Guide to the Papers of Cicely Fox Smith (as filmed by the AJCP)


M3048 - M3050

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

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Series 1A. Logs on Blackwall, London to Sydney and return and Prince of Wales, London to Calcutta, kept by H.R. James, 1851 - 1852

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Log of Blackwall (123p.), 23 August 1851 - 17 June 1852 (File)

Details of: course, winds, remarks - sails set, weather; duties; sighting other ships; arrival Port Jackson; voyage back to England...

Series 2. Remark Book on Rodney, and Hesperus, London/Sydney kept by Captain F.W. Corner, 14 October 1887 - 29 June 1893

Rodney, 14 October 1887 - 17 January 1890; Hesperus, 8 October 1890 - 29 June 1893...

Series 3A. Remark book on Hesperus, London/Melbourne kept by F.W. Corner, 8 October 1893 - 20 April 1895

Details of: course; wind; weather; remarks - weather; crew duties; sighting other ships; setting sails...

Series 3B. Remark book on Hesperus, and Rodney, London/Melbourne kept by F.W. Corner, 21 April 1895 - 1 July 1896

Hesperus, 21 April - 15 June 1895; Rodney 31 October 1895 - [1 July] 1896...

Series 4. Logs of City of Adelaide kept by various members of crew, 1891 - 1901


Log of City of Adelaide, 18 July 1891 - 25 June 1892 (File [A])

Details of: course; wind; weather; remarks - setting sails; weather; crews' duties; pumping; unloading cargo; taking on ballast; loading timber Port Townsend; loading dynamite and powder in Sydney for Noumea; loading cement and ballast...

Log of City of Adelaide, 31 August 1892 - 15 September 1893 (File [B])

Details of: course; wind; weather; remarks - voyage Sydney to Valparaiso; crews' duties; loading and discharging cargoes; voyage New York to Adelaide...

Log of City of Adelaide, 16 July 1894 - 9 January 1895 (File [C])

Details of: course; wind; weather; remarks - duties; weather; pumping; crew leaving and joining ship; voyage New York to Dunedin...

Log of City of Adelaide, 15 February 1897 - 3 October 1897 (File [D])

Details of: course; wind; weather; remarks - crews' duties; loading and discharging cargo; voyage to Fremantle...

Log of City of Adelaide, 11 January 1901 - 29 August 1901 (File [E])

Details of: course; wind; weather; remarks - weather; crews' duties; sails set; discharging coal at Honolulu; loading timber at Eureka; voyage to Sydney...

Series 5. Log of unnamed ship (possibly City of Adelaide), 1895 - 1896

Ship's Log, 7 December 1895 - 4 December 1896 (File)

Details of: course; winds; remarks - weather; sails set; crews' duties; voyage Honolulu to Pudget Sound/Sydney; names of crew joining ship; loading coal...

Series 6A and B.. Autobiography of G. Sorrell: Twenty years wandering (301p.), 1860 - 1880

Details of voyages in several ships over twenty years...

Series 7. Autobiography by Captain Young, c.1865 - 1893

Filmed selectively: pp. 50-111...

Series 8. Correspondence, 1924 - 1936

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George Irvine (Christchurch) re his interest in the sea. (3p.), 6 July 1925 (File)

George Irvine (Christchurch) enclosing photograph of ship's model, 25 April 1926 (File)

A.J. Brown (London) re memories of Marlborough and other ships leaving Lyttelton, 28 December 1929 (File)

G.F. Payne (Fremantle) re memories of Captain Young and other captains. (3p.), 25 August 1930 (File)

L. Emiers (?) (Ottawa) with memories of Australian voyages. (8p.), February 1924 (File)

W. Wade (Sydney) with memories of Australian voyages. (7p.), 29 October 1924 (File)

Henry Christie (Wellington) with memories of ships loading wool in New Zealand. (9p.), 4 April 1925 (File)

Richard C.Harbord (Bluff) with memories of Murihikio. (4p.), 12 December 1925 (File)

Leslie Hudson (Kirribilli) re Australian shipping. (7p.), 2 December 1926 (File)

T. Young (London) sending photograph of painting of City of Agra, 5 February 1927 (File)

Captain W.R. Barnes (Cowes) re memories of voyages to Australia in Blackwall and other ships. (7p.), 2 February 1928 (File)

H.T. Gibson (Auckland) re Miltades. (2p.), 17 December 1928 (File)

John Gibson (Sydney) with memories of sea captains in Melbourne. (3p.), n.d. (File)

J. Tomory (Glasgow) with details of Armadale and her Australian voyages. (3p.), 22 April 1931 (File)

Mrs C.B. Maxwell (Sydney) re her research on Thomas Beckford Simpson. (2p.), 4 October 1936 (File)

Series 9c. Notes and Newspaper cuttings, 1791 - c.1866

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Reminiscences of octogenarian blackwaller The Hogue by T.B. Foreman. 24p, n.d. (File [A])

Details of voyage in The Hogue to Australia, Captain John Williams in 1866; other members of the crew; man overboard; crossing the line; arrival at Sydney 'in my simplicity I had naively imagined a primitive township…it was London over again on a small scale'; numbers of Chinese; rowing matches on Parramatta River; loading wool for England; carrying exotic birds for London market; voyage home.

Loss of the Pandora frigate, (3p.), 28 August 1791 (File [B])

Wreck of HMS Porpoise on a reef in the Pacific Ocean, (18p.), 17 August 1803 (File [C])

Account of loss of Betsey, bound for New South Wales, (5p.), 24 November 1805 (File [D])