Dr Cindy McCreery

BA Yale MPhil DPhil Oxf Grad CertEdStud Sydney
Senior Lecturer
SOPHI Co-ordinator FASS3999, Semester 2 2019

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4133
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Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Cindy McCreery joined the Department of History in 2002, after teaching at the University of Oxford and the University of Newcastle (Australia). Born in Sydney and raised in Australia, Singapore and Hawai’i, she majored in Humanities at Yale before specializing in eighteenth-century British history, with a focus on visual culture, in her Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Oxford. Cindy developed her interest in visual and material culture of both the maritime British Empire and British royalty during postdoctoral fellowships at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; University of New South Wales, Sydney and Paul Mellon Centre, London.

Research interests

Cindy McCreery is a cultural historian, whose current research focuses on the links between the British Royal Family and the Royal Navy in the nineteenth-century British Empire. She is particularly interested in the overlap between royal tours and naval voyages, relationships between western and non-western royalty and subjects in the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, as well as the role of print culture (newspapers, engravings, photographs) in promoting but also critiquing monarchy, imperialism and the navy.

Modern monarchy and colonialism, including:

  • Global royal tours of: Prince Alfred (1867-71), Princes Albert Victor and George (1879-1881), George and Mary (future George V and Queen Mary) (1901) of Great Britain; King Kalakaua (1881) of Hawai’i, King Chulalongkorn (1987, 1907) of Siam and Sultan Abu Bakar (1860s-90s) of Johor
  • Global royal families: 19 and early 20c. ‘family’ and ‘diplomatic’ connections between the British and Hawai’ian, Japanese and Siamese royal families
  • The British Royal Family and Australia

Naval and maritime history, including:

  • Royal naval officers, photographs and community in nineteenth-century overseas British naval bases in the Indian Ocean and Pacific worlds

Visual and material culture, including:

  • Royal legacies and material culture, including palaces, monuments and royal regalia in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Exchange and display of honours and decorations (e.g. Order of the Garter, Order of the Star of India) by royal figures within as well as beyond the late 19 and early 20c. British empire

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate and Honours Teaching:

  • HSTY1007 History Workshop (Europe) ‘1897 Windsor Castle’
  • HSTY 1003 Forging the Modern World
  • HSTY 2672 Britain and the World c.1837-1914
  • HSTY2689 Civility & Squalor: 18c. British Isles
  • HSTY 2711 Revolutionary Europe c.1780-1920
  • HSTY4011 Modern Monarchy

Research Supervision

I am available to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD theses on eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain and the British empire, modern monarchy and colonialism, naval and maritime history and visual and material culture.

Recent Supervision:

Samuel Gribble, The ‘Radical Underworld’ of the British Mediterranean: William Eton, Malta and the British Mediterranean Empire, 1780-1806 (2019)

'Keeping the Home Fires Burning?: British Female Settlers' Conceptions of Home and Belonging in Colonial India, Van Diemen's Land and Western Australia, 1826-1860', Felicity Berry (PhD 2016)

‘New Hebrews’ ‘New Women’? Gender, Zionism and Orientalism in the Female Imagery of E. M. Lilien, 1890-1914 Lynne Swarts (PhD 2015)

'Devoting the Pen to your Service’: Naval Families, War and Duty in Britain, c.1740-1820 Ellen Anne Gill (PhD 2012)

Current projects

‘Introducing Alfred: Queen Victoria’s sailor son and the invention of the first global royal tour, 1867-71’

‘Monarchy on the move: the global royal tours of King Kalakaua (Hawai’i), Prince Albert Victor and Prince George (Great Britain), King Chulalongkorn (Siam) and Sultan Abu Bakar (Johor), 1879-1911’

Global Royal Families Conference

https://www.ghil.ac.uk/global_royal_families.html]

Future Projects

Book Chapters

‘Crossing Borders: Race, Climate and Technology in the 1901 Global Royal Tour’, in Levke Harders and Falko Schnicke, ed., Practising Borders: Belonging to Empire, Nations and Regions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

‘Unpacking Queen Mary: the journeys of a British queen and imperial traveller’, in Carolyn Harris, ed., English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty, vol. 4 ‘The Windsors’. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

‘A Parrot in every Port: animals ashore and aboard the Flying Squadron, 1869-70’, Journal for Maritime research.

‘Infantilizing royals: the 1881 global royal tours of Kalakaua of Hawai’i and Princes Albert Victor and George of Great Britain, Central European History.

