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423147
  • Title
    W. B. Clarke - Papers and notebooks, 1827-1951
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 139
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423147
  • Issue Copy
    Photocopy : Preservation XEROX COPIES are held for most volumes and will be issued in place of the originals.
    Microfilm : W.B. Clarke diaries, 1833-1841). Includes a diary of voyage on the barque 'Roxburgh Castle', from Plymouth to Sydney, 1 Jan.- 2 June 1839 (MLMSS 139/7, Item 3: CY 3383, frames 76-265).
    Microfilm : Papers, 1851, re a survey of NSW Aboriginal peoples).
    Partly Digitised : MLMSS 139/55
  • Physical Description
    74 vols., 32 boxes, 7 folders, 4 portfolios
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Geologist and clergyman; headmaster, King's School, Parramatta, 1839-1840, with charge of parishes of Castle Hill and Dural, 1839-1844, and Campbelltown, 1844-1846; Rector of St. Thomas' Church, North Sydney, 1846-1870. He also made many researches into the geology of N.S.W. and Queensland and made several finds of goldfields. His son, M. W. S. Clarke was an officer in the Artillery Volunteer Corps
  • Scope and Content
    Collection includes: Correspondence and papers, 1835-1934 including 2 letters to Leichhardt, 1844; Geological notebooks, 1829-1868 - on geology of Suffolk, Cape Town, Cherbourg and Queensland; Miscellaneous papers, 1828-1883 includes material on St. Thomas' Church 1872-1877 and Army Barrack stores, Sydney, 1837-1838; Papers of W. B. Clarke, 1839-1951, mainly relating to his clerical charges. Also correspondence, 1839-1908, including letters from W. G. Broughton. Papers re St. Thomas' Church. Papers re geology of N.S.W., 1831-1902, including papers re publication of Southern Goldfields. Also account book, list of books etc.; Papers of M. W. S. Clarke, 1856-1897. Academic Degrees, 1856-1866; commissions and papers, Volunteer Artillery N.S.W. 1866-1876; miscellaneous papers, 1856-1897, including miner's rights, correspondence and hunting register.

    This collection includes pictorial material at Pic.Acc.834
  • Finding Aids
    Read the transcription of MLMSS 139/55 here: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_transcript/2012/D00195/a1841.htm
  • General note

    Some material transferred from MLDOC 1395 and MLMSS 490 and incorporated with W. B. Clarke - Papers and notebooks, 1827-1951 (MLMSS 139), between 1983-1988
    Digital order no:Album ID : 866576
    GUIDE: MLMSS 139/1 (a draft Guide and Index to correspondents, 78ff.)
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