Archival, library and museum institutions to apply for Charles Sturt papers
Archival, library and museum institutions across the country can now apply for the allocation of papers of explorer Charles Sturt (1795-1869), which the government has accepted in lieu of tax.
The collection consists of Sturt's journal, papers, watercolours and drawings relating to his expedition to central Australia from 1844-46.
His expedition journal records the great hardships endured by his party, such as the onset of scurvy and encounters with various aboriginal tribes. Other papers include two manuscript vocabularies of aboriginal languages and a Letter of Instruction from Governor George Grey of South Australia.
Any library, record office or analogous institution in the UK interested in being allocated the papers should contact the Principal, Private Archives Team, Archives Sector Development, The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew TW9 4DU (email: email@example.com) in the first instance.
Applications for allocation of this material must be received in writing at the same address by 14 October 2011. Please note that applications have now closed.