Reference numberAP/11/5/5
Alternative reference numberAP/11/5E
TitleUnpublished copy letter, regarding Australian geology and meteorology from Tho [Thomas] Brisbane to [Sir Humphry Davy?]
Date11 June 1824
DescriptionBrisbane responds to Davy, who had posed queries relating to the geology of Australia in a previous letter. He writes that he was pleased to hear that the Arc of Meridian would be measured in Parramatta. He states that he is enclosing a copy of a letter (not included) from Mr Lecour, a French mineralogist, responding to Davy's geologic queries. Brisbane also provides his own impressions on the presence of fossils, animals such as kangaroos, and candle coal in Australia. He also writes that he is sending an abstract of his meteorological diary, and discusses his astronomical observations. Includes a postscript dated 2 July 1824.

An ink inscription top left of first page reads 'Duplicate'.

Subject: Geology / Meteorology

Written by Brisbane in Government House, Parramatta, New South Wales [Australia].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/11/5
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7436Brisbane; Sir; Thomas Makdougall (1773 - 1860)1773 - 1860
NA8200Davy; Sir; Humphry (1778 - 1829); chemist1778 - 1829
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