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Deeds relating to land in England

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS77
  • Collection
  • 1352-1830

Parchment relating to deeds for land in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxford & Somerset. Dated 1352-1560. Also certificates of public audit of the account of Samuel Smart, Acting Governor of Sierra Leone, 1829 & 1830

British journals, pamphlets and speeches

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS158
  • Collection
  • c1640-1800

Examples of historic British journals, pamphlets, speeches etc. The collection consists of miscellaneous examples and loose sheets, most in poor condition, torn and fragile. Includes, British Mercury, British Journal, London Journal, Flying Post, The Medley, Intelligencer, The Observator, Mercurius Caledonius, Mercator or Commerce Retrieved, The Weekly Journal of British Gazeteer, etc

Mary Ann Cox

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS140
  • Collection
  • 1783-1950

Material relating to Mrs. Mary Ann Cox who ran a coach service between Hobart and Launceston

Mary Ann Cox

Knopwoods Sermons

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS10
  • Collection
  • 1789-1838

Collection consists of sermons, written by the Reverend Robert Knopwood from 1789 to 1838 in a large clear hand, each in a thin paper booklet.

Robert Knopwood

Knopwood Miscellaneous Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS14
  • Collection
  • 1789-1837

Miscellaneous papers of the Rev. Robert Knopwood including sermon "This is the condemnation", prayers, minutes, marriage register and a copy of Knopwoods diary kept by Knopwood from January 1801 to 22nd July 1802 aboard the H.M.S. Resolution

Robert Knopwood

Knopwood Diaries 1804-1836

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS15
  • Collection
  • 1804-1836

Collection consists of photographic copies of the diaries held by the Mitchell Library

Robert Knopwood

Henry Hayes: land grant

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS119
  • Collection
  • 1805

Land grant, dated 1805 and signed by Philip Gidley King, of 100 acres on the river Derwent, V.D.L. to Henry Hayes, reserving a road one chain broad communicating with Mill Farm. Endorsed with record of transfers of the property, 1811 - 1825. Final transfer: Joshua Ferguson to Edward Foord Bromley.

Henry Hayes

Knopwood Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS12
  • Collection
  • 1805-1808

Diary of Rev. Robert Knopwood dated 1 January 1805 to 17 July 1808. The diary is headed 'Revd. Robert Knopwood, Chaplain, Hobart Town, Derwent River, Van Diemens Land'. It begins on Tuesday 1 January 1805, noting 'a general muster of all the prisoners in the colony it being New Years Day'. It is written in a neat hand, some words being abbreviated. Knopwood notes, for example, dining with the Governor and others , visiting the Government Farm, kangaroo shooting, fishing, the shortage of provisions in the colony, the weather, the arrival and departure of ships, occasionally christenings, etc. etc.
Some pages have been cut out leaving only the date (probably by R.K.)

Robert Knopwood

Land Grant to Henry Hayes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS136
  • Collection
  • 1805

Grant dated 18 December 1805 to Henry Hayes of 100 acres on the Derwent to be known as Henrietta Farm, to be held for five years free of taxes, rents etc. but timber suitable for naval purposes was to be reserved for the use of the Crown.
Endorsed with transfers: Henry Hayes to Charles William Murray 1811,Charles W. Murray to William Collins 1814, illegible to Joshua Ferguson 1821 and J. Ferguson to Edward Foord Bromley 1825

Henry Hayes

Belbin Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS90
  • Collection
  • 1808-1843

Small memorandum book in leather pocket book with enclosed documents.

