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Collection of letters written by George Andrew Gatenby (1846- 1870), to his family while he was a school in the U.K and in Hobart.
George Andrew Gatenby
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Collection of letters written by George Andrew Gatenby (1846- 1870), to his family while he was a school in the U.K and in Hobart.
George Andrew Gatenby
Address to Lieutenant Governor George Arthur from the Independent-Congregational Church, dated 1836
Letter written by George Martin to 'My dearest Mary' (his wife) and a copy of a 'location' extract of a grant of 800 acres.
Consists of a copy of Alexander Maconochie's report on convict discipline made by George Washington Walker and sent by him to Margaret Bragg, in a volume titled: "Original Essays on convict discipline by Capt. Alexander Maconochie R.N. 1837 with some letters etc in further illustration of the same subject by James Backhouse and George W. Walker 1837".
Contents include Maconochies's report to Sir John Franklin, further observations, summary of papers addressed to British Government, Dr. Turnbull's objections to changes in convict discipline and observations by James Backhouse and George Washington Walker and index. The volume is in George Washington Walker’s handwriting.
At the front is a note on the origin of the manuscript and its presentation to Friends' School by descendants of Margaret Bragg, Roger Clark and John Bright Clark who visited the School in 1898.
Miscellaneous material relating to Franklin and his appointment, the dismissal of Capt. Maconochie. Lady Franklin's dinner engagement book, stereoscopic photograph of Lady Franklin Museum and assorted correspondence
Collection consists of various Walker Mill records including ledgers, sales journals and day book. Also included is a cashiers day book for the Derwent Bank. John Walker was the liquidator of the bank.
Letters, diaries and miscellaneous documents relating to both Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin. Many of the papers are only copies (some with omissions). not original, as, according to Rawnsley, after Lady Franklin's death her niece and companion, Sophia Cracroft, selected some papers for publication and had illegible ones copied or extracted and the originals were destroyed. The copies or extracts have been corrected and edited.
Collection of miscellaneous Australian newspapers: The Record (King Island), Melbourne Advertiser, Commonwealth Gazette, The Colonist, N.S.W.
Collection consists of one framed and one folded in book form Map of Van Diemen's Land by George Frankland, dated 1839. Dedicated to the Land Holders of the Colony by their faithful servant, George Frankland, Surveyor General and Sole Commissioner of Crown Lands . The map shows : counties, hundreds, parishes, townships, reserves for townships, roads, houses, names of landholders. Inset plans of Hobart and Launceston (24cm X 21cm) Scale : 20 miles : 7cm Size : 80cm X 130cm
Minute books, correspondence, reports and account books of the Maternal & Dorcas Society Hobart
Hobart Town Maternal & Dorcas Society
Collection consists of a paperback manuscript quarto volume and handwitten notes for talks
Consists of two letters. Official notification of appointment and letter to J.B. Mather
Collection cosists of material relating to the foundation of the college, reports, accounts, students activities and the library.
University of Tasmania
Copy (manuscript) of official correspondence between John Montagu and the Secretary of State for the Colonies concerning Montagu's disagreement with Sir John Franklin.
Letters and addresses of Sir John & Lady Jane Franklin
The papers of William Johnstone consists a copy of his diary of the voyage to Launceston on board the "Arab" November 1841 - March 1842 and of material in relation to the business of Johnstone & Wilmot, general merchant, importer of wines, spirits & cigars established in Launceston in 1842
Abstracts of meteorological data collected during 1841 - 1854 for Hobarton taken at the 'Observatory', noting: thermometer (mean maximum & minimum and highest and lowest, dry and wet bulb), humidity, barometer, wind, rain, clouds, remarks.
Minutes of The Tasmanian Society dated March 1841 to March 1842. Titled 'Minutes of "The Society" V. D. Land 1841'
Collection consists of five letters from a Quaker, John H. Fisher, in Hobart to his brothers, Reuben A Fisher and Thomas W.Fisher in Cork, Ireland.
