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Edwin James Welch,
1. Journal of Contingent Exploration Party, ML C332 (CY 1115) State Library of New South Wales
2. Field book No 1. Box 2087/7, Item a, MS13071, State Library of Victoria

Welchs 1861 Diary

Journal of Victorian Contingent Exploration Party composed of:
Mr A W Howitt, Leader, $300 per annum
Brahe (B&W), $200 per annum
Dr Wheeler, Medico, $200 per annum
E J Welch, Surveyor, $200
Messrs Aitken, Vining, Sampson Phillips and Calcutt. Additional (Williams) at $120 per annum.
Sandy & Frank, Aboriginals, 10/- per week.
[Notes in margin re: Welch's wages]
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Related archives:

State Library of New South Wales:

  • Miscellaneous Papers, 1862-1909.
    ML MSS 972, 1 folder of textual material.
    Correspondence and certificates, including letters from Howitt and his daughter Mary E. B. Howitt.
    Information transferred from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (7-339B) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011.
  • Scientific memoranda, 1861.
    C 333, 1 volume of textual material : manuscript.
    Information transferred from Short Catalogue (typed) as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012.

State Library of Victoria:

  • Field book No 1 of Victorian Contingent Exploring Expedition from Menindee to Junction Camp XXI on return journey from Cooper's Creek; containing field notes, meteorological observations and diary 1 August 1861 to 8 October 1861. Notebook, ruled and printed. 113 pages.
    Box 2087/7a, MS13071, State Library of Victoria.
  • Field book No 2 of the Victorian Contingent Exploring Expedition from Junction Camp XXI to __ [Menindee]; containing diary 9 October 1861 to 6 November 1861. Notebook, ruled and printed. 31 pages.
    Box 2087/7b, MS13071, State Library of Victoria.
  • Journal of original [astronomical] observations taken on the VCE between the Darling River and Cooper's Creek, 8 August-23 September 1861. Small bound notebook, hard covers, 35 pages.
    Box 2087/7c, MS13071, State Library of Victoria.
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