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Letter: 13 June 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 13 june 1841 requesting subscriptions to the school in Hobart town to be called the Archdeacon Hutchins school for the instruction (as I have been informed) of the lower classes, and under the control of the chief minister of the English church in this colony: The subscriptions range from £10.10 downwards if you or others incline to subscribe

John Leake

Letter: 15 August 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 15 August 1841 regarding no chance of his sons being able to raise any of the money which I borrowed and advanced to them for Port Philip – Idetermined on selling his land at the Windfalls or part of the Estate

John Leake

Letter: 24 February 1834

Letter written by William Wood dated 24 February 1834 regarding tickets of leave

John Leake

Letter: 22 August 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 22 August 1841 regarding his financial situation, finding a purchaser for Windfalls and Mr Smith wanting 750 pounds to give up the two year lease.

John Leake

Letter: 22 November 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 22 November 1841 offering the services of a very decent entire horse of the carriage breed for Leakes mares also Mrs Wood will be most happy to see Mrs Leake and her friends at any time

John Leake

Letter: 15 March 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 15 March 1842 regarding mistake in the acceptance

John Leake

Letter: 25 May 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 25 May 1842, regarding sending two acceptances which he hopes will be more correct and of how he is much annoyed by the rheumatism

John Leake

Letter: 5 June 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 5 June 1842 to Leake regarding surprise at the acceptance of draft being unpaid as he gave the letter to Mr Hankey a gentleman who had been staying with him – telling him it was of consequence

John Leake

Letter: 5 June 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 26 June 1842 to Leake regarding his health, thanking him for his letter and when he should trim his grapevine

John Leake

Letter: 14 August 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated (?) 14 August 1842 regarding always making mistakes in acceptances, all afflicted with rheumatism, rations given out to servants and going to the ball.

John Leake

Letter: 29 August 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 29 August 1842 regarding acceptance (enclosed), still busy ploughing and sowing

John Leake

Letter: 14 September 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 14 September 1842 regarding flood, never seeing the river that high and 350 acres of corn underwater

John Leake

Letter: 2 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 2 October 1842 regarding fire, governor, rebuilding river banks and corn

John Leake

Letter: 16 May 1836

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated May 16,1836 regarding wheat, possibilty of selling of his estate to Mr Bryant and his wife very unwell

John Leake

Letter: 2 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated (?) 2 October 1842 regarding morgage interest repayment on the 20th of month and request for loan of £300

John Leake

Letter: 13 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 13 October 1842 regarding the request for loan of £300, interest payment due in 10 days and can offer collateral of 600 ewes and their accompanying lambs

John Leake

Letter: undated (October 1842)

Undated letter written by William Wood to Leake regarding his financial situation, harvest unsold, if creditors insist will sell up everything - town allotment, horses, carriage, furniture anything except the sheep

John Leake

Letter: 27 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 27 October 1842 regarding Leakes refusal of loan and not needing any help by the end of next year. Latin inscription at the bottom of the letter from part of the Poem Tristia by the ancient poet Publius Ovisius Naso. Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris
(As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone)

John Leake

Letter: 14 November 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 14 November 1842 regarding sale of Hawkridge

John Leake

Letter: 20 November 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 20 November 1842 regarding his desire to sell Windfall and the sheep part of Hawkridge

John Leake

Letter: 20 May 1836

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  • Item
  • 1836-1869
  • Part of Leake Papers

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated 20 May 1836 wishing an offer on the sale of his estate in March providing he is offered three pound per acre and the auctioning of the stock. Includes a sketch of the property

John Leake

Letter: 10 September 1836

Letter written by William Wood dated 10 September 1836 regarding 41 bushels of wheat, newspapers and Mrs Woods kind regards

John Leake

Letter: 10 June 1838

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, Snakebanks dated 10 June 1838 regarding the membership of the committe for the Church of England Grammar school

John Leake

Letter: 5th November 1833

Letter written by William Wood from Snake Banks dated 5th November 1833 to John Leake regarding volumes of the New Monthy and wifes health

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: July 6 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated July 6 1893 regarding the wedding of Miss Emily Dobson.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: July 9 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated July 9, 1893 apologising for sending a letter intended for her to Miss Nellie Clark.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: August 26 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated August 26, 1893 regarding meeting Mr Les Gatenby and George Mercer near Morningside and another Mr Gatenby and Rod O'Connor at Cressy.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: October 29 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated October 29, 1893 asking for a photograph.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: December 21 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated December 21, 1893 thanking her very much for the photograph and telling her about the grand fancy dress ball to be held in the Exhibition Building on the 4th of the New Year.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: March 3 1894