James Belbin

Kew 1808

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS143
  • Collection
  • 1808

Botanical notes and list of 'plants from Mr Fischer 1815' in small volume, entitled, ms. Kew 1808'

Friedrich Ernst Ludwig Fischer

Lease granted by Edward Lord

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS72
  • Collection
  • 1810

Lease granted by Edward Lord, Commanding Officer of H.M.settlement Hobart Town V.D.L., 1st Lieut. Royal Marine Forces, 24 May 1810, to John Taylor (1), John Taylor (2), both privates in Royal Marines, of an allotment containing 18 perches, bounded by gardens occupied by Ann Donohough and Peter Douglas, for 14 years at an annual rent of 10s 6d.
Signed by Edward Lord. Applied seal, black wax- shield of wheatsheaf, scythe and rake, motto 'Hobartia crevit '
Endorsed:-
Transferred to Mrs. Mary Jennott, for sum of £120. - signed by marks of both John Taylors.

Edward Lord

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligencer

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS176
  • Collection
  • 1810

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligence, Hobarts first and short lived newspaper was first issued on 8 January 1810. This issue No. 7, 3 April 1810 gives an account of the recent death and funeral of David Collins, Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land. Produced fortnightly by the government printer George Clark/Clarke, there were twelves issues published from 1810 to 1812.

George Clark

Miscellaneous single items

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS129
  • Collection
  • 1811-1950

Miscellaneous single items received from various donors.

Hudspeth Diaries

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS2
  • Collection
  • 1812-1849

Collection of diaries kept by Thomas Hudspeth at "Bowsden" Jericho, Tasmania and John Maule Hudspeth on his voyage to Greenland and Hudon Bay and voyage to Tasmania in 1823

John Maule Hudspeth

Log book of Ships

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS85
  • Collection
  • 1812-1815

Log book 1812 - 1815. Log of ships 'Borneo' (1812-Apr. 1813), Frederick (1813-1814), brig 'Mary & Sally (1814 - 1815) on voyages between Calcutta, Mauritius and V.D.L.
Includes a water colour sketch of Escapelly on the coast near Madras, and navigational diagrams.

Letter from H. T. Whick, musician, H.M.S. Victory

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS64
  • Collection
  • 1812

Letter from H. T. Whick, musician, H.M.S. Victory, Portsmouth, dated 5 December 1812 to his sister, written from 'Victory' Portsmouth, including the news that he was likely to be sent to Spain and a copy of music of six hornpipes for his 'dear little nephew'; addressed to Thomas Lane, junior, jappaner and painter, Old Blue Bell, Wednesfield, Near Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Jacob Mountgarrett: ships accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS116
  • Collection
  • 1812

Ship's accounts dated 1812. Addressed Jacob Mountgarrett for supplies for a boat's crew, including potatoes, rice, pork, sugar, wheat, 2 oars, seal hooks, whaler's lance, skins, etc. and for each man (names listed) rum, tobacco, shirts, trousers etc.

Jacob Mountgarrett

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

Barnard Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS60
  • Collection
  • 1813-1838

Collection consists of letters and other personal documents belonging to John and James Barnard

James Barnard

Public Notices

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS69
  • Collection
  • 1814

Collection of printed public notices of Government and General Orders, by command of Lt. Gov. of Van Diemens Land

Bishopric of Calcutta

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS135
  • Collection
  • 1814

Photostat and typed transcript of letters patent establishing the Bishopric of Calcutta in the Church of England 1814

Bishopric of Calcutta

Log of the brig "Jupiter"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS44
  • Collection
  • 1816-1817

Log kept by Captain Joshua Fergusson of the brig "Jupiter" on his voyage from Calcutta to van Dieman's Land 14 September 1816 to 9 December 1816 and from Van Diemen's Land to Port Jackson and return January to March 1817.
The volume is a standard ship's log, recording course, winds, latitude and other nautical observations. On the first page is 'A list of the Brig Jupiter's crew' including 'Joshua Fergusson, Captain, English' and'George Fergusson, 1st officer, English' and twenty Indian seamen. On the last page is a note (written twice) 'Joshua Fergusson, Tinder Box Bay 2 December 1862'

Joshua Fergusson

Land Grant - Glenorchy

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS108
  • Collection
  • 1817

Grant of 80 acres of land at Glenorchy to Edward Barnes, dated 1 January 1817. Signed and sealed (wafer) by Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales

Lachlan Macquarie

John Loring: Apprentice indenture

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS57
  • Collection
  • 1817

Indenture of apprenticeship of John Loring, son of John Loring of St. Lukes, Co. Middlesex [U.K] glazier to Thomas Tribe of Old Street,Windsor Chair maker for seven years dated 25 February 1817

John Loring

Miscellaneous manuscripts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS131
  • Collection
  • 1818-1899

Collection of letters and documents presented to the Tasmanian Museum

John Beaumont Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS61
  • Collection
  • 1819-1836

Minor materials relating to John Beaumont including bankbook, letter and appointment

John Beaumont

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

Pike Farm records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS38
  • Collection
  • 1822-1846

Collection consists of farm and weather records of William Pike's Park Farm and Jericho, Tasmania, also included is the journal of William Pike voyage to V.D.L with his family on the ship "Thalia" August 1822 to July 1823

William Pike

Largebaan & Kenmore Estates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS88
  • Collection
  • 1822-1831

Estate accounts dated June 1822 to 31 December 1831. Day book recording daily notes of work and expenditure relating to the Largebaan (Largiebann) estate, which merged on 26 May 1827 with the Kenmore property (Macquarie Plains, Upper Derwent).

It includes such notes as: 'brought in yesterday from Mr. Parkers, 4 MB wethers, of which killed and sent to Mr Spodes one W. 40t lb (Nov. 1825); 'R. Mather dr. to Lar~ebaan £12 • 12 ' (Feb. 1825); 'Commenced ploughing' (21 Feb. 1825); sent Mr Knopwood a sucking pig on 18th' (21 Feb. 1325); Also sundries, such as boots, 2 doz cups & saucers, 1 sheep shears at 6/-, 2 pairs shoes for Mrs Ballantine, Charles Burns a pocket knife' (sums of money were not always entered).
Also references to 'constableship'.

At the back of the volume were entered journals of sheep owned by various people, including: James Robertson, Miss H. Ballentine, Miss H. P. Ballentine, Joseph Ballentine, Nelly Miller; noting marks, numbers of lambs, ewes, (gifts from D.B., Mr Downie & others).

This volume was probably kept by Duncan Ballantine, chief district
constable and pound keeper at New Norfolk, who received a grant of land in the Derwent Valley above New Norfolk.

Duncan Ballantine

Boyes: Diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS25
  • Collection
  • 1823-1858

Collection consists of handwritten diaries and personal family correspondence. The Boyes diaries are detailed and include waspish comment on his contemporaries. His letters to his wife are also informative.

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

Harrison Bequest

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS123
  • Collection
  • 1823-1880

Miscellaneous papers and photographs of the Murray and Archer families. Includes some Archer architectural plans, photographs of Circular Head, Tasmania area and collection of carte de visite of unknown subjects by various Tasmanian and Australian photographers.

Robert Lathrop Murray

Knopwood Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS11
  • Collection
  • 1823-1836

Collection consists of letters received by Knopwood dated 1823, 1826 &1828 also correspondence about 'Cottage Green' dated 1824-26 and 1835-36

Robert Knopwood

William Gunn Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS71
  • Collection
  • 1824-1896

Letters and photocopies of documents regarding Gunn's involvement with convicts and bush rangers and as a police magistrate

William Gunn

George Taylor

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS94
  • Collection
  • 1824

List of subscriptions dated 1824 for a piece of plate to be presented to Mr Taylor of Macquarie River for his conduct in resisting an attack upon his house by convicts from Macquarie Harbour. The subscriptions are noted in "dollars" (from $1 - $4). 43 names or signatures of settlers are entered.

George Taylor

Thomas Crouch: Miscellaneous papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS111
  • Collection
  • 1826-1853

Collection of miscellaneous papers including lease, bank book, letter from G. W. Walker, gold digging license, correspondence of William Woollett about survey of allotment at Great Swanport, birth certificate of James Rothwell Crouch 22 January 1843 (Quaker certificate of witness of birth), bank book of Ann Crouch, small ms. music book inscribed "CC to KL".

