Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm

[17--? - 19--?]
Australian Joint Copying Project

The M Series has a strong emphasis on the records of missionary organisations, of trading and land companies and of learned societies and institutions.

Efforts were made to include material held in private hands and the collections document the activities of people from all walks of life: politicians, governors, small farmers, emigrants, convicts and commercial operations such as whaling and trading.

There is a high proportion of illustrative matter.

Arrangement: Before 1983, large M Series groups were made separate collections: London Missionary Society (Micro-MS-Coll-02); German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Micro-MS-Coll-09); Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew) (Micro-MS-Coll-10); NZ and Australian Land Co. Ltd. (Micro-MS-Coll-15) and Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Micro-MS-Coll-17). After 1983, all new accessions were put into Micro-MS-Coll-20.

The AJCP aimed to search out important groups of personal papers and archives in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands, which related to Australia and New Zealand, and microfilm them. Work began in the late 1950's and will proceed until 1993.

Quantity: 689 microfilm reel(s).

Physical Description: Mss (microfilm)

Finding Aids: An expanding inventory is available containing an alphabetical list of collections, a numerical list by M reel number and copies of individual inventories copied from the reels or supplied by AJCP.

The AJCP Handbook, Part 8, second edition, contains details of each collection.

The Guide to Manuscripts in the British Isles Relating to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, by P. Mander-Jones (Canberra: ANU Press, 1972) also contains descriptions of many of the collections..


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689 microfilm reel(s), Business records, Manuscripts, Microfilms, Mss (microfilm), Illustration: Illustrated
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