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Papers of Robert Hamilton Mathews, 1866-1984 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1186177
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918
 
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Description [1866-1984] 
5.75 m. (33 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

The papers have been organised in the following series: 1. Diaries, 1879-1913. 2. Correspondence regarding the anthropology of Australian Aborigines, 1893-1918. 3. Notebooks, mostly anthropological and linguistic, 1872-1910. 4. Anthropological and linguistic working notes. 5. Drafts of papers on the anthropology of the Australian Aborigines. 6. Photographs of Australian Aborigines and Aboriginal rock art with accompanying notes. 7. Miscellaneous papers, 1870-1946, including biographical and bibliographical material on Mathews assembled by A.P. Elkin, 1942-46. 8. Publications and reprints of articles by Mathews on anthropology, 1890-1910.

Biography/History

Surveyor and anthropologist. After his retirement as a surveyor in the early 1890s, he spent twenty years researching the anthropology and languages of the Australian Aborigines. During this time he had over 100 papers published in anthropological and scientific journals. R.H. Mathews was the father of ornithologist Gregory Mathews.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8006, MS Acc09.011.

Related Material Memorial to John Gilbert at Drakes Ford, Western Australia; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/9166/1 LOC Box PIC/9166.  Associated materials: Some R.H. Mathews papers are also held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E751.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internat at: http://www.nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms8006. 
Subjects Mathews, R. H. - (Robert Hamilton), - 1841-1918 - Archives.  |  Surveyors - Australia - Archives.  |  Anthropologists - Australia - Archives.  |  Linguists - Australia - Archives.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Languages.  |  Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs.  |  Rock paintings - Australia.  |  Anthropology - Australia.
Time Coverage 1866-1984 
Occupation Surveyors.  |  Anthropologists.  |  Linguists.
Other authors/contributors Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979
Terms of Use Copying of R.H. Mathews' copyright material is permitted for research purposes. 

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