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422811
  • Title
    King Family - papers, 1806-1903
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 3447
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1806-1903
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422811
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : MAV/FM4/6900, frames 1-352 (MLMSS 3447/1-2)
  • Physical Description
    2 boxes (0.36 meters) of textual material - manuscript, illustration, maps, diagrams
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Phillip Parker King, 1791-1856, son of Governor Philip Gidley King, carried out hydrographic surveys for the Royal Navy, among them surveys of the South American coast, while in command of H.M.S. Adventure, accompanied by H.M.S. Beagle. His son, Philip Gidley King, the younger, sailed with him on H.M.S. Adventure and later became midshipman of H.M.S. Beagle which continued the survey
  • Scope and Content
    Series 01: Papers of Phillip Parker King, 1826-1844:
    BOX 1
    Item 1-2
    i. Surveying notebooks (2), 1826-1830, kept on H.M.S. Adventure, 1826-1830 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 1-161: MLMSS 3447/1)
    1844;
    ii. Letter received from Admiral Robert Fitzroy, 12 April 1844 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 321-337: MLMSS 3447/1)

    Series 02: Papers of Philip Gidley King, the younger, 1831-1869, 1892-1903
    BOX 2
    Item 1
    i. Journal kept on H.M.S. Beagle, Dec. 1831 - Apr. 1833, with later additions, 1903 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 162-251: MLMSS 3447/2)

    Item 2
    ii. Three letters received from Charles Darwin, 21 Feb. 1854, 24 Apr. 1869, 11 Nov. 1869 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 321-337: MLMSS 3447/2)

    Item 3
    iii. Reminiscences about Charles Darwin, 1831-1836, written in 1892 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 338-346: MLMSS 3447/2)

    Items 4-5
    iv. Autobiography, being 2 vols. 1817-1836, 1835-1843; written ca. 1894 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 252-320: MLMSS 3447/2)

    Series 03: Miscellaneous fragments, 1806
    Items 6-7 (Call No.: Issue MAV/FM4/6900, frames 347-352: MLMSS 3447/2)
  • Source
    Acquired from W.B. Gidley King the great grandson of Philip Gidley King, the younger, in 1978
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (5-500 C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    The original papers were lent to the Library for copying in Jan. 1978 and microfilmed on reel MAV/FM4/6900. The papers were subsequently purchased for the Library and located at MLMSS 3447.
    This collection forms part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
    Digital order no:a2491001
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