Early Collection Documentation
Early records of the Australian Museum ethnographic and indigenous collections. These records include Letters Received 1838-1888 (AMS7 and AMS8); early collection registers including the Palmer Register (1877-1880) (AMS253) and A/B Register (1887-1940) (AMS52), plus registers of Donations, Exchanges, Purchases and Accession registers and accompanying indexes. This large collection contains a wealth of information on early collectors, dealers, and donors, collecting activities across Australia and the Pacific,and the history and development of the Australian Museum's indigenous and ethnographic collections and its links with collections held throughout the world.
By appointment Australian Museum - Archives
1888; Collecting; Collectors; Ethnography
Archives; Documents; Letters
Australia; Pacific Islands