Thomas James Crouch

Derwent Bank and Swanston Letterbooks

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS9
  • Collection
  • 1827-1854

Collection consists of letter books of the Derwent Bank also the private letter books of Charles Swanston

Charles Swanston

Richmond Police Magistrates Court

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS51
  • Collection
  • 1827-1868

Material relating to the Richmond Police Magistrates court fr the period 1827-1868, includes cases of debt, plaints, writs and notices from muster master

Aboriginal vocabulary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS53
  • Collection
  • 1827

This booklet lists Tasmanian aboriginal vocabulary and contains 332 words and 72 names of men and women. A penciled note on front states: By the Rev. J. Norman, Sorell. The paper has a watermark date of 1827.

James Norman

Miscellaneous items

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS155
  • Collection
  • 1827-1967

Miscellaneous items collected by the Society on various subjects including Egyptian wheat, fungus grub, Hobart floating bridge, Bruny Island, Dunrobin Bridge, Army & Barracks, excursion notes etc.

Beattie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS29
  • Collection
  • 1828-1908

Collection consists of personal papers, diaries, lecture notes and lantern slides

John Watt Beattie

Knopwood Sermon: The Treacherous Nature of Flattery

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS13
  • Collection
  • 1828

Sermon written by The Reverent Robert Knopwood, dated 14 September 1828.
Title of the Sermon, 'The treacherous nature of flattery'. Preached at Clarence Plains.
Written manuscript in large clear hand.

Robert Knopwood

Beattie Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS30
  • Collection
  • 1828-1908

Collection consist of copies of historical manuscripts and some original manuscripts, press cuttings and notes.

John Watt Beattie

Louisa Ann Twamley Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS33
  • Collection
  • 1829-1835

Letters of Louisa Ann Twamley, nee Meredith, of Edgbaston near Birmingham, U.K., and of her daughter Louisa Ann, to their Meredith relations in Tasmania.

Louisa Ann Twamley

Bothwell papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS48
  • Collection
  • 1829-1860

Daily Journal of the Bothwell Police Office for 1829-1830 and Cumberland electoral roll for 1860

Wool accounts: William Thomas Lyttleton

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS75
  • Collection
  • 1830-1836

Wool sale accounts 1830 - 1836. Accounts of wool sold in London, addressed by various agents to William Lyttleton of Launceston. Settled near Westbury in 1825.

William Thomas Lyttleton

Miscellaneous Convict and Legal Material

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS49
  • Collection
  • 1830-1860

Material relating to convicts including returns and orders, medical certificates, also records, pardons, completion or remission of sentence, warrants and miscellaneous notes.

James Backhouse: correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS58
  • Collection
  • 1831-1838

The correspondence consists of letters addressed to James Backhouse and his companion relating to their missionary journey. Most are from people in official positions thanking the missionaries for their work, acknowledging books and reports, replying to requests for information or offering introductions, help and hospitality and also some discussion of religious matters and references to botany in which James Backhouse was interested.

James Backhouse

Boyes Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS26
  • Collection
  • 1831-1862

Collection of correspondence and documents relating to family and real estate

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

Account book of Backhouse & Walker

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS133
  • Collection
  • 1832-1838

Microfilm copy of the account book of James Backhouse and George Washington Walker for the years 1832 to 1838

James Backhouse

Letter from G. A. Robinson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS65
  • Collection
  • 1832

Letter from George Augustus Robinson dated 16 August 1832 to Rev. Henry Dowling, Baptist minister, V.D.L., reporting that he had removed 23 aborigines from the main territory to Hunter Island in Bass Strait , with a brief description of the Hunter Island settlement -- a pleasant situation containing nearly forty aborigines.

George Augustus Robinson

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

James Kelly Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS99
  • Collection
  • 1834-1844

Written narrative of the discovery of Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour" and voyage round Tasmania by James Kelly in 1815-1816 (undated) also a collection of miscellaneous papers.

