Collection B18 - George Thomas William Blamey Boyes Letters

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George Thomas William Blamey Boyes Letters


  • 1824-1826 (Creation)

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1 folder

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George Thomas William Blamey Boyes (1787-1853), public servant and diarist, was born probably at Stubbington, Hampshire, England, the son of George Thomas Boyes of Winchester. After education by various private tutors, in 1809 he took his first public post in the Commissariat Department of the army. From 1810 to 1815 he served under Wellington in the Peninsular war.
In 1818 Boyes married Mary Ediss. In 1823 the Treasury appointed him deputy assistant commissary general in New South Wales. For more information see :

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Copies made by Peter Chapman (UTAS Adjunct Associate Professor History and Classics) from originals in private possession.
Received June 1976.

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Photocopies of copies made by Peter Chapman of eight letters written by G.T.W. Boyes to his wife, Mary, written from Sydney, 1824 and Hobart, 1826. For other letters see Royal Society Collection RS 25/4.

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Open for research. No copying or publication without permission of owner of original manuscripts.

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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

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November 2017 PP




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