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Finding Aid for the M. Wright Diary of A Surveyor in East New South Wales, Australia, 1847
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Description
The typed transcript of a diary by an Irish surveyor working in East New South Wales, Australia from July 1, 1847 to November 17, 1847. During this time Wright surveyed areas in the vicinity of Dungog, Newcastle, and Singleton. Wright discusses surveying and life in New South Wales, and also includes an unfinished tale about an evil parson.
Background
The manuscript suggests that M. Wright was Irish by birth. He was irregularly employed as a surveyor in New South Wales, Australia, and during 1847 surveyed portions of Dungog, Newcastle, and Singleton.
Extent
148 leaves : paper ; 280 x 210 mm. bound to 350 x 230 mm.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.