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Magna Carta

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX3
  • Collection
  • 1215

Facsimile of the 'Magna Carta' of King John, dated 15 June 1215, Runnymede, from the original manuscript held in the British Museum, (Shelfmark :Cotton MS. Augustus II 106,) with transcription and translation.

John, King of England

Miscellaneous deed

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X7
  • Collection
  • 1681

Parchment document, photographic copy and transcription of the final concord made between (1) Francis Bent & Richard Philips, complainants & (2) Elitzur Stockton, Joseph Flude, Nicholas Smith and William Bishop, deforciants, confirming grant to the first parties of 20 acres of land, etc., in Cosby, Little Thorpe, Dunton Basset and Gilmorton [Co. Leicestershire, UK].
A fine of lands, also called a final concord, or simply a fine, was a species of property conveyance which existed in England (and later in Wales) from at least the 12th century until its abolition in 1833 by the Fines and Recoveries Act. The advantage of obtaining title to property through a fine (as opposed to, for example, a simple feoffment or deed of gift) was that it provided the transaction with the additional legal authority of a royal or court judgment and ensured that a record of the conveyance would be preserved among the court archives.

Francis Bent

Extracts of officers' logs - French naval vessel Mascarin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F5
  • Collection
  • 1772

Extracts of the officers' logs of the French naval vessel Mascarin's voyage of exploration led by Captain Nicholas Marion Du Fresne -Tasmanian part of voyage to Australia and New Zealand under Marion-Dufresne, March 1772.
'Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roy Le Mascarin, commande par Mr. Marion, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de st.
Louis, Capitaine de Brulot, accompagne de la Flutte Le Margqis de Castries, pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taity ou de Cythere, en faissant la decouverte des terrae Australae passant a la Nouvelle Hollande, a la Nouvelle Zelande etc.

Photographs of Archives Nationales, C 7 197, pp. 1, 7-14; Marine 4 JJ, 192, no. 19, pp. 1, 12-18
Extra copies of C 7 197, pp. 1,7-14 (3 sets); p. 1 (4 copies); p. 10 (4 copies)

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

John Cockburn: Miscellaneous legal documents

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C6
  • Collection
  • 1772-1773

Collection consists of a collection of miscellaneous legal documents relating to the property of John Cockburn, Berwick on Tweed, United Kingdom

John Cockburn

Alexander Cheyne Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C3
  • Collection
  • 1777-1861

Collection contains a written diary of Alexander Cheyne and microfilms of diaries and papers belonging to the family

Alexander Cheyne

Thomas Chapman Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C2
  • Collection
  • 1780-1855

Miscellaneous papers, including newspaper advertisements, relating to Thomas Chapman's claim to the annuity left to his first wife, Mary Ann (formerly Langhorne) by her aunt Lydia Hooley, and, The Craftsman or Say's Weekly Journal, relateing to the Gordon riots etc. dated 10 June 1780

Thomas Chapman

Map of Friends' Meetings in Ireland

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX7
  • Collection
  • 1794

Large map of Friends' Meetings in Ireland, 1794, including a list of Meetings for Discipline and dates of Meetings.

William Downie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D9
  • Collection
  • 1801-1824

Papers and certificates relating to medical studies

William Downie

Knopwood Sermons

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC K1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1829

Manuscripts of sermons preached by Rev. Knopwood in Tasmania dated 1801 - 1829

Robert Knopwood

Leake Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1932

Collection consists of some of the papers of John Leake (1780-1865) of Rosedale, near Campbell Town, pastoralist, justice of the peace, member of the Legislative Council and a former merchant of Hull and Hamburg, who settled with his family near Campbell Town, Tasmania, in 1823, and of his family, including his youngest son Charles Henry Leake (1819-1889) whose heirs inherited Rosedale.

John Leake

Lane Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L4
  • Collection
  • 1806-1945

Collection consists of leather bound octavo note book prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French also a watercolour sketch of the brig Harriot and some notes on Lane.