In the media

Interview ABC TV documentary: ‘The Crown and Us: The Story of the Royals in Australia’, https://iview.abc.net.au/show/crown-and-us-the-story-of-the-royals-in-australia

Interview ABC News24 programme ‘The Royal Visit to Australia’, 17 October 2018.

Interview Macquarie News Radio ‘Overnight’ programme, 19 October 2018.

Conferences and community engagement

Co-convenor with Dr. Falko Schnicke of the German Historical Institute, London and Professor Robert Aldrich of the University of Sydney, ‘Global Royal Families’ conference at the German Historical Institute, 16-18 January 2020:https://www.ghil.ac.uk/global_royal_families.html]

Organising Committee, ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds? Emerging themes in maritime history’, 7thInternational Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA) International Congress of Maritime History, Perth/Fremantle, 27 June – 1 July 2016

Co-convenor, with Robert Aldrich: ‘Royals on Tour: the Politics and Pageantry of Royal Visits’, international conference, University of Sydney, 11-12 June 2015

Co-convenor, with Robert Aldrich: ‘Crowns and Colonies: Monarchies and Colonial Empires’, international conference, University of Sydney, 12-13 June 2014

Maritime Archaeology Advisory Panel, NSW Heritage Division, 2011-2014

Co-convenor, ‘Sea Stories: maritime landscapes, histories and cultures’, international interdisciplinary conference', University of Sydney, 12-14 June 2013

‘The Sailor Prince who got shot: Prince Alfred, HMSGalatea, and Australia’s First Royal Tour 1867-68’, Australian Association for Maritime History Vaughan Evans Memorial Lecture, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 20 November 2015.

‘Remembering Waterloo: the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo’, Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Sydney, 20 June 2015; Union, University and Schools Club, Sydney, 17 November 2015.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2010

  • The Environmental Humanities Group; McCalman I, Bashford A, White S, McCreery C, Gibbs M, Schlosberg D, Celermajer D, Philp J, Robertson S, Fitzmaurice A, Giles P, Marks P, Hardie M, Smith V, Alt C, Race K, Allon F; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2009

  • Royal Blue: Prince Alfreds world voyages and the marketing of the British empire, 1858-93; McCreery C; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.

2007

  • English Humour and British Civility: Constructing and Contesting Identity in the British Empire, 1867-70; McCreery C; University of Sydney/Career Interruption.

2005

  • Representatives of old women in wartime Britain, c 1776-1815; McCreery C; University of Sydney/Research & Development.
  • Moral panics and the law in eighteenth-century England; McCreery C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • Maritime Sydney:representations of the city as seaport, 1868-1908; McCreery C; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Satirical Gaze: Prints Of Women In Late Eighteenth-Century England. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (1999). Ports of the World: Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich c.1700-1870. London: Philip Wilson Publishers.

Edited Books

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2020). Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (forthcoming). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2018). Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2020). Monarchies, Decolonisation and Post-Colonial Asia. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (forthcoming). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2019). European Royals and their Colonial Realms: Honors and Decorations (forthcoming). In Christina Jordan and Imke Polland (Eds.), Realms of Royalty: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
  • McCreery, C. (2019). Navy, nation and empire: nineteenth-century photographs of the British naval community overseas. In Quintin Colville and James Davey (Eds.), A New Naval History, (pp. 89-112). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2019). The Sailor, the Lover, the Husband and the King: Images of William IV and Age and Continuity in Elite English Society, 1765-1832. In Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci (Eds.), Revisiting A Polite and Commercial People: essays in Georgian Politics, Society and Culture in honour of Professor Paul Langford, (pp. 77-97). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2018). Empire Tours: royal travel between colonies and metropoles. In Robert Aldrich, Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism, (pp. 1-22). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2018). Something borrowed, something blue: Prince Alfred's precedent in overseas British royal tours, c.1860-1925. In Robert Aldrich, Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism, (pp. 56-79). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). European sovereigns and their empires 'beyond the seas'. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires, (pp. 1-26). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2016). Two Victorias? Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria and Melbourne, 1867-68. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires, (pp. 51-76). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2014). Neighbourly Relations: Nineteenth-century Western navies' interactions in the Asia Pacific region. In Robert Aldrich, Kirsten McKenzie (Eds.), The Routledge History of Western Empires, (pp. 194-207). London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C., McKenzie, K. (2013). The Australian colonies in a maritime world. In Alison Bashford, Stuart Macintyre (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australia: Volume 1: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, (pp. 560-584). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2009). A Moral Panic in Eighteenth-Century London? The "Monster" and the Press. In Lemmings, David; Walker, Claire (Eds.), Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England, (pp. 195-220). Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2008). A British prince and a transnational life: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Australia, 1867-8. In Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott (Eds.), Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, (pp. 57-74). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2007). Sentiment, Motherhood and the Sea in Gillray and Blake. In Helen Bruder (Eds.), Women Reading William Blake, (pp. 148-158). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCreery, C. (2003). Lustful widows and old maids in late eighteenth-century English caricatures. In Kittredge (Eds.), Lewd & Notorious: Female Transgression in the 18th Century, (pp. 112-132). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Journals

