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Diary notes

Diary notes dated 24 March -24 April 1904. Describes the journey from Australia to England on board the S. S. Australia. The first half of the diary contains information on the journey as far as Marsailles, after which he travelled by train to Paris. Whilst in France he visited Versailles, the Luxembourg Palace, the Louvre (twice), Notre Dame Cathedral, and other landmarks of Paris. The diary concludes with him in London.

Edward David Dobbie

Dobbie Collection

  • Collection
  • 1904

Folder of photocopied typewritten material, 221 pages, typed

Edward David Dobbie

Extracts from letters

Two extracts from letters. The first extract deals mainly with Dobbie's travel plans: he was on his way to Edinburgh, then back to London, and then to Ireland. Most of the second letter deals with financial matters at home, and the need for his wife to have a holiday.

Edward David Dobbie

Letter from Vivien W. Rawlinson

Letter from Vivien W. Rawlinson undated. Most of the letter concerns Dobbie's work on the appeal by the Van Diemen's land Company to the Privy Council. Rawlinson had nothing but praise for Dobbie's efforts, and suggested should the government's case fail, Dobbie ought to resign his post and commence private practice. The remainder of the letter deals with arranging to play golf, and dinner at Rawlinson's club the following Wednesday.

Edward David Dobbie

Letters to Lallie

Letters to Lallie dated March - 9 December 1904. The letters begin during Dobbie's time on board the S. S. Australia on his way to Europe, and covers the entirety of his time in England. The letters cover the appeal by the Van Diemen's land Company to the Privy Council, and other aspects of his time in England.
Perhaps a highlight of Dobbie's career as Solicitor-General was his visit to the United
Kingdom in 1904. This came about as a result of an appeal by the Van Diemen's Land
Company against a decision of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. The company had brought an
action of trespass against the Marine Board of Table Cape, a semi-government authority. The
Supreme Court of Tasmania had failed to uphold the action. The Van Diemen's Land Company
eventually appealed to the Privy Council in England and Dobbie, as Solicitor-General, was sent
to London to present the case on behalf of the Marine Board and the state government.

Edward David Dobbie

Press cutting enclosed with letter

Press cutting enclosed with letter dated 24 June 1904. The cutting deals with a recital performed by Mdlle. Antonia Dolores at St. James' Hall. The article deals initially with the reaction of the audience over the first half of the programme, and then goes on to list many of the tunes she sang during the evening.

Edward David Dobbie