Benjamin Lane

William Grant Broughton Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B17
  • Collection
  • 1807-1879

One reel of microfilmed documents . The papers include William Grant Broughton's correspondence with Bishop Selwyn of New Zealand 1845; correspondence with Bishop William Tyrrell (1807-1879) of Newcastle 1848 - 1852 (15 letters); letters written to others and some letters received, including Rev. R. Allwood, Joshua Watson, NSW Government officials etc.

William Grant Broughton

Marshall and Terry Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M16
  • Collection
  • 1810-1922

This collection consists of the papers of George Marshalland his grandson George Douglas Marshall who married Beatrice Terry granddaughter of Ralph Terry, of Lachlan Mills, New Norfolk, Tasmania so some papers of the Terry family papers are also included.
Also included are notes on family history and genealogy.

George Marshall

Andrew Gatenby : Militia substitute certificate

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G7
  • Collection
  • 1814

Militia substitute certificate dated December 1814. Certificate of enrolment of substitute to serve in place of A. Gatenby, Appleton le Moors, North Riding of Yorkshire, namely Robert Graystock, wheelwright. Until the 19th century militia units were used in home defence and maintaining law and order in vulnerable locations such as Ireland and the south coast of England. Militia units did not have to serve overseas, but they were seen as a useful reserve of trained men. Bounties were offered to militiamen who exchanged into the regular Army for overseas service.
Many of the men serving in the militia were substitutes serving on behalf of those whose names had been drawn in the county ballot. These substitutes often made a charge for taking over the duties. When the militia was fully embodied on a permanent footing during periods of war, a higher figure could be demanded and obtained. The regiment benefited by receiving experienced soldiers instead of raw recruits.

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Andrew Gatenby

Andrew Downie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D2
  • Collection
  • 1814-1879

Collection consists of mainly financial papers. Includes indenture, correspondence, sheep & wool business papers, bills & accounts

Andrew Downie

Mather Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M19
  • Collection
  • 1816-1925

Collection consists of material relating to various members of the Mather family, the Society of Friends , miscellaneous correspondence from Quakers and the Friends School

Robert Mather

Miscellaneous Items Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X13
  • Collection
  • 1816-1975

Collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents, including the Will of Ronald C Gunn (1879); copy of a letter from Henry Hellyer to Edward Curr describing a journey and the discovery of River Mackintosh and Eldon Range(1828); genealogy of John Lyne made by WL May (1919); copies of letters of depositions relating to theft from estate of William Mawle; copies of letters from letter book of Philip Oakden, founder of the Union Bank, Launceston and extracts from letters of William Parramore who settled in VDL in 1823.

Walker Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W9
  • Collection
  • 1820-1913

The papers consist mainly of family correspondence of G.W. Walker and his children and a few diaries and miscellaneous papers. James B. Walker's letters to his sisters, particularly letters to Mary Augusta while she was over seas are especially descriptive of his activities and of Hobart life. Mary Walkers' letters from London describe her life as a student in London and her correspondence with friends met then contain references to artists, especially women painters and sculptors.

George Washington Walker

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

Robert & Ann Mather Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M10
  • 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

Grant Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G2
  • Collection
  • 1822-1825

Collection consists of personal and business correspondence between the brothers John and James Grant of "Tullochgorum". in the Fingal valley and correspondence regarding John Grants death

James Grant

Diary of Peter Harrisson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H14
  • Collection
  • 1822

Collection consists of a typescript copy of an original diary of Peter Harrisson's voyage to Van Diemen's Land in 1822.