  • McCreery, C. (2018). Views across the decks of HMS Ophir: revisiting the 1901 British imperial royal tour. Royal Studies Journal, 5(1), 55-81. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2015). Introduction: "Sea Stories" special themed section. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 288-289. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2015). Sea stories and sea pictures: George Gordon McCrae and late nineteenth-century maritime Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 326-343. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2014). Naval gazes: HMS Challenger, Swan River, and the Indian Ocean world c.1832. Studies in Western Australian History, 28, 13-26.
  • McCreery, C. (2013). Rude Interruption: Colonial Manners, Gender and Prince Alfred's visit to New South Wales, 1868. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49(4), 437-456. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2009). Telling the Story: HMS Galatea's Voyage to South Africa, 1867. South African Historical Journal, 61(4), 817-837. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2007). 'Long may he float on the ocean of life': The First Royal Visit to Tasmania, 1868. Tasmanian Historical Studies, 12, 19-42.
  • McCreery, C. (2002). The Sea and Public History in Australia. Journal of Maritime Research, May 2002.

Edited Journals

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2018). Twentieth-century British royal tours of the Dominions. Royal Studies Journal, 5(1).

Conferences

  • McCreery, C. (2005). Touring the Empires: the Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Madras, 1870. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques 2005. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Voyage Of The Duke Of Edinburgh In Hms Galatea To Australia, 1867-8. British World Conference III: Postgraduate Symposium, Melbourne, Australia: RMIT Publishing.
  • McCreery, C. (2002). Breaking all the rules: the Worsley affair in late eighteenth-century Britain. Fifteenth annual DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-Century Studies, Lewisburg: Bucknell University.

Textual Creative Works

  • McCreery, C. (2011). Defending Our shores. Sea of dreams: The Lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914, (pp. 32 - 39). Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). Gillray's Legacy, A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in late Georgian Britian. Gillray's Legacy, (pp. 4 - 60). Ohio, United States of America: The Ohio State University Libraries.

Film / Video

  • McCreery, C. (2013). 'Nineteenth-Century Sydney and maritime history' for 'Who's Been Sleeping in my house?', Series 2, Episode 3, 'Paddington', produced by Joined Up films in association with ABC Television and ScreenWest. TV series, Australia.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • McCreery, C. (2005). Less is more: rethinking the assessment in a first-year History unit of study. Synergy.

Reference Works

  • McCreery, C. (2016). British Empire, 1707-1914. In John MacKenzie (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Empire. (pp. 1-12). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). Fisher, Catherine Maria, known as 'Kitty Fisher'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other

  • McCreery, C. (2009), ‘The British monarchy and royal tours of Australia’, Macquarie Radio 2CH Sydney, 29 November 2009. Radio.
  • McCreery, C. (2008), The History of the Royal Australian Navy. Video interview.
  • McCreery, C. (2007), The Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Tasmania, 1868 ABC Radio, 'Drive Time', Friday 16 November, 2007. Radio.

2020

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2020). Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (forthcoming). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2020). Monarchies, Decolonisation and Post-Colonial Asia. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (forthcoming). Manchester: Manchester University Press.

2019

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2019). European Royals and their Colonial Realms: Honors and Decorations (forthcoming). In Christina Jordan and Imke Polland (Eds.), Realms of Royalty: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
  • McCreery, C. (2019). Navy, nation and empire: nineteenth-century photographs of the British naval community overseas. In Quintin Colville and James Davey (Eds.), A New Naval History, (pp. 89-112). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2019). The Sailor, the Lover, the Husband and the King: Images of William IV and Age and Continuity in Elite English Society, 1765-1832. In Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci (Eds.), Revisiting A Polite and Commercial People: essays in Georgian Politics, Society and Culture in honour of Professor Paul Langford, (pp. 77-97). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2018

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2018). Empire Tours: royal travel between colonies and metropoles. In Robert Aldrich, Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism, (pp. 1-22). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2018). Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2018). Something borrowed, something blue: Prince Alfred's precedent in overseas British royal tours, c.1860-1925. In Robert Aldrich, Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism, (pp. 56-79). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2018). Twentieth-century British royal tours of the Dominions. Royal Studies Journal, 5(1).
  • McCreery, C. (2018). Views across the decks of HMS Ophir: revisiting the 1901 British imperial royal tour. Royal Studies Journal, 5(1), 55-81. [More Information]

