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Account Ledger - William Gunn

Account Ledger of William Gunn c.1835 -1868. Little information recorded. Enclosed: bills for brass candlesticks and snuffers, washing for Mrs Gunn (1845).

William Gunn

Draft letter : Case concerning servants

Draft letter dated 14 October 1835 to Lieut-Governor concerning Gordon's servants: Charles Hardiman, shepherd, was expecting a ticket of leave but had been suspected of stealing hams, John McQuaide, shoemaker and another former servant, William Mitchell, who had been swindled - a case of extreme hardship.

William Gunn

Draft of letter to "Winston"

Unsigned draft of letter to "Winston" dated 31 Januaary 1888: little parlour window broken open and things "put out".

William Gunn

Executors' accounts - estate of William Gunn

Executors' accounts for the estate of William Gunn deceased . Dated 1868 -1877. Papers of the trustees and executors under the will of William Gunn (R.C. Gunn and Thompson and Ritchie), including authority to lease Glen Dhu to Mrs Gunn for one year, accounts for fencing and repairs at Glen Dhu, insurance, solicitors' fees, rent, rent for Bourbon, rent for Lakeland, share of income for Mrs Gunn, Mrs Allison, William Gunn jr., Isabella Simmons, E.E. Burrows, James A. Gunn and division of estate between Louisa Gunn, Elizabeth E. Gunn, William Gunn, Mrs Allison and James Gunn.

William Gunn

Forcett property

Request from the Survey Office to John Halls to measure 100 acres in Forcett, subject to a reserve to the Government of 100 acres at the Ferry. Also covering letter from W. Gunn to Gordon - the last clause spoils all (transcript only)

William Gunn

Government House Levee & Ball cancelled

Notice that in consequence of a domestic affliction in the family of the Governor [Sir Henry E. Fox Young] the Levee and Ball for the 24th 1855 would not take place.

William Gunn

Gunn's claim against Gordon estate

Gunn's claim against Gordon estate 1844 -1849. Papers relating to William Gunn's suit for debt against James Gordon, including: letter from Gunn to Mrs Gordon: sent 3 bags of sugar, Kelly's account, stock losses (22 Oct. 1844); letter from W. Gunn to sister in law Mrs Gordon: sending sugar, Kelly's case, been given notice to leave by Robertson etc (29 Oct. 1844); accounts of interest owed by James Gordon and Elizabeth Gordon 1841-1848;
summons to E. Gordon for debt of £6000 to William Gunn (8 Sept. 1847, & Sept. 1849); letter from W. Gunn to Thomas Young about the case and Mrs Gordon (8 Nov. 1848, transcript only - original too decayed to handle) statement by William Gunn to Mrs Elizabeth Gordon of Forcett, Pitttwater, widow of James Gordon, reciting judgement in suit brought by William Gunn requiring Mrs E. Gordon as executor to pay with account attached.

William Gunn

James Gordon

Various letters, 1 memorandum of appointment, Executor papers and letters concerning the marriage of the widow of John Lakeland to T.H. White, transcripts of letters and draft of letter.

William Gunn

Land purchase

Letter about land purchase dated 1 April 1840. Signature illegible.

William Gunn

Letter : D. Gordon and Joseph Gordon to brother

Letter from D. Gordon and Joseph Gordon to brother, London dated 8 December 1805. Received letter from Jersey - reflected on dangers encountered, relatives - Aunt Jane, Brother Fortune's family, Fanny, Peggy Lakeland "a fine blooming girl", horses, family and servants, no hams available but could get legs of mutton and a few pieces of beef.

James Gordon

Letter : James Gordon arbitrator in civil case, Sydney

Letter to James Gordon arbitrator in civil case, Sydney Order of Civil Court of N.S.W. for dispute between William Stewart and Robert Campbell to be referred to the arbitration of James Gordon (11 October 1810); accounts of "estimated proportion arising to Captain Stewart on the sale of seal skins, oil" etc.; valuation of sloop "George", brig Venus, etc.

