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117075
  • Title
    Photographs of the buildings and staff of the Free Public Library and the Public Library of New South Wales, cnr Bent and Macquarie Streets, approximately 1880-1910
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXE 1077
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    approximately 1880-1910
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    117075
  • Physical Description
    1 folder of textual material
    10 photographic prints - black and white, albumen - 32 x 38 cm or smaller
    1 drawing - black and white, lithograph - 30.5 x 35.5 cm
    19 certificates - colour, printed - 29 x 21 cm or smaller
    2 travel documents - black and white, printed - 29 x 21 cm or smaller
  • Scope and Content
    Contains photographs of library buildings and reading room, as well as group portraits of librarians. Also includes school certificates and documents belonging to Hugh Wright (who was the first Mitchell Librarian in 1910) and William, Harry, Henry & Ada Wright.

    Item 01: Staff inside the library
    Item 01: Staff in the library
    Item 02: Facade of the Public Library, Sydney
    Item 03: Public Library Sydney, 1890s
    Item 04: Library facade with gentleman standing in front
    Item 05: St Stephen's Church ('Iron Church')
    Item 06: Removal of library from Macquarie St. (Lending Branch), 7 August 1899
    Item 07: Team portrait of library staff in gardens
    Item 08: Portait of library staff
    Item 09: The Sydney library staff in the Garden Palace Grounds, 12th February 1895
    Item 10: Staff of public library of New South Wales, taken 21st Feb. 1898
    Item 11: Library study room interior
    Item 12: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Hugh Wright in the Walkley Natl School
    Item 13: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Hugh Wright in the Walkley Nat. School
    Item 14: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Hugh Wright in the St Mary's (Walkley) School
    Item 15: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Hugh Wright in the St Mary's (Walkley) School
    Item 16: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Hugh Wright in the St Mary's (Walkley) School
    Item 17: Scholar's Certificate awarded to Hugh Wright
    Item 18: Class Certificate awarded to Hugh Wright in the Sydney Technical College, 16 December 1885
    Item 19: Class Certificate awarded to Hugh Wright in the Sydney Technical College, 18 December 1885
    Item 20: Orient Line of Royal Mail Steam-Ships to Australia. Cabin Passenger's Contract ticket. Second Saloon
    Item 21a-b: Release under Quarantine Surveillance; Orient Line. Embarkation at Gibraltar. Pass bearer and baggage per steam tender
    Item 22: Scholar's certificate awarded to Harry Wright in the Walkley School, 31 May 1881
    Item 23: Scholar's certificate awarded to Harry Wright in the Walkley School, 31 May 1882
    Item 24: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Harry Wright in the St Mary's (Walkley) School
    Item 25: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Henry Wright in the Walkley Nat School
    Item 26: Certificate of Merit, first class, awarded to Ada Wright in the Walkley Girls School
    Item 27: Scholar's Certificate awarded to Ada Wright, 31 May 1881
    Item 28: Scholar's Certificate awarded to Ada Wright, 31 May 1882
    Item 29: National Secular Society, membership certificate of William Wright of Sheffield
    Item 30: National Secular Society, membership certificate of William Wright of Walkley

  • Source
    Presented by Messrs Berkelouw, 1967 Pic.Acc.1108
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Items 1-2, 4, 8, 11-19, 22-30 titled by cataloguer.
  • General note

    Reference Source: A source of inspiration & delight : The buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826 / David J. Jones. Sydney : Library Council of New South Wales, 1988

    Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.1108 as part of the eRecords Project 2011-2012
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1242223
  • Conservation note

    Corners of photographs 1, 3 and 4 torn
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