Guide to the Collections of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology Library (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M2825 - M2830

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Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
British Museum (Natural History) Zoology Library
Title
Natural History Museum: Collections held by the Zoology Library (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1772 - 1966
Collection Number
M2825 - M2830
Extent
115 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Notebooks c.1772-76 of William Anderson relating to zoological discoveries on Cook's second and third voyages.

Notebooks 1910-13 of Edward L. Atkinson containing data on parasite protozoa collected on British Antarctic expedition.

Notes 1886 of T.H. Bower of birds collected in north and northwestern Australia.

Field notebooks 1887-1922 of Tom Carter recording Australian birds.

Lists and notes 1832-45 of Charles Darwin relating to Reptilia and Amphibia obtained during voyage of HMS Beagle, and mounted manuscript sheet list of cirripeds.

Catalogue of drawings and animals collected by Johann Forster on Cook's second voyage.

Correspondence 1870-89 of John Gurney and James Reeves concerning Australian birds of prey.

Notes 1898-1904 of Ambrosius Hubrecht relating to specimens of Nemertina collected in the Antarctic regions during the expeditions of Southern Cross and Discovery.

Papers 1962-66 of Desmond S. Johnson on crustacea of the Far East.

Catalogue 1846-50 of Radiata and Mollusca compiled by John MacGillivray on voyage of HMS Rattlesnake.

Drawings and descriptions 1863-83 of Richard Laishley on natural history of New Zealand.

Correspondence 1950 of Frederic Sawyer and K.A. Hindwood of Sydney and drawings of Australian birds in Lambert, Latham and Watling collections.

Notes c.1915 of J. Kidson Taylor on shells.

Notebooks 1855-61 of Alfred Wallace giving localities of birds and insects in Malay Archipelago.

Diary, notes and drawings 1901-11 by Edward Wilson of seals, whales and birds of the Antarctic.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Citation items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the British Museum (Natural History), London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1989 (AJCP Reels: M2825-M2830). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Formerly known as British Museum (Natural History), the Museum Natural History Museum changed its name in 1992.

Existence and Location of Originals

Zoology Library, Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, England. For more information see Natural History Museum archives catalogue (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/library-and-archives.html)

Formerly known as British Museum (Natural History).

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1539121] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

This Finding Aid retains the identifiers present at the time it was filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project. The new control numbers applied by the Natural History Museum have been identified where possible.

Subjects

Anderson, William; Antarctica; Atkinson, Edward L.; Australia; Australia: flora and fauna; Beagle, HMS (ship); Birds: Antarctica; Birds: Australia; Bower, T.H.; British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13); Carter, Tom; Cook, James, Capt.; Darwin, Charles; Discovery, HMS (1900–04); Forster, Johann; Great Britain; Gurney, John; Hindwood, K.A.; Hubrecht, Ambrosius A.; Johnson, Desmond S.; Laishley, Richard; MacGillivray, John; Malaya; Malaya: flora and fauna; New Zealand; New Zealand: flora and fauna; Paintings, drawings and prints: Antartica; Paintings, drawings, and prints; Rattlesnake, HMS (ship); Reeves, James; Royal Navy: exploration and surveys; Royal Navy: voyages; Sawyer, Frederic; Southern Cross (ship); Sydney, New South Wales ; Taylor, J. Kidson; Wallace, Alfred R.; Whales and whaling; Wilson, Edward; Zoologists; Zoology

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 71, p24.

Item Descriptions

Fonds RBR 89 OA. William Anderson, c.1772-1776

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Related Materials

SEE ALSO Botany Library list

Biographical / Historical

William Anderson (1750-1778) was a Scottish naturalist who travelled with Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages. He died on board Resolution whilst it was on the Bering Sea.

