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  • Title
    Shoe buckles from family of James Cook, for court wear
  • Call number
    SAFE/R 206
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  • Physical Description
    Objects - 2 shoe buckles, circular in shape, surrounded with artificial gems (diamante crystals) - 5 x 4 cm.
  • Source
    Transferred from Australian Museum, Oct. 1955 John Mackrell, Cook's great nephew, organised a display of Cook items in 1886 at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London. The shoe buckles were listed in the exhibition catalogue. New South Wales Agent-General in London, Sir Saul Samuel (1820-1900) negotiated the purchase of many of the exhibition items and returned them to Sydney, where the collection was housed in the Australian Museum until 1955. Source: "The relics of Captain James Cook" by Elizabeth Imashev in The Australian Antique Collector, Jul.-Dec. 1993, 46th edn., pp.28-32 Colonial Secretary's Correspondence (A 3935) also lists J. Mackrell as the source These items have been digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002
  • Access Conditions

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

    Digital order no:a128184
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