James Gordon

Letter : James Gordon to nephew John

Letter from James Gordon to nephew John [? John Thomas Lakeland] dated 14 October 1835. Box of apples, jams etc sent, reference to his studies, stock prices, crops, bees, prosecution of the shepherd and the groom for their infamous conduct, respects to Mr Manning and love to James. (transcript only, original too damaged and powdery to handle)

James Gordon

Letter : Robert Campbell Gunn to brother William Gunn

Letter from Robert Campbell Gunn to brother William dated 6 October 1828 from Barbados regarding the want of cash for fare home in spite of economies, appointment as clerk to Royal Engineers Antigua uncertain, thinking of moving to V.D.L., Gunn's father and father-in-law recently died in Antigua

William Gunn

Letter : Temple Pearson to Gunn

Letter written 1 July 1828 from Temple Pearson, Douglas Park to Gunn: friendly letter regarding servant due a ticket of leave so needs replacement and Gunn's bull.

William Gunn

Letter : Thomas & Sarah Cherry to son James Cherry

Letter from Thomas & Sarah Cherry to son James Cherry. Not heard from him. Addressed to George Thompson, River Plenty, with postscript asking if James Cherry "be no more" Mr Thompson requested to inform his parents.

William Gunn

Letter : To "Aunt"

Letter addressed to "Aunt" dated 28 April 1889. Incomplete letter headed "Mardin Erleigh: sorry about her worries but unable to help - living hand to mouth since store burned down, offered lodging, expecting any day - "nurse here now", Tom works hard, children well.

William Gunn

Letter : T.W. Birch, Hobart, to James Gordon at Sydney

Letter from T.W. Birch, Hobart, to James Gordon at Sydney dated 8 February 1811. Stock well, some in calf, bull, a passenger in the "Cambell Macquarie" an inmate of Birch's house had seen them all and could inform J.G.'s brother in law, skins, land.

James Gordon

Letter and invoice : George A. Lloyd

Letter and invoice from George A. Lloyd, Sydney: sending 97 bags of maize to sell on his account, proceeds to be invested in potatoes or wheat (8 August 1840); bill of lading for 80 bags of potatoes to Sydney per Eamont for G. A. Lloyd (8 September 1840)

William Gunn

Letter regarding Robert Simpson

Letter regarding Robert Simpson dated 1846. Inquiry from Glasgow solicitors to Gunn about a Robert Simpson who was convicted of theft in Glasgow in 1823 and transported, convicted again in 1840, but not heard of since, was next of kin to an uncle recently deceased.

William Gunn

Letter: Rev. Robert Auld

Letter from Rev. Robert Auld, Orkney, dated 8 April. 1845. Inquiring about Joseph Welsh and a bill of exchange he sent to Gunn in 1843 for Welsh. (transcript only, original too fragile and powdery too handle)

William Gunn

Letter: Sarah Threlkeld

Letter from Sarah Threlkeld (nee Arndell wife of L.E. Threlkeld, missionary) dated 24 May 1840. From Ebenezer, Lake Macquarie to brother [in law] and sister Gunn: L.E.T. taking service, children busy with books, family.

William Gunn

Letter: W. Wood to W. Gunn

Lette from W. Wood to W. Gunn dated 1 July 1845. Nankridge: employment for Charles, Mr Swan bought horses and bullocks for ploughing, cannot offer present big rent of £650 for 2000 acres. (fragile document)

William Gunn

Letters : William Gunn to James Gordon

Letters : William Gunn to James Gordon dates 1830-1834. Gunn busy with men from last 2 prison ships, Lakeland and family well, young Fanny (30 Oct. 1830); land for sale by discharged soldier, Fanny (10 Dec. 1833); shipping (24 June 1834); assigned servant, Fanny (ND).