Characteres breves avium in itinere nostro [i.e. Captain Cook's 2nd voyage] (13p.), n.d., c.1772 (File (a))

Zoologia nova sui characteres & historia animalium hactenus incognitorum qui in itinere nostro [i.e. Cpt Cook's 3rd voyage] (38p), 1776 (File (b))

Fonds Z 89 qA. Edward Leicester Atkinson, 1910 - 1913

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Leicester Atkinson (1882-1929) was a member of the Terra Nova Expedition.

Manuscript notebook, 1910 - 1913 (File (a))

Containing data relating to parasite protozoa collected during the British Antarctic Terra Nova expedition (13p).

Two manuscript notebooks, 1910 - 1913 (File (b))

Containing data relating to parasitic worms collected during the British Antarctic Terra Nova expedition (35p and 27p)

(Three pages at back containing daily work and notes)

Fonds Z 89 oB. David Armstrong Bannerman, 1925

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

David Armstrong Bannerman (1886-1979)

Manuscript notebook of birds and ornithological literature of Eastern Polynesian Islands (54p)(Z 89 oB), 1925 (File)

Covers Galapagos Is, Marquesas, Society Is, Henderson Is., Easter Is., Pitcairn and Cook Is. and includes list with description of birds likely to be seen at each port of call.

Fonds Z 89 oB. Thomas Henry Bowyer-Bower, 1886

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Henry Bowyer-Bower (1862-1886)

Manuscript notes on birds collected in north and north-western Australia in 1886 (136p), 4 May 1886 - 11 November 1886 (File (a))

Includes: details of journey and of birds caught - size and colour of plumage.

Description of Australian birds (80p), c.1886 (File (b))

Detailed description of each bird, differences of sex and young, habits, measurements.

Fonds Z 89 oC. Tom Carter, c.1887-1922

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Tom Carter (1863-1931)

Field notebook on birds of Point Cloates and north-west Australia (118p and index), c.1887-1916 (File (a))

Field notebook on birds of Broome Hill and south-west Australia (134p and index), c 1905 - 1922 (File (b))

Includes notes on breeding habits, discriptions of nests, dates when sighted.

Related Materials

SEE ALSO: Oldfield Thomas correspondence in Mammals section list for letters from Carter to BM(NH)

Fonds Z 89 fD. Charles Darwin, 1832 - 1845

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Manuscript list and notes, (in various hands), 1832 - 1845 (File (a))

Relating to the reptilia and amphibia obtained by C. Darwin during voyage of Beagle (in two sequences pp 1-13, 1-25).

Related Materials

SEE ALSO: List of numbers to insects collected by Darwin during voyage of Beagle in hand of Syms Covington in Entomology Library List.

In hand of J.E. Gray (Item f.1)
In hand of Thomas Bell (not verified) (Item ff. 3-11)
In hand of Darwin (Item ff.12-13)
In hand of Syms Covington (except p4-6 in hand of Darwin) (Item ff.1-25)

Includes specimens from Charles Island, New Zealand and Hobart, 1835-36.

Mounted manuscript sheet list of cirripeds, n.d. (File (b))

Includes shells from New Zealand and New South Wales (1p).

Fonds Z 89 oE. Henry Engleheart, 1863

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. Henry Engleheart (1801-1885)

Seaweeds and zoophytes collected and arranged by Mrs L. Grey and Rev. H. Engleheart, 1863 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Related Materials

SEE ALSO: Zoology Library list of original art work.

Australian algae, 1863 (Item ff.44-61)

Fonds RBR 89 fF. Johann Georg Forster, 1772 - 1775

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Johann Georg Forster (1754-1794) was a German naturalist who, along with his father, accompanied several scientific missions including the second voyage of Captain James Cook.

Catalogue of the drawings and of the collections of animals made on Cook's 2nd voyage, 1772 - 1775 (File)

Two parts in one (38p).

Gives place of sighting or capture.

Related Materials

SEE ALSO: Zoology Library list of original art work.

Fonds Z 89 qG. Hans Friedrich Gadow, 1902

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Hans Friedrich Gadow (1855-1928) was a German ornithologist.

