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Herbert C. Tapping Collection

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  • 1906-1919

Collection consists of correcpondene, accounts and photographic images relating to the Tapping family

Herbert Caleb Tapping

Hobart City Clerk

Hobart City Clerk, 5 July 1916. Fred R. Battle had been appointed City Treasurer and Accounting, but Tapping with third in ballot.

Herbert Caleb Tapping

Letters from "Edna"

Letters from "Edna", Sandy Bay 23 December 1919; ND [1920?]
Hoping to see each other after school, addressed to Master Pryor Tapping, 29 High Street, North Hobart (1919); explaining reason for breaking off friendship (ND).

Herbert Caleb Tapping


Photographs c1919

  1. Boy & girl (teenage) sitting on fence (3 prints and glass negative)
  2. Girl sitting on fence (and glass negative)
  3. Boy sitting on fence by river
  4. Boy sitting between two ladies (mother and sister?)
  5. Boy and girl standing together (negative only)

Herbert Caleb Tapping

Purchase accounts

Bills and papers concerning purchase of roses, books and photographic equipment dated 1916-1917

Herbert Caleb Tapping


Testimonials dated May-June 1906 and March 1917 from Messrs. Patterson, Laing & Bruce of Melbourne: Tapping was employed as manager of their Hobart counting house which was shortly to be closed (1906); testimonial from N.E. Lewis: Tapping had entered the employ of R. Lewis & Sons in 1889 at the age of 16, Lewis & Sons transferring to Patterson, Laing & Bruce in 1889. Also note of "organisation work".

Herbert Caleb Tapping

The flags of Verdun

Photograph of the flags of Verdun c1918. Verdun was the site of a major battle, the longest-lasting of the First World War

Herbert Caleb Tapping