Item 5 - Friends and relatives

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Friends and relatives


  • 1851-1890 (Creation)

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9 documents, some cross-written

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Margaret Elizabeth daughter of William Gunn (1800-1868) and Frances Hannah (Arndell) of Sorell and Glen Dhu, Launceston). Married in Henry Allison in 1852, auctioneer and alderman of Launceston and son of Capt. Francis Allison of Streanshalh. After Henry's death (c 1862) Margaret took her four children (William Race (Willie) (1854-1931), Isabel (Issie), Frank (1858-1936) and Amy to live with her parents at Glen Dhu.

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Deposited by J. Murphy in 1967

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Letters from friends and relatives dated 1851 to 1890. Lucy Charles (?) from Sydney: congratulations on approaching marriage, mutual friends (30 October 1851).
Cousin Emily E. Maddox, from Launceston: children Loui and Baby, friends, George going to Melbourne to play the cricket match, local match natives [born] against English, death of Miss Barnard (17 Mar. 1852).
C. Benson: sending crochet pincushion as token of friendship, heard of M's marriage, M's brother's return from Scotland (2 September 1853).
Sydney Charles Waller (?): allegorical poem on roses and poppies (1874).
Winston C. Simmons, from Richmond: cheque enclosed, balance owed (1883, 1884).
Julia A. Connell, Glen Connell: sympathy on death of Issie (11 April 1885), the old lady's death - 92 a long span, Biddie and children (9 October

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7 June 2017 HAE




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