Peter Harrisson

William Gunn Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G5
  • Collection
  • 1822-1915

Collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous papers and accounts of William Gunn and family also some papers relating to James Gordon.
Note: 12 documents, too decayed and powdery to handle read, have been withdrawn and stored separately on shelf. (7) Letter from L.E. Threlkeld from Sydney to brother in law W. Gunn 7 Dept 1846 (inviting W.G. to visit, Christian Union etc.); (8) Auld letter; (15) Gunn to Young 1848; (18) statement of Gunn's claim for debt against James and Elizabeth Gordon 12 Sept. 1849; (31 (4) expenses and disbursements for sloop George and brig Venus 1805; (41) Mrs Lakeland's statement 1831; (53) information against White 8 Feb. 1831; (56) Gunn to Gordon; (68) W. Gunn to Gordon - Forcett property survey 1834; (70) Gordon to nephew John 14 Oct. 1835; (72) George A. Lloyd letter and invoice - bags of maize 8 Aug. 1840; (73) bill of lading - potatoes sent to GA. Lloyd Sept. 1840. Transcripts of all documents which could be read have been made and included in place of the originals. PSK Sept. 1992

William Gunn

Judd & Brownell Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J5
  • Collection
  • 1822-1961

Miscellaneous items collected by Nancie Hewitt (nee Brownell), including copies of Judd and Brownell papers, notes relating to Judd, Brownell and Propsting families and other items given to Mrs Hewitt. Also Mrs Hewitt's notes on the Society of Friends and the Quaker faith and some photographs of Quakers.

Thomas Judd

Risby Brothers Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R2
  • Collection
  • 1823-1910

Collection consists of personal diaries and photographs relating to Risby Brothers, sawmillers and timber merchants

Thomas Risby

William Sorell : Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S17
  • Collection
  • 1823-1825

Collection consists of type written transcript of original diary of William Sorell Jnr. for the years 1823-1825.
In his journal Sorell made brief daily entries of his voyage out, his reception at Government House, the arrival of Lt. Governor Arthur, his new post as Registrar of the Supreme Court. The entries are brief but of particular interest are his references to the arrival of ships and his meeting officers and other people of note landing at Hobart. He makes occasional references to his work and cases in court and to Judge Pedder and his wife. Apart from his work Sorell's chief activities, as noted, were riding, walking, reading and dining with 'friends and officers of the Barracks and Convict Department. He attended church regularly on Sunday and mentions the arrival of an organ subscribed for by the in habitants (13, 14 April 1825). He took occasional shooting trips, mainly to the Coal River (Richmond). Most of the entries are, however, brief and lacking in detail or descriptive accounts as may be illustrated by his reference to a proposal to transfer the capital to Brighton: 'Meeting at Government House. Removal to Brighton in a large Meeting. I attended. I think the Lt. Governor has made up his mind upon the removal.' (19 May 1825)
Transcript of original diary of William Sorell Jnr. made by L. Rodda and P.S. King. ( 83 pages) Photocopy only now held. Also a typed name index to diary to diary - on catalogue cards made by L. Rodda.

William Sorell

Miscellaneous Launceston Land Deeds

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S14
  • Collection
  • 1823-1854

Collection consists of miscellaneous documents from the office of Shields, Heritage, Stackhouse & Martin, solicitors of Launceston, mainly deeds of earlier solicitors Gleadow & Henty, etc., relating to land in the Launceston district, including property of Philip Oakden, Adam Beveridge, J. & W. Manifold and Robert Legge, etc., and claimed by R. Dry.

Gleadow & Henty Solicitors

John Woods promissory notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W12
  • Collection
  • 1823-1825

Collection consists of four small handwritten notes. Agreements by John Wood to pay Kemp & Co. various sums at a later date.

John Wood

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B18
  • Collection
  • 1824-1826

Photocopies of copies made by Peter Chapman of eight letters written by G.T.W. Boyes to his wife, Mary, written from Sydney, 1824 and Hobart, 1826. For other letters see Royal Society Collection RS 25/4.