John Fisher asked for news of his family, mentioning particularly his sisters May, Susanna and Margaret, Uncle John, cousins and friends and the other apprentices and he inquired if brother Thomas was still apprenticed to Henry Morris. His past misfortune was his own fault and he did not expect friend Thomas Harvey to forgive him (F.1/2) and he wanted to know if the Friends Society had disowned him and how people he owed money to felt (F.1/4). He had not been much to the Friends Meeting House in Hobart -- it was very different from home (F.1/3). Fisher had been in Port Philip and went into the bush but had an accident crossing the Goulburn River when a bullock dray ran over his legs and broke his thigh. In Hobart Isaac got him a job as overseer to David Lord but he was the only free person employed. Now he was working with Isaac who was teaching him hat making (1843 F.1 /2) but in 1845 he wrote that hats could be imported more cheaply and Isaac was fell mongering - getting up wool for the English market (F.1/4). There was a depression in Hobart but his life was comfortable. Hobart had 4 insurance offices, 4 churches (2 English, 2 Scotch), a Catholic chapel, 4 dissenting houses and a Friends Meeting House. In his last letter, dated 11 November 1845, John Fisher says he is thinking of
trying for Californian gold. One letter was later endorsed with a letter from A. Fisher to Thomas dated 31 . 12 . 1894 from Dymond City, N.C., enclosing the letters from their brother John and commenting on A.F.'s good life in the U.S.A., news of his children and his
farm on which he still led an active life although both he and Thomas had "passed the three score and ten"
John H. Fisher
Letters relating to the dispute between John Montagu and Alfred Stephens:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Meredith
Microfilm copy of 'Narrative of the overland journey of Sir John and Lady Franklin and party from Hobart Town to Macquarie Harbour, 1842' by David Burn - extracted from Colburn's United Services Magazine, Vol.2-3, June-November, 1843
Miscellaneous papers and photographs relating mainly to the family of Joseph Benson Mather
Joseph Benson Mather
Letter book and insurance policy belonging to Henry Jacob Hookey of Longford, solicitor, admitted in 1839, and practiced In Launceston, Tasmania.
Henry Jacob Hookey
Paper by William Colenso for the Tasmanian Society , dated 1843. 'Filices Nova, Novae Zelandiae, Auct. Guil. Colenso, 1843' A classification and description of some newly discovered ferns collected in the Northern Island of New Zealand, in the summer of 1841 -1842 by William Colenso, Paihia, January 3rd. 1843
Manuscript of article published in the Tasmanian Journal, vol. 2 (1846) pp 161-189, with note by editor (R.C. Gunn)
Collection of some Tasmanian and one United Kingdom newspapers dating from 1843 through to 1975 documenting significant occasions. Eg. Jubilee supplement, Bothwell Centenarian, Extraordinary edition of the Mercury
Letters written to Francis Hartwell Henslowe while he was Police Magistrate at Campbell Town.
Francis Hartwell Henslowe
Collection includes letters and cards relating to government house, scrap book of newspaper cutting and a bound volume of Aboriginal vocabularies
James Erskine Calder
Letters received by the Stokell family 1844-1910. Letters and copies of letters to the Stokell family, including a copy of a letter from bushrangers Martin Cope, Alexander Reid, John Reubens & James Prendergrass to George and Miss Stokell 1844 and 2 letters from E. H. Scott (1909, 1910). Also printed Poems and hymns by E. H. Scott undated.
Letter and draft of 'A Manual of Fossil Mammals, being the substance of a course of lectures on the osteology and paleontology...'
Collection consists of miscellaneous printes papers, pamphlets and xeroxed copies of documents relating to St. Mark's Church of England, Pontville, Tasmania.
St. Mark's Anglican Church, Pontville
Collection consists of accounts for the sale of plants, receipted bills and detailed expenses, visitors books, work books, notebooks and administrative papers. See also entries in Council meeting minutes.
The Royal Society of Tasmania
The papers include correspondence of Margaret (Gunn) Allison, daughter of William Gunn, mainly with her Gunn relatives and also papers of son Frank and his family.
Margaret (Gunn) Allison
Collection of committee minutes, accounts and admissions register for St. Mary's Hospital, Hobart.
