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Papers of George Collingridge, 1895-1930 [manuscript]
Bib ID 89978
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Collingridge, George, 1847-1931
 
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Description 1895-1930 
1.4 m. (10 boxes) + 1 fol. 
Summary

The bulk of the papers comprise original manuscripts of works by Collingridge. They consist of drafts of a number of his published works, together with drafts of a large number of articles. Some of the manuscripts include sketches, maps, mockups and lists of subscribers. Apart from one business letter, there is no correspondence in the papers. Also included with the papers is a hand-painted globe depicting world geography in 1530. Dating from the late nineteenth century, it is believed to be one of the earliest globes made in Australia. This globe has been transferred to the Maps Section of the Library (MAP GLOBE 11).

Biography/History

Collingridge was an artist, engraver, cartographer, linguist, historian and writer. He studied wood engraving and painting in Paris. He became an expert wood engraver and worked for all the leading newspapers of the day. In 1879 Collingridge emigrated to Australia and joined the staff of the "Illustrated Sydney news". He founded the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and published "Australian art", the first Australian journal devoted to art. He wrote a number of books and articles on a wide range of subjects. His most widely acclaimed work was "The discovery of Australia", a geographical history of Australia. He was also an accomplished linguist, speaking several languages, including Esperanto. He set up the first Esperanto Club in Australia in 1908.

Notes

Available for research. Not for loan.

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9395

Related Material George Collingridge's conceptual globe of 1530; Located at; National Library of Australia (MAP GLOBE 11) 
Subjects Collingridge, George, 1847-1931 -- Archives.  |  Historians -- New South Wales -- Archives.  |  Cartographers -- New South Wales -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- New South Wales -- Archives.
Occupation Cartographers.  |  Authors.  |  Historians.
Other authors/contributors Collingridge, George, 1847-1931. Discovery of Australia
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Australian art.

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