Guide to the Autograph letters and collections of the British Museum (Natural History), General Library (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Created: 2019

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Fonds. Autograph Letters or Fragments of Handwriting of Biologists and Geologists, 20 April 1843 - 23 November 1937

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D.J. Adcock (Adelaide) to [unknown], 30 January 1894 (File)

Re problems identifying shells and mollusca.

Robin S. Allan [of New Zealand] (Cambridge) to Sherborn, 25 October 1926 (File)

Re break in his studies due to ill health.

Karl A. Anderson (Uppsala) to Professor Harmer, 14 September 1905 (File)

Re Siboga expedition and his work studying Antarctic Cephalodiseus.

Thomas A. Balfour (Edinburgh) to Trustees, 11 March 1878 (File)

Reference for R. Etheridge Junior. for position in Geological Department of British Museum.

Charles Barrett (Elsternwick) to Sherborn, 28 March 1923 (File)

That to exchange shell specimens with W.J. Writle.

Edward Bartlett (Sarawak) to E.A. Smith: re shells from Borneo, 1895-10-17; 1896-03-19; 1899-01-16 (File)

Charles E. Beddome (Hobart) to [unknown], 12 March 1883 (File)

Requesting he look at a collection of Tasmanian shells.

R. Bedford (Kyancutta Museum, South Australia) to Alexander Townsend, 7 November 1935 (File)

Forwarding copy of Memoirs of Kyancutta Museum.

William T. Bednall (Knightsbridge, South Australia) to E.A. Smith, 30 October 1911 (File)

Sending shells for identification...

William B. Benham (Dunedin) to S. Harmer, 30 April 1902 (File)

Re preparation of specimens.

John Bigsby [] to Trustees on behalf of Robert Etheridge, 19 March 1878 (File)

"In both Scotch and Australian paleontology, my obligations to Mr Ethridge Jnr. are very great".

Thomas Blackburn (Adelaide) to Waterhouse: re description of coleoptera, 27 November 1888 (File)

John W. Brazier (Sydney) to E.A. Smith, 12 June 1893 (File)

That after thirteen years working at the Australian Museum, he has been told that his services are no longer required; problems at the Museum; 'nearly all the trouble of the place is brought about by the Curator never being in his place and a busybody of a Trustee coming about the place and finding fault with everyone in it'...

Henry Bristow (London) to Etheridge, 16 June 1875 (File)

'Your connection with the Geological Survey at home and in the colony of Victoria, under Mr Selwyn, has been highly creditable to you.'

T. Lindsay Buick (Wellington) to Miss Bate: re his work on moa bones, 14 November 1932 (File)

Includes: Obituary and photograph.

George W. Card (Sydney) to F.A. Bather, 24 February 1901 (File)

Acknowledging receipt of publications, the Museum (of Geological Survey) is housed 'in an old Exhibition shed'.

Joseph E. Carne (New South Wales Court, Crystal Palace) to A. Smith Woodward, 27 August 1890 (File)

That he hopes to visit the Museum soon.

Frederick Chapman (London) to Sherborn: re sorting out specimens, 9 September 1889 (File)

Includes: Three photographs of Chapman, 1900, 1916 and 1925.

James Chumley (Edinburgh) to Andrews, 13 April 1897 (File)

Re Christmas Island rocks; hopes he will have a successful expedition.

Reverend W.B. Clarke (St. Leonards) to Professor T.R. Jones, 19 May 1863 (File)

Re fossils from Newcastle coal beds.

James C. Cox [] to E. Smith re joining Conchological Society, 24 July 1893 (File)

James Croll (Edinburgh) on behalf of Robert Ethridge, 22 June 1875 (File)

Richard Daintree (Bournemouth) to Carruthers, 7 February 1874 (File)

Re Queensland fossils and discovery of coal near mouth of Endeavour River.

