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Papers [microform] : [M692], 1814-1839
Bib ID 1870519
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Cunningham, Allan, 1791-1839
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Transcripts of some papers in the Mitchell Library, Sydney. 1). "Journal of the proceedings of Mr James Bowie and Mr Allan Cunningham... "1814-15 with continuations by Cunningham to 1819. 2) Letters 1817-19, to Sir Joseph Banks and W.T. Aiton. 3) Lists of seeds and specimens 1816-22. 4). Draft entitled "Original MS of appendix to P.P. King's 'Survey' ... and dated "New So Wales July 1822". 5. Correspondence between Cunningham and Robert Brown 1822-39, and further lists of specimens collected and plants observed by Cunningham between 1819 and 1827.

Biography/History

Botanist and explorer sent to Australia in 1816. He joined Oxley on expedition to the Lachlan River and then in 1817, 1820 and 1821 sailed with Phillip Parker King to Western and Northern Australia. In 1823 he found Pandora's Pass in Central N.S.W. and 4 years later discovered the Darling Downs and a pass through the Great Dividing Range. In 1831 he journeyed to England but returned to Sydney in 1837 where he remained until his death, apart from a visit to New Zealand in 1838.

Notes

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M692

Microfilm copy of originals held by the British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England

Cited In

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 40, p. 30

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (3 p.) appears at beginning of reel.  Descriptive list available (1 p.). 
Subjects Cunningham, Allan, - 1791-1839 - Archives.  |  Banks, Joseph, - Sir, - 1743-1820 - Correspondence.  |  Aiton, W. T. - Correspondence.  |  Brown, Robert, - 1773-1858 - Correspondence.  |  King, Phillip Parker, - 1791-1856 - Correspondence.  |  Botanists - England - Archives.  |  Botanists - Australia - Archives.  |  Botany - Australia.
Time Coverage 1814-1839 
Other authors/contributors Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820  |  Brown, Robert, 1773-1858  |  Aiton, William Townsend, 1766-1849  |  National Library of Australia  |  Australian Joint Copying Project  |  State Library of New South Wales

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