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Caley Journal

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 325
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Caley Journal
Date(s): 1811-1817
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Caley | George | 1770-1829 | farrier and naturalist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1770; a naturalist, whose journeys included New South Wales; died, 1829. See The devil's wilderness: George Caley's journey to Mount Barks 1804, ed Alan E J Andrews (Blubber Head Press, Hobart, Australia, 1984); Reflections on the colony of New South Wales, ed J E B Currey (Angus & Robertson, London, 1967).


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript journal of George Caley, entitled 'Remarks on the weather &c', containing a travel diary, 1811-1817, describing a canal journey from London to Manchester and a journey to St Vincent in the West Indies.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The volume was found among the Tewkesbury Vicars' Papers at University College London Manuscripts Room.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Natural History Museum holds Caley's journals of tours in New South Wales. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives holds transcripts of correspondence, 1799-1810. For 31 letters to Sir Joseph Banks, 1795-1818, see W R Dawson, The Banks letters (1958).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: National Register of Archives; British Library OPAC. Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
Jun 2001

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