Edgeworth David (London) to Smith Woodward re meeting, [n.d.] (File)

Edgeworth David (Sydney) to Taylor sending testimonials, 10 July 1907 (File)

Does not include testimonials. Includes: Flyer for biography of Edgeworth David by M. Edgeworth David.

Arthur Dendy (Melbourne; Christchurch, New Zealand) to Kirkpatrick and Woodward, 1888-03-22;1897-07-07; 1898-06-16 (File)

Re his work on New Zealand sponges; work of J.B.Magne; he is building a house on Port Hills. (9p.)

William Doherty (Calcutta, Timor, Ternate), 1891-01-24; 1892-04-18; 1893-08-29 (File)

Re collecting shells in Sumatra; shells from Amboyna; plans to collect in New Guinea. (14p.)

Robert Etheridge (Edinburgh, Sydney) to Waterhouse, Woodward and Smith, 1878-04-03; 1887-04-26; 1898-09-20 (File)

Re discovery of fish in Hawesbury [Hawkesbury?] Rocks; his position at the Australian Museum - needs more money and more space.

Robert Etheridge (Sydney) to Woodward with news of other scientists, 11 February 1892 (File)

Alfred Hart Everett (London, Borneo) to Godwin Austen, Oldfield Thomas and Smith, 1890-12-17 (Answered); 1892-03-24; 1897-01-09 (File)

Re collecting in Lubuan; sending Tupaia from Dulit Mountain.

Hartley T. Ferrar (Wellington) to Sherborn congratulating him on his DSc, 8 September 1931 (File)

H.J. Findlay (Dunedin) to Sherborn, 4 November 1924 (File)

Congratulating him on publication of Index Animalium.

Henry Forbes (Liverpool) to Sherborn, 2 March 1894 (File)

Advice on going out to Java; Buitenzorg is a better place to stay than Batavia...

Charles French (Melbourne): re obtaining Spondylus shells, 13 June 1899 (File)

Walter W. Froggatt (Sydney) to editors of Natural Science, 12 May 1894 (File)

Re Australian gall making insects.

Ludwig Glauert (Perth, Sheffield) to Woodward and Sherborn, 1909-12-06; 1919-12-23 (File)

Requesting Woodward's advice 'I am only a beginner in the wide field of Palaeontology'; spending Christmas holidays with his mother.

Henry B. Guppy (London), 15 October 1885 (File)

Introducing C.M. Woodford who is going to Solomon Islands from Fiji.

Julius von Haast (New Zealand Court, London): re J.A. Wollet, 8 May 1886 (File)

T.S. Hall (Melbourne) to Sherborn: re publications, 23 March 1903 (File)

R. Hanitsch (Singapore): re shells collected in British North Borneo, 27 July 1894 (File)

William A. Haswell (Sydney) to Harmer, 9 June 1900 (File)

Re lost specimens; his current work.

Charles Hedley (Sydney) to Woodward and Sykes, 1893-03-21; 1905-08-28; 1921-08-12 (File)

Re his work; his official misfortunes 'I have been most unjustly and unfairly treated'...

Charles Hedley (Sydney) to Bullen Newton, 1891-02-17; 1924-05-22 (File)

Re collecting in Tasmania; that Australian Museum 'fallen under control of business men'; scientific work to be cut out.

John Hewitt (Sarawak) to Smith: sending shells, 1905-01-31; 1905-11-21 (File)

Edwin S. Hills (Kew, Victoria) to Sherborn, [n.y.]-11-08; 1933-11-21; 1937-11-23 (File)

Sending Christmas greetings, his work; family news.

Charles Hose (Baram, Purley) to Editor of Natural Science and C.W. Andrews, 1894-04-23; 1920-04-04 (File)

Re publications; Andrew's work on Christmas Island.

Walter Howchin (North Adelaide): acknowledging publication, 21 November 1892 (File)

Includes: Obituary of Howchin, The Age 30 July 1938.

