Collection RS2 - Hudspeth Diaries

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Hudspeth Diaries


  • 1812-1849 (Creation)

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2 type one boxes

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After medical training he undertook work as ship's surgeon, finally with the Hudson Bay Company in 1815. In 1817 he started practice in Bowden-on-the Tweed, England, married Mary Lowrey (1793-1853) , an old school mate on 20 July 1819 and emigrated to V.D.L. in 1822 aboard the "Minerva". He had an appointment as Assistant Colonial Surgeon but his major interest was his farming property 'Bowsden" at Jericho.

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He was a surveyor and school master at Bowsden, Northumberland, U.K. In 1791 he married Alice Fox-Maule. Some time after 1822 he, together with four of his eight children, Elizabeth, Catherine, James and Alexander, joined his eldest son John Maule at 'Bowsden ' , Jericho, V.D.L.

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Bequeathed to the Royal Society by W.H.Hudspeth (d.1952)

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Collection of diaries kept by Thomas Hudspeth at "Bowsden" Jericho, Tasmania and John Maule Hudspeth on his voyage to Greenland and Hudon Bay and voyage to Tasmania in 1823

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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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HE Feb2020




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