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Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859

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Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859

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n88EMPRn

Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859

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Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859

Full title

Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859

Date

1711-1859

Record Identifier

n88EMPRn
Physical Description

Contents

0.56 metres of textual material (12 volumes)

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This collection is arranged into two record series.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

This collection comprises papers created and accumulated by Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell from his school days through to his career as Surveyor-General of New South Wales and subsequent expeditions throughout Australia. It includes correspondence, letters (draft, holograph), school notebooks, petitions, reports, sketchbooks, sketches, speeches,...

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Full title

Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell papers, 1711-1859

NOTES

General note

Selected correspondence and documents in this collection are indexed in the Mitchell Library Manuscripts index card catalogue.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from G.V.F. Mann (Vol. 6 & 8) 1932, 1940 and L.F. Mann in 1920 (Vol. 7, see Am 50-2) comprised of various acquisitions.

Administrative / Biographical history

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 to 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.

Reference:
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/ (accessed February 20, 2008)...

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n88EMPRn

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825671

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