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List of objects

List of objects

LIST OF OBJECTS FROM THE EXHIBITION

Objects from the Royal Society

12-inch astronomical quadrant about 1760 made by John Bird, London.

'Directions for Sea-men bound for far voyages' by Lawrence Rooke, 1661 (RBO/1/33)

12-inch astronomical quadrant made by John Bird,
London, about 1760, used in the transit of Venus observations (Royal Society 63)

'Some Late observations of New Holland', letter from Nicolaas Witsen to Martin Lister, 3 October 1698
(EL/W3)

Detail of letter from Lieutenant James Cook, Rio de Janeiro, to Charles Morton, Secretary of the Royal Society, 30 November 1768

Orrery demonstrating the transit of Venus, made by Benjamin Cole, London, about 1760 (Royal Society 65)

Memorial, presented to King George III by the Royal Society, requesting financial assistance to undertake an observation of the transit of Venus from an island in the South Seas (MM/5/39)

Letter from Lieutenant James Cook, Rio de Janeiro, to Charles Morton, Secretary of the Royal Society, 30 November 1768 (L&P/4/115)

Regulator carried by Cook on the Resolution made by John Shelton, London, about 1769, with replica tripod stand.

Regulator, made by John Shelton, London, about 1769, carried by Cook aboard the Resolution (Royal Society 33)

Chronometers, made by John Arnold, London, 1771, used on Cook's second voyage to the Pacific (T/002 and T/003)

Tahitian–English Dictionary, found in the papers of Sir Charles Blagden (CB/4/9/2)

Letter from Daines Barrington to Dr Charles Blagden, 26 June 1775 (CB/1/1/203)

Portrait miniature of James Cook, after Nathaniel Dance, ivory in an ebonised frame.

James Cook's Royal Society election certificate (EC/1775/27)

'How health was kept aboard the Resolution', letter from James Cook to Sir John Pringle, 5 March 1776 (L&P/6/163)

Portrait miniature of James Cook, after Nathaniel Dance, ivory in an ebonised frame (P/0214)

Royal Society Cook Medal papers, 1784–85, including designs for the commemorative medal and a letter from Eliza Cook to Sir Joseph Banks, 1784 (MS/114)

Royal Society Cook Medal, bronzed copper (obverse and reverse) 1784 designed and produced by Lewis Pingo.
Details from the 'Description of the anatomy of the "Ornithorhynchus paradoxus" [platypus]', scientific paper by Sir Everard Home, 17 December 1801

 

Meteorological records for Port Jackson, New South Wales, compiled by Lieutenant William Dawes, 1788–91 (MA 145-6)

'Description of the anatomy of the "Ornithorhynchus paradoxus" [platypus]', scientific paper by Sir Everard Home, 17 December 1801 (L&P/11/175)

'On some variations of the compass encountered during the survey of the South Coast of Australia', letter from Matthew Flinders to Sir Joseph Banks, 30 June 1805 (PT/1/1)

Object from the Australian Institute of Marine Science

Objects from the National Museum of Australia

Magnifying glass

Plate from Banks' Florilegium (1980–90), illustrating Bougainvillea spectabilis, collected from Rio de Janeiro

Plate from Banks' Florilegium (1980–90), illustrating Crataeva religiosa, collected from Otaheite, Society Islands

Plate from Banks' Florilegium (1980–90), illustrating Tetragonia trygina, collected from New Zealand

Four-pounder cannon from HMB Endeavour, about 1745

  Magnifying glass, about 1770s, once owned by astronomer William Bayly