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Correspondence

Subseries consists of Sir William Dawson's letters from a range of correspondents including family members, scientific and university colleagues, business and tradespeople, and friends and acquaintances. Of the 3.2 m of Dawson's general ...

Marquis de la Jonquière Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1274
  • Collection
  • 28 February 1750

Consists of an English translation of a letter to the Marquis de la Jonquière written by Antoine-Louis Rouillé, comte de Jouy, secretary of state for the French Navy, at Versailles, dated 28 February 1750. The letter discusses an immediate release...

Rouillé, Antoine-Louis , comte de Jouy, 1689-1761

James Forbes Zoological Drawings

  • CA RBD MSG BW003
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1800 and 1818

Collection consists of 57 illustrations of birds, eggs, snakes, and plants by James Forbes chiefly to illustrate his work "Oriental Memoirs," published in four volumes between 1813 and 1815. The majority of the illustrations are either e...

Forbes, James, 1749-1819

Crocodile

Item consists of leaf with engraved illustration of crocodile pasted on. Background details are drawn in in pencil.

Lizard and small bird

Item consists of leaf with engraved illustrations of lizard and small bird pasted on. Background details are drawn in in pencil.

Chameleon

Item consists of leaf with engraved illustration of chameleon pasted on. Background details are drawn in in pencil.

Scorpion

Item consists of leaf with engraved illustration of scorpion pasted on. Background details are drawn in in pencil, with branch coloured in. Later caption in Casey Woods's hand reads: "The drawing in this portfolio are probably those made...

Cobra and pink flowers

Item consists of a colour illustration depicting a brown cobra and pink, five-petalled flowers, without caption. Figures have been cut out and pasted onto sheet with background details drawn in. An annotation in pencil by Henry Mousley reads: &quo...

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