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Table of Contents
Titlepage
Descriptive Summary
Administrative Information
Provenance
Access
Copyright Information
Preferred Citation
Biographical Notes
Scope and Content Note
Local Subject Headings
Description of Series
Series I. Ships' Logs
Series II. Journals and Charter
Series III. Books
Series IV. Typescripts
Series V. Correspondence
Series VI. Miscellaneous

University of Sydney Library
Rare Books and Special Collections

Guide to the Allan E. Bax Collection, 1812 - 1959 (bulk 1842 -1893)

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Descriptive Summary

Collection Number: RB007
Title: Allan E. Bax Collection
Collection Dates: 1812 - 1968
Creator: Allan E. Bax
Languages Represented: English
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: University of Sydney Library, Rare Books and Special Collections
Abstract: The Allan E. Bax Collection comprises 19th century ships' logs and other documents relating to maritime history and shipping

Administrative Information

Provenance

Unknown

Access

The Allan E. Bax Collection is available for research in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room, Fisher Library.

Copyright Information

The status of copyright of materials described in this guide and other collections of papers in the custody of the University of Sydney Library is governed by copyright law in Australia. Special provisions, access conditions and restrictions apply governing the use of, photoduplication or publication of the items described. Readers should consult with Rare Books and Special Collections Library staff for further information concerning these conditions.

Preferred Citation

Allan E. Bax Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney Library.

Biographical Notes

Allan E. Bax. Allan E. Bax was President of the Royal Australian Historial Society in the late 1960s.

Scope and Content Note

The Allan E. Bax Collection is a collection of 19th century ships' logs, midshipman's diaries, a ship's commission, typescripts of 2 books and unrelated miscellaneous documents.

Local Subject Headings

Bax, Allan E.

Shipping -- Australia -- History -- Sources.

Logbooks.

Description of Series

Series I. Ships' Logs

Series I. Ships' Logs

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Ship's Log. HMS Firebrand, 8 December 1849 - 15 July 1850
   1 volume manuscript journal
   His Majesty's Steam Frigate Firebrand. Captain Thomas D. Knox. Kept by Thomas B. Legh, Mate.
1 2 Ship's Log. Royal Saxon, 14 February 1843 - 6 May 1843
   1 volume manuscript journal
   Log of the Bark Royal Saxon on a voyage from Sydney to India. Lt. W. Lodge, Commander. W. Charlesworth, Mate.
1 3 Ship's Log. HMS St. Vincent, 2 May 1842 - 7 August 1842
   1 volume manuscript journal
   A log of the proceedings of HMS St. Vincent, H. J. Codrington C.B. Captain, bearing the flag of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, Admiral of the White. Kept by Thomas B. Legh, Volunteer 1st Class.
1 4 Ship's Log. Albion, 4 April 1848 - 1 March 1849
   1 volume manuscript journal
   Log book on board the Schooner Albion of the Port of Sydney, New South Wales. Joseph Shaw, Master. April 4th 1848. Left Sydney on 11th of April 1848. Arrived at the Fiji Islands, April 19th 1848.
1 5 Ship's Log. Clipper Ship Sobraon, 1890 - 1891; SS Waichora, 1891; Royal Mail Steamship Coptic, 1891
   2 volumes manuscript, typescript, print, newspaper cuttings, sketches, maps, silver halide prints
   Ships' logs compiled by Thomas Parkin, Hastings, Sussex on a voyage around the world. Volume 1, England to Australia: London to Melbourne via Cape of Good Hope in the Clipper Ship Sobraon. Volume 2, Australia to New Zealand: Melbourne to Lyttelton, New Zealand via Tasmania in the SS Waichora; New Zealand to England: Lyttelton to London via Cape Horn, the Brazils and Canary Islands in RMS Coptic.

Series II. Journals and Charter

Series II. Journals and Charter

Box Folder Contents
1 6 Midshipman's Journal. Robert Morris Haynes. Log of the His Majesty's Ships, Sultan, Temeraire, Hibernia, Tamar and Immortalite, 1 January 1889 - 31 December 1891
   1 volume manuscript journal
1 7 Midshipman's Journal. Robert Morris Haynes. Log of His Majesty's Ships Immortalite and Active, 1 January 1892 - 14 July 1893
   1 volume manuscript journal
2 8 Diary kept at the Manning River Pilot Station, 15 May 1863 - 13 November 1871
   1 volume manuscript journal
2 9 Charter for the Ship Augusta, Southern Whale Fishery Company, 22 October 1849
   8 pages manuscript

Series III. Books

Series III. Books

Box Folder Contents
2 10 HMAS Australia, Steam Manual for His Majesty's Fleet containing regulations and instructions relating to the machinery of His Majesty's ships, London, 1910 - 1924
   1 volume printed with manuscript annotations, carbon typescript, typescript
   Ship's Copy printed in 1910, with annotations and details of repairs to 1924. The Hull of HMAS Australia was sunk off Sydney Heads on April 1924 after she had been dismantled at Garden Island, Sydney, Australia. This Manual came into my hands on December 27th, 1934. Signed, Rupert Hale. Includes correspondence relating to the Contract of Sale of HMAS Australia in January 1924.

Series IV. Typescripts

Series IV. Typescripts

Box Folder Contents
2 11 Wooldridge, Captain E., Reminiscences of my sailing ship days, undated
   1 volume, 115 pages, typescript
2 12 Bax, Allan E., The Wreck of HMS Guardian, undated
   7 pages, typescript with manuscript annotations, incomplete

Series V. Correspondence

Series V. Correspondence

Box Folder Contents
2 13 Bax, Allan E., Correspondence, 1955
   4 letters, typescript
   Letters relating to voyages of ships.

Series VI. Miscellaneous

Series VI. Miscellaneous

Box Folder Contents
2 14 Trade Ledger, March 1812 - July 1812
   1 volume manuscript
   Record of sale of goods in Sydney, New South Wales. No covers or identifying marks of the Company name are present.
2 15 Sketches, ca. 1932
   2 manuscript pen and ink sketches
   Sailor's Rest, Hobart, pen and ink, signed Harold Byrne, 1932. Design for Christmas card, pencil.
2 16 Photographs of HM Bark Endeavour, undated
   5 black and white photographs
   5 photographs of paintings and models of HM Bark Endeavour with manuscript annotations.
2 17 Photographs of Cullenborn (property), Mudgee, New South Wales, undated
   2 silver halide prints
   2 photographs with 6 miscellaneous invitations to Allan Bax, November 1968.
2 18 Blue Mountains Historical Society. Addenda, historical notes and commentary, December 1955 - November 1959
   1 folder typescript
   Includes Some Irish Australian Links of 100 Years Ago, published by the Embassy of Ireland, Canberra.
2 19 Album of photographs relating to the early settlement of Mount Wilson and Mountain Lagoon, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, ca. 1890 - 1900
   1 album