James Kelly

(Ross's) Hobart Town almanack and Van Diemen's Land annual

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC AY 1625 .H63
  • Collection
  • 1835

Includes a list of the 'Civil Establishment of Van Diemen's Land and its dependencies'; a list of the 'Military'; a list of 'Public Institutions'; a 'Return of convicts'; list and description of 'Newspapers and Journals published in Hobart Town'; an 'Index Plantarum, or an attempt towards a popular description of some of the most common and remarkable indigenous plants of Van Diemen's Land' [pp.61-114]; 'A shred of autobiography, containing various anecdotes, personal and historical, connected with these colonies' [by Jorgen Jorgensen - pp.115-180).
Includes also a 'Chronological view of events in Van Diemen's Land and other parts of the world, during the last two years'; an alphabetical 'Directory of the district of Hobart Town taken from the Jury List' ; a list of shipping arrivals and departures at Hobart for 1834; an essay on Circular Head by James Ross, addressed to Edward Curr Esq.
Annual first published in 1829 as 'Hobart Town Almanack' and continued until 1838 with variant titles: 'Van Diemen's Land Annual and Hobart Town Almanack', 'Ross's Van Diemen's Land Annual and Hobart-Town Almanack', 'Ross's Hobart Town Almanack, and Van Diemen's Land Annual', "Elliston's Hobart Town Almanack and Ross's Van Diemen's Land Annual'.

James Ross

Rev. Archibald Macarthur Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS39
  • Collection
  • 1836-1858

Papers of the executors of Rev. Archibald Macarthur a Presbyterian minister who returned to England in 1836 leaving his affairs and three of his children, Mary, Henry William and John, in the care of trustees and guardians, namely John Walker, Henry Hopkins and John Geiss. The eldest son, Archibald, accompanied him to England where he apparently died before his father, who died in January 1847. Macarthur's will, made in 1836, left his property to be divided between his surviving children on reaching the age of 21. The guardians were named as executors and trustees. Collection consists of legal papers including appointment of trustees, will & property trusts also included are some miscellaneous papers of John Walker of John Walker & Son, Barrack Street, Hobart, manufacturers of fine flour.

Archibald Macarthur

Sir Ernest Clark Bequest

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS7
  • Collection
  • 1836-1943

Collection consists of historical documents, personal and official papers

Ernest Clark

Captain Charles O'Hara Booth Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS31
  • Collection
  • 1836-1854

Collection consists of correspondence, extracts of journal and code of semaphore signals

Charles O'Hara Booth

Congregational Church

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS52
  • Collection
  • 1836

Address to Lieutenant Governor George Arthur from the Independent-Congregational Church, dated 1836

George Arthur

Letter written by George Martin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS134
  • Collection
  • 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.

George Martin

Franklin Papers: miscellaneous

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS18
  • Collection
  • 1837-1843

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

John Franklin

John Walker Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS20
  • Collection
  • 1837-1878

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.

John Walker

Franklin Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS16
  • Collection
  • 1838-1923

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.

John Franklin

Miscellaneous Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS162
  • Collection
  • 1838-1905

Collection of miscellaneous Australian newspapers: The Record (King Island), Melbourne Advertiser, Commonwealth Gazette, The Colonist, N.S.W.

Hobart Maternal & Dorcas Society

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS1
  • Collection
  • 1839-1949

Minute books, correspondence, reports and account books of the Maternal & Dorcas Society Hobart

Hobart Town Maternal & Dorcas Society

Hone Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS27
  • Collection
  • 1839-1855

Consists of two letters. Official notification of appointment and letter to J.B. Mather

Joseph Hone

Montagu-Franklin Correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS114
  • Collection
  • 1841-1843

Copy (manuscript) of official correspondence between John Montagu and the Secretary of State for the Colonies concerning Montagu's disagreement with Sir John Franklin.

John Montagu

Meteorological Abstracts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS80
  • Collection
  • 1841-1854

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.

