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Scott, James, d. 1796
Collection 09: James Scott - Journal titled `Remarks on a passage Botnay [i.e. Botany] bay 1787', 13 May 1787 - 20 May 1792
Level of Description
Date of Work
13 May 1787 - 20 May 1792
Type of Material
SAFE / DLMSQ 43
Administrative / Biographical Note
James Scott, Sergeant of Marines, travelled to New South Wales on board the Prince of Wales. He was accompanied by his wife Jane who gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth, during the voyage. A son, William Boxell, was born in Sydney. He was baptised on 1 July 1790. Scott and his family left New South Wales on the Portsmouth, and arrived in England in June 1792. Reference: Mollie Gillen, The founders of Australia; ADB
Bequest of Sir William Dixson in 1952. Dixson had acquired the manuscript from Angus & Robertson Ltd at an unknown date, probably between 1899 and 1910. It came to Angus & Robertson from the executors of the estate of Miss Russell, believed to have been the granddaughter of John Russell, private Marine, who traveled with the First Fleet on board the Friendship. The precise connection between Scott and Russell is uncertain as Scott makes no mention of Russell in his journal. This item has been preserved as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002; and digitised 2005. The original journal had been previously copied onto preservation microfilm (CY 3614), Oct. 1996.
This journal was published in 1963, in transcription, by the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales (see copy of the publication at DL Q96/13: microfilm copy available at CY 3614, frames 55-115). Another typescript transcription is available at DLMSQ 44, with index at DLMSQ 45.
The journal is in its original condition. Microfilm copy available at CY 3614, frames 1-54 Two sheets from a James Scott journal, 1782-1783, and copies of two poems, are located at DL MSQ 48 (issue microfilm copy at CY 3614, frames 116-135) Transferred from DLSPENCER 379 Acquired with a letter from John and Elizabeth Russell, Sidney Town New South Wales, 10 July, 1788, addressed to Mrs Mary Fogewell, Totness, Devon. It begins `Honoured Mother' and is signed `your dutiful children Jno. and Elizh. Russell' (Call no. DL MSQ 46)
Prince of Wales (Ship)
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851
Sir William Dixson Library.
Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection - Jan 2003 - Mar 2004
Digital order no.
Album ID : 823437
First Fleet Collection of journals, correspondence and drawings, ca 1786-1802, held in the Mitchell and Dixson Libraries.
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