Letters, manuscripts, sketches, newspaper cuttings, April 1902 (File)

Filmed selectively.

F.W. Hutton (Museum, Christchurch) re duckling of Neronetta and its flight feathers, 22 April 1902 (Item Letter no. 46)

Fonds Z 89 oG. Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen, n.d.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923)

List of molluscs with localities, mainly from India, n.d. (File)

Filmed selectively.

Solomon Islands, Lord Howe Island, n.d. (Item f.76)

Fonds Z 88 fG. John Edward Gray, 1865

Collection of illustrations of Cetacea and Sirenia, comprising prints, original drawings, photographs (2 vols).

Selectively filmed from vol. 1; 6 letters from G. Krefft (Australian Museum, Sydney) re whales, enclosing four photographs of Australian whale vertebrae.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2825.

Biographical / Historical

John Edward Gray (1800-1875)

6 letters from Gerard Krefft, 22 January 1865 - 22 August 1865 (File)

(Australian Museum, Sydney) re whales.

Four photographs of whale vertebrae, 1865 (File)

Fonds Z 89 fG. John Henry Gurney, 1870 - 1889

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2826.

Biographical / Historical

John Henry Gurney (1819-1890)

Correspondence on birds of prey, n.d. (File (a))

Filmed selectively.

Notes on hawks collected in 1886 in the Kimberley District of N.W Australia by T.H.B.Bower. (14p), n.d. (Item)

Correspondence on birds of prey with James Reeves (Norwich Museum), February 1870 - June 1889 (File (b))

Filmed selectively.

Re location in Australia of bird specimens in the Norwich Museum, 10, 11, 14-15 February 1870 (Item)
Re specimens of Circus assimilis in Norwich Museum from Australia and New Zealand, 13 July 1870 - 15 July 1870 (Item)
That a bird was wrongly labelled 'Australia', 15 September 1875 (Item)
Re purchase of Australian bird skins, including two falcons, 19 December 1885 (Item)
Re differences between Apteryn australis and Apteryn mantalli (South Island Kiwi/North Island Kiwi), 19 November 1886 (Item)
Re skins of Australian goshawks in the Jardine Collection, 28 June 1889 (Item)

Back of volume, n.d. (File)

Filmed selectively.

List of hawks, 5p, n.d. (Item)

Gives names, description and location, including many Australian hawks.

List of owls, n.d. (Item ff.9-10)

Australian owls, giving name and location.

Fonds Z 89 qH. Charles Miller Harris and Frank Blake Webster, 1897

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2826.

Galapagos Islands report, photographs, records and notes on expedition from Hyde Park, Massachusetts (125p.), 17 March 1897 - 11 May 1897 (File)

With notes from the diary of F P Drowne. (97p)

Fonds Z 89 oH. Ambrosius Arnold Hubrecht, 1906

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2826.

Biographical / Historical

Ambrosius Arnold Hubrecht (1853-1915) was a Dutch zoologist.

Manuscript notes relating to specimens of Nemertina collected in the Antarctic regions during the expeditions of Southern Cross, 1898-1900 and Discovery, 1901-1904, 1906 (File)

In German; 8 photographs and rough notes (79p).

Fonds Z 89 fI. India Museum, 1820 - 1858

Manuscript catalogues and zoological collections. 2 vols

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2826.

Vol 1, 1820 - 1854 (File)

Filmed Selectively

Includes:

Thomas Horsfield, Quadrupeds and birds of the Island of Java. [n.d.] (23p)

List and general notes. [1820]

Thomas Horsfield, Catalogue of birds and mammals collected in Java by Unknown. [1820]. (21p)

List of birds from Sumatra; Sir Stamford Raffles collection; comparative list of quadrupeds of Sumatra and Java compiled from preceeding catalogue by T Horsfield; birds selected; list of duplicates of birds from Sumatra; catalogue of the duplicate specimens of the quadrupeds and birds collected in Sumatra by Sir Stamford Raffles; Sumatra and Java by Vigors. [n.d.] (32p)