Reginald Hurd (Brisbane) to E.A. Smith: re his work on Australian shells, 1897-05-27; 1897-09-27 (File)

Frederick Hutton (Auckland, Christchurch) to Jones and E.A. Smith, 1866-01-11; 1891-11-15 (File)

Re mapping Waikato District; problem in identifying specimens 'in the colonies with very limited libraries'.

Tom Iredale (Sydney) to Sherborn, 1932-06-28; 1933-06-27 (File)

Re fieldwork; the use made of Sherborn's work by Australian scientists...

Robert L. Jack (Brisbane, London) to A. Smith Woodward and R. Bullen Newton, 1894-03-14; 1901-07-18 (File)

Re identification of Scarus; Malayan fossils.

Elizabeth Jelly (Red Hill) to Kirkpatrick, 23 August [n.y.] (File)

Re fossil specimens of New Zealand Eschara obliqua of MacGillivray.

J.B. Jukes (H.M.S. Fly, Cape Upstart) to Waterhouse, 20 April 1843 (File)

Re work on voyage; his dredge was eaten by rats; opossum mouse caught in Van Diemen's Land 'he is rather addicted to biting'; other specimens collected - birds and corals; problems working in a naval vessel.

Agnes F. Kenyon (Richmond) to E.A. Smith, 1900-07-31; 1901-05-27 (File)

Re specimens sent to British Museum by McCoy.

C. Boden Kloss (Singapore) to Sherborn with comments on his Index Animalium, 2 September 1931 (File)

Constance Knox, daughter of 5th Earl of Ranfurly (London), [n.d.] (File)

That the specimen of mollusca found on Admiralty Islands was given to Hutton.

J. Krefft (Sydney) to R.L. Playfair: re fish specimens (Xerox), 18 October 1867 (File)

Edgar Layard (Noumea) to E.A. Smith: re work on New Caledonian shells, 23 October 1883 (File)

F. McCoy (Melbourne) to Gray: re Gray's account with the National Museum, 25 November 1862 (File)

Sir William MacGregor (British New Guinea): re specimens from Woodlark Island, 16 December 1890 (File)

Charles Maplestone (Eltham), 11 January 1901 (File)

That Professor Spencer has persuaded him to take up the work of MacGillivray on polyzoa on his retirement from government service.

T.P. Moody (Whangarei) to Sherborn: that has left Bay of Islands, 12 March 1895 (File)

R. Murdock (Wanganui) to E.A. Smith: sending New Zealand shells, 1894-04-30; 1894-08-30 (File)

Charles Musson (Narrabri): re work on shells, 28 April 1888 (File)

C.H. Oestingh (Sumatra): re freshwater shells of Sumatra, 13 April 1929 (File)

Thomas J. Parker (Dunedin) to Bell, 1886-02-26; 1897-06-08 (File)

Re sending specimens of New Zealand invertebrates to the Colonial Exhibition.

William F. Petterd (Launceston) to Oldfield Thomas: that will send him a Thylacium, 20 July 1887 (File)

F.A. Rodway (Nowra) to Major Austin, 10 November 1927 (File)

Sending specimens of insects; about to leave for Barrier Reef.

Ernest Willington Skeats (Melbourne) to Sherborn, 16 November 1908 (File)

Re his work at the University; visits to Sydney, Tasmania and Adelaide; University funding; his accommodation at the University; Gregory's views on artesian water...

Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (Melbourne) to Smith Woodward and Editor Malacological Journal, 1891-04-13; 1900-06-26 (File)

Re papers and type specimens.

Henry Suter (Christchurch, Auckland) to Smith and Woodward, 1915-07-10; 1898-01-22; 1901-08-17; 1903-09-11 (File)

Re his work on shells, 'In New Zealand a scientific man is simply buried alive', Hutton's bad health.