St. Mary's Hospital
Copies of letters from Thomas James Lempriere (1796-1852) public official, author and artist who served as Commissariat at Sarah Island (1827–30) to George Maclean, Deputy- Commissary-General, from Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land, dated 18 June 1846-26 October 1847, reporting provisions and work of the prisoners sent to get huon pine etc. The letters of the 18 and 26 October 1846 report arrival, inadequate habitation (houses having been burnt down) and prisoners refusal to work on building. The second document is a Daily Strength Register of the troops stationed at the Military Establishment, Macquarie Harbour, April 1846-October 1847 including a list of Convict passholders.
Thomas James Lempriere
Garrison order book for the 96th Regiment dated 6 April 1847 - 9 March 1848. Also daily record book kept by Thomas Samuel Stewart who was the Commissariat Storekeeper at Norfolk Island when it was finally abandoned as a convict settlement.
Thomas Samuel Stewart
Business letter book dated 16 August 1847 to 9 September 1850 of John Thomas Waterhouse, general trader and shipowner of Hobart. The letters are addressed to traders, agents in mainland ports and relate to cargoes of all kinds, including provisions, spirits etc.
In Wood's Royal Kalendar of 1849 - J. T. Waterhouse, shipping agent is listed as owning 6 ships (John Bull, Scout, Timbo, Triton, Waterlily and Maguasha)
John Thomas Waterhouse
Miscellaneous returns, photocopies of plans, and letter etc. relating to Norfolk Island
Illustrated London News
Accounts and Bills of John Wilkinson, Chemist of Elizabeth Street Hobart dated 1848 - to 1856.
Accounts and bills, mainly for household and family expenses and a few pharmaceutical supplies; including food, meat, ale wine, crockery, clothing, house repairs, saddlery, repairs to gig, garden plants and seeds, newspapers, rent of premises in Liverpool Street from William Beechcroft at £75 pa., Hobart Town High School fees and fees for tuition of 'Master John' in English, Latin and violin by S.P. Daly. Tradesmen’s bills include: W. Carter of Buckingham House, Murray St., Richard Cleburn, chandler and grocer; William Elliot for wine and sherry; Daniel Graham, grocer, Liverpool Street; W. Ladd, butcher; T. Stevens for barley; Peter Macbeth for shoes; R.S. Waterhouse, Elizabeth and Melville Streets, Manchester House drapers; Alex. Fraser, ironmonger, Collins Street; James W. H. Walch, stationer, corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets; J. Webb, pastrycook, Murray Street, opposite St. David’s Church; s. Galbraith, tin plate manufacturer, Elizabeth Street; Thomas Rosman, tailor, Elizabeth Street; John Hood, druggist, Melbourne; William Champion, wine & spirits merchant
Collection consists of shipping papers and bills dated 1848 - 1877
Captain William Walker
Collection consists of correspondence, letter books, diaries, notebooks and photographs relating to John Wilson & Sons boatbuilders.
Affidavits that there is no impediment to marriage, with additional affidavit of consent for those under 21, and of consent of the Lt. Governor for prisoners of Crown. Both made before Robert Russell, appointee of Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. Made at Morven ( now Evandale) Stephen Collins and Louisa Freelth, and Thomas Spinks and Mary Jones.
Copies of letters written by John Martin, June to November 1849 to his brother David, from Dublin, the ship 'Elphinstone' and from Bothwell, Tasmania. Martin was an Irish political prisoner transported to Van Diemen's Land.
Collection consists of reports of council and an annual report.
Two handwritten letters addressed to William Dean. One letter has engraving of Hobsons Bay and Williams Town, Port Phillip. HAM brothers, Engravers. Published by John Hunter, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
'Song of the aborigines of V.D.L; nd. Arranged by Mrs Logan. (According to the donor, who found. it among some old music, it could date back to 1850 and might have been copied by his mother (nee Wilkinson) at Bothwell)
Manuscript sheet of music with aboriginal words. Also photograph of 2nd page.
Collection consists of one folio leather bound minute book and other material relating to the Chamber of Commerce including annual reports and handbooks and directories.
Minutes are incomplete, but annual reports or annual handbooks are complete from 1910 -1984.