2016

  • McCreery, C. (2016). British Empire, 1707-1914. In John MacKenzie (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Empire. (pp. 1-12). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). European sovereigns and their empires 'beyond the seas'. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires, (pp. 1-26). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2016). Two Victorias? Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria and Melbourne, 1867-68. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires, (pp. 51-76). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [More Information]

2015

  • McCreery, C. (2015). Introduction: "Sea Stories" special themed section. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 288-289. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2015). Sea stories and sea pictures: George Gordon McCrae and late nineteenth-century maritime Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 326-343. [More Information]

2014

  • McCreery, C. (2014). Naval gazes: HMS Challenger, Swan River, and the Indian Ocean world c.1832. Studies in Western Australian History, 28, 13-26.
  • McCreery, C. (2014). Neighbourly Relations: Nineteenth-century Western navies' interactions in the Asia Pacific region. In Robert Aldrich, Kirsten McKenzie (Eds.), The Routledge History of Western Empires, (pp. 194-207). London: Routledge. [More Information]

2013

  • McCreery, C. (2013). 'Nineteenth-Century Sydney and maritime history' for 'Who's Been Sleeping in my house?', Series 2, Episode 3, 'Paddington', produced by Joined Up films in association with ABC Television and ScreenWest. TV series, Australia.
  • McCreery, C. (2013). Rude Interruption: Colonial Manners, Gender and Prince Alfred's visit to New South Wales, 1868. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49(4), 437-456. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C., McKenzie, K. (2013). The Australian colonies in a maritime world. In Alison Bashford, Stuart Macintyre (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australia: Volume 1: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, (pp. 560-584). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2011

  • McCreery, C. (2011). Defending Our shores. Sea of dreams: The Lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914, (pp. 32 - 39). Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

2009

  • McCreery, C. (2009). A Moral Panic in Eighteenth-Century London? The "Monster" and the Press. In Lemmings, David; Walker, Claire (Eds.), Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England, (pp. 195-220). Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2009). Telling the Story: HMS Galatea's Voyage to South Africa, 1867. South African Historical Journal, 61(4), 817-837. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2009), ‘The British monarchy and royal tours of Australia’, Macquarie Radio 2CH Sydney, 29 November 2009. Radio.

2008

  • McCreery, C. (2008). A British prince and a transnational life: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Australia, 1867-8. In Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott (Eds.), Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, (pp. 57-74). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2008), The History of the Royal Australian Navy. Video interview.

2007

  • McCreery, C. (2007). 'Long may he float on the ocean of life': The First Royal Visit to Tasmania, 1868. Tasmanian Historical Studies, 12, 19-42.
  • McCreery, C. (2007). Sentiment, Motherhood and the Sea in Gillray and Blake. In Helen Bruder (Eds.), Women Reading William Blake, (pp. 148-158). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCreery, C. (2007), The Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Tasmania, 1868 ABC Radio, 'Drive Time', Friday 16 November, 2007. Radio.

2005

  • McCreery, C. (2005). Less is more: rethinking the assessment in a first-year History unit of study. Synergy.
  • McCreery, C. (2005). Touring the Empires: the Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Madras, 1870. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques 2005. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques.

2004

  • McCreery, C. (2004). Fisher, Catherine Maria, known as 'Kitty Fisher'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). Gillray's Legacy, A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in late Georgian Britian. Gillray's Legacy, (pp. 4 - 60). Ohio, United States of America: The Ohio State University Libraries.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Satirical Gaze: Prints Of Women In Late Eighteenth-Century England. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Voyage Of The Duke Of Edinburgh In Hms Galatea To Australia, 1867-8. British World Conference III: Postgraduate Symposium, Melbourne, Australia: RMIT Publishing.

2003

  • McCreery, C. (2003). Lustful widows and old maids in late eighteenth-century English caricatures. In Kittredge (Eds.), Lewd & Notorious: Female Transgression in the 18th Century, (pp. 112-132). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2002

  • McCreery, C. (2002). Breaking all the rules: the Worsley affair in late eighteenth-century Britain. Fifteenth annual DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-Century Studies, Lewisburg: Bucknell University.
  • McCreery, C. (2002). The Sea and Public History in Australia. Journal of Maritime Research, May 2002.

1999

  • McCreery, C. (1999). Ports of the World: Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich c.1700-1870. London: Philip Wilson Publishers.

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