Private Archives – Collection Listing
Copyright SLWA 2002
Acc. 1457A, 1636A, 1707A, 1709A, 5099A, 5101A, 5103A, 5104A, 5112A,
5149A, 5159A, 5270A, 5356A, 5367A, 5415A, 5448A, 5449A, 5519A, 6116A,
7094A, 7306A, 7738A, 8587A, 8588A
ERICKSON, Frederica (Rica) Lucy (nee SANDILANDS) 1908-2009
Dr Erickson is one of Western Australia's most renowned historians and
teacher. She married Sydney Erickson, a farmer, in 1936 and raised four
children on the land. Publishing four books on botany, beginning in 1951, she
later turned her hand to historical biographies. Her greatest undertaking by
far, however, was the monumental five volume "Dictionary of Western
Australians 1829 - 1914". She was awarded the OAM, an honorary Doctor of
Literature from the University of Western Australia and was also West
Australian Citizen of the Year.
A copy of "The Misfortunes of Phoebe" is held at Battye B/MOR
A copy of “The Brand on His Coat” is held at Battye B/994 BRA
A copy of "Old Toodyay and Newcastle' is shelved at 994.12/TOO
A copy of "The Victoria Plains" is shelved at 994.12/VIC
A copy of "The Dempsters" is shelved at B/DEM
The papers were donated to the Battye Library by Dr Erickson, June 1966
(1457A), June 1968 (1636A), March 1969 (1707A), April 1969 (1709A), 17
December 1991 (5099A), 28 March 1983 (5101A), 12 May 1992 (5103A), 28
March 1983 (5104A), 11 February 1983 (5112A), 2 February 1983 (5149A),
25 June 1999, (5159A), 7 June 2000 (5270A), 6 November 2000 (5356A),
1983 (5367A), 1997 (5415A), June 2000 (5448A), December 2003 (relating to
the publication of A Life on the Ocean Wave : The Journals of Captain Bayly,
and by the Esperance Bay Historical Society 23 February 2001 (5519A), and
transferred to Private Archives from the Battye Rare Book stack on 19 April
2001, original donation date unknown. (5449A), by Lauder Scott-Rogers in
2008 (Acc. 7094A), transferred from Battye monographs (7306A), drafts of the
Dictionary of Western Australians (7738A)
Holdings = 1.83m
The J S Battye Library provides access to original material. In some
situations, this may not be possible and alternative formats such as microfilm,
microfiche, typescripts or photocopies are supplied for researchers’ use.
Where alternative formats are available, these must be used.
The Commonwealth Copyright Act 1968 regulates copying of unpublished
material. It is the user’s legal obligation to determine and satisfy copyright.
Summary of Classes
Biographical study of William Burges. Author not
Handwritten letter written in response to request
for memories of Dr. Rogers of South Australia
27 January 1964
“Kings Park 1872 – 1972”
“The Old Depot – Claremont”
“York, the first inland town of WA”
‘d’ denotes details additional to the main painting—mainly enlarged floral
The date is that of painting; ‘-’ denotes a missing part, e.g. -.ix.58 = Sept.
[type specimen] indicates specimens used for the first botanical description
Most paintings are on sheets c. 20×30 cm. All are unframed.
Many paintings were used as the basis for a published colour plate
(apparently re-drawn for this purpose), and others for line drawings. These
are annotated ‘pub.’
Caladenia longiclavata d Youngs Siding 18.ix.33 -
Caladenia bicolor? d collected A.S.George -.ix.58
Siding 17.xi. 37 - pub.
Caladenia lobata portrait only (3 plants) Kendenup
-.x.51 - pub.
[type specimen of Caladenia glossodiphylla
Erickson] - pub.
Caladenia unita d Youngs Siding 3.x.33
Caladenia gemmata d Bolgart 29.viii.34 - pub.
E.[Emma] George 1950 - pub.
20.viii.49 [type specimen]
18.viii.34 [type specimen]
Fitzgerald, some after Gardner, in pencil
previous item - pub.
24.iv.33 - pub.
Vic. 8.i.33 [black-and-white]
9.ix.63 - pub.
Albany -.x.61 - -- pub.
Hwy no date
13 miles [south] 12.vii.-; petiolaris? seedling
31.xii.60 with notes by Dorothy Erickson on
taxonomic opinion of her and Ronald Melville,
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew