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The records of James Hamlyn Willis, taxonomic botanist at the National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne from 1937 to 1972, are held at the Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

An online guide to the holdings has been produced by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre of the University of Melbourne.






The records of James Hamlyn Willis
www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/guides/will/will.htm

In 1962 Willis published "The Botany of the Victorian Exploring Expedition and Relief Contingents form Victoria" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, Vol 75, Part 2, pp 247-268.

The following is an extract from the online guide to the records of James Hamlyn Willis of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne created by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre of the University of Melbourne highlighting items relating to the Burke & Wills Expedition.

J H Willis: Guide to records
A guide to records can be found at www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/guides/will/will.htm
The section relating to the VEE is Series 11-4 and Series 11-18.

Series 11: Collecting Trips and Excursions
Date Range: 14 January 1909 - 1995
Quantity: 43 cm, 27 files, booklets
Description:Plant lists; draft manuscripts; maps; newspaper clippings; loose notes; promotional material; submissions; correspondence; photographs; reprints of papers; notebooks; newsletters; annotated field lists; and journals, regarding various Australian 'botanical safaris', 'historical' expeditions or collecting trips. Trips include those attended by Willis, or to which he had some form of involvement or interest.

Series 11-4: Victoria Exploring Expedition and Burke and Wills
Papers written and compiled by J.H. Willis regarding the Victoria exploring expedition and Burke and Wills.
Correspondence: 'The Botany of the Victoria Exploring Expeditions and of Relief Contingents from Victoria', by J.H. Willis, reprinted from Royal Society of Victoria Proceedings, Vol. 75, Part 2, 12 November 1962;
handwritten typed drafts of the article; notes;
Royal Society of Victoria Burke and Wills Centenary Soiree invitations.
Control Library Catalogue Number: 654.
Date range: 13 April 1960 - 12 November 1962 .
Quantity: 1 cm, 1 file.
Formats: General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Journals.
Inventory Identifier: WILL00219 Box Number 1 Series 11
Library of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

Series 11-18 The Victorian Exploring Expedition 1863
Report on the VEE 1860-1861 by Hermann Beckler.

Correspondence from Stephen Jeffries;
copy of Burke's Expedition A Journey to Central Australia, by Hermann Beckler, late Medical Officer and Botanical Collector to the Victorian Exploring Expedition.
Stephen Jeffries was invited by the Publications Committee of the State Library to edit the report for publication.
Date range: 11 June 1992 - 31 August 1992 .
Quantity: 2 cm, 1 file.
Formats: General Correspondence and Reports.
Inventory Identifier: WILL00233 Box Number 3 Series 11
Library of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

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