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Map and memoir on the geology around Swan River, Western Australia

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 378 LDGSL/68
Held at: Geological Society of London
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Full title: Map and memoir on the geology around Swan River, Western Australia
Date(s): 1846
Level of description: Series
Extent: Large map and manuscript description
Name of creator(s): Gregory | Francis Thomas | 1821-1888 | surveyor
Gregory | Joshua William | 1815-1850 | explorer 


Administrative/Biographical history:

Brothers Joshua William and Francis Thomas Gregory were two of the five sons (another being Sir August Charles Gregory) born to Joshua Gregory, an army officer from Farnfield, Nottinghamshire. The family emigrated in 1829 after their father, who had been wounded in action, was granted land in the new Swan River Colony in Western Australia in lieu of a pension.

The Swan River Colony, on the Swan River, Western Australia, was a British settlement established in 1829. The area was later named officially as Western Australia after its first governor, Captain James Stirling RN, belatedly received his commission. Stirling served as governor until 1839, when he was succeeded by John Hutt.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript map 'Geological outlines of the country in the vicinity of the Swan River, Western Australia, compiled at the request of his Excellency John Hutt, Esq' and an accompanying geological memoir with list of fossils by Joshua William Gregory and Francis Thomas Gregory, 1846.

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System of arrangement:

Map and accompanying manuscript were catalogued as two separate items. For descriptive purposes and to make them easier to find, they have been reunited.

Conditions governing access:

Access is by appointment only, daily readership fee is applicable unless you are a member of the Society. Please contact the Archivist for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to copyright and the condition of the original, may be supplied. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

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Publication note:

Paper was read before the Society, 17 November 1847 and brief abstract was published as: Gregory, J W and F T Gregory. "Remarks to accompany a Geological Map of Western Australia", 'Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London', vol 4 (1848) p142.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Description by Caroline Lam

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2012

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