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421934
  • Title
    Album - scrap album compiled by Richard Jones
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 972
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1837 - 1858
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421934
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 29.2 x 24 x 2.5 cm - 1 scrap album produced by W. & H. Rock, London, with embossed cover boards
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    This album appears to have been mainly compiled by Richard Jones (1823-1907) around the time he left Sydney for England in 1840. His father was a prominent, and wealthy, Sydney merchant.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Album -- printed title page with illustration
    2. Watercolour of 3 sailboats with a fort at right.
    3. [Sailboat and buoy] -- pencil drawing initialled "L A J". (Louisa Alexandrina Jones 1827-1906), sister of Richard Jones Jr.
    4. [European view of a castle beside a river, and a church above] -- pencil drawing signed in faint pencil "Catherine Elizabeth Hassall".
    5. Revd S. Marsden formerly Senior Chaplain of N.S. Wales, and founder of the New Zealand Mission -- pencil portrait drawing
    6. Pencil sketch of a womans profile.
    7. [Church and graveyard] -- pencil drawing signed in ink "S. Elyard, Nov. 1839."
    8. The Sydney Heads - watercolour drawing titled in pencil
    9. Palace of Queen Pomarie, Otahetie -- pen sketch on pink card initialled "W.W.W."
    10. Verse "A Mother's Love" in 7 stanzas.
    11. Mrs Jones wife of Richard Jones Esq M.C -- watercolour portrait
    12. St Philip's -- watercolour drawing titled beneath in ink
    13. Advice to Richard Jones Jr for his future vocation, written and signed by William Cowper and dated Sydney 7 December 1839.
    14. Sketch of the entrance of Swan River from Preston Point, March 1830 -- lithograph, "W.E. Riley del et lith" printed at lower left.
    15. [Thatched cottage] pencil drawing & [Ship in storm] --pencil drawing, possibly by Samuel Elyard and similar to his "Burning of the Barque India of Greenock 1841
    16. Bona-vista, seat of Richard Jones Esq. M.C. watercolour drawing
    17. [European view of ancient house, crenellated tower and spire] - pencil drawing initialled "EAFB" [Emily A.F. Broughton] at lower left.
    19. Seat of the Revd W. Cowper D.D." -- watercolour drawing of Cowper's house in Macquarie Place
    20. Verse of 5 stanzas "by H?.P." inscribed by E.P. and based on a text from Proverbs 3.6.
    22. [Gnarled tree with castle ruins in distance] -watercolour signed "Mrs Kerr"
    23. Mrs Ferriter, formerly Miss E. Jones, married Lieutenant Ferriter R.N. June 2 1837 -- watercolour portrait
    24. Hyde Park, near Sydney -- watercolour drawing depicting from left to right Sydney Hospital, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary's Cathedral, with glimpse of harbour, initialled "J.B. 1840."
    25. Port Jackson - pencil drawing
    26. The Cover Side 10 am - Hark in! Hark In! -- pencil sketch of huntsmen on horses with dogs, initiated SAD (possibly Stuart Alexander Donaldson). Inked caption in same hand, " SAD 20 Feb 1840".
    27. Verse "From Grave to .", of 2 stanzas, signed "SAD 20 Feb 1840."
    27a. Page from which a picture has been torn prior to receipt by Library. Pencilled caption "Louisa Alexandrina, and Elizabeth Jones."
    27b. Page from which a picture has been torn prior to receipt by Library. Pencilled caption "Mrs Capn O'Connell, formerly Mary Jones, married 4th June 1844 to Capn William O'Connell, then Lieutenant, son of His Excellency General Sir Maurice O'Connell K.C.H. Commander in Chief of the troops in N.S. Wales."
    28. Manilla -- watercolour, signed "T or J?. Bennett 1840."
    29. Sketch of part of Lake Bathurst ("Bundong") from Mr H. Hall's Grant.-- pencil drawing
    30. Two short verses signed "SD"
    31. Lieutenant Ferriter R.N - oval watercolour on thick card, signed "S. Elyard".
    33. [Classical drawing of heads of a child and sheep].
    34. Prayer of commendation quoting Acts 20.32, signed "H.C."
    35. [European scene of a stone bridge in mountainous country] - pencil drawing initialled "MJ".
    36. [European scene of 2 men working on a beached fishing boat with a capstan nearby] - pencil drawing signed "M.J."
    37. Verse "Farewell", signed by "Azale".
    38. Short verse
    39. Darlinghurst -- watercolour drawing erroneously titled: drawing actually depicts Richard Jones Sr Hunter Street residence
    41. Richard A. Jones Esq. M.C - pencil portrait
    42. La Perouse Monument -- watercolour drawing
    43. "The cup of sorrow ."
    44. Verse "Letter from an Oxford student to his mother. From Brazen Nose College, Oxford.", signed "W. O'C: March 4th 1840."