List of birds from Malacca sent by William Griffith. [1843] (6p)

Catalogue of Malayan fish presented by Theodore Cantor. [1850] (21p)

Packing lists of Malayan Collections specifying the contents of each of the 19 cases presented by T Cantor. Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, molluscs, insects and human skulls of executed murderers. [1854] (87p)

Numerical list of reptiles inhabiting the Malayan Peninsula and Islands and other localities. [n.d.] (6p)

Lists of Malayan collections and of Indian and Chinese molluscs presented by Dr. Theodore Cantor. Includes memorandum on Dr Cantor's stay on Prince of Wales Island. [1854] (93p)

Vol 2, 1853 - 1858 (File)

Filmed selectively.

List of birds presented by John Gould (2p), 1853 - 1858 (Item 83 (f.189))

Includes specimens from Australia and Sumatra.

Lists of Indian and Malayan birds reserved from the Paris Industrial exhibition of 1853 (5p) (Item 79 (ff.197-199))

Received from Dr Royle, 1856.

Fonds. Sir William Jardine, 1838 - 1840

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2826.

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Jardine (1800-1874)

John Gould, life on Parsee en route to Australia, plans for the trip, 30 April 1838 (File)

John Gould (Maitland River, Hunter, NSW) re successful collection of birds in Australia, including new species, 28 September 1839 (File)

John Gould re safe return of himself and specimens, including six new species of kangaroo, 9 September 1840 (File)

Fonds Z 89 qJ. Desmond S. Johnson, c.1962-1966

Unpublished papers on crustacea of the Far East. 51 papers, various dates.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2827-M2828.

Biographical / Historical

Desmond S. Johnson (-1971)

Snails from Trengannu River (4p) (File 1))

3 photos.

Records. Occurrence of Saptaria lineata; Neritina malabarica, Neritina of curriculata, Clithon avellina and fauna ater.

Malayan Hermit Crabs (46p) (File 2))

With key to Malayan Species.

The decapod crustacea of Singapore Beaches (24p), c.1962 (File 3))

Crustacea (22p.) (File 4))

Popular account of them in Singapore.

Some new records of decapod crustacea from Malaya (14p.), 14 March 1966 (File 5))

Includes letter from Editor of Bull. National Museum Singapore that unable to publish.

Crustaceans of Singapore (42p) (File 6))

'Some fish cleaning prawns and cleaner mimics' by L.G. Harris and D.S.J. (13p) (6 photos) (File 7))

Key to hermit crabs of Malaya (13p) (File 8))

Periclimenes oesophagus (3p) (File 9))

List of brackish water species of prawns, lobsters and mysids in Singapore (5p) (File 10))

Catalogue and guide to the prawns of Singapore waters (9p) (Introduction and glossary only) (File 11))

On the nomenclature and significance of the antero-lateral carapace spines of the Palaemoninae (Decapoda: Natantia) (9p) (File 12))

Crabs and prawns of Singapore (13p) (File 13))

The occurrence of the unusual Palinurid Linuparus triganus (ron Siebold), (Crustacea; Decapoda, Palinura) in Malaysian waters (File 14))

With some notes on its morphology (9p) Plus two drawings.

Notes on some grapsoid crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura) from a Singapore mudflat (DST and 1. Polunin 12p) (File 15))

Crabs, prawns, lobsters and their allies in Malaysia and Singapore (49p) (File 16))

Incomplete. (Popular account typed on back of other documents).