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Woorara, Buninyong, Victoria, dated March 4, 1894

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: August 26 1894

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated August 26 , 1894

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: November 12 1894

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated November 12, 1898, regarding request for a new photo, the shearers strike and his pony Monkey

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: January 6 1895

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated January 6, 1895, telling of New Year parties at the neighbouring stations and thanking her for the photo and the calendar

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: April 29 1895

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated April 26, 1895, telling of fighting bushfires at Dunrobin and fly fishing and camping up and down the Glenelg River

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: July 18 1895

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated July 18, 1895, sorry he is taking so long to reply but hopes she will send him her newest photograph.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: January 6 1896

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated January 6, 1896, thanks for the almanack, busy with parties and races, request for photo of her in jacket and sailors hat.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: February 14 1896

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated February 14, 1896, regarding falling from her bicycle, an illustrated example of his Biking Costume, hot weather, a horse dying of sunstroke and seven different parsons in Easterton.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: April 11 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated April 11 1893 regarding her enclosed blue ribbon

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: April 14 1893

Humorous illustrated letter addressed to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated April 14 1893 regarding the reward claimed by the old gentleman for the blue ribbon

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: June 5 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated June 5 1893 thanking her for button hole and a tie and how he wore them to the garden party where they were immensely admired.

John Leake

Letters of J.B. Watchorn

Copies of letters of James Bayly Watchorn (1921-1943) written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the R.A.A.F. The letters are exceptionally well written and reflect his feelings about his life as a fighter pilot and the people he met and include descriptions of the countries where he was stationed - Rhodesia where he trained, U.K. and West Africa - although he discreetly avoided reference to the war or his flying duties.

James Bayly Watchorn

Robert & Ann Mather Papers

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  • 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

Diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M11-3-2
  • Sub-item
  • 1826-1827
  • Part of Meston Papers

Copies of diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen, including Journey to Ouse Plateau, Repat of Jorgensen to V.D.L. Co. on route between Hobart and Circular Head, and Journal kept while exploring from Circular Head to the Pieman River, 1826-7.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Letter of appointment :September 1818

Draft of letter dated 24 September 1818 from John Terry, late of Redmire Mill, appointing his brother Ralph to receive money due on Lord Bolton's estate, with list of money laid out in expenses by John Terry 1809-1811. Note added in pencil of dates of birth of some members of the family, 1710-1878.

John Terry

Accounts of money due & draft letter

Double page from a volume, containing:
a) Accounts of money due from John Terry to Samuel Terry for expenses while in N.S.W., including 10,000 shingles £6.13.4, wheat, meat, wine glasses, tea, boots, 5 yards gingham, boat hire, 'cash going to Parramatta 10 s', 'cash lent at Chapel 1 s'. 1819

(Note: Samuel Terry, a wealthy trader and property owner of N.S.W. (originally transported 1801 from Salford, Lancashire, England, does not appear to have been related to John Terry).

and
b) Draft of letter c1820, probably written by John Terry to his brother in England, gives his reason for leaving Port Jackson and coming to Van Diemen's Land - they could only have a twenty one year lease of their wind-mill at Sydney. He describes his property, mill, forge, stock yard, etc. close by the Derwent, 21 miles from Hobart, and a further 1400 acres 10 miles up the River which included good pasture.

John Terry

Account : October 1819

Account including various bills totalling ?1211.17.3, settling all demands between Samuel Terry and John Terry and signed by both parties. Dated 21 October 1819.

John Terry

Receipt

Receipted account for 1 guinea paid to W.J. Ring for tuition of Master Ralph. Dated 1830

John Terry

Account : 1833

Account dated March-September 1833 for cloth, blankets, clothing, etc. bought by John Terry of J.W. Robertson of Hobart Town.

John Terry

Baptismal certificate

Certified copy of the record of baptism in the Chapelry of Bolton and Redmire, Co. York, England, of Ralph, son of John Terry, miller and Martha Terry, dated 5 March 1815.

John Terry

Letter : December 1838

Letter from F. [Frances] Simmons to 'my dear Ann':- sending box to V.D.L. containing things her 'beloved (now Angle [sic] in Heaven) left you' [?Mary Simmons] and other items including books for the children and teaspoons; also giving news of Fanny, John [James' brother] and Frederick (who fought in Africa).

Jane Simmons

Photograph of gentleman

Photograph of elderly bearded gentleman, wearing coat and waistcoat with watch chain, sitting in chair. This is a photographic copy of a photograph which had written at the bottom on a piece of white paper, attached: 'Yours sincerely James J. Terry, 10 December 1846'. However the photograph probably dates form the late 19th century and James John Terry son of Ralph Terry was probably born in 1846. (Possibly the apparent signature and date was faked as a joke?).