    ( Seven leaves missing; torn or cut from album prior to receipt by Library).
    45. Verse "There is one leaf ", signed "L.M.A."
    46. Verse "Few rightly estimate ", 10 lines signed "C.P., Gunby August 14th 1840.
    47. Revd Dr W. Cowper Senior Chaplain of New South Wales - pencil portrait
    48. "Farewell" (one line only).
    49. Pencil sketch of Table Mountain, and on same page a pencil sketch of a lake
    50. Port Jackson Lighthouse -- watercolour drawing
    51. "Lines suggested by a lecture of the Revd R. Cope Wolfe's upon Gen. 15.1-6, at a Cottage lecture in Forden, Montgomeryshire; Feb. 15. 1837. C.M.P." 5 stanzas.
    52. Sketch of Avon, N.S. Wales, by Phibe, eldest daughter of the Rt Reverend the Bishop of Australia - pencil drawing
    53. Gethsemane -- pencil drawing, initialled "CD".
    54. [Child in a white bonnet] - watercolour and pencil drawing signed "Fredk J.H. Scott 1851."
    55. Verse "The Silent Land", 3 stanzas, Aberdeen 24th May 1858.
    56-57. "Lines affectionately addressed to Richard Jones Esq. Jnr." 10 stanzas on 2 pages, signed "G. T. B., P.M. 28th Regt, Parramatta, Granville Cottage, Jany 30th 1840."
    58. Verse of 3 stanzas, Aberdeen May 24th 1858.
    59. Christian climbs the Hill Difficulty -- pen drawing signed "B"
    60. "The lofty mountain ". Gunby August 14th 1840.
    61. Verse "Why was I born?" - An original fragment by a Lady, and (on same page) the verse "Of a fair tree", by the Revd N. Harness.
    62-63. Verse "The Judgement of Nineveh" by a clergyman, based on Nahum Chapter 2. Seven stanzas on two pages, signed "R.J.Mc.G." (the author), with "E.J.B." (the scribe) at lower left.
    64-65. Verse "The Cross of Constantine", attributed to Lady Flora Hastings. 5 stanzas on 2 pages, signed "F.H." (the author), and initialled "E.J.B." (the scribe).
    67. "Christian", signed Aberdeen May 28th 1858, J.E.G.
    69-70. The last pages, written by Richard Jones Jr, give some details of marriages including those of his sister Mary to William O'Connell in 1844, Elizabeth O'Connell to Captain Henry Capel Somerset in 1841, Nora O'Connell to Charles Riley 1844, Elizabeth Jones to Lieut Ferriter in 1845, and Edmund Uhr "my uncle" to Amy nee Kemp in 1840.
    Loose items from album, including:
    71. Gillingham Tollbar -- photograph
    72. Sir John Moor's (sic) Tomb -- pencil and wash sketch, initialled on front, in corner "AMG 1842", and on back "Anna Maria 1842".
    73. Clipping of a body of a woman floating in a lake.
    74. Clipping of a woman gazing into a lake, with a dog.
    75. Group photograph of army platoon - Maurice Richard Mackenzie Jones, Royal Artillery 1914-1918, is seated, left of centre.
    76. Black-edged card from Coul House announcing the death of Sir William Mackenzie on Monday 21 December 1868.
    77. The late Richard Jones Esq. From the Moreton Bay Courier, November 13 1852 -- Manuscript copy, 4 pages.
  • Source
    Presented by Iris Richards, a great-grand-daughter of Richard Jones, in May 2002
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    The album includes many contributions from Jones' social circle, including the Cowpers, Stuart Donaldson (his father's business partner), and the Ferriters who married into the Jones family.
    It has not proved possible to identify the artist of Sydney watercolours - f.12 St Philips, f.16 Bona Vista, f.19 Seat of the Rev.d W. Cowper D.D., f.39 Darlinghurst - which date from around 1840. These drawings are possibly in the same hand as f.24, Hyde Park near Sydney, which is initialled "J.B. 1840".
    This is one of three similar albums compiled by Jones family members. Another album is also held by the Library at PXA 3101 (microfilm copy: CY 2063, frames 1-170), the third is in private hands.
    Information about this album has been compiled by J.G. Steele, a Jones descendant, in 2002. This information forms the basis of this record: more detailed listings are held with the original album.
    No.25 `Port Jackson - pencil drawing' shows the stables of Elizabeth Bay House (centre), completed in mid-1827. See also comparable views at PXA 71 f.13 `Heads &c from corner of Mr Barkers [?] Garden, 1837 in Robert Russell - Sketches in and near Sydney; and PXC 296 f.4 `Rushcutter's Bay, Sydney, from Darlinghurst', 1839 in Conrad Martens - Album of scences in Sydney.
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