Ghost crabs at Pangkor Island (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) (Crustacea; Ocypodidae) (3p) (File 17))

A first note on the Rotifera of Singapore Island (10p) (File 18))

Distributional notes on Malaysian Freshwater fish and fish associations (89p) (File 19))

Freshwater snails and bivalves of Malaya (29p) plus 36 drawings identified on back (File 20))

Fish from acid blackwater streams in Malaya (2p) (File 21))

New records of freshwater fish from Malaya (2p) (File 22))

Notes on some Indo-west Pacific Caridea (Crustacea; Decapoda) mainly in the collections of the British Museum (Natural History) (14p) (File 23))

A classified bibliography of Malayan inland water biology. (83p) (File 24))

Some notes on the structure of Malayan freshwater fish communities (14p) (File 25))

Notes on freshwater fish associations in Malaya. (10p) (File 26))

Some additional notes on the freshwater fish of Singapore. (19P) (File 27))

The studies on Malayan freshwater fish: The fish of Northwest Malaya. (35p) (File 28) 1.)

Notes on the local distribution and associations of freshwater fish South Central Malaya. (11p) (File 29))

Notes on the distribution and ecology of the Malayan species of the sub-family Rasborinae (Actinopterygii family Cyprinidae) (13p) (File 30))

Freshwater shells of Malaya (15p) Illustrated map (File 31))

Notes on the taxonomy and biology of lesser mud-lobsters of the Genus Upogebia (Decapoda: Thalassinidea) at Singapore (File 32))

By D.S.J and N.E. Ferguson. (26p)

A weird porcelain crab. (Decapoda: Porcell anidae) (3p) (File 33))

The belachan shrimp, Acetes vulgaris in Malaya (2p) (File 34))

Freshwater prawns of Malaysia (55p) (File 35))

Notes on the freshwater crustacea of Malaya: A freshwater Alpheid prawn (1p) (File 36) 3)

The occurance of an alpheid prawn and a portunid crab in a freshwater stream in S. Johore. (2p) (File 37))

Notes on the freshwater crustacea of Malaya (File 38) 2)

Branchiopoda other than Cladocera (5p).

Notes on the distribution and biology of the Mysids of Singapore by Lim Bee Cheng and DSJ. (23p) map tabs (File 39))

Prawns in Malaya (9p) (File 40))

Problems and discoveries in Malayan Freshwater biology (10p) (File 41))

The fish of Malaya (26p) (File 42))

Fish consocies of Malayan inland waters. (21p) (File 43))

A guide to prawns, lobsters and prawn like crustacea of brackish waters in West Malaysia. (26p) (File 44))

Studies on Malayan freshwater fish (File 45))

1. Fish from freshwaters and low salinity waters of Malaya: east coast (11p) (incomplete)

The flapjack lobsters (scyllaridae) collected by the former Singapore Regional Fisheries Research Station. (9p) tabs (File 46))

A rare land crab from an East coast Island P. ULOS., c. 1962, 11 April 1962 (File 47))

1p plus two photos. Letter from Editor Malayan Native Journal asking for more information

Commercial porcellanid crabs (Decapoda: Anomura) from West Malaysia and Singapore (17p ) (File 48))

Malayan Cladocera (92p) (File 49))

Freshwater prawns of Malaysia (57p, includes three illustrations) (File 50))

Crabs, prawns and allied creatures of Malaysia (184p) (File 51))

33 photos (not all identified).

Malayan Cladocera (84p. tabs), Covering note by J.P. Harding (File)

Fonds Z 89 fK. Sir Norman Kinnear Correspondence, 1944 - 1954

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2828.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Norman Kinnear (1882-1957)

Margaret Broadhead (Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington) to N. Kinnear, 1 June 1954 (File)

Re service record of Major Drury.

N. Kinnear to Margaret Broadhead acknowledging letter, 28 June 1954 (File)

Alec Chisholm (Sydney) to N. Kinnear, 3 July 1951 (File)

Re his work as editor Australian Encyclopedia.

Willoughby P. Lowe (Exeter) to N. Kinnear, 29 February 1944 (File)

Re bird presented by Miss Fox from Port Essington expedition, 1844; list of birds presented.

