Undated mining biographies including the biographies of James Harcourt Smith (1864- ), Government geologist; William Renison Bell (1840-1915); Guillaume Daniel Oelprat (1856-1937), Manager Broken Hill P.C.; John Walter Gregory (1864-1932), geologist; Patrick Hannan (.Q 1843-1925), Kalgoorlie Goldfield; Edward Hammond Hargreaves (1816-1891), goldminer; Henry Yorke Lyell Brown (1844-1928) geologist; Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David (1858-1934), geologist; William Arthur Pretyman (1863- ), Chief Clerk Mines Dept., Hobart. Also miscellaneous newscuttings and notes.
Draft introduction and biographies of Tasmanian Parliamentarians: William Robert Giblin, Lyndhurst Falkinder Giblin, Sir Richard Dry of Quamby, James Milne Wilson, James Whyte, Charles Meredith, Francis Villeneuve Smith, Frederick Maitland Innes, Thomas Daniel Chapman of Sunnyside (1815-1884), Alfred Kennerley (d.1897 age 88) and William Lodewyk Crowther.
Six typescript biographies : (1) Isaac Alfred Isaacs (private notes ms.) (2) John West (1809-1873) (ts.) (3) Sir John Franklin, the Colonial Governor 1837-1843, address at Franklin Centenary Meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania 7 Feb. 1937 (ts. 13 pp.) (4) Launceston's Dictator 1811 (Johnathan Burke McHugo) (ts. 15 pp.) (5) James Rule (1830-1901), educationist (6) A.I. Clark - "The Clarks of Rosebank". (ts.)
Correspondence and papers relating to Tasmanian Working Party, including suggested lists, rough notes on Thomas Jerome Kingston Bakhap born Ballarat; also cabinet photograph by E.M. Grimley, Birmingham [U.K] of an Edwardian gentleman.