William Gunn

Note : William Gunn

Note from William Gunn dated 5th April (n.d.) about constables (partly illegible)

William Gunn

Notice of arrival

Copy of notice that appeared in the Hobart Town Gazette of the arrival of the "Shelton" (Capt. Dixon), listing passengers including Lieut. William Gunn and family. (ms copy) dated 28 December 1822

William Gunn

Poem: "Forget me not"

Poem entitled "Forget me not" written on a small scrap of paper - undated [early 19th cent]

William Gunn

St Patrick's River Property

Rough draft of a conveyance of property at St Patrick's River from Jane Franklin, widow of Sir John Franklin RN. decd, to Ronald Campbell Gunn of Launceston.

William Gunn

Trustees of Lakeland - Mrs Lakeland's remarriage

Trustees of Lakeland - Mrs Lakeland's remarriage November 1830 - June 1831. Mrs Mary Lakeland, widow of John Lakeland, and her marriage to Thomas H. White (employed as manager of their Forcett farm 1830-31): papers of James Gordon and William Gunn, executors and trustees under the will of John Lakeland (d. 17 March 1829), relating to the proposed marriage which was opposed by Gordon and by Mrs Lakeland's sister, Elizabeth Gordon, because of doubts as to White's intentions and unsavory rumors about his morals. Papers include: correspondence between Mary Lakeland, James Gordon, William Gunn and Thomas White; copy of statement by William Gunn and M. Lakeland that Mrs Lakeland and Mr White had formed a mutual attachment but before she proceeded further it was her intention that inquiry would be made into Mr White character and the property devised by her late husband would be settled so that Mr White could have no control over it (7 January 1831, transcript only, original document too fragile too handle); counsel's opinion on Lakeland's will (19 February 1831); draft letter complaining that White had left the farm in working hours and ridden a young horse too far (30 Jan.1831); Thomas White's resignation from James Gordon's service on the Lakeland's Pittwater farm, Studley Park (14 Feb. 1831); information laid before a J.P. that White had absented himself from his employment for 4 days (8 Feb. 1831, transcript only, original too decayed to handle); summons for Thomas White for absconding from J.G.'s service (17 Feb. 1831); letter from W. Gunn to Gordon: Mrs Lakeland had wanted some papers from her box but he refused them, Fanny had told him that "the ring is purchased, an 8lb wedding cake ordered and the ceremony is to be performed on Thursday the 25th instant" (15 Feb. 1831, transcript only, original too decayed to handle); letters from Joseph Steele (5 Jan. 1831), anonymous writer suggesting that Thomas White had a wife living in Scotland (ND), J. Laing (26 Jan. 1831); list of household furniture at Studley Park, Pittwater, left by Mrs White on 4 Feb. signed T. White (6 June 1831); letter from Thomas White to James Gordon on the health of child Louisa Lakeland - recovered from fever (13 June 1831).

William Gunn

William Gunn

Letters, and transcripts of letters to William Gunn, copy of notice in newspaper, Account ledger, Bank book, Executor accounts for the estate of William Gunn

William Gunn

William Gunn Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G5
  • Collection
  • 1822-1915

Collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous papers and accounts of William Gunn and family also some papers relating to James Gordon.
Note: 12 documents, too decayed and powdery to handle read, have been withdrawn and stored separately on shelf. (7) Letter from L.E. Threlkeld from Sydney to brother in law W. Gunn 7 Dept 1846 (inviting W.G. to visit, Christian Union etc.); (8) Auld letter; (15) Gunn to Young 1848; (18) statement of Gunn's claim for debt against James and Elizabeth Gordon 12 Sept. 1849; (31 (4) expenses and disbursements for sloop George and brig Venus 1805; (41) Mrs Lakeland's statement 1831; (53) information against White 8 Feb. 1831; (56) Gunn to Gordon; (68) W. Gunn to Gordon - Forcett property survey 1834; (70) Gordon to nephew John 14 Oct. 1835; (72) George A. Lloyd letter and invoice - bags of maize 8 Aug. 1840; (73) bill of lading - potatoes sent to GA. Lloyd Sept. 1840. Transcripts of all documents which could be read have been made and included in place of the originals. PSK Sept. 1992

William Gunn