Fonds. Richard Laishley, 1863 - 1883

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2828.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Laishley (1815-1890)

Volume of watercolour and pencil drawings illustrating the natural history of New Zealand (60p), 1863 - 1883 (File Z 88 ffL (a))

Includes: Scenic sketches, Mt Egmont, Nelson, Maori carvings, New Zealand falcon, New Zealand quail, insects, reptiles, flora.

Gleanings of natural history in New Zealand (351p), n.d. (File Z 89 oL (b))

Descriptions of birds, insects, reptiles, fishes, spiders intended to be illustrated by above drawings.

Fonds Z 89 oM. John MacGillivray, 1846 - 1850

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2828.

Biographical / Historical

John MacGillivray (1822-1867)

Voyage of HMS Rattlesnake: catalogue of Radiata and Mollusca (61p), 1846 - 1850 (File)

Includes date and location of specimens taken on voyage: Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Australia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Fonds Z 89 qO. George Ord: Letters to Charles Waterton, 1842 - 1843

Includes:

Substances of an oral communication made to the American Philosophical Society at the stated meeting on 4 November 1842; re U.S. Government's lack of interest in scientific research from recent expedition to Antarctic.

G. Ord to Charles Waterton; re results of meeting of 4 November 1842: U.S. government now supporting the scientist reporting the expedition and re Titian Peale's new bird. [22 February 1843]

Printed proceedings of American Philosophical Society Vol 2 no. 24. [November-December 1842]

Titian Peale to G. Ord; re his bird from Samoan Islands which Cook had seen at Society Islands; he proposes to call it Didunculus strigirostris, native name Manumea. Coloured drawing of same. [28 March 1843]

G. Ord to Waterton enclosing above Peale letter and drawing. [24 April 1843]

Biographical / Historical

George Ord (1781-1866)

Fonds RBR 89 fO. Arthur William O'Shaughnessy, c.1860?

Archival HIstory

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur William O'Shaughnessy (1844-1881)

Manuscript list of Sydney Parkinson's drawings of fishes made on Cook's 1st voyage 1768-1771 (11p.), c.1860? (File)

Gives locations.

Fonds Z 89 fR. Charles Boughey Rickett, 1884 - 1887

Filmed selectively.

Manuscript notes on the birds of Penang and other subjects of Chinese natural history.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Notes on birds of Penang and Province Wellesley (36p and index), 1884 - 1887 (File)

Fonds Z 89 fR. Herbert Christopher Robinson, n.d.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Christopher Robinson (1874-1929) was an English ornithologist and zoologist.

Birds of the Malay Peninsula. Vol. 5 (unpublished text by E. Banks and 25 plates by H. Gronvold) (File)

The open country and rice field birds and migrating birds by E. Banks (94p.)

The original text by F.N. Chasen was lost at sea in 1942 during the occupation of Singapore. Mr Banks then rewrote the text to accompany the extant twenty-five water colour paintings of birds by Henrik Gronvold.

Fonds Z 89 fS. Frederic C. Sawyer, 1950

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Biographical / Historical

Frederic C. Sawyer (1904-)

Correspondence with K.A. Hindwood (Sydney), 18 April 1950 - 11 September 1950 (File Z 89 fS (a))

Re the connection between the Watling and Lambert collections.

Includes:

K. Hindwood to F. Sawyer, 18 April 1950

F. Sawyer to K. Hindwood, 29 April 1950

K. Hindwood to F. Sawyer, 13 June 1950, re including determination of Lambert drawings and equivalent in Watling.

F. Sawyer to K. Hindwood, 12 July 1950

K. Hindwood to F. Sawyer, 18 July 1950

K. Hindwood to F. Sawyer, 19 July 1950

F. Sawyer to K. Hindwood, 31 July 1950

K. Hindwood to F. Sawyer, 11 September 1950

Original drawings of Australian birds in the Lambert, Latham and Watling collections. (6p), 1950 (File (b))

Fonds Z 89 fS. Arthur Wilson Stelfox: Manuscripts, papers, correspondence, 1954 - 1965

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Wilson Stelfox (1883-1972)

Arthur Wilson Parrott (Nelson, NZ), 23 September 1954 (File)

Re his work on Systematics of Australian and New Zealand Ichneumonidae.

