Collection 01: Arthur Bowes-Smyth, illustrated journal, 1787-1789. Titled `A Journal of a Voyage fro...

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Collection 01: Arthur Bowes-Smyth, illustrated journal, 1787-1789. Titled `A Journal of a Voyage from Portsmouth to New South Wales and China in the Lady Penrhyn, Merchantman William Cropton Sever, Commander by Arthur Bowes-Smyth, Surgeon - 1787-1788-1789'; being a fair copy compiled ca. 1790

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Safe 1/15

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nGm4pWoY

Collection 01: Arthur Bowes-Smyth, illustrated journal, 1787-1789. Titled `A Journal of a Voyage from Portsmouth to New South Wales and China in the Lady Penrhyn, Merchantman William Cropton Sever, Commander by Arthur Bowes-Smyth, Surgeon - 1787-1788-1789'; being a fair copy compiled ca. 1790

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Collection 01: Arthur Bowes-Smyth, illustrated journal, 1787-1789. Titled `A Journal of a Voyage from Portsmouth to New South Wales and China in the Lady Penrhyn, Merchantman William Cropton Sever, Commander by Arthur Bowes-Smyth, Surgeon - 1787-1788-1789'; being a fair copy compiled ca. 1790

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Collection 01: Arthur Bowes-Smyth, illustrated journal, 1787-1789. Titled `A Journal of a Voyage from Portsmouth to New South Wales and China in the Lady Penrhyn, Merchantman William Cropton Sever, Commander by Arthur Bowes-Smyth, Surgeon - 1787-1788-1789'; being a fair copy compiled ca. 1790

Date

22 March 1787-12 August 1789, compiled ca. 1790

Call Numbers

Safe 1/15

Record Identifier

nGm4pWoY
Physical Description

Contents

Textual material (volume, 1 portfolio) - manuscript

25 drawings - watercolour, and pen and ink (disbound)

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Level of description

Sub-fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Reproduction Restricted

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Ask a Librarian online or in the reading room.

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Digitised

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Collection 01: Arthur Bowes-Smyth, illustrated journal, 1787-1789. Titled `A Journal of a Voyage from Portsmouth to New South Wales and China in the Lady Penrhyn, Merchantman William Cropton Sever, Commander by Arthur Bowes-Smyth, Surgeon - 1787-1788-1789'; being a fair copy compiled ca. 1790

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Three manuscript versions of this journal are known to exist. They are held at the National Library of Australia (believed to be the original version); and the British Library (fair copy). The Mitchell Library version is believed to be a fair copy.

Photocopy available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room at CY Safe 1/15
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Conservation note

The 25 watercolour illustrations had previously been folded and tipped-in to the journal with sealing wax. In 1988 the illustrations were removed and flattened. In 1992 the volume was rebound by Artlab as part of a project sponsored by Reader's Digest.

Published information

This journal has been published in transcription: Paul Fidlon and R.J. Ryan (eds), The journal of Arthur Bowes-Smyth: Surgeon, Lady Penrhyn 1787-1789 (Sydney: Australian Documents Library, 1979. Extracts have been published in Historical records of New South Wales, vol. 2 (Sydney: Government Printer, 1893).

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Dymocks for 275 pounds, in 1915.

Exhibited in

Possessed : an exhibition of treasures

Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection

UNESCO Six

Administrative / Biographical history

Arthur Bowes Smyth (1750-1790), known as Bowes while in the colony, sailed with the First Fleet as Surgeon on board the Lady Penrhyn. He was responsible for the women convicts. The Mitchell Library and British Library versions of Bowes Smyth's journal include the names of women convicts on the Lady Penrhyn, and the names of children. The Mitchell L...

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Call Numbers

Safe 1/15

Record Identifier

nGm4pWoY

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Reference code

412747

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