Caley Journal

Scope and Content

Manuscript journal of George Caley, entitled 'Remarks on the weather &c', containing a travel diary, 1811-1817, describing a canal journey from London to Manchester and a journey to St Vincent in the West Indies.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1770; a naturalist, whose journeys included New South Wales; died, 1829. See 'The devil's wilderness: George Caley's journey to Mount Barks 1804', ed Alan E J Andrews (Blubber Head Press, Hobart, Australia, 1984); Reflections on the colony of New South Wales', ed J E B Currey (Angus & Robertson, London, 1967).

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

The volume was found among the Tewkesbury Vicars' Papers at University College London Manuscripts Room.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The volume is in a fragile condition.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Related Material

The Natural History Museum holds Caley's journals of tours in New South Wales. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives holds transcripts of correspondence, 1799-1810. For 31 letters to Sir Joseph Banks, 1795-1818, see W R Dawson, 'The Banks letters' (1958).