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Cecil Allport Correspondence


  • 1921-1923 (Creation)

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Robertson was a conveyancer, he died on July 8, at Kismet, Bellerive, Tasmania. He was the eldest son of William Consett Robertson, formerly of Hobart, late of Melbourne.

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Morton John Cecil Allport (usually known as Cecil) was only 19 when his father died suddenly in 1878, leaving him responsible for the family. His grandfather had died one year earlier. For the next twenty years he worked hard at his career while coping with family crises and managing the family investments. About 1900 some shrewd investments of his own gave him the means to indulge his interest in Tasmanian history and collect rare books on exploration and Australian history as well as pictures by Tasmanian colonial artists.

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Deposited by F. C. Wolfhagen 1962

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Answers to queries on historical matters : Cecil Allport,1921 -1923

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Access: Open for research

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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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gc November 2018




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