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  • Title
    Frederick Wood Jones' Papers
  • Reference
    MS0017
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date
    1890-1954
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    This collection contains papers related to the life and works of Professor Frederick Wood Jones. This includes correspondence between Wood Jones and his associates, copies of manuscripts, articles and lectures by Wood Jones, papers relating to Wood Jones’ unpublished biography of Archibald Watson, manuscripts by other authors sent to Wood Jones, poetry and fiction written by Wood Jones under the pseudonym ‘Natterjack’, Wood Jones’ research notes on a variety of scientific subjects, papers and photographs related to Australian Aborigines and martial law proclamations against them by George Arthur in 1828, a collection of photographs and correspondence regarding Tubinares and other oceanic birds, photographs, X Rays and drawings by Wood Jones related to his scientific work, papers related to Wood Jones work with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, diplomas earned by Wood Jones during his career, a collection of obituaries written on Wood Jones’ death by various authors, copies of Wood Jones’ birth and death certificates and his will, papers relating to Wood Jones’ property ‘Broomy Bank’, correspondence and agreements between Wood Jones and his publishers, papers related to the estates and finances of Wood Jones and his immediate family and personal photographs of Wood Jones and his contemporaries.
  • Extent
    15 boxes & 1 outsize folder
  • Language
    English
  • System of arrangement
    As described in the Scope and Content.
  • Conditions governing access
    Access to Collection on written application to The Archivist
  • Related objects
    MS0018
    Related material in Royal College of Surgeons library: Manuscripts: Add Mss 344 Wood Jones - letters to Ulrica Hubbe Add Mss 508 Wood Jones - papers [listed in Frederick Wood Jones Bibliography and Supplement Barry Christophers. Melbourne. Gainsborough Press 1974] Add Mss 535a Wood Jones - paintings of Geckos, lizards etc. Add Mss 546 Wood Jones - letters to Ulrica Hubbe Arthur Keith Collection: Box X - photographs of last living Tasmanians Box XAC Notes on the life of Wood Jones Box K Keith-Wood Jones Correspondence 1905-51 Boch - drawings of Tasmanian Aborigines Related material in Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England Objects: RCSHM/2000:1 Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Museum - specimens of Tasmanian Aborigine [found with this material]. n.b. Hair and skin of Truganini were found in the collection of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2002, and they were returned to Tasmania for burial. Frederick Wood Jones Bibliography and Supplement Barry Christophers. Melbourne. Gainsborough Press 1974
  • Admin./ biographical history
    Frederick Wood Jones was an observational naturalist, embryologist, anatomist and anthropologist. He was also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was Professor of Comparative and Human Anatomy at the College between 1945-1951. He was also Honorary Conservator at the College between 1951-1954. He taught anatomy and physical anthropology at the London School of Medicine for Women, University of Adelaide, University of Hawaii, University of Melbourne, University of Manchester, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. For more information about Wood-Jones' life and career, please visit his profile on the portal Plarr's Lives of the Fellows via https://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/client/en_GB/lives/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ASSET$002f0$002fSD_ASSET:377690/one?qu=Frederick+Wood+Jones&te=ASSET. Sir George Arthur (1784-1854, created a baronet in 1841) was chosen in July 1823 to take over as lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land. When he arrived in Hobart the settlers' relations with the Aborigines (approximately 1000) were poor. On 29 November 1826 he ordered the capture of their leaders. On 15 April 1828 he forbade all natives to enter the settled districts, and followed this by a declaration of martial law on 1 November 1828. In October 1830 he decided to try to drive them into the Tasman Peninsula but only two Aborigines were caught and on 26 November the Black War ended in failure.
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