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Slides of University of Queensland Undergraduate Library

  • F3888
  • Item
  • 1975-1976

Manila folder with 112 mounted 35mm slides stored across 6 sleeves. Slides feature images of University of Queensland Undergraduate Library (now the location of the Central Library) staff members and interior spaces, interspersed with text slides that describe the images, identify people in the images, or provide information on using the Library. One slide features an exterior shot of the Duhig Tower entrance to the Library. Some images of students making use of Library resources and services. Slides were used for The University of Queensland Library's Undergraduate Library orientation and information sessions in 1975 and 1976. In 1997 the Undergraduate, Multimedia and Central Libraries were amalgamated into a single Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Credits: produced by Marjorie Roe, Library Audio-Visual Services Officer; directed by Joy Guyatt, Undergraduate Librarian.

University of Queensland Library

Professor Edward Coleman's lectures on the veterinary art : delivered at Guy's Hospital

  • F3885
  • Item
  • 1815-1817

Series of lectures bound into one volume. Rebound by The University of Queensland Library in 1962 according to a pencil annotation on the paste-down inside the front cover. The lectures, handwritten in ink on laid paper, discuss the anatomy, physiology and pathology of horses. Includes some advice on how to care for them, from sheltering to shoeing. Lectures are inconsistently numbered (up to fourteen) and dated. Dates range between 1815 (with a lecture titled 'introduction') to the final lecture on 2 May 1917.

Coleman, Edward, 1765-1839

Staff reports on overseas trips by G.R. Fisher

  • F3887
  • Item
  • 1937-1938

Report of an eight-month-long world tour undertaken by the author, along with workmate Sir Maurice Alan Edgar Mawby, as representatives of the Zinc Corporation in Broken Hill. Details information gathered on underground and metallurgical operations carried out by other mining companies at sites across North America, Europe and Africa. Compiled for and presented to the Managing Director and Board of Directors at the Zinc Corporation. Roneoed typescript bound into cloth hardcover boards. Contains a pullout world map with the marked journey, as well as copies of black and white photographs and illustrated diagrams and plans. Contains a loose insert compliments card that reads 'The enclosed with the compliments of Mr W.S. Robinson, Collins House, Melbourne' (possibly belonged to William Sydney Robinson).

Fisher, George, Sir, 1903-

The kiss of battle : and other tales of the Australian contingents in the Boer War

  • F3886
  • Item
  • 1899-1900

Handmade book of 16 short fictional stories relating to Australians in the Boer War, bound in stiff paper wrappers. Handwritten title, copyright and contents page in black pen. 'Purely imaginary!' noted in pen at the bottom of the title page. Book constructed from cuttings of stories from The Leader published throughout 1899 and 1900, pasted on backing paper, with handwritten titles. Handwritten annotations and corrections throughout. Titles of the stories, listed in order presented on contents page: 'The kiss of battle'; 'Miss Simpson's hero'; 'The bull of the regiment'; 'The corporal's comrade'; 'Compatriots'; 'The scout'; 'John Jones, bushman'; 'St Patrick and another'; 'Them 'Straliens'; 'Commandeered'; 'A coward's courage'; 'A veldt idyll'; 'Worth threepence and a fortune'; 'A soldiers of the bush'; 'The temptation of Anthony'; and 'Bettje's mission'.

Vidler, Edward A. (Edward Alexander), 1863-1942

Tentative ideas on marine shells

  • F3884
  • Item
  • 1937-1944

Five handmade notebooks on conchology in brown paper wrappers. Numbered with pencil as volumes 1 to 4 on the front of each; fifth notebook is labelled as 'rough copies'. First volume describes classes of shells, their placement in broader biological classifications, and instructions on how to collect them. Handwritten notes in black pen, accompanied by elaborate diagrams and illustrations. Also has a glossary of shell-related scientific terms at the rear. Second, third and fourth volumes contain mostly pen and pencil diagrams and illustrations, many watercolour. Fifth volume contains illustrations and rough notes in black pen and pencil. First and fourth volumes contain loose duplicate bookplate inserts that state the volumes were 'presented to the University of Queensland Library by the descendants of Albert John Hockings and James Thompson Tilbury, 1966'. Dates found within the notes, as well as an insert of a folio from a 1944 edition of the British Medical Journal, indicate the notebooks were created between 1937 and 1944.

Hockings, Percy Frank (1867-1950)

Emma Mordaunt and Calypso

  • F3882
  • Item
  • 1844

Two short stories bound, in boards, into one volume. First story is titled 'Emma Mordaunt the predestinate : a tale of circumstantial evidence'. Second is titled 'Calypso : a coruscation of 1798'. The first narrative is about a young woman on trial for murder, set approximately 1814 in Scotland, with an interlude in Sydney around 1830. References the real-life nineteenth century Scottish murder trials of Mary McKinnon and Madeleine Smith. Second story is about a naval frigate. 'Emma Mordaunt' is formed from ten printed chapters clipped from a newspaper and pasted on backing paper. 'Calypso' is similarly treated. Handwritten title page that includes a handwritten epigraph that reads 'If truly writ, how much of passion, pain, and mortal sin these pages may unclose!'. Pencil annotations and incomplete leaf numbering throughout.

Burn, David, 1798-1875

John Thomson Lectures by J.J.C. Bradfield

  • F3883
  • File
  • 1918

Three typescripts by J. J. C. Bradfield, presented as part of the John Thomson Memorial Lectures at the University of Queensland in 1918. The first lecture, on the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme, was delivered in two parts on 26 July 1918 and 2 August 1918 respectively. The first part is titled 'Burrinjuck Dam, weirs and regulators, main canals'. The second part is titled 'Water system on the irrigation areas, irrigation settlements and townships; the development of the farming, dairying, and fruit growing industries on the areas, with establishment of factories for the treatment of farm produce'. The second lecture, undated except for the year 1918, is titled 'Principles governing the location and design of the Sydney city (underground) railway'. Three typescripts originally held together with metal fasteners in a bound binder folder. Lectures separated by linen paper inserts and original typed title pages that state the lectures were delivered at 'Brisbane University'.

Bradfield, J. J. C. (John Job Crew), 1867-1943

The liberator : a novel in verse by Sense of Justice

  • F3881
  • Item
  • 1933

Verse novel set in a magistrates court, as well as a court referred to as 'higher court', located in Australia. Follows the activities of a barrister, Wiseman Right, a resident of Ravensbourne, Queensland, as he defends a prisoner (among other accused parties) and represents a divorce plaintiff. Bound carbon copy typescript with gilt blind stamp title on front. Some annotations throughout.

Hall, Thomas

Souvenir of the Northern Tour of the Hon J.G. Appel (Home Secretary)

  • F3584
  • Item
  • 1914

Bound album of black and white photographs. Appears to be a record of Appel's voyage while Home Secretary in the Queensland Government Steamer "Otter" in 1914 which went as far north as Daru on the coast of south-western Papua.

Appel, John George, 1859-1929

Photographs : Brisbane floods 1893.

  • F3284
  • Item
  • 1893

Photograph album, 26 x 33 cm, of the city and suburbs of Brisbane in the 1893 flood. It contains 73 photographs mounted on boards in a blue album. The album is inscribed inside with "C. Hurworth, Richmond, Bowen Hills, '93 Floods." Mr Christopher Hurworth (1834–1898), resided in his family home "Richmond" on the corner of William and George Streets, Bowen Hills. He was a former Head Master of Boys' State School, Fortitude Valley.

Hurworth, Christopher, 1834–1898

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