Ralph Tate (Adelaide) sending mollusca collected in Central Australia by Horn Expedition, 28 May 1895 (File)

J. Allan Thomson (Wellington) to Sherborn: re corrections to his paper, 6 October 1919 (File)

C.W. de Vis (Queensland Museum) to Oldfield Thomas with his opinion of P. canina, 29 November 1907 (File)

Alfred R. Wallace (Sarawak) to Waterhouse, 8 May 1855 (File)

He is working hard collecting insects; hopes to get specimen of orangoutan...

G.G. Waterhouse (Adelaide) to George Waterhouse, 13 February 1854 (File)

Sending a box of insects; strange spiders found in reed beds. (Faint)

William H. Webster (Auckland) to E.A. Smith: sending Mactra shell, 1903-04-24; 1904-07-08 (File)

John Whitehead (Singapore) to Grant, 18 October 1893 (File)

That is proceeding to Manila; death of collector during Pehang Expedition.

Thomas Whitelegge (Sydney) to Harmer: re dredgings from Holborn Island, 15 September 1899 (File)

Frederick Wood Jones (Adelaide) to Sherborn, 10 June 1923 (File)

During his trips in Australia he has discovered five new mammals and 'innumerable new insects'.

Julian E.T. Woods (South Australia), 19 March 1864 (File)

Sending shell from Muddy Creek; work at fossil beds near Hamilton.

Bernard Woodward (Perth) to Henry Woodward, Rupert Jones and others, 1900-08-14; 1896-10-02; 1897-11-25; 1895-08-30 (File)

Re publications; his work at the Museum; interest of Lady Forrest in the Museum...

Fonds Volume 2 He-W. Thomas Belt Correspondence, 23 April 1877

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F. Hutton (Dunedin) re fossils from Wanganui beds (incomplete letter?), 23 April 1877 (File f. 103-105)

Fonds. Arthur Blok. Collection of letters to and from Malacologists, 16 June 1882 - 1 November 1959

Series. Volume 1: A-B, 16 June 1882 - 1 November 1959

Filmed selectively.

Joyce Allan (Australian Museum) to R. Winckworth (London), 19 March 1946 (File 9)

Her work in the Museum, retirement of Iredale - havoc he wrought in the collections.

Edwin Ashby (Blackwood, South Australia) to Colonel A.J. Peile: re slugs, 26 December 1928 (File 18)
C.E. Beddome (Hobart) to E.A. Smith: re shells collected from Limestone Creek, 16 June 1882 (File 35)
F. Booth (Lander's Pocket, Brisbane) to Jackson: re life on fruit farm, 6 July 1927 (File 61)
C.E.R. Bucknill (Tauranga) to Powell: re publications, 16 February 1927 (File 82)
John Burch (Los Angeles) to Blok, 1 November 1959 (File 84)

Re opinion of Bernard Cotton and his book, South Australian Mollusca.

Series. Volume 2: B-F, 20 October 1926 - 31 October 1944

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C. Montague Cooke (Honolulu) to Colonel Peile, 31 October 1944 (File 124)

Re specimens from Pacific and work of Kondo collecting shells in Cardine, Palau Islands and Fiji.

Bernard Cotton (Adelaide) to J.R. Tomlin (St Leonards): re publications, 24 January 1934 (File 127)
Cedric Dover (Kuala Lumpur) to Colonel A.J. Piele [sic], 20 October 1926 (File 163)

Re Ridley's paper on molluscs from Batu Caves.

Series. Volume 3: F-K, 30 May 1910 - 4 February 1926

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Charles Gabriel (Abbotsford) to Cooper: exchanging shells, 30 May 1910 (File 207)
Charles Hedley (Australian Museum) to G.C. Robson (British Museum), 28 November 1911 (File 253)

Will supply Australian specimens.

Tom Ireland (Australian Museum) to Winckworth: enclosing paper on Bailer shells, 4 February 1926 (File 277-278c)

Series. Volume 4: K-O, 15 October 1905 - 18 July 1945

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Yoskio Kondo (Bernice P. Bishop Museum) to Lieutenant Colonel Peile, 18 July 1945 (File 315)

Re reprints on radulae.

