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Davis, J. C. (John Corbett)
Davis Sporting Collection : Part I and Part II, ca. 1860-1948
Level of Description
Date of Work
Type of Material
Textual Records - (manuscript, typescript, printed, newscuttings) - 8 boxes - 1.44 Meters
Photographs - ca. 5000 (chiefly silver gelatin photoprints) - periodical illustrations, ink drawings and ephemera
Administrative / Biographical Note
The Davis sporting collection was largely compiled by John Corbett Davis (editor of The Referee, The Arrow & The Sunday Times from 1912-1939), Joseph J. Davis (brother of J.C. Davis) and Vincent C. Davis (son of J.C. Davis). John Corbett Davis was born on 11 April 1868 in Araluen, N.S.W. References: Library correspondence file Information supplied by John Maclurcan, grandson of John Corbett Davis, January 2012 and January 2014
PART I - PICTORIAL MATERIAL: Vol 1. Amateur and professional athletics Vol 2. Australian rules football Vol 3. Aviation Vol 4. Ballooning Vol 5. Baseball Vol 6. Billiards Vol 7. Boating and bowling Vol 8. Boxing Vol 9. Coursing Vol 10. Cricket Vol 11. Cycling Vol 12. Fishing Vol 13. Golf Vol 14. Highland games Vol 15. Hockey and ice hockey Vol 16. Horse racing Vol 17. Ladies lacrosse match at Lords Vol 18. Lawn bowls Vol 19. Motorcycling Vol 20. Motor racing Vol 21. Olympics Vol 22. Polo and water polo Vol 23. Rifle shooting Vol 24. Rowing Vol 25. Rugby League Vol 26. Rugby Union Vol 27. Sculling Vol 28. Skittle bowls (ten pin bowling) Vol 29. Soccer Vol 30. Squash Vol 31. Steeplechase Vol 32. Surfing and surf-lifesaving Vol 33. Swimming Vol 34. Tennis Vol 35. Tobogganing and woodchopping Vol 36. Wrestling Vol 37. Yachting Vol 38. Portraits of J. C. Davis Vol 39. Portraits Vol 40. Miscellaneous Vol 41. Album of athletes and entertainers PART II - PICTORIAL MATERIAL: Vol 42. Athletes Vol 43. Boxing Vol 44. Cricket Vol 45. Cycling Vol 46. Fishing Vol 47. Golf Vol 48. Horse riding Vol 49. Polo Vol 50. Olympics Vol 51. Skating Vol 52. Rugby League Vol 53. Rugby League / Rugby Union Vol 54. Rugby Union Vol 55. Sculling Vol 56. Soccer Vol 57. Surfing Vol 58. Swimming Vol 59. Tennis Vol 60. Grass tobogganing Vol 61. Turf Vol 62. Hockey Vol 63. Yachting Vol 64. Sporting personalities Vol 65. Miscellaneous Vol 66. Periodical illustrations (combined series comprising Part I & Part II) Vol 67. Rugby Union P3/196. Peter Jackson champion of Australia (lithograph) MPG/120. Australian team 1926 (cricket - photograph) ON 154. Photonegatives (228 photonegatives) PART II - MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL: MLMSS 7209. Correspondence and other papers, 1879-1958 MLMSS 7752. Further correspondence and other papers, 1894-1948 A contents list for the pictorial material is available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room at PXE 653. The list was compiled from the annotations on the reverse of the photoprints which includes some titles, dates and place names. The annotations were difficult to transcribe and identifications remain unverified. The collection includes Australian and international material.
This collection comprises 71 record series.
This collection was acquired in two parts, Part II of the collection was purchased in 1976 Pic.Acc.3764
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Signatures / Inscriptions
Most photoprints are annotated on reverse
The Mitchell Library also holds printed books, pamphlets and newscuttings of the Davis sporting collections. Some photoprints are reproduced in: The Referee. Sydney : Edward Lewis, 1886-1939. Location number: RAV/FM4/241 General Reference Library. The Arrow. Sydney : Harry Markham Evans, 1896-1933. Location number: RAV/FM4/823 General Reference Library. See also CY 4421, frames 1-638 (Davis Sporting Collection, Part II, Box 115) for a preservation microfilm copy of manuscript indexes (4 vols.: 1890-94, 1913-18) to 'The Referee', Sydney NSW, newspaper.
Davis Sporting Collection
Sports -- Australia.
<< Items in this Collection
[Davis sporting collection part I & part II : periodical illustrations]
[Davis sporting collection part I : album of athletes and entertainers]
[Davis sporting collection part I : amateur and professional athletics]
[Davis sporting collection part I : Australian rules football - VFL]
[Davis sporting collection part I : aviation]
[Davis sporting collection part I : ballooning]
[Davis sporting collection part I : baseball]
[Davis sporting collection part I : billiards]
[Davis sporting collection part I : boating and bowling]
[Davis sporting collection part I : boxing]
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