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1063934
  • Title
    Series 01: Flora of Norfolk Island, ca. 1790s / attributed to John Doody
  • Call number
    SAFE/DL PXX 1
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1790-1795
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1063934
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    37 drawings - various sizes - ink, watercolour
    0.01 metres of textual material - manuscript
  • Scope and Content
    The collection contains a numbered set of fifty untitled drawings on 37 sheets (no. 31 comprising two sheets), which are described in the eleven pages of manuscript notes. The manuscripts pages are written in an unknown hand.

    MANUSCRIPT

    i. page one
    ii. page two
    iii. page three
    iv. page four
    v. page five
    vi. page six
    vii. page seven
    viii. page eight
    ix. page nine
    x. page ten
    xi. page eleven


    DRAWINGS

    Titles have been derived by comparing them with the botanical list in ‘The conservation of Norfolk Island’ by J.S. Turner. Dates ca. 1791-1793 from time Doody and Paterson, for whom the drawings were possibly made, spent on Norfolk Island.


    f.1 Freycinetia baueriana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.1’ is written in lower left corner. On the lower left and right of drawing there are studies of flower parts. A pencil note at lower right reads, ‘Pandanus mel-[?]’.
    47.5 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.33]

    f.2 Myoporum obscurum.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. On lower left side of the drawing there is a note ‘No. 2’ followed by ‘plant’.
    Celtis paniculate.
    Unsigned. Undated. ‘No.3’ is written on lower right side of drawing following a stem cross section. Under the drawing there is a pencil note reading, ‘Celtis’, possibly added later.
    47.0 x 56.7 cm
    [Previously f.2a and f.2b]

    f.3 Coprosma baueri, male & female plants.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. There is an indecipherable note under the left hand study, ‘No.4’ is written below each study.
    47.5 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.3a and f.3b]

    f.4 Cordyline obtecta.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.5’ is written at lower left. At lower right there is a pencil note possibly added later, reading ‘Dracana terminalis’.
    47.5 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.4]

    f.5 Meryta angustifolia.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.6’ is written at both lower left and lower right. There are details of flower parts and cross sections of the stem around the drawing.
    47.7 x 59.7 cm
    [Previously f.5]

    f.6 Wickstroemia Australis.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. There are two drawings of the plant, both labelled ‘No. 7’ and cross sections of the flower and fruit with a label, ‘No.7’.
    Ipomea.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.8’ is written at lower right. Above the drawing there are studies of a section, a stamen and a seed case.
    47.5 x 60.1 cm
    [Previously f.6a and f. 6b]

    f.7 Claystegia affinis.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.9’ is written at lower right, followed by ‘Convolvnlus’ [sic] in pencil.
    47.4 x 60.2 cm
    [Previously f.7]

    f.8 Pennantia endlicheri.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.10’ is written at lower right. Further to the right there are two ink sketches of flower parts.
    Dendrobium macropus.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.11’ is written at lower right followed by ink sketches of flower parts: A further note, in pencil, reads ‘Epidendrum’ [?].
    47.6 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.8a and 8b]

    f.9 Plumbagus xylenica.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. There are two studies of flower parts at lower left and ‘No.12’ is written at lower right. There is a pencil note reading ‘Plumbagus Xylenica’ under the drawing, possibly added later.
    Procris montana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.13’ is written at lower right.
    47.9 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.9a and f. 9b]

    f.10 Solanum bauerianum.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.14’ is written at lower left.
    Solanum aviculare.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.15’ is written at lower right and ‘Solanum lacunatum’ is written in pencil at lower left.
    47.0 x 60.3 cm
    [Previously f.10a and 10b]

    f.11 Evodia littoralis.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.16’ is written on the lower right side of the sheet followed by four studies of flower parts.
    47.8 x 59.5 cm
    [Previously f.11]

    f.12 Pisonia umbelliferia.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.17’ is written on the lower left side of the stem. On the right side of the stem there are four studies of flower parts.
    47.6 x 60.1 cm
    [Previously f.12]

