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Mather Family Papers

  • Collection
  • 1816-1925

Collection consists of material relating to various members of the Mather family, the Society of Friends , miscellaneous correspondence from Quakers and the Friends School

Robert Mather

Proposed voyage in ship 'Hope'

Proposed voyage to Van Diemen's Land in ship 'Hope' June 1821 - January 1822. Papers relating to the proposal of some members of the Wesleyan Methodist Society to proceed to V.D.L . and the decision at meetings of 29 June, 2 July, finalised on 4 July, to travel in the ship 'Hope' owned by Messrs Degraves and Macintosh, Captain Francis Allison. However the ship was held up by HM Customs at Ramsgate, being both unseaworthy and overloaded, and the owners failed to provide the provisions and accommodation promised. The Government eventually chartered another ship, 'Heroine', to continue the voyage.

Robert Mather

Robert & Ann Mather Papers

  • Collection
  • 1821-1835

Papers relating to the voyage out and settlement of Robert Mather and his wife, Ann (Benson). Many of the papers (Ml0/16-20) consist of extracts from letters from Ann Mather to her brother, Rev. Samuel Benson, and sisters Isabella Whytall and Sarah Benson (m. Hammond 1832), in UK and were probably given to their niece, Sarah Benson Mather who married George Washington Walker in 1840, after Ann Mather's death in 1831.

Robert Mather

Letters : Ann Mather to her husband Robert Mather

Three letters dated April 9th 1828, June 19th 1828 & July 15th 1828 from Ann Mather to her husband Robert Mather revealing the care and concern for her children. She lived at Lauderdale supervising the farm workmen, and the children lived in Hobart Town with their father. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 20

Robert Mather

Letter : Mary Mather to her brother Robert

Letter from Mary Mather in London to her brother Robert in Van Diemen's Land dated 23 September 1830. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 20

Robert Mather

Historical notes

  • Collection
  • 1922-1923

Newspaper article on Robert Mather, 1922, 1923 and undated notes by Charles Meredith copied by Mr. Walker, on biography of Francis Cotton, Gilbert Robertson, William Kermode, Thomas Mason, Dunn family, John Swann, Charles Meredith himself, etc.

Charles Meredith