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  • Title
    E.D. Nicolle - miscellaneous papers, including E.D. Nicolle's passport and articles relating to refrigeration engineering, ca. 1851-1910
  • Call number
    A 2751
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1851-1853, 1875, 1879, 1899, 1910
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 box - 0.05 Meters
    Textual Records - (printed)
    Textual Records
  • Scope and Content
    1. List of books & papers (on "Barrington Guest House" stationery)

    2. 22 Dec. 1851; Passport for E.D. Nicolle, "Republique Francaise"

    3. 12 Feb. to 23 April 1853; "The Tropical Times", Nos. II to XII. Features description of the voyage, general news, occurrences of the week, weather conditions, ship's daily position, medical report, advertisements, answers to correspondence, music, items for sale, latest intelligence. Also includes articles on superstitions of the Welsh, gold, Trinidada or Trinidad, Elizabethan theatre, advice to emigrants on landing, and list of passengers and crew on board the Barque Elizabeth, Commanded by A. Handcock. Printed and published [by E.D. Nicolle] on board the Barque Elizabeth during her voyage from Bristol to Australia.

    4. ca. 1875; Diagram of patent for Nicolle and Mort's revolving freezer

    5. 18 & 25 Jan. 1879; "The Garonne Gazette", Vol.1. Features general news, sporting intelligence, police news, music, notices, poet's corner, puzzle page, what the world says, our letter box, correspondence, and the Marine Board (24 numbered pages). Also bound with Passenger List for journey of the Steamship, Garonne, Commanded by J.F. Ruthven, sailing from London to Australia, Dec. 1878 to Feb. 1879. / Printed by Mason Firch & McCutcheon, 51 & 53 Flinders Lane West, Melbourne

    6. Apr. 1899; "A Pioneer Refrigerating Engineer", article produced in Ice and Refrigeration, pp. 207-208. Includes reproductions of plans for steamship refrigeration (1867), Nicolle's proposed hydrate of ammonia machine, and compressing pump for ammonia (1863); as well as a photographic portrait of Eugene Dominique Nicolle

    7. ca. 1899; Meat Preserving Apparatus (print of diagram possibly used for article in journal, "Ice and Refrigeration")

    8. 28 Sept. 1910; "A Pioneer of Our Frozen Meat Industry", The Sydney Mail (article from newspaper profiling E.D. Nicolle and his invention)
  • System of arrangement
    Chronological order
  • General note

    Vol.1 of the "Tropical Times" was not received by the Mitchell Library.
    Digital order no:a128802
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  • Exhibited in

    Vive la difference! : the French in NSW - State Library of New South Wales (7 June - 10 October, 2004)
    Eat your History : A shared table - Museum of Sydney (September, 2013 - March, 2014)
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