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  • Title
    Sir Thomas Mitchell collection of drawings, portraits and manuscripts, ca.1830-1880
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1830-1880
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : MLMSS 7076).

    Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855) served as a volunteer in the Peninsular War and in 1814 was selected to produce plans of the major battlefields. He was promoted major in 1826 and appointed surveyor-general of New South Wales in 1828. Between 1831 and 1846 he made four exploring expeditions into the interior of Australia. He was knighted in 1839 and published several accounts of his explorations.
  • Scope and Content
    The collection contains drawings by Mitchell including drawings he published in his book 'Three expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia' together with his design for its spine, a lithograph 'New line cleared of trees 31st July 1830', two early calotypes by William Hetzer of Mitchell and one of his sons, three drawings of a classical frieze, two notes from the Duke of Wellington, notes for a speech about colonisation, a vocabulary of the New Caledonian language with observations about Van Diemens Land and the Kent Group of islands, Polynesian dialects compiled by Dr W. Pritchard, poems in both manuscript and newscutting form.
  • System of arrangement
    This collection contains both manuscript and pictorial material. You may navigate to more detailed descriptions of the material from this collection record.
  • General note

    See also other collections of Sir T.L. Mitchell manuscript papers at ML C 1 - C 89 and ML A 290 - A 295/3.
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