Item 18 - Ann Mather's letters home

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Ann Mather's letters home


  • 1824-1829 (Creation)

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1 file (37 papers)

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Ann Mather (1786-1831) was the daughter of Rev. Joseph Benson (1749-1821), a prominent Methodist minister and friend of John Wesley. She married Robert Mather (c1782-1855)

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Deposited on indefinite loan with the University Archives by Miss Ursula Walker

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Ann Mather's letters home Jan 1824 -1829. Extracts and copies of letters from Mrs Ann Mather (nee Benson) to her brother, Rev. Samuel Benson, and sisters, Isabella Whytall and Sarah Benson in London, apparently made after her death, consisting mainly of religious sentiments. Also copy of her Memoir written by her brother Rev. Samuel Benson(18b)

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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The Mather papers were deposited by three separate descendents of Robert and Ann Mather and are in three collections - Ml0, M19 & R7. See also the Walker Papers (W9), for papers of George Washington and Sarah Benson (Mather) Walker.

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HE May 2018




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