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Australasia miscellanea

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278

Scope and Contents

A wide range of material concerning different parts of Australasia, but mainly Australia and New Zealand. Some of the collections are comprised of single items, such as pictures and maps. There are also a significant number of photocopies or photographs of original material. One of the collections is in Maori; the others are in English.


  • Creation: 1810 - 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


7 item(s) (7 plastic sleeves)

3 rolled item(s) (3 rolls)

2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

2 envelope(s)

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Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975); MSS Addenda.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were received by the R.C.S. from a number of different sources, details of which are given with the relevant collection.

Existence and Location of Copies

Eight items from this collection (natural history paintings) were digitised for the online exhibition 'Celebrating 150 years of the Royal Commonwealth Society (1868-2018)'. Click on the digital object links to view the material on Cambridge Digital Library.


This collection level description was created by RAS.



Includes index.
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Repository Details

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