Rossbank Observatory

Tasmanian Society: minutes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS147
  • Collection
  • 1841-1842

Minutes of The Tasmanian Society dated March 1841 to March 1842. Titled 'Minutes of "The Society" V. D. Land 1841'

Tasmanian Society

Montagu-Stephens Dispute

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS92
  • Collection
  • 1842

Letters relating to the dispute between John Montagu and Alfred Stephens:

John Montagu

Meredith Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS35
  • Collection
  • 1842-1859

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Meredith

George Meredith

Narrative of the overland journey

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS154
  • Collection
  • 1842

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

David Burn

Henry Jacob Hookey

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS103
  • Collection
  • 1843-1861

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

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS120
  • Collection
  • 1843

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)

William Colenso

Henslowe Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS109
  • Collection
  • 1843-1850

Letters written to Francis Hartwell Henslowe while he was Police Magistrate at Campbell Town.

Francis Hartwell Henslowe

Calder Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS19
  • Collection
  • 1843-1877

Collection includes letters and cards relating to government house, scrap book of newspaper cutting and a bound volume of Aboriginal vocabularies

James Erskine Calder

Stokell Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS126
  • Collection
  • 1844-1910

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.

Stokell Family

Sir Richard Owen

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS104
  • Collection
  • 1844-1857

Letter and draft of 'A Manual of Fossil Mammals, being the substance of a course of lectures on the osteology and paleontology...'

Richard Owen

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Botanical Gardens

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/E
  • Collection
  • 1845-1963

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

St Mary's Hospital Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS28
  • Collection
  • 1846-1863

Collection of committee minutes, accounts and admissions register for St. Mary's Hospital, Hobart.

St. Mary's Hospital

Macquarie Harbour Reports and Returns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS78
  • Collection
  • 1846-1847

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 Book & Norfolk Island Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS67
  • Collection
  • 1847-1856

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

Waterhouse Trading

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS86
  • Collection
  • 1847-1850

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

Norfolk Island Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS42
  • Collection
  • 1848-1856

Miscellaneous returns, photocopies of plans, and letter etc. relating to Norfolk Island

Illustrated London News

John Wilkinson: Accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS46
  • Collection
  • 1848-1856

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

John Wilkinson

Captain William Walker Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS110
  • Collection
  • 1848-1877

Collection consists of shipping papers and bills dated 1848 - 1877

Captain William Walker

Presbyterian Church Marriage Affidavits

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS74
  • Collection
  • 1848-1849

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.

Robert Russell

Letters from John Martin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS137
  • Collection
  • 1849

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.

John Martin

Song of the Aborigines of V.D.L

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS55
  • Collection
  • c1850

'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.

Maria Logan

Irish Exiles

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS118
  • Collection
  • 1851-1859

Photocopies of documents relating to the Irish political prisoners, 1851 - 1859

Thomas Yardley Lowes: auction sales particulars

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS117
  • Collection
  • 1853-1854

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

Agnew Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS43
  • Collection
  • 1854-1895

Autograph albums and some correspondence

James Wilson Agnew

Alexander Webster Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS113
  • Collection
  • 1854-1857

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

Exhibition awards

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS157
  • Collection
  • 1855-1888

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

Medical and vital statistics

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS50
  • Collection
  • 1856

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

Gatehouse Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS91
  • Collection
  • 1856-1857

Two parchment deeds dated 1856 & 1857 regarding a deed of trust and a lease

Alfred James Gatehouse

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Financial records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/D
  • Series
  • 1856-1968

Financial records of The Royal Society of Tasmania. Includes ledger accounts, receipts and expenditure, audited balance statements etc.

  • The financial records are incomplete. Some references to the financing of sections may also be found under RSA/E (Botanical Gardens) RSA/F (Museum) and RSA/H (Sections and committees).

The Royal Society of Tasmania

Royal Warrants

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS96
  • Collection
  • 1857-1870

Royal warrents of appointment of Francis Smith as attorney general and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Francis Smith

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