Paul Brunton: Lecture 1- The Thrill of the Chase

Thursday  15 August  2019  11:00 AM    Thursday  15 August  2019 12:00 PM
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Paul Brunton: Lecture 1

The Thrill of the Chase: Great State Library collections and the people who acquired them

Join Emeritus Curator Paul Brunton for an insider’s view of the how the great research libraries must pursue their quarry with knowledge, persistence, diplomacy and sometimes a bit of craftiness. The stories behind these collections can be fascinating and indeed unbelievable.

This lecture deals with the acquisition of three major collections - the initial bequest from David Scott Mitchell; the papers of Lachlan Macquarie and his family; and the William Bradley journal and maps and the loss of a major item, Cook’s Endeavour Journal.

  • The bookseller and HCL Anderson: How the Mitchell Bequest was saved for the nation, 1905
  • Lady Strathallan regrets: The punch-up over the Macquarie papers, 1914
  • The Trustees relent: The Cook Endeavour journal and the Bradley First Fleet journal, 1923

If you want to book the 3-part The Thrill of the Chase series CLICK HERE for more information.
Enquiries Tel: 9273 1593

Lecture dates 15, 22 & 28 August, 11am-12pm, Metcalfe Auditorium
Cost: Friend $20 /-  lecture or $55 for series / Guest  $28 /- lecture or $80 for series

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Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
State Library NSW, Sydney, 2000, NSW, Australia
Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
State Library NSW, Sydney, 2000, NSW, Australia
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