Hobart Chamber of Commerce
Photocopies of documents relating to the Irish political prisoners, 1851 - 1859
Miscellaneous documents, visitor book and list of paintings
Collection consists of a photocopy of Mackie's diary dated 1852 - 1855 bound into two volumes with accompanying photographic prints and 35 mm. negatives of some illustrations contained in the diaries.
The diaries (except for the South African portion), with most of the sketches, were published in 1973 as Traveller underconcern, transcribed and edited by Mary Nicholls for the History Department of the University of Tasmania.
Frederick William Mackie
Particulars of property, mainly in Battery Point Hobart to be sold by auction by Thomas Yardley Lowes (no plans or detailed descriptions). Properties of Robert Quayle Kermode & Sir George Arthur
Thomas Yardley Lowes
Autograph albums and some correspondence
James Wilson Agnew
Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and miscellaneous items relating to the company also material relating to the Eastern Coast Steam Ship Company.
Alexander George Webster
Twenty xerox copies of letters received by Alfred Archer. Also manuscript poem 'put me in my little bed'.
Letters received from Alfred Archer’s mother while he was at school with Mr Hawkes, dated December 1854, August & September 1856, February - July 1857 (9 letters):also from his father 16 July 1862, 16 July 1863 (2 letters); sister Ellen, 8 February 1869 & 13 March 1879 (2 letters); brother Harold written during visit of both brothers to U.K., 7 May & 19 September 1878 (2 letters); cousin Alice Archer, August 1877 & January 1880 (2 letters); Joseph Mosman about the cricket club 8 March 1875; Henry H. Tippler, Wellington New Zealand, 23 September 1878.
Collection consists of papers, personal correspondence and photographs relating to William Knibb Morris and his family.
William Knibb Morris
Certificate of award of 2nd class medal to Tasmanian Executive from the Paris exhibition of 1855 signed by Napoleon Bonapart. Photographic copies of Certificates of award from Sydney and Melbourne Exhibitions to James G. Moir of Hobart for lead shot, 1879 & 1880-1881 & plan of Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
The collection consists of a photograph, typescript manuscripts and notes on location of mills
Kenneth McKenzie Dallas
Two volumes containing appeals and rules of the Spreme Court.
Albert George Ogilvie
Material relating to John William Hadden's medical career consisting mainly of degrees, diplomas and certificates, also Hadden Fammily genealogy
John William Hadden
Collection consists of official printed Gazette notices and Parliamentary Papers relating to the Launceston & Western Railway1856-1868 and Main Line Railway 1873 -1874 , correspondence and news cuttings collected by Frederick Maitland Innes.
Frederick Maitland Innes
Photocopy of the last will and testament of Thomas Alcock, dated 1856, leaving legacies to his children and his second wife, Ann. Executors were Thomas Lodywyk Crowther, surgeon, and John Regan, tanner.
Medical and vital statistics for 1856. Report and tables, with returns, prepared fer the Royal Society of Tasmania by Edward Swarbreck Hall
Edward Swarbreck Hall
Two parchment deeds dated 1856 & 1857 regarding a deed of trust and a lease
Alfred James Gatehouse
Financial records of The Royal Society of Tasmania. Includes ledger accounts, receipts and expenditure, audited balance statements etc.
The Royal Society of Tasmania
Collection consists of correspondence concerning wool shipment and an illustrated booklet compiled by C.B. Thomson and issued to celebrate the firms centenary entitled Alfred Harrap & Son Pty Ltd 1857 - 1957
Alfred Harrap & Son
Royal warrents of appointment of Francis Smith as attorney general and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
Collection consists of photocopies of three letters and two pamphlets bound into four volumes. The family papers remain in the possession of the family and include diaries and work notebooks of John Waldie, jun. c.1854-1896; agreements over timber and land, accounts and receipts 1856-1892, letter from W.C.Blyth 1869, letter to his mother 184S, letters from John Waldie senior 1822, 1832, 1833 and letters to Delia Waldie from Mary Quinn 1883.
Insurance averages dated 1857 to 1860
Notes on averages for insurance of ships and cargoes, made by Thomas May Evans, including accounts of voyages, valuation, losses etc. of ships:
• Brig Mary Clarke (A. Avery, master) on voyage from Newcastle, N.S.W. to Melbourne,
• 'Caroline'(John Robertson, master), voyage from V.D.L. to southern Wale fisheries.
