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839582
  • Title
    File 2: Drawings made on the Voyage of the Beagle, 1831-1836 / S. Covington
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  • Call number
    PXD 41
  • Level of description
    file
  • Date

    1831-1836
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    839582
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    18 drawings (on 5 sheets) - various sizes - sepia wash and pencil
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Syms Covington accompanied Mr Darwin as his personal attendant and helped to collect zoological specimens, particularly birds. Some years after the return of the 'Beagle', Mr Covington emigrated to N.S.W. where he spent the rest of his days.
  • Scope and Content
    Drawings include Views of Porto Praya, Bahia, the Abrolhos islets, the entrance to Rio, the entrance to Santa Cruz River, Woolya Cove showing the Beagle's boats, the three wigwams and the embryonic garden prepared for the Fuegians whom Captain Fitzroy here restored to their native land ..., the entrance to the River Derwent, Tasmania, showing the lighthouse, King George's Sound, W.A., Keeling Islands, St. Helena, and Pernambuco.
  • Source
    Presented by the Linnean Society of New South Wales, November 1964. The drawings were presented to the Society by Mrs C. W. Morgan of Pambula, N.S.W. on behalf of Mr Syms Covington, Junior. Pic.Acc.436
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project 2008-2009
  • General note

    Unsigned, or no signature visible.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 971477
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