    f.13 Ipomea Pes-caprae.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.18’ is written on the lower left side of the stem and ‘Convolvulus’ is written in pencil at lower right. Celtis paniculata. Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.19’ is written on lower right side of the stem. 47.6 x 59.5 cm
    [Previously f.13a and f.13b]

    f.14 Melodinus baueri.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.20’ is written at lower left of left hand drawing followed by a cross section of fruit. On the lower right side of right drawing there are four studies of flower parts. A pencil note under the left drawing reads, ‘Melodinus? Genus apocun [?].
    47.7 x 59.7 cm
    [Previously f.14]

    f.15 Lagunaria Patersonia.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.21’ is written on lower left side of stem, followed by a note written in pencil ‘Hibiscus’. On the right side of the drawing there are three drawings of flower parts.
    Alyxia gynopogon.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.22’ is written on lower right of stem followed by a pencil note reading ‘Myxia’ [?].
    47.4 x 59.5 cm
    [Previously f.15a and f.15b]

    f.16 Hymenanthera latifolia.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.23’ is written at lower left of stem following ‘Pendandria’ in pencil. On the lower right side of the drawing there are three studies of flower parts.
    Streblus pendulinus.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.24’ is written at lower left of stem above a pencil note reading ‘Caturus’.
    47.7 x 59.7 cm
    [Previously f.16a and f.16b]

    f.17 Boehmeria Australis.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.25’ is written in lower left corner.
    Geitonoplesium cymosum.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.26’ is written at lower left of stem and there is a study of a flower part at lower right above a pencil note reading, ‘Convallar oides’.
    47.6 x 60.1 cm
    [Previously f.17a and f.17b]

    f.18 Tetragonia implexicoma.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.27’ is written on lower left side of stem.
    Caparis nobilis ‘Devil’s Guts’.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No. 28’ is written on lower right side of stem. There are three studies of flower and fruit parts around the drawing a pencil note reading ‘Capparis’ at lower right.
    47.4 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.18a and f. 18b]

    f.19 Samolus repens.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.29’ is written on lower left of stem. There is a study of a flower part of lower right.
    Baloghia lucida.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.30’ is written at lower left of the stem. There is a cross section of the fruit and a study of a flower part at lower right.
    47.1 x 59.6 cm
    [Previously f.19a and f. 19b]

    f.20 Phormium tanax.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.31’.
    Shows leaf and flowers.
    47.3 x 60.0 cm.
    [Previously f.20]

    f.21 Phormium tanax
    Unsigned. Undated. Also labelled ‘No.31’.
    60.2 x 47.2 cm
    [Previously f.21]

    f.22 Nestegis apetala.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.32’ is written at lower left of stem, on the lower right there is a cross section of the fruit.
    Pittosporum bracteolatum.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.33’ is written on lower right of stem. There is a pencil note reading ‘Pittosporum’ at lower left.
    47.3 x 59.8 cm
    [Previously f.22a and f. 22b]

    f.23 Jasminum volubile.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.34’ is written at lower left of stem. A pencil note under the drawing reads ‘Jasminum lucidum’.
    Peperomia urvilleana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.35’ is written at lower left of stem. There is a pencil note under the drawing reading ‘Piper’.
    Passiflora adiantum.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.36’ is written on lower right of stem below a pencil note reading ‘Passiflora’.
    47.7 x 59.7 cm
    [Previously f.23a, f.23b and f.23c]

    f.24 Ipomoea congesta.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.37’ is written at lower left of stem above pencil notes reading, ‘Convolvulus? Ipomea?’.
    Elaeodendron curtipendulum.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.38’ is written on lower left side of stem and there is a cross section of fruit on lower right side above an illegible pencil note.
    47.7 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.24a and f.24b]

    f.25 Euphorbia sparrmannii.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.39’ is written on lower left side of stem.
    Lobelia alata.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.40’ is written at lower left of stem. On the lower right side of the stem there are two studies of flower parts above a pencil note reading ‘Lobelia cp L. Angulatam’.
    47.4 X 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.25a and f.25b]

