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Microfilm : Amos family papers

  1. Receipt book of half and quarter yearly rent paid by James Amos (father of Adam and John (1776-1848), as tenant of Heriot Mill, Galawater, including later editions (1779), of cash expenses of mill, 1774-1845.
  2. Account book of Amos Mill, Cranbrook, VDL, 1824-1836.
    1. Diary of Adam Amos (1807-1874), June 1839
    2. Letterbook (or minute book) of Trustees of estate of John Lord, 1829-1833, including correspondence of Derwent Steam Navigation Company

Amos Family

Microfilm : Amos family papers

  1. Diary of Adam Amos (1774-1845), May 1822 - Dec 1825. A record of chief happenings in the district of Great Swan Port of which he was Chief District Constable, including notes of musters and convict passes, with names.
  2. Adam Amos (1774-1845), letters outward, 1807-1844, mostly to his sons.
  3. Adam Amos (1774-1845, letters inward, 1833-1841, including receipts. 4. James Amos (1804-1864), letters inward, 1837-1850.
  4. James Amos (1804-1864), will.
  5. Letters from George Meredith to his wife Mary, nee Evans, 2 Mar 1823 & 25 Apr 1825.
  6. Letter from George Meredith jun. to Mary Meredith (nee Evans), 6 Aug 1833.
  7. Letter from Maria, Mrs John Meredith (nee Hammond), to her daughter Jessie Meredith, 3 May 1885.
  8. Letter to Captain Thomas Watson sen. From niece EN Rayner (?), 13 Oct 1835.
  9. Letters to Capt. T Watson sen. From George Vaux, 18 Mar 1837 & 10 Nov 1838.
  10. Bill of lading for the shipment from Leith of 4 harrows and 2 ploughs, 23 Jul 1814.
  11. Copy of map in Survey Office signed by J H Wedge, 7 Oct 1826, of grant of George Meredith for 2,000acres at Great Swanport, and a description in handwriting of George Frankland, of additional grant of 1,000 acres.
  12. Letter to Mrs Mary Lyne from Jessie Amos (?), 10 May, 2 Oct.
  13. Letter from Elizabeth Lyne to Mary Amos, n.d.
  14. Letter to Mary Amos from?, 5 May 1839.
  15. Letters from Mrs Louisa Bell (nee Meredith) to Margaret Amos (1809-1896), 26 Aug 1885 & 2 Apr 1886.
    I 7. Letter from Adam Amos to ? , 19 Oct 1872.
  16. Adam Amos to ? Mrs Amos, 1873.
  17. Diary of John Amos, 1 Jan 1840-May1843.
  18. Manuscript copy in 1880-1900 style writing, of "Grandfather Amos' Diary", 1 Jan 1854-21 Jan 1858.

Amos Family

William & John Clark Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS8
  • Collection
  • 1812-1887

The William and John Clark Papers are a record of a settler family in Tasmania. They include papers concerning the management of the Cluny property, a few papers relating to Bothwell and John Clark's correspondence concerning his work as a magistrate. There are also letters to John Clark from William Barnes (1791 ?-1848). brewer of Launceston, 1829-1839; Matthew Curling Friend of Newnham, Port Officer
at George Town, 1833-1841, and from Charles Arthur (1808-1884), nephew of and Aide-de-Camp to Lt.
Governor George Arthur, 1827-1829. There are also letters from British army officers' wives and daughters addressed to Jane Clark. Also included are papers relating to the Weston Family, Ann (neeClark) and William Pritchard Weston

William Clark

George and Mary Ann Meredith

Consist of George and Mary Meredith's family correspondence, correspondence with their children, children's schooling, friends and neighbours, household and servants, and George Meredith's business and magistracy correspondence

George Meredith

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

Mrs. M. A. Hobbes

Letter from Mrs. M. A. Hobbes, dated 26 July 1839. Sent a drake, unable to visit as difficult to find trustworthy woman to take charge of young children.

