Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth, March 22, 1787- August 8, 1790: Part 287.
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A drawing of a heraldic shield redolent of medieval manuscript annotation found on the second last page of the Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth. Smyth (1750-1790) was the surgeon responsible for the women convicts on the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet, from 22 March 1787 â€“ 8 August 1789. His journal contains a number of sketches, doodles and drawings of English emblems, some of which - like this heraldic shield - are medieval.
Smyth, Arthur Bowes
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