Arthur Wilson Parrott, 29 September 1955 (File)

Re location of Haliday's type of Rogas tricolor at National Museum of Ireland.

John V. Peters (Brisbane), 13 January 1965 (File)

Re trip to Cairns collecting butterflies.

Fonds Z 89 oT. J. Kidson Taylor, c.1915

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Biographical / Historical

J. Kidson Taylor (-1922)

Manuscript notes on shells of the genera Cypraea, Amphidromus and Olivella, c.1915 (File)

(302p. index)

Includes references to Australasian and Pacific species; gives description, measurements, location.

Fonds Z 89 oT. Thomas Lombe Taylor, n.d.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2829.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Lombe Taylor (1802-1874)

Manuscript catalogue of the T.L. Taylor shell collection: with additional slips in hand of G.B. Sowerby. (438p. and 247p.), n.d. (File)

Index.

Includes references passim to Pacific Area. Arranged by genus giving location.

Fonds Z 89 oM. Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas, c.1882-1924

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2830.

Related Materials

Oldfield Thomas correspondence in mammal section list.

Biographical / Historical

Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas (1858-1929)

Notebook recording mammals studied in museums abroad (131p. index), c.1882-1924 (File)

(Mammal notebooks 6)

Includes notes on Australian and Pacific animals in European museums and notes on museums in Brisbane, and Perth.

Fonds Z 89 dW. Alfred Russel Wallace, 1855 - 1861

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2830.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

Two manuscript notebooks giving localities for his collection of birds [and insects] in the Malay Archipelago, 1855 - 1861 (File)

(179 + 92 p; 64 + 98 p)

Includes description and measurements of specimens. (A variety of inks and pencil have been used)

Fonds Z 89 oW. George Charles Wallich, 1895

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2830.

Related Materials

G C Wallich notebooks in Wellcome Institute for History of Medicine. Western Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

George Charles Wallich (1815-1899)

Manuscript notebook containing critical comment on report of Challenger Expedition, 1895 (File)

With summarised details of Sir James Ross dredgings from Baffin Bay and Antarctic Sounds. 35p with inserts, and p.6 of separate paper. (In pencil and ink). Includes transcription of page between 32-33.

Fonds Z 88 fW. Edward Adrian Wilson, 1901 - 1962

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2830.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912)

Series (a). Manuscript notes and original drawings of seals, whales and other mammals (2 boxes), 1901 - 1911

Southern seals: notes from various sources and illustrations [same coloured] (28p), 1901 (File)
E.A. Wilson. Catalogue of the memorial exhibition, Cheltenham Art Gallery (10p), 10 November 1962 - 24 November 1962 (File)

From Box 1

Aptenodykes patagonicus. MS of visit to Macquarie Island describing its bird life (17p) illustrated, n.d. (File)

From Box 1

Comparative illustrations of Antarctic seals (14p), n.d. (File Box 2)

Series b) Z 89 qW. Pencil sketches of whales, dolphins and seals with MS notes made by E.A. Wilson in British Antarctic on the Terra Nova expedition, 19 June 1910-4 January 1911; 1958

Includes:

Diary 19 June 1910 - 4 January 1911 44p and 13 pages of sketches.

At back daily note of ships position.

Land of 'Parrots': wild life in the frozen wastes of Antarctic by P F Mills, Eagle Annual 1958 p50-52 re Wilson's sketches.

Fonds Z 89 qW. Casey Albert Wood, 1923

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2830.

Biographical / Historical

Casey Albert Wood (1856-1942)

C.A. Wood (Suva) to 'Folks', 12 November 1923 (File)

Contains ornithological notes of voyage Fiji, Australia, New Zealand (35 p)

(cyclostyled)


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