John Terry

Bills : June 1818

True copy of 2 bills for £100 each delivered to his brother Ralph Terry, now residing at Forcett Mill, by John Terry. True copy dated 6 June 1818 signed John Terry & Ralph Terry

John Terry

Midwood Collection

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  • Collection
  • c1903

Collection of framed caricatures drawn by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood depicting colleagues, members of Midwoods household and local Hobart characters. Most are identified.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Miss Effie Milne

Framed caricature of Miss Effie Milne lady help and companion in the Midwood family.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Nicholas J. Brown

Framed caricature of Nicholas J. Brown Speaker, House of Assembly. 1903

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Grumbleene

Framed coloured drawing of a bottle of Grumbleene. My father (T.C.W. Midwood) did not like any grumbling at meal time hence this medicine for it.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Remittance man

Framed caricature of an Englishman living at Hobart on his regular remittance from "Home" which he at once spent on alcohol etc.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Mr. Timothy Julian Haywood

Framed caricature of Mr. Timothy Julian Haywood, pianist and choirmaster at Hobart. A noted accompanist at Hobart concerts.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Buff Scott

Framed caricature of Buff Scott, a very popular gentleman of Hobart.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

W. Watchorn

Framed caricature of W. Watchorn, merchant, Elizabeth St., Hobart. Senior partner in the firm of Watchorn Bros.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Civil Servant

Framed caricature of a civil servant at the Public Works Department.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Bruce Hood

Framed caricature of Bruce Hood. Very fond of singing songs at parties, his favourite being Egypt. Could not stop him once he began.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

John Turner

Framed caricature of John Turner, father of J.G. Turner and grandfather of Col. Turner. In the early days of Hobart he had a woodyard on the land in front of Parliament House. It was then the Customs House.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

William Grubb

Framed caricature of William Grubb. Wood and coal merchant known to Hobart as Billy. A keen yachtsman and fisherman.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Mr. Baker

Framed caricature of Mr. Baker, Chief Clerk, government department.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Two Civil Servants

Framed caricature of two civil servants disliking each other intensely.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

W. Baker

Framed caricature of W. Baker, a senior official in the Public Works Department.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

W. Morling

Framed caricature of W. Morling. He hired boats at the Bellerive ferry.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Mr. H. Steinbach

Framed caricature of Mr. H. Steinbach. A popular vocalist of early Hobart. He often appeared at the Hobart Town Hall; his favourite
song was "Alice Where Art Thou "

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Jerry

Framed caricature of Jerry, one of the boys at the Public Works

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

George Wright

Framed caricature of George Wright. An officer in the Public Works Department, a martyr to flatulence and stomach trouble.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

J. Brain

Framed caricature of J. Brain, a well-known citizen, a big order.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Miss Sarah Bignell

Framed caricature of Miss Sarah Bignell. School teacher at a school (Hobart Ladies College - in Anglesea Barracks) near Anglesea Barracks. On the school wall was a text framed "Follow after Truth".

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Government Clerk

Framed caricature of a very highly respected Government Clerk at Hobart.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

James White

Framed caricature of James White, Recorder of Titles, Hobart.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Mr. James

Framed caricature of Mr. James, retired wharfie.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Captain Harold

Framed caricature of Captain Harold. Retired Indian Army Officer. An eccentric who lived at Bellerive. Had a mania for water tanks and
ended his life by drowning himself in one.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Mr. Barnett

Framed caricature of Mr. Barnett, Civil Servant and cribbage expert.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Edmund Morris Miller Collection

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  • Collection
  • 1903-1970

Collection consists of corresspondence recieved, and draft correspondence. Also includes Library Associations, personal records, university lecture notes and papers relating to the University Library. Notes and drafts of publications and lectures and photographs

Edmund Morris Miller

George Musgrave Parker: Correspondence and research records

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  • Collection
  • 1922-1965

Most of the papers consist of notes made about historical queries, a rough draft of his book, and correspondence with East Coast residents and others requesting information. There is also a collection of newspaper cuttings and pamphlets relating to the history of Tasmania, especially the East Coast and some photographs and snapshots. Dr Parker also collected some original historical documents~ chiefly from East Coast families (although those of Dr Storey and the Cotton families have now been returned to the Cotton archives (ref. C.7). Dr Parker's collection of Walch's Almanacs has been supplemented by others received from Walch's and is kept up to date and now forms a complete record set for Walch's records (kept for reference in the Archives Reading Room). Some early newspapers (including Colonial Times, Southern Cross, Launceston Courier) were transferred to the State Archives to fill gaps in their collection .

George Musgrave Parker

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