About the records

Title Records of the McLaren Family
Date Range 1829 - 1993
Reference MS13596
Creator Samuel Gilfillan McLaren (1840 - 1914)
Extent 2 metres (224 items)
Repository State Library of Victoria
Abstract The McLaren Family Papers chronicle several generations of a family prominent in mathematics, medicine and education.

Administrative Information

  • The collection is comprised of records from 2 accessions. The codes used to uniquely identify each accession range from MCLA1998/0001 to MCLA1998/0002.
  • The records have been allocated to 26 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from MCLAS001 to MCLAS026.
  • Through the processing of the records, 6 provenance entities were identified. The codes used to uniquely identify each provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, range from MCLAP01 to MCLAP06.
  • The inventory covers 224 items, and may include records of continuing value, records sentenced for destruction and records that have been destroyed. The codes used to uniquely identify each inventory item range from MCLA00001 to MCLA00224. The total collection occupies 209 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).
  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 12 August 1998. The latest additions were made on 6 February 2003. The latest modifications were made on 20 May 2008. This collection profile was updated on 2 April 2009.

Scope and Content

The papers, publications and photographs in the collection McLaren Family Papers have been carefully collected by Marjory Miller nee McLaren. Over the years Mrs Miller has separated the papers according to a number of methods which include individual, date or subject. The letters and papers were tightly bound by string and enclosed in plastic bags and kept in two small boxes and one small suitcase in the study and one large suitcase in the attic. Mrs Miller has also written in pencil on many of the papers, identifying people, dates and relatives.

The family portrait seen on the top left hand side of this online guide is of Bruce, Marjory, Mary and Charles McLaren. Reference: Inventory ID MCLA00061 Samuel Bruce McLaren's Photographs - Mementos, Series 16, Box 5, McLaren Family Papers, MS13596, State Library of Victoria, Australia.


The McLaren Family Guide to Records has been published by the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre (previously the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre). You may download, temporarily store in cache and display the material on this web site in unaltered form only. You may also print and copy the material on this site in unaltered form as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 only (retaining this copyright notice). This guide is the result of serious scholarly research and must be formally acknowledged as such when the guide itself or the records it catalogues are cited.

The McLaren Family Papers are held by the State Library of Victoria. The State Library of Victoria manages any rights (including moral rights) in all material contained in the McLaren Family Papers.

All information in the guide to this collection and in the material of the collection itself, served from Australia, is administered under Australian Intellectual Property Laws.

How These Records Can Be Used

Researchers wishing to consult these records will need to contact the State Library of Victoria regarding the access conditions that may apply to specific series or inventory items.

Where material from the collection, the McLaren Family Papers, and/or the associated guide, the McLaren Family Guide to Records, is copied or quoted the source of the material must be acknowledged.

Preferred Citation

Records from the McLaren Family Papers should be cited as [Inventory item number and title], [Series number], McLaren Family Papers, MS 13596, State Library of Victoria, Australia.

For citation of the published guide, an acceptable form would be: Anderson, Fay and McCarthy, Gavan, McLaren Family Guide to Records, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 1999 [URL and date accessed].

Published by the The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, May 2008
With support from Mrs Marjory Miller
Listed by Fay Anderson and Gavan McCarthy
HTML edition Rachel Tropea
Updated 2 April 2009

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