    f.26 Ipomoea cairica.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.41’ is written on lower left side of stem. On the right side there is a pencil note reading ‘Ipomoea’.
    Planchonella costata ‘Bastard ironwood’.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.42’ is written on lower left side of stem. On the lower right side there are three studies of flower parts.
    47.6 x 60.3 cm
    [Previously f.26a and f.26b]

    f.27 Melicitis ramiflora.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.43’ is written on lower left side of stem. Notes below the drawing read ‘Ignot’ and ‘Yellow Tree – Wood’.
    47.2 x 59.8 cm
    [Previously f.27]

    f.28 Ungeria floribunda.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.44’ is written on lower right side of stem. There is a cross section of a fruit and a flower study of left side of the drawing. A pencil note on lower left of stem reads, ‘Helicteres B’.
    47.7 x 59.8 cm
    [Previously f.28]

    f.29 Dianella intermedia.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. Two plant studies. ‘No.45’ is written on lower left side of left hand drawing. On the lower left side of the right hand drawing there is a study of a flower part. Between the two drawings there is a pencil note reading, ‘Dianella canilea’.
    47.5 x 60.1 cm
    [Previously f.29]

    f.30 Abutilon julianae.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.46’ is written on lower left side of drawing. There are two studies of flower parts at lower right above a pencil note reading ‘Side cp. ariaticain’.
    47.6 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.30]

    f.31 Tylophora biglandolusa.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.47’ is written beneath the drawing. At lower left of drawing there is a note reading, ‘Cynanchum oil asclepias B’.
    Melodinus apoconaceae.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘48’ is written on lower right side of stem. Beneath the drawing there is a drawing of a locust and a pencil note reading ‘Apocinon [?]’.
    47.6 x 60.2 cm
    [Previously f.31a and f.31b]

    f.32 Excoecaria agallocha ‘Melky tree’.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.49’ is written at lower left side of stem above a pencil note reading, ‘Excacaria’. Muehlenbeckia Australia. Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. ‘No.50’.
    47.6 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.32a and f.32b]

    f.33 Freycinetia baueriana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. There is one drawing of the flower with leaves cut off and three studies of flower parts.
    47.7 x 60.0 cm
    [Previously f.34]

    f.34 Freycinetia baueriana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled.
    47.6 x 60.1 cm
    [Previously f.35]

    f.35 Freycinetia baueriana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. There are drawings of a complete flower and two flower parts with three notes around the drawings, 2 regarding size and one extensive descriptive note. ‘No.2’ is written at upper left. It is possible that this work and ff.36 & 37 are the work of a different hand than the numbered set of 50 drawings.
    39.7 x 50.3 cm
    [Previously f.36]

    f.36 Freycinetia baueriana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. There is one drawing of a complete flower and one of a flower part with notes regarding size.
    40.1 x 53.1 cm
    [Previously f.37]

    f.37 Freycinetia baueriana.
    Unsigned. Undated. Untitled. The drawing shows the fruit of the plant. On the back of the drawing a note reads, ‘Capt King Nov. 21, 1794’.
    39.8 x 52.5 cm
    [Previously f.38]


    Original box filed separately.
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Library, State Library of New State Wales
  • General note

    Bookplate of Sir William Dixson

    An additional listing of the identification of plants in `Flora of Norfolk Island' compiled by Owen Evans of the Norfolk Island Fauna and Flora Society in 1970 is available at PXn 196.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1063938
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Attribution of the drawings to Doody, was made in a letter from Paterson to Banks on 12 December 1794 (Banks Papers, Series 27.08)

    Reference:
    Notes on attribution : Flora of Norfolk Island (PXn 196)
    The conservation of Norfolk Island, Special Publication No. 1 (1968) / J.S. Turner
  • Conservation note

    Drawings removed from album, April 2013. Album filed separately.
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