• Ann Gales, with sugar from Mauritius to Hobart Town Schooner
• Tamar (Tregurtha, master), V.D.L. to Victoria
• Schooner 'Louisa' - salvage loss (Walter M. Robertson, master)
• Dark (Henry Sansom, master), Hobart to Port Philip Australasia with wool, Hobart to London (Connol, master)
• Dark (Jasper, master) Hobart to Port Philip
• Brigantine Macquarie (A. Graves, master), Hobart to Port Albert
• Circassian (Napper, master) - salvage loss.
• Scotia, London to Port Philip
Collection consists of business correspondence and case papers of Thomas Sheehy, solicitor, barrister and proctor of Collins Street,
Collection consists of material relating to the Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee and includes reports and petitions collected by Henry Propsting, chairman of the Lighting Committee
Gold digging license and notes on gold digging for the colony of Victoria
Documents relating to William Harris or Harrison including army pay book and personal certificates
Collection consists of one Associate of Arts degree awarded to William W Perkins and two prizebooks awarded by Hobart High School to D Barcley
Tasmanian Council of Education
Collection of material relating to Pearce's time at Somerset House School, diary of his time as an apprentice and ships log of the "Wild Wave" from when he was captain. Also photograph of the Wild Wave
William Alfred Pearce
Collection consists of five ledgers containing details of wages and accounts, rations and shearing for two properties, Morningside and Riccarton. Located at Campbell Town in northern Tasmania and owned and managed by James Mercer.
Letter from Joseph Milligan, from London, to Thomas Giblin, dated 19 Jan. 1861 Refers to jewellery, Fingal gold, exhibitions, etc. also a letter from M.A. Giblin to Sir James Agnew enclosing the above letter. 25 April (1901)
Documents concerning the formation and operation of the Antarctic Treaty. Includes documents about some of the related agreements and institutions that together comprise the Antarctic Treaty System. Many of the documents are reproduced or referred to in W M Bush, "Antarctic and International Law: a Collection of Inter-state and National Documents" (volumes I-IV, and binders I-IV).
University of Tasmania
Presentation of colours to the Buckingham rifles dated May - October 1861.
File of papers concerning the presentation of colours and a bugle to the Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps, by the ladies of the county; including subscription lists, receipts for payments to the designer of the flag, to the carpenter for erecting a platform, etc., invitation, letter from Lady Young, from Entally, agreeing to make the presentation addressed to the secretary of the (Ladies) Committee Arthur Kennard Chapman
Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps
Minutes of meetings of the Devon Permanent Committee dated July 1862 - 1872. Relating to a proposed tramway from Ulverstone, annual races at Ulverstone, etc.
The bulk of the correspondence consists of Francis Cotton's letters to Joseph Benson Mather, and some other correspondence from members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), family and a few business correspondents also a few letters addressed to Joseph Benson Mather’s children.
Joseph Benson Mather
Paybooks of two seamen: Dennis Dogherty of the ' Aurora ', page recording payments torn out, no date and John Clarke, of the 'Lady Kennaway' number 3099, 1862 - 31.12.1862. Booklets in a small metal protective case.
Collection consists of management committee records, admissions register and accounts of the Girls Industrial School Hobart, also 2 photographs.
Girls Industrial School Hobart
Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts awarded to Henry Lewis Garrett of Hobart Town, who passed in English, Latin(with credit and prize) Greek, French (with credit) and pure mathematics and was placed in the second class Signed by H. Officer, president of the Tasmanian Council of Education. Seal of Tasmanian Council of Education 1859, red wax, lozenge shaped, backed paper: open book "Floreat Tasmania' on diamond pattern, in tin (separate from document). Diploma has decorative border of oak Leaves and acorns designed by Henry Hunter and engraved by Alfred Bock.
Henry Lewis Garrett
Typed copy of Samuel Ready's Diary of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land in the ship Utopia, February to May, 1865. From the original diary owned by L E O Ready of Latrobe, son of Samuel Ready.