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

Daniel Ellis - convict record

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC E1
  • Collection
  • 1826-1846

One parchment document of the convict record of Daniel Ellis, No 266 per Manlius, tried Lincoln 18 July 1829, transported for 7 years and again 7 years 1834, offence stealing bundle of draper's goods. Record includes description (trade quarry man and carter, aged 28 in 1834, dark complexion, tattooed etc) and conduct record (hulk report bad, numerous charges of stealing, neglect of duty, absconsion etc brought by employer, Archer 1831-1834, further sentence, conduct at Port Arthur bad), recommended for conditional pardon 7n/46.

Daniel Ellis

Van Diemen's Land Company : annual reports

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC V1
  • Collection
  • 1827-1964

Collection consists of copies of the Van Diemen's Land Company annual report 1827-1964 made to the yearly meeting held at the Company's offices, London.
Held from second report 1827, printed.
Some reports include maps:
• 1833 Map of north West quarter, with proposals for tenants.
• 1844 Plan of Circular Head by John Cannon Stanley, Circular Head by John Lee Archer
• Forest Farms at Circular Head, showing tenants names, by John Lee Archer & N Kentish, 1842.
• Also 105 printed pamphlets. - 1827, 1831-1850, 1852,1854-1855,1857-1861,1863, 1866, 1868-1892, 1894-1898, 1900-1909, 1911-1920, 1923,-1964

Van Diemen's Land Company

Henry Hellyer Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R12
  • Collection
  • 1827

This diary, dated 3 July 1827 to 29 August 1827 is entitled: 'H. Hellyer's journal of operations in opening a road from Emu Bay towards the Hampshire Hills'. It is written in an octavo notebook, interleaved with blotting paper, bound in light brown leather, marked 'No.7'. A pencil note inside states: 'H.H.'s diary continued from a memo book opening - lengthwise having yellow edges and green covers and marked No (the number has been omitted). At the bottom of the last entry is a note 'Diary continued in a memo book with green covers and yellow edges marked No .. (opening lengthwise)' (the number has been omitted) The diary is illustrated by neat drawings of animals (eg. 'native cat'), plants, trees, scenery and the camp. At the front are tables of 'the quantity of timber etc. upon one quarter of an acre of heavily timbered land in three different parts of the Forest where the soil is unexceptionable'
In his journal Hellyer noted the weather conditions - they were hampered by rain and their camp was very cold and damp, there were rats and Hellyer was troubled by a sore and inflamed face, but there were sunny days when he commented that 'this climate is certainly far superior, it is never so cold and seldom so hot as the Dog days in England'. He described the timber, dogwood interspersed with Forest Trees of stringy bark, blackwood, etc. - one tree was sixty feet in circumference. The clearing work was done mainly with axe and cross cut saw and occasionally a pile of logs too difficult to move was burnt. Hellyer calculated that it could cost as much as £93 in labour to clear 21 acres. The work men mentioned included Richard Frederick, who seems to have acted as second in command, Jones the cook, Harley, McDonald, Wells, Higginson, Isaac, and Mackie. They lived mainly on salt pork, brought from England in the Company's supply ship, and dough boys (flour and water boiled hard). The men would not eat salt mutton even when it was available. Supplies were very short as the expected ship had not arrived and on 14 August Hellyer wrote to Edward Curr the V.D.L. Company manager complaining of the arrangements for supplies for they were reduced to flour only and they could not work on that. On one occasion Hellyer went back in the 'long boat' to Circular Head for supplies and described the coast, a cavern, grass tree hearts which he found tasted like walnuts, and pieces of the wreck of the Dotterel (wrecked in March 1827 off Port Dalrymple) which they found. At Circular Head he obtained stores from Mr White, paint from Mr Watson arid medicines from Dr. McNab. He noted that the sheep had foot rot, that the freemen [of the Company ] had been on strike owing to the lack of supplies and that ten of the Company's servants, including the prisoner White, had drowned since March.