C.R. Laws (Auckland) to R. Winckworth (London): re war news received in NZ, 25 August 1940 (File 329)
M. Lodder (Launceston) to Mr Cooper: re tin of Tasmanian mollusca in the flesh, 15 October 1905 (File 342)
M.K. Mestayer (Wellington) to Lieutenant Colonel Peile, 29 March 1932 (File 382)

Sending specimens of NZ mollusca.

Series. Volume 5: O-S, 18 February 1926 - 5 March 1931

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C.H. Oostingh (Medan) to [unknown]: re collecting mollusca in Northern Sumatra, 14 August 1927 (File 426)
A.W. Powell (Auckland) to Tomlin: re dredging Auckland harbour, 18 February 1926 (File 462)
A.W. Powell (Auckland) to Lieutenant Colonel Peile: re NZ marine specimens, 5 March 1931 (File 463-463a)

Series. Volume 6: S-Z, 25 December 1907 - 1934

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[D. Straauum?] (Hilo) to [unknown]: re similarity of some Endodents, 25 December 1907 (File 583)
A. Welch (Bernice P. Bishop Museum) to Blok, [1934?] (File 624)

Re work on Waianae Mts. of Oahu Island.

Fonds. Andrew Bloxam. Ms. natural history notes during voyage of HMS Blonde and correspondence, 1824 - 1825

Andrew Bloxam (1801-1878) went as naturalist on HMS Blonde which was returning the bodies of King and Queen of Sandwich Islands to the islands.

[Rough diary of voyage] (File I)

Includes notes on Madeira, (rocks and insects); Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Galapagos (humming birds), birds, fish. (30ff.)

[Transcript from rough diary of voyage] (File II)

Includes observations made at sea - birds, fish, giving latitude and longitude. (21ff.)

[First rough notes] (69ff.) (File III)

Includes birds of Chile, Galapagos, Sandwich Islands, Brazil.

[First rough notes] (33ff.) (File IV)

Includes description of birds of Sandwich Islands and sketches of Sandwich Islands, Malden's Islands and Galapagos Islands.

[no title] (14ff.) (File V)

Includes vocabulary lists for Sandwich Islands and descriptions of birds of Sandwich Islands.

Description of birds etc. at Valparaiso and Chile (File VI)

[notes transcribed from III]. (18ff.)

Conception (File VII)

Lists of birds, shells, reptiles. (2ff.)

Galapagos (File VIII)

Description of fauna. (5ff.)

[no title] (16ff.) (File IX)

Includes notes on guana of Galapagos, birds, porpoises.

[Lists of birds, insects, shells; letter to Admiralty; natural history of Sandwich Islands] (File X)

(19ff.) Includes...

Correspondence, 25 October 1890 - 15 June 1898 (File XI)

Alfred Newton (Cambridge) and Henry Forbes (London) to Reverend J.R. Bloxam (Andrew Bloxam's brother) and A. Roby Bloxam (Christchurch, NZ) (Andrew Bloxam's son) re Newton's interest in natural history of Sandwich Islands, and Andrew Bloxam's diary of voyage. 10 letters.

Notes re deposit. (3ff.) (File XII)

Fonds. Lucy E Cheesman. Ms. Gazetteer of New Guinea, 1941


Fonds. William Clift, 1809 - 1836

Memoranda relating to sale of old and duplicate specimens of Natural History and anatomical articles by the Trustees of the British Museum to the Royal College of Surgeons in 1809...

Fonds. C. Darwin [Papers]

A series of specimens showing the composition of the circular coral-reef which forms Keeling Atoll or Lagoon Island in Indian Ocean (File 1-2)

Collected by Charles Darwin during voyage of the Beagle. 2 sheets. (Larger sheet faint). Printed transcription of the larger manuscript sheet.

