Series 15 - Travel Diaries - Collecting Trips


Date Range1881 - 1973
Quantity6 cm, 3 files
ProvenanceLe Souëf Family
Description

This series contains notebooks and loose notes detailing both W.H.D Le Souëf's and J.C. Le Souëfs collecting trips around different parts of the world. W.H.D Le Souëf's journal documents a trip taken in 1881 to 1882 to Calcutta and Singapore whilst he was director of the Melbourne Zoo. J.C. Le Souëf also traveled extensively throughout Australia in pursuit of different types of insects and moths. Credited with discovering on Mt William in the Grampians the species Hesperilla Crypsargyra or Mountain Skipper and in 1980 Cecil found and described another species in the Darwin region. In later years his main entomological activity was a study of the lycaenid genus Ogyris, of which he reared many specimens from remote parts of Queensland and New South Wales. J.C. Le Souëf's journals documents social as well as collecting trips, although they mainly detail his collecting trip for specimens for his entomological work and studies.


Inventory Listing

15-001 J.C. Le Souëf - Travel Journals
Personal, Also see A224

Journal of J.C. Le Souëf's travels. These were generally collecting trips for specimens relating to his entomology work, studies and interest in natural history and science. The journal entries were maintained consistently. Located at the back of every journal is an index that lists particular events, subjects or names that occur within the journal with the corresponding page number. Trips include:

Book 1 (1960 to 1966):
Port MacQuarie Trip, pages 1-10; Kiata Trip, page 11; Noorinbee Trip, pages 12-17; Carnarvon Gorge Trip, Yowah, pages 18-35; West Wyalong Trip, pages 36-38; Inglewood Trip, pages 39-42; Morago Trip, pages 43 -onwards.

Book 2 (5 June 1962 to 6 July 1962):
Melbourne to Cooktown, Return to Cardwell, pages 1-35.

Also includes newspaper clippings: "Collecting Fauna Specimens - Working Holiday in Cairns" regarding J.C. Le Souëf's trip to Cairns, Cairns Post, 5 July 1962; "Harmless Snakes and Dangerous Spiders" by John Orrell, Cairns Post, 5 July 1962.

Book 3 (continuation of Book 2):
Cardwell to Melbourne, 6 July 1962 to 13 August 1962, pages 37-79; Kiata to Grampians, 26 November 1962 to 29 November 1962, pages 80-82; Melbourne to Adelaide, May 1966, pages 83-90.

Book 4 (4 June 1964 to 9 August 1964):
Melbourne to Cooktown and Return, pages 1-74.

Book 5 (7 July 1965 to 3 August 1965)
Melbourne to Narrandera, Nyngan and Yowah, pages 1-47.

Book 6 (10 March 1965 to 20 March 1965):
Tasmanian Trip, pages 1-51.

Book 7
Melbourne to Yeppoon, 22 November 1965 to 3 December 1965, pages 1-12;
Sydney Trip, 2 November 1966 to 11 November 1966, pages 13-25;
Kiata Trip, 26th July 1967 to 31st July 1967, pages 26-30.

Creator Le Souëf Family
Date range 1960 - 1967    Quantity 3 cm, 1 volume
Formats Ephemera, News Clippings and Notebooks
Inventory Identifier A075 Box Number 43 Series 15
15-002 J.C. Le Souëf - Travel Journals
Personal, Also A075

Journal of J.C. Le Souëf's travels documenting his social travel and collecting trips for specimens relating to his entomology work and studies and interest in natural history and science. The journal entries were maintained consistently. Located at the back of every journal is an index that lists particular events, subjects or names which occur within the journal and the corresponding page number.
Trips include:
Sydney to Brisbane, 7 July to 4 August 1973, pages 1-93;
Yeppoon and Expedition Range and day spent in Canberra, 7 July 1973 to 4 August 1973, pages 99-145.
Also includes maps for the Bananacoast, South Coast of New South Wales, North Coast of New South Wales; Bulletins from the Rotary Club of Mosman, New South Wales, July 1973; The Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 1973; Catalogue for the "Oil Paintings by John Grant Cooper" Exhibition at the Argyle Arts Centre, 1972; Journal of The Entomological Society of Victoria, vol. 12, no. 4, August 1982; and St Clements Review and The Bulletin, July 1973.

Creator Le Souëf Family
Date range 1972 - 1982    Quantity 2 cm, 1 volume
Formats Ephemera, Maps, Notebooks, Loose Notes and Journals
Inventory Identifier A224 Box Number 43 Series 15
15-003 W.H.D. Le Souëf - Journal of Trip from Melbourne to Calcutta, Melbourne to Singapore
Personal

One leather bound notebook with entries describing a sea voyage taken by W.H.D. Le Souëf. The notebook documents the journey from Melbourne to Calcutta and back to Melbourne on board SS Rohilla; from Melbourne to Sydney on board SS Ly-ee-moon; Sydney to Brisbane on board SS Alexendra; Brisbane to Batavia on board SS Compta; Batavia to Singapore on board SS Jap-ara; Singapore to Batavia on board SS Sindoro, and Batavia to Brisbane on the SS Dorinda. The entries are generally consistent from December 1881 to August 1882.

Creator Le Souëf Family
Date range 1881 - 1882    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Notebooks and Diaries
Inventory Identifier A232 Box Number 43 Series 15

Published by the The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, January 2008
With support from Friends of the Zoos and Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
Listed by Gavan McCarthy, Andrea Barnes and other Austehc staff
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 27 November 2008
http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/guides/leso/15.htm

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