Henry Hellyer

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

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/2
  • Collection
  • 1827-03-26

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson made by his Excellency Colonel George Arthur Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the 26th day of March 1827. Subject to the payment of a yearly quit-rent of two pounds payable on the 31st day of January each year.
31 Campbell Street is the site of the University of Tasmania's major creative industries and performing arts development, 'The Hedberg', adjoining Hobart's historic Theatre Royal on the 'Wapping 4' site. The University of Tasmania opened at the Hedberg in Semester 1, 2020 after almost 10 years in conception, consultation, planning and construction stages. The project was led by Tasmanian firm Liminal Architecture and designed in collaboration with WOHA and Arup.
The significance of the Hedberg site in the heart of Wapping dates to the 1830s, when it was a lively convergence of working-class homes, industry and entertainment. Archaeological work was undertaken in consultation with the Tasmanian Heritage Council, and results from the archaeological investigation informed aspects of the design.
The heritage-listed facade of the Hedberg Brothers Garage on Collins Street is the University of Tasmania entrance at the Hedberg. Built in 1925, it has intrinsic heritage value as an early, unusual and important example of its type.

Colonial Secretary, Van Diemen's Land

William Gore Elliston Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H13
  • Collection
  • 1829-1864

Collection consists of typed carbon copy of transcript of diary and separate extracts selected for proposed book.

William Gore Elliston

Convict ship "Waterloo"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F3
  • Collection
  • 1829-1910

Collection consists of papers relating to the convict ship, Waterloo, and includes a copy of a detachment order, notes on the life of Thomas Grove and an extract relating to the last voyage of the Waterloo

Waterloo (Ship)

William Graham Robertson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R6
  • Collection
  • 1829-1923

Collection contains letters from Frederick Watson of Historical Records of Australia in answer to various queries about early settlers. Also answers to queries on early land grants etc., some in answer to Robertson's correspondence in the Critic under the pseudonym "Antil", and miscellaneous historical notes.

William Graham Robertson

William Henty Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H6
  • Collection
  • 1829-1874

Collection consists of personal and business correspondence, diary of voyage to Van Diemans Land, school exercise book, publications and press clippings

William Henty

Richard Stickney Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S9
  • Collection
  • 1832-1835

Collection consists of family and legal correspondence and transcripts of letters

Richard Stickney

Journal of William Richard Wade

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W15
  • Collection
  • 1834-1871

Copy of The Journal of William R Wade, missionary, New Zealand, 1834-1839. Presented by his son Thomas N Wade to Leonard Wade and his wife Dora I Wade, Brighton, July 1917.

Journal commences 18th June 1834 at the beginning of a voyage to New South Wales and on to the Bay of Islands New Zealand. Continues unbroken to September 1836. Resumes with Journey to the Waikato, Rotorua etc. January to April 1838, Visit to the Reinga &c. March to April 1839. Final entry (one page) April 25, 1871

William Richard Wade

Collection of Religious Hymns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R8
  • Collection
  • 1835-1857

Collection consists of Protestant hymns printed for special services in Hobart churches, chiefly Wesley Church and Brisbane Street Congregational Church.

Gatenby Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G1
  • Collection
  • 1836-1869

Collection of letters written by George Andrew Gatenby (1846- 1870), to his family while he was a school in the U.K and in Hobart.

George Andrew Gatenby

Maconochie : Convict System

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W10
  • Collection
  • 1837

Consists of a copy of Alexander Maconochie's report on convict discipline made by George Washington Walker and sent by him to Margaret Bragg, in a volume titled: "Original Essays on convict discipline by Capt. Alexander Maconochie R.N. 1837 with some letters etc in further illustration of the same subject by James Backhouse and George W. Walker 1837".
Contents include Maconochies's report to Sir John Franklin, further observations, summary of papers addressed to British Government, Dr. Turnbull's objections to changes in convict discipline and observations by James Backhouse and George Washington Walker and index. The volume is in George Washington Walker’s handwriting