Photocopy of the exhibit caption (File 3)

Note by Rex Banks on the provinence of the collection, 1980 (File 4)

Fonds. F D Godman (1834-1919) Letter book, 22 May 1880 - 10 May 1881

Correspondence between Godman and W.M. Macleay and also between Godman and A. Goldie. The letters mostly discuss specimens from New Guinea, especially butterflies and birds...

Fonds. Richard B. Hinds. Diary of voyage of HMS Sulphur (2 vols.), 22 December 1835 - 14 July 1840

Richard Hinds (d. 1859?) went as naturalist on the round the world trip of HMS Sulphur, Captain E. Belcher...

Volume 1: Journal, 22 December 1835 - 5 December 1839 (File)

Subjects and places include: Madeira; 'very good Madeira brandy'; other flora of Madeira; fish harpooned; St Catherine's; Monte Video; gales round Cape Horn, 'it was useless to attempt to sleep'; taking soundings in Pacific; Valparaiso; general remarks on coast of South America - climate, vegetation etc.; Panama; Sandwich Islands - sugar cane, languages, population, American missionaries; Prince William Sound; Sitka-Russian settlement; natives; Nootka; San Francisco; Acapulco; Caleao; Panama; Sandwich Islands - 'the king honoured us with a second visit on board'; Columbia River; California...

Volume 2: Natural History Observations, 9 January 1836 - 14 July 1840 (File)

Subjects and places include: Madeira; vegetation of Teneriffe; climate; Gorgona - botany; Sandwich Islands - flora and natural history; Nootka - vegetation; Cocos - shells and animals; Marquesas - vegetation, fauna; Bow Island - perculiarities of vegetation, flora, shells; Tahiti - vegetation, flora, breadfruit, sandalwood; Fiji - peculiarities of vegetation, shells; New Ireland - botany, birds, shells...

Fonds. Charles Hose. Sarawak, n.d.

Sarawak: collection of photographs of peoples, flora, and fauna of Sarawak, n.d. (File)

Subjects include: Kuching; The Astana; Borneo Company's House; Kenyah natives; kayan natives; Sea Dayak natives; Tinjar River; Punan's heads taken by Sea Dayaks; native houses; musical instruments; animals. 170 photos...

Fonds. Royal Society of London [Papers], 1874 - 1875

Manuscript accounts of the petrological, botanical and zoological collections made in Kerguelen's land and Rodriguez during transit of Venus Expeditions in 1874-1875. 2 vols. [457p. and 334p.]...

Fonds. Sowerby Family Papers, 9 October 1837 - 17 February 1907

Series Box 8. Sowerby Daughters and relations by marriage, 15 September 1852 - 17 February 1907

James Edward Bryant, Ellen Freeman Bryant (d. 1872) and their children. (c. 880p.), 15 September 1852 - 16 August 1872 (File Item 4)
Letters from James Edward Bryant, his wife Ellen Freeman Bryant, from Castlemaine to his parents James and Charlotte Anne Sowerby Bryant, and other family members, 15 September 1852 - 1 February 1872 (Item 1-176)

(Some letters are undated, crossed, faint, damaged and incomplete)...

Letters from their children, James W.H. and Ellen Bryant to their grandparents, 1865 - 1869 (Item 177-180)
Envelopes (Item 181)
Copies of birth certificates of children of James and Ellen - Edward, Charles and Emma, 1862 - 1868 (Item 182)
D.G. Freeman (Melbourne) to brother Henry Freeman, 16 August 1872 (Item 183)

Re death of Ellen and effect on James 'has been dismissed from the government service for his drunken habits.' (Copy)

Miscellaneous letters, 17 February 1907 (File Item 8)

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Ellen Charlotte Bryant Goff (Gembrook) to William Sowerby, 17 February 1907 (Item)

Requesting return of birth certificates sent home when she applied for the money left to her by grandfather Bryant; remembers with pleasure receiving letters from the family. (2p.)