Mary Ann Meredith

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

John Meredith

Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 1820-1822. Warning against forming an intimacy with any of the passengers- "a set of disappointed people whose fortunes are become desperate", 20 "a dangerous but delightful age, his radical politics, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children, received copy of letter from the Cape- sorry he was suffering, glad to hear of beneficial effects of climate of V.D.L., hopes for future, times bad in England, especially for farmers, seen letters of G. Meredith to brothers and Sarah and Sabina's to Mrs Flaherty.

John Meredith

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

John Meredith

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

John Meredith

Some correspondence of John Meredith , cousin of George Meredith who accompanied the Meredith family to Van Dieman's land.

John Meredith

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

Dr George Fordyce Story Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C7
  • Collection
  • 1821-1878

Collection consists of personal papers, medical case notes and accounts, student notes and exercises, botanical papers which include some correspondence with Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, copies of electoral returns etc.

George Fordyce Story

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

John Meredith

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

George Meredith: Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS34
  • Collection
  • 1821

Collection consists of a diary and memoranda book, typed copies of the diary and some correspondence.

George Meredith

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

Meredith Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G4
  • Collection
  • 1821-1908

Consist of Meredith family correspondence, some accounts and photographs. The letters are mainly between mothers and daughters and sisters and record the life of a settler family from the point of view of the women and children of the family.

George Meredith

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

Correspondence : George and Mary Ann Meredith

Letters from George Meredith to his wife, Mary, his "confidant", from Hobart: journey from Hobart, stay at Jericho, Dickons & cattle (1822); John's folly, Gregson, Archer, Oyster Bay, law case, land grant, John to receive £100 for Mary, garden, fruit trees, prospects not as good as expected, privations for family, China silk to distribute [to children] according to "good behaviour list", discipline of family (1822-3); business, politics, bushranger Tilley etc. (2 Apr. 1825, Mar., Apr.1833); family: F. Champion requested sanction to pay addresses to daughter Sarah, G.M. asked wife to draft reply from a mother's point of view (28 Apr. 1825); bushrangers (1826); brickmaking (ND 1830s); "Billy Austin affair" (12 Feb. 1832); girls keeping house for George Meredith in town and hope Mrs Meredith would come to town to install them in their new residence (4 Sept 1832), Sarah and Miss Bell bridesmaids (8 Mar. 1833); Mary Meredith's "domestic complaints" but she was head of the house even if 2 of the daughters were married (30 Mar. 1833); Henry and John in town to get trousers, "dear little Fanny's" illness (3 Apr. 1833); garden, Charles to advise on farm in G.M.'s absence; friends and business associates: Dickons, Emmett, Gregson (pledged reformation of his habits, 3 Apr. 1833, got Scotch governess for his children, ND.), Poynter, Boyes; interview with Col. Arthur (ND.); Bryant: wife to Hobart, children to Orphan School (ND.). G.M. from Sydney: Mr Oxley, Major Goulburn (28 Mar. 1823). From Mary M.: the farm, merino flock, fat stock in prime condition (6 Mar. 1823 & ND.); expecting the Misses Hammond, schooner seen, men in custody in George Town, may yet recover the little gun, letter from Governor about grant, tender for stores (ND. ?1825).

George Meredith

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

Correspondence

Letters from George Meredith to his wife, Mary, his "confidant", from Hobart: journey from Hobart, stay at Jericho, Dickons & cattle (1822); John's folly, Gregson, Archer, Oyster Bay, law case, land grant, John to receive £100 for Mary, garden, fruit trees, prospects not as good as expected, privations for family, China silk to distribute [to children] according to "good behaviour list", discipline of family (1822-3); business, politics, bushranger Tilley etc. (2 Apr. 1825, Mar., Apr.1833); family: F. Champion requested sanction to pay addresses to daughter Sarah, G.M. asked wife to draft reply from a mother's point of view (28 Apr. 1825); bushrangers (1826); brickmaking (ND 1830s); "Billy Austin affair" (12 Feb. 1832); girls keeping house for George Meredith in town and hope Mrs Meredith would come to town to install them in their new residence (4 Sept 1832), Sarah and Miss Bell bridesmaids (8 Mar. 1833); Mary Meredith's "domestic complaints" but she was head of the house even if 2 of the daughters were married (30 Mar. 1833); Henry and John in town to get trousers, "dear little Fanny's" illness (3 Apr. 1833); garden, Charles to advise on farm in G.M.'s absence; friends and business associates: Dickons, Emmett, Gregson (pledged reformation of his habits, 3 Apr. 1833, got Scotch governess for his children, ND.), Poynter, Boyes; interview with Col. Arthur (ND.); Bryant: wife to Hobart, children to Orphan School (ND.). G.M. from Sydney: Mr Oxley, Major Goulburn (28 Mar. 1823). From Mary M.: the farm, merino flock, fat stock in prime condition (6 Mar. 1823 & ND.); expecting the Misses Hammond, schooner seen, men in custody in George Town, may yet recover the little gun, letter from Governor about grant, tender for stores (ND. ?1825).