Governor's memoranda & circulars, signed by J.W. Agnew (cost of shipping), C. Gellebrand (constitution and electoral acts), George C. Strahan (printed) Governor's leave of absence. Also envelope address to Walter Harrison containing: Photograph of Natural History Museum, London; photograph of Sir William Crowther standing next to a memorial, Highfield, Circular Head (1967); colour photograph of portrait (? Mrs Crowther)
James Willson Agnew
"Notes taken in the Long Course" 1866 - 1867 :Notes on field artillery, construction of bridges, batteries, field kitchen, etc. with sketches, by Lt. William Vincent Legge (1846-1918)
William Vincent Legge
Letters from Molesworth Jeffery to his sisters Susanna and Catherine (Kate) in U.K. , small water colour of Burnbank Homestead and photographs of St. George's Chapel, Lachlan, and Richard Piggott, Lord Viscount Molesworth.
Minutes of a musical society known as the Orchestral Union (originally proposed as the Symphony Society) including musicians' and singers dated 1866 to 1872
Publication entitled 'Salmoniana,' by Barri Couta(pseud.)m June 1866. Humorous verse and sketches concerning the arrival of salmon ova in Tasmania. The names of the commissioners and others have been noted on the sketches in this pamphlet which includes advertisements printed by J. Walch & Son.
Salmon Commissioners Tasmania
Collection of meeting minutes, directors meetings and share register for the Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company
Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company
Collection consists of 2 papers regarding the assignment of insurance from the Australian Mutual Provident Society.
Australian Mutual Provident Society
Two volumes of meteorological observations made by Dr. Story at Kelvedon, Great Swanport and letter from patient M.A. Wilson, of Swansea.
George Fordyce Story
Phrenologist's character reading of Mrs Bilton dated 11 August, 1869. Signed by S. Sloper, Phrenologist.
Collection consists of booklets and and photocopies relating to Tasmanian Aborigines
Letter from Michael Maxwell Shaw dated 7 July 1869 to William Boyer about the 'Castra' settlement - "I think that a society of gentlemen at Castra would do much to establish a sound tone of feeling and manners through the island". He also describes
his own home 'Deans Point' La Trobe, formerly a coal mine and good dairy land.
Michael Maxwell Shaw
List of Tasmanian fish by M. Allport (n.d. c1870-1876)
Includes also "List of Tasmanian fish sent to Dr. Gunther, British Museum, per ship "Windward", March, 1874" ; List of Tasmanian
saltwater fish sent to the Royal Museum of National History, Brussels by Mr. Morton Allport, March, 1874" ;"Dr. Gunther's list 2nd
collection", and letters :-British Museum 12 Oct., 1872 ("thank you and Mrs. Meredith for ... 6 plates of Tasmanian fishes. I return them as requested ..." ; 2 May, 1875, report on fish received - a salmo trutta taken in Derwent estuary, having "in its stomach eight anchovies, a diet which will account for the rapid growth of salmonoids in your waters but which will not improve the flavour of their flesh", surprised that Tasmanian anchovies not yet turned to same use as in Europe; whip-tails - macronurus Novae Zelandiae : 8 Apr., 1876 : further report on collection sent - included new genus (No. 18 in list: "No local name. See 40 in book and drawing by Mrs. Allport.
Apprentice Indenture for Charles Goodfellow, dated 20 Sept. 1870. Indenture of apprenticeship of Charles Goodfellow, son of Robert Goodfellow of Hyler, Co. Cornwall (U.K.), to William Henry Lean of Falmouth, master shipwright, to serve for seven years from 3 November 1863 (sic) Endorsed with certificate of satisfactory completion.
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to Anglo-Indian officiers settling in Tasmania and Colonel Crawford's 'Castra' settlement
Collection consists of miscellaneous business papers and other correspondence relating to shipping, banking, real estate and shares of Alexander McGregor and McGregor, Piesse & Co. Most of these papers relate to the dissolution of the partnership and Alexander McGregor's independent business ventures, the execution of estates of which he was trustee and the execution of his estate after his death
Collection consists of newspaper articles, letters and papers of William Ebenezer Shoobridge relating to agriculture, economics, socialism and politics.
William Ebenezer Shoobridge