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union. Some correspondence. - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Mathews, G.M.: Ms. for Birds of New Zealand ts. with ms. corrections. Marked in Mathews' hand "all ready to be published" - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 1-10. Mathews, G.M.: Ms. for Birds of New Zealand. Ts. with ms. includes small amount of printed material e.g. reprint of Emu - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 1-10. Mathews, G.M.: Ms. for Birds of New Zealand pp.364-591; in ts. with some ms. notes. Plates, coloured and monochrome, for same; not original. The notes marked "ready for printing from here on". - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 1. Plates of Petrels: "Godman's originals given me by Dame Mary Godman" in G.M.M.'s handwriting. Hand-coloured, original. Plates from Mathews' Birds of Australia; Petrels. Originals. Some hand-coloured plates, some reproductions. - Box 15A Show allonly 1

File 1-10. Miscellaneous ms. notes and illustrations: includes ts. notes on New Zealand Birds not included in the Australian bird lis. Spare plates of Mathews' books. Some original sketches of beaks etc. Painted sandpaper representation of St.Cross. This is held in the Pictorial section 204/14/56. - Box 15A-15B Show allonly 1

File 1. Temmink, C.J.: Coup d'oeil sur la faune des Isles de la Sonde et de l'Empire du Japan. 1835. Ms. copy. 1 volume. Deleted from this collection: Diggles, Sylvester: Letterbook, 1871-77 244pp. Being copies of letters written from Brisbane to fellow collectors, mainly entomologists and ornithologists, and to his family. The letterbook also contains 11 page index to contents. Now held at NLA MS 1551. Mathews, G.M.:My Life Story. Ts., 40 pp. Now held at NLA MS 1134 - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Ireland, Tom: 5 Files of chapter drafts and notes in Tom Ireland's hand, being material forthe projected Handbook of Birds of New Zealand, in which he was collaborating with G.M.Mathews. Includes some plates, not original, and some correspondence Ireland to Mathews; also correspondence re G.M.Mathews Ornithological Collection. - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Black and white plates for Handbook of New Zealand Birds, plates of beaks, - Box 17 Show allonly 1

claws, heads, etc., a few original. Envelope:"Illustrated key, spare proofs"; black and white heads etc. in miniature for key. "Envelope: ".... Important.

File 1-6. Receipt for N.Z.plates Lilian Iredale, and notes on N.Z. plates ..." Receipt dated 1935. Alexander, W.B.: Reprints of several articles in Journal of Royal Society of Western Australia,Emu, etc. - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 1-6. Envelope of press cuttings concerning Mathews, 1940-44. Ts. notes by Mathews "The history of my Ornithological career and of my Birds of Australia", with ms. corrections etc. Ts. notes on penguins, petrels etc. Ms. and ts. notes for Birds of New Zealand - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 1A-3J; 4A-5K; 6A-8J; 9A-10L. Ms. and ts. notes in 11 concertina files; filed under subject. One parcel black and white plates, not original. - Box 18-21 Show allonly 1

File 11. Ms. and ts. notes - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File 1-7. Material previously held in Box 22 - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File. Plates and drawings, 17 bundles: Original drawings, water-colours, and ink-and-wash sketches. Tracings. Original water-colours by J.G.Keulemans, A.Stahl, R.Green, N.W.Cayley and others. Black and white plates, not original, patterns for printer. Leaflet: List of Birds of the A.C.T. - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File. Addition of 1991 to collection: C.B.E. medal; photograph of G.M.Mathews; water-colour of Mathews, caricature, "The Weary Drover"; letter from the Headmaster of King's School, Parramatta; table rules etc., invitation to inverstiture, June 1939; letter from W.C.Hankinson; 6 typescripts - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File. Press clippings concerning Gregory Mathews, 1939-1943, 1 volume - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File. Bell, Roy. Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island journal, July 8th 1912 to March 18th,1914, containing his observations on bird life there. Ts., 2 volumes - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File. File with letter to G.M.M. from C.E.Hillman. - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File. Two volumes of G.M.Mathews' Systema Avium Australasianarum London, 1927-30 interleaved with numerous ms. additions by Mathews. Added May 1993 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File. Illuminated testimonial from the Commonwealth National Library, 28.7.41 Added March 1988 - folio folio run Show allonly 1

File. Five annotated books. - Box 25-26 Show allonly 1

File. Photocopy of auction catalogue descriptions is in Box 26. Added 10 November 2004. Lot 108: Handlist of the birds of Australasia Melbourne, Walker, May Co., 1908; Lot 109: A reference list to the birds of Australia London, 1912; Lot 110: A list of the birds of Australia London, Witherby Co., 1913; Lot 111: Systema avium Australasiarum London, British Ornithologists' Union, 1927; Lot 113: A working list of the birds of Australia Printed and published for the Author by Shepherd and Newman, 1946 - Box 25-26 Show allonly 1