Guide to the Papers of Sir Arthur Hodgson (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M675, M789-M790

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

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Journal kept by Hodgson on the Royal George on a voyage from Portsmouth to Sydney, 31 October 1838 - 9 March 1839 (File 1)

The journal refers to his farewell by his family, fellow passengers (including James Macarthur), sightings of other ships, the Canary Islands and Madeira, winds, crossing the Equator, church services, reading, sightings of sharks, porpoises, whales and albatrosses, landing at Cape Town, impressions of the town and surrounding areas, a visit to Simon's Town where Hodgson stayed with the Elliot family (Admiral George Elliot was Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope), the journey across the Indian Ocean, and sightings of Cape Otway and the New South Wales coast.

Table of shearing (39pp), 1843 - 1846 (File 2)

Table of wethers killed at Head station (2pp), July-August (File 3)

Victualling tallies (31pp), 1841 (File 4)

'Charles I', a play written by or acted by Hodgson. (22pp) (File 5)

Bale tallies (6pp), 1842 (File 6)

Financial transactions of Hodgson and Warne and Hodgson and Elliot, 1839 - 1847 (File 7)

Including payments made, account of money received, advances on wool, stores etc. sold, wages, bills paid.

Diary of a voyage from Sydney to London on the Walmer Castle, 18 March 1848 - 30 June 1848 (File 8)

The diary records the voyage across the Pacific Ocean to Cape Horn and northward across the Atlantic Ocean. The entries refer to the weather, winds, storms, damage to the ship with all hands and passengers working the pumps, rounding Cape Horn, a debate about Napoleon, theatrical productions, dances, a sighting of Trinidad, and Hodgson's relations with the captain. At the end of the volume is a prologue and epilogue of a play.

Account books: Bank of Australasia, Ipswich, December 1853 – October 1859 (File 9)

Account books: Bank of New South Wales, June 1860 – December 1862 (File 10)

Account books: Bank of New South Wales, October 1861 – November 1867 (File 11)

Account books: With notes on December 1866, November 1867 – November 1869 (File 12)

Account books: Bank of Australasia, Brisbane, April 1868 – October 1869 (File 13)

Account books: With notes on 1870, May 1871 – October 1870 (File 14)

Account books, October 1872 - September 1873 (File)

Account books: Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney, August 1853 – January 1855 (File 15)

Account book of The Englishman newspaper (1853), Henry S. Russell (October 1853-January 1855), Leslie, Hodgson and Hood (November 1854-January 1855)

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: 'A voyage round the world' (manuscript, 39pp), 1866 (File 16)

A lecture.

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: 'A voyage round the world' (later version) (manuscript, 11pp) (File 17)

A lecture.

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: 'By land or sea: or the new route round the world 1873-74' (manuscript) and 'The coral reef', an account of a reef in the central Pacific Ocean (manuscript, 3pp) (File 18)

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: Australia revisited 1874-1889 (printed with manuscript amendments, 25pp) (File 19)

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: Australia revisited 1874-1889, (28pp) (File 20)

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: 'The Mutiny of the Bounty', a lecture (manuscript, 24pp) (File 21)

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: 'The Mutiny of the Bounty' (manuscript 29pp) and 'The Gunpowder Plot' (manuscript 29pp) (File 22)

Addresses and articles by Hodgson: 'The 1879 Paris Exhibition', a lecture (manuscript) and 'The forests and historic trees of Great Britain, with associated notes' (manuscript) (File 23)

Miscellaneous papers: Private journal of a voyage from England to Australia on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 23 October 1849 - 3 February 1850 (File 24)

The journal contains brief entries giving the ship's position, weather, distances travelled and sails.

Miscellaneous papers: Newspaper cutting from The Field reporting a lecture by Hodgson on sheep farming in Australia, n.d. (File 25)

Miscellaneous papers: Newspaper cutting from the Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 1875 (File 26)

Concerning the Chief Justice (Sir James Martin) and the Gardiner case.

Miscellaneous papers: Newspaper cutting concerning an address by Dickinson on the shearer. (File 27)

Miscellaneous papers: Extract (4pp) from a journal of Rev. Edward Hodgson concerning a meeting with Major Edward Macarthur, 28 August 1840 - 29 August 1840 (File 28)

Miscellaneous papers: Biographical notes on Sir Arthur Hodgson by Spurway (2pp) (File 29)

Miscellaneous papers: Map of land holdings in the Cambooya district, Darling Downs. (File 30)


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