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Papers of Matthew Flinders (as filmed by the AJCP), 1698-1852 : [M444, M3033-M3037]
Bib ID 8032452
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript [text, microfilm reel]
Related Online
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Printer Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, 2019
Description [between 1698 and 1852] 
6 microfilm reels : black and white ; 35 mm 

Miscellaneous Series (Australian Joint Copying Project).


M444 includes selections from Admiralty 1 and 7 in the Public Record Office relating to Matthew Flinders (Adm. 1/177, 1200, 1800, 1803-4, 1806-9, 2020-1, 3762-3, 4379, 4382, 4689 and Adm. 7/707-8). Includes correspondence between Flinders and the Admiralty re the Investigator, his exploration of the coast of Australia and his time on Mauritius; correspondence between the Admiralty and the French Government concerning Flinders; despatches from Governor King; official correspondence re the release of Flinders from Mauritius and the recovery of his journal; and three letters written by Sir Joseph Banks 1806 re botanical and mineral specimens collected by Joseph Brown and the sketches of Ferdinand Bauer. Also included are two copies of Flinders unpublished manuscript "A narrative of the causes that prevented His Majesty's ship the Investigator from completing the examination and discovery of the Coasts of Australia..., July 1806", 332, lxxiv p.

M3033-M3037 includes 1. Correspondence 1797-1814: correspondents include Sir Joseph Banks & Thomi Pitot. 2. Journals & narratives 1791-1810: includes journals kept on HMS Providence (c.1791) & HMS Bellerophon (1793-94); narratives of voyages on HMS Tom Thumb (1795-96) & Investigator (1814). 3. Manuscript & printed charts, drawings & prints 1792-1812: includes chart of the passage between New Holland & New Guinea as seen from HMS Providence in 1792, & charts published by Alexander Dalrymple & A. Arrowsmith. 4. Other papers, including letters sent to Mrs Flinders by Sir Joseph Banks, Sir John Franklin & Thomi Pitot. 5. Papers 1800-1912 of Sir William Flinders Petrie concerning the life of his grandfather.


National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

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

Microfilmed from originals held at: National Library of Australia.

Original held by Public Record Office, London.

Originals held by National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Cited In

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 62, p. 37.

Subjects Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814 -- Archives.  |  Petrie, W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), Sir, 1853-1942 -- Archives.  |  Dalrymple, Alexander, 1737-1808.  |  Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 -- Correspondence.  |  Pitot, Thomi -- Correspondence  |  Franklin, John, Sir, 1786-1847 -- Correspondence.  |  Great Britain. Admiralty -- Archives.  |  Reliance (Ship)  |  Providence (Ship)  |  Bellerophon (Ship).  |  Tom Thumb (Boat)  |  Francis (Ship)  |  Investigator (Ship)  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1698-1852 
Other authors/contributors Great Britain. Admiralty  |  Australian Joint Copying Project  |  National Library of Australia  |  Library of New South Wales  |  Great Britain. Public Record Office


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