Series Boxes 12-36. Correspondence, 9 October 1837 - 10 May 1894

Subseries Box 15. Correspondence, 13 November 1865 - 2 January 1884
Folder 9: BOS-BRA, 13 November 1865 - 2 January 1884 (File)

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E Bower (Slough) to Curator Botanical Gardens, Regent Park, 13 November 1865 (Item 239-239a)

Sending leaves from tree grown from seed sent from New Zealand.

Sowerby to Lady Brassey, 2 January 1884 (Item 22-23)

With comments on Australian flora and fauna 'turned topsy turvy'. (incomplete?).

Subseries Box 18. Correspondence, 8 May 1894
Folder 17: DEL-DYE, 8 May 1894 (File)

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Charles Dicken (Agent-General Office, Queensland) to W. Sowerby, 8 May 1894 (Item [135])

Requesting supplies of Pisum (Lathyrus) maritimum.

Subseries Box 20. Correspondence, 13 July 1874 - 2 October 1878
Folder 24: GRI-HAR, 13 July 1874 - 2 October 1878 (File)

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William Guilfoyle (Botanic Gardens, Melbourne) to W. Sowerby, 1875-01-27; 1878-10-02; 1874-07-13 (Item 156-160)

Offers to exchange Australian plants, will send seeds of gumtree; lack of good staff; sends his book on Botany; his scheme to landscape the Gardens.

Subseries Box 25. Correspondence, 9 October 1837 - 23 October 1837
Folder 39: MIT-MOR, 9 October 1837 - 23 October 1837 (File)

Filmed selectively.

T. Mitchell (London) to James Sowerby, [1837?]-10-23; 1837-10-09 (Item 123-124)

Re meeting at Somerset House and thanking him for descriptions of shells and fossils which Mitchell will refer to in his book of travels.

Subseries Box 28. Correspondence, 10 May 1894
Folder 46: PUR-QU, 10 May 1894 (File)

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C.S. Dicken (Queensland Government Office) to W. Sowerby, 10 May 1894 (Item 257)

Re seeds of Pisum maritimum.

Subseries Box 35. Correspondence, 1 July 1884
Folder 67: TUR-WAL, 1 July 1884 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Richardson Crowther (Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria) to Lady [Brassey], 1 July 1884 (Item 139)

Thanking her for gift of orchids.

Fonds. Alfred R. Wallace. Letters to Samuel Stevens (18p.), 10 March 1856 - 1974

Wallace (Singapore): re expense of travelling, 10 March 1856 (File 1)

Equipment he needs; insects; specimens sent on Water Lily (incomplete?).

Wallace (Singapore): engaged a good man to shoot and skin birds and animals; orang skins sent on Water Lily, 12 May 1856 (File 2)

Wallace (Ampanam): cannot get passage to Macassar; nothing to collect locally, 21 August 1856 (File 3)

'nothing but dusty roads and paddy fields for miles around'; birds 'throw light on the laws of geographical distribution of animals in the east'; cultivation of Bali and Lombock Islands - production of cotton.

Wallace (Macassar): re the local countryside, 27 September 1856 (File 4)

Collecting birds, including new species; priouiturus platurus; native customs 'amok'.

Wallace (Batchian): re collecting at Kaisal Islands, 29 October 1858 (File 5)

Batchian should prove to be a good locality for collecting; new species of Loyrcorus; butterflies; new Bird of Paradise; monkeys; 'an essay on varieties which I sent to Mr Darwin has been read to Linnaean Society ... on account of an extraordinary coincidence with some views of Mr Darwin'

Notes re deposit, 1974 (File 6)

Fonds. Sir George H Wilkins (1888-1958). Undiscovered Australia, 1923 - 1925

First and second drafts of Undiscovered Australia, 1923 - 1925 (File)

An account of Wilkin's expedition to tropical Australia to collect fauna for the British Museum (Natural History), 1923-1925...

87 photographs, identified, [c. 1923-1925] (File)

Subjects include: animals; fossils; natives; Thomby Head Station; camp; emu brought to bay by dogs; rock carvings.