George Meredith

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

Diaries of Jorgen Jorgensen

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  • 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

M.A. Brown

Letter from M.A. Brown dated 15 December 1827, recommending Mrs Clary as washerwoman.

Mary Ann Meredith

Robert Doctor account book

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D4
  • Collection
  • 1827-1851

Xeroxed copy of Robert Doctors account book for the years 1827 to 1851 with details of goods and services supplied by and to various residents in the Sorell area, including: boots, shoes soled and heeled, plough mould, beans, handle, tobacco, rum, sugar tea, callico, coffin, bread, repairing cart wheel, laying floor, shingles, glass, making ploughs. Also payments made.

Robert Doctor

Letters from Charles Arthur to John Clark

Letters to John Clark (1807 - 1853) son of William Clark from Charles Arthur (1808-1884), nephew and ADC of Governor George Arthur, dated 1827 - 1829, 1840.
Personal letters including references to Col. Arthur - displeasure at late night adventures (21.4.28, 11.12.29), rumours of recall; Dr Browne's contributions to Advertiser; Kemp - "that dammed old fool"; marriage of Bothwell Police Magistrate to nymph not yet 16 Jenny Read; Capt. Donaldson; Debating Society; death of Dr. Coleman; ship "Prince Regent" stuck on sand near Iron Pot; convicts' capture of "Cyprus"; his appointment as A.D.C. to uncle Col. Arthur and description of uniform (10 Oct. 1829); Duke of Wellington's duel; Tasmanian society: dinners, dances, shooting quail at Pittwater, the "Jewess".

https://eprints.utas.edu.au/36250/

William Clark

Henry Hellyer Letter

Copy of a letter from Henry Hellyer to Edward Curr, dated 29 November 1828, describing a journey to Mt. Farrell, the Fury Gorge, Barn Bluff and Cradle Mountain, and the discovery of river Mackintosh and Eldon Range

Henry Hellyer

George Meredith jun. to stepmother

Letter dated 17th June 1829 from George Meredith Jnr from Red banks asking for supplies, including spirit, spades, bags,
Windsor soap, quills, knife and fork, tobacco, iron for chains- Mr King's smith a chain maker.

George Meredith Jnr

Elizabeth Gregson to Mary and George Meredith

Letters from Elizabeth Gregson to Mary and George Meredith .c. 1829-1839. Invitation to visit her at Lindisfarne, visit of young friends, her visit to Cambria, and letter from Mary Meredith to Elizabeth Gregson.: disappointed she did not accompany Mr. Gregson. (1830).

Mary Ann Meredith

Henry Meredith to parents

Letters from school at New Town Academy from Henry Meredith (1821-1836): went to races- boat on four wheels drawn by horses, new school being erected, holidays with Master Butcher and Master Smith, hopes Mother recovered from her "long illness" (1832-1833); from Hobart: business matters, Boyes, Richards and Smith's bills, vessel nearly discharged and Bell kept sober (5 Dec. 1834).

Henry Meredith

Sabina Meredith to parents

Letters from Sabina Meredith (Mrs Boyes) to parents dated 1831-1841, some undated. "Papa" from Sabina Meredith (1810-1877, married John Boyes 9 Mar. 1833), from Hobart: articles needed for abode with her sisters in town including snuffers, tea kettle, turkeys, bottled gooseberries, account of breakages, mother's illness (1832-3); as Mrs Boyes: pregnancies, children, christening (1835), children's party for little Louisa's birthday (12 Dec.1839), Sabina's 4th birthday (Nov. 1840); baby boy fatter than ever- Dr Bedford advised weaning but not yet 9 months (28 June 1839); miscarriage (10 Jan.1840); sister Sarah's health and midwife (6 Nov. 1840); her quinsy and Dr. Bedford's treatment (28 June 1839); Boyes' illness- ordered shower baths (30 Nov. 1836); Bell's illness (1839-40); death of Boyes mother from stroke at 72 (12 Dec. 1839); shopping for mother, young stepsisters at school (1833, Jan. I839); visit to Swanport (Nov .1840, Jan. 1841); Mrs Charles [Louisa Twamley Meredith] (Oct 1839); friends: Swanstons, Youngs, Gregsons, Dr Bedford to marry Miss Selby at end of year (June 1835), dance at Barracks, visit to Government House (ND), stone of Government House laid at Govt
Garden Pt. with elegant lunch in pavilion (5 Nov.1840); servants- wages high for respectable couple (25 Oct. 1839).

Sabina Meredith

Letter: Henry Meredith to parents

Letter dated November 28 1832 from Henry Meredith to his parents George and Mary Ann. Written from the Mr. Giblin's Academy in New Town. Regarding the approach of the Christmas vacation 18th of December to 22nd of January, the improvement of his learning and the school reopening in a different location after the vacation

Henry Meredith

Sabina Meredith to brother John

Letter from Sabina Meredith to brother John dated 11 July 1832. His writing better, young Gregsons read well, hopes John practices, Governor's [Arthur's] son going home to England to be educated -cannon salute on boarding ship, drawings and maps received from England for geography and history lessons.

Sabina Meredith

Mary Meredith to her stepdaughters

Letter dated 11th December 1832 sent by Mary Meredith to her stepdaughters - Anxious to hear how they go in the gaieties of Hobart Town life, Sarah's improved health, will send gooseberries, eggs stc. sent by "Heir of Cranbrook House", Sabina will miss their society and may join them, hats, Cotton family, garden, Maria.

Mary Ann Meredith

Sarah Westall Meredith to Mary Meredith

Letters from Sarah W. Meredith (1807-1869) to stepmother Mary Meredith from Hobart: gossip, family especially sisters Sabina and Louisa, food and clothing to be sent home by schooner and supplies such as fresh butter from Amos, poultry, beef, coffee to be sent to town fro the sisters; chaperon; L.ouisa Twamley; ball at Government House; wedding of sister Sabina to Boyes; ball on board ship; Louisa Swanston to marry Solicitor General and would pay his debts; Mr Bell [Louisa's husband] raising roof of house; loss of "The George III (12 Apr.1835) and Governor's religious ceremony, Dorcas Society formed- all respectable ladies join (16 Sept. 1835); arrival of Col. Snodgrass to hold reins of government (14 Oct. 1836); sent mother red herrings, she and Mr Poynter liked them for breakfast toasted and spread on bread and butter, instructions for making bed valances for Sarah, Learmonth's eldest son to marry, paid bill for Maria [stepsister] at Mrs Milloys, Lady Franklin's flrst dance - huge dining room fitted as drawing room, people admired curiosities spread on tables, one or two "awful quadrilles", tea coffee, cakes; Miss Woodley? engaged to Mr Bennett -both went up to top of Mt Wellington and returned the same day "a feat never yet performed by a female"; comment "I do not mention anything approaching gaiety, such a wicked thing is not thought of now and certainly Lady Franklin is worse than Mrs Arthur" (8 Dec. 1837); Charles going
to England. After her marriage in 1836 to James Peck Poynter (1790-1847) letters are signed S.W. Poynter

Sarah Westall Meredith

Louisa Meredith to half-sister Maria

Letters from Louisa Meredith to her half-sister Maria Meredith dated 9 February 1832 and 1841. Glad she is industrious and not forgotten what she was taught, Elizabeth Gregson, books, brothers John and Henry, thanks Mama for apples, visit to Louisa and godson.

Louisa Meredith

Letter: Henry Meredith to mother

Undated letter from Henry Meredith to his mother, Mary Ann written from Mr Giblin's New Town Academy, regarding his health, the situation of the school being good, going to the races and seeing a boat on four wheels drawn by horses.

Henry Meredith

Charles Meredith to parents

Letters from Charles Meredith (1811-1880) to his mother and father, from Maria Island: whale blubber, needed casks, calico etc. (6 Aug. 1833); from Hobart wool prices, John Amos' grant, Allport's circular (Aug. 1834); from N.S.W.: visiting farms (Sept. l834); from Hobart: Colonist, Robertson editor, libel case- Robertson sentenced to 13 months in prison and £200 fine for libel on Col. Arthur &
Rowlands (Feb.-Mar. 1835), Boyes, schooner stores, wool prices; Montague & Col. Arthur - Arthur trying to aggravate family; Allport advised against action against Rowlands, advised father to return servants to Government and confine pursuits to sheep, price of sugar, rice etc., interview with Frankland in re McDonald's grant; from N.S.W.: purchased sheep run at "Tuggranery" on Murrumbidgee River, Capt Sturt arrived from England married and selected "Gininginingderry" [Ginninderra] 16 miles from Tuggranery
and 22 miles from Charles's section.

Charles Meredith

Robert W. Giblin

Letter from Robert W. Giblin, The Academy, New Town, dated 6 December 1833. Ordering further 50 or 60 bushels of wheat

George Meredith

Mitchell Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS32
  • Collection
  • 1833-1945

Collection consists of scrapbooks, diaries, correspondence and other ephemeral material created, collected and collated by Sarah E.E. Mitchell over her lifetime.

Sarah E.E. Mitchell

Thomas Gregson to Mrs Mary Meredith

Letters from Thomas Gregson to Mrs Meredith dated 13 March 1833. The Colonist : Mr Meredith requested to remain ten days to oversee the new administration.

Mary Ann Meredith

Letter: Henry Meredith to my dear parents

Letter dated June 17,1833 from Henry Meredith to his parents George and Mary Ann. Written from Mr. Giblin's Academy in New Town. Regarding Mr Giblin giving them a few days to recreate after the last six months of application and hoping that it will prove satisfactory and obtain the pleasure of your approval. Letter signed your dutiful and affectionate son.

Henry Meredith

James Allport

Letter from James Allport dated 16 January 1835. Cartwright & Allport : Charles Meredith's claim for compensation from Government for loss of schooner; Brown's account with Colonist.

George Meredith

J. Lewis

Letter from J. Lewis dated 23 December 1835. Arrived in Launceslon, price of Gellibrand's land, Amos' land, William Bryan, his brother's letter to Lord Glenelg, seeds

George Meredith

J.T.Gellibrand

Letter from J.T.Gellibrand dated 31 December 1835. Surveyor General's account of the 640 acres bought by Meredith.

George Meredith

Thomas Bannister

Letter from Thomas Bannister dated 16 December 1835. Richard Harrison gaoler at Norfolk Plains - conduct good, Col. Arthur "too much familiarity".

George Meredith

Police Office

Notice from Police Office dated 17 December 1835. Notice to attend the Police Office for the prosecution of Dimkin

George Meredith

W. Walpole

Letter from W. Walpole of Brown's River, dated 12 December 1835. Purchase of oil and casks.

George Meredith

A.M. Flaherty

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from A.M. Flaherty dated 1836-37,
To Mary M.: thanks God for her good health for 66 years, general news. Copy of letter from George Meredith to Mrs. F., Diss, Norfolk, U.K.: happy to spare a little aid for her, his marriage prior to departure for V.D.L., praise of wife, news of Mrs.F's former pupils George jr., Charles, Sarah.(1837). Letter to George's brother Henry about payment of increased annuity, pleased that family dear to her now extricated from former difficulties (1836).

George Meredith

T.W. Rowlands

Letter from T.W. Rowlands to Joseph Archer & George Meredith dated 13 January 1836. Judgement against them at suit of Nathaniel Thornton, payment £564 . 17. 4. debt due to Mrs Moore

George Meredith

Maria Meredith to parents

Letters from Maria Meredith to parents dated 1837 - 1841. Letters from school or, later, her sisters' homes in Hobart from Maria Meredith (1824-1882) to her mother, Mary Meredith, and one to her father: school under Mrs Charlotte Betts, music lessons with Mrs Logan, new governess Mrs Home (July 1838), request to have singing lessons from Mrs Elliott (Oct 1841), health - influenza and erysipelas (Nov. 1837); family: birthday of Sabina Bell [niece] (May 1837), christening party of Charles Crofton Boyes (Dec. 1838); shopping for clothes etc.for mother and brothers and sisters, wax doll for Fanny's birthday (Nov. 1841); friends: Mrs Arthur Smith, Mrs Dobson, Gregsons, Alfred Stephens married Miss Bedford (July 1838); dances, Government House functions, horticultural show (Oct. 1841).grand regatta to be in December (Oct. 1838).

Maria Meredith

Jane Patterson

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from Jane Patterson dated 13 Nov., and 16 Dec. 1837. Could instruct in French, Italian and Spanish languages and "the usual routine of a popular English education, including astronomy and the use of the globes", 18 years experience, salary £60 plus washing and travel expenses. (First letter addressed to Mrs Boyes).

George Meredith

Clara Meredith to father

Letter from Clara Meredith c. 1837-9 from school with Mrs Betts to her father George Meredith, written in French to show how she is improving, referring also to arithmetic, use of globes, dancing, music

Clara Meredith

Charlotte Betts

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from Charlotte Betts dated 1837 and 1839. Letter from Maria enclosed, Maria better from influenza and erysipelas, fees, Maria would have a mother's care (Nov., Dec. 1837); fees due, Fanny and Clara's letters, Clara needs cold cream for face (4 Oct 1839). Also 2 bills for tuition, dressmaking and dancing lessons from Mr Dyer (15 Dec. 1837,30 Sept. 1839)

George Meredith

John and Maria Meredith

Collection consist of some of John and Maria Meredith's family correspondence, correspondence with their children, relatives and friends

John Meredith

Occurrences at Apsley River Farm

Occurrences at Apsley River Farm dated 28 May 1838. Memorandum of magistrates finding an assigned servant to Mr Lynes in Charles Meredith's hut and conduct of John Lyne.

George Meredith

Louisa Meredith to Mary Meredith

Letter from Louisa Meredith (Mrs Bell) to Mary Meredith dated 17 Oct 1839. Louisa to stepmother on her husband's illness, family, Mrs Charles [L.A. Meredith], Gregsons, Kermode thrown from gig.

Louisa Meredith

M. Grantham

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from M. Grantham dated 1840-1841. From Cambria to Mrs Meredith in Hobart: young ladies pleased with their dresses, John 's things, needed "delicate mittens", cotton, calico, cinnamon, black pepper, carpet broom; young ladies quite well and no vigilance would be spared but progress in their studies likely to be slow in Mrs. M.'s absence as she had less time; dinner times, needed "Cobbit's Grammar"; unable to acquire needlewoman but understood there were some in last prison ship. Also account of goods had by Miss Grantham placed to Mrs Meredith's account, including clothing, material, tooth brushes and tooth powder, ink, book of poems, slate writing paper and note of her salary £63 . 1Os

George Meredith

Johnstone & Wilmot Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J2
  • Collection
  • 1841-1939

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

William Johnstone

The Omnibus

Two copies of the Omnibus which was a merchant's, tradesman's, auctioneer's and general advertiser and shipping gazette.
Published Tuesday & Friday, gratis, at the Courier office, Hobart by William Gore Elliston
• No. 149 Nov. 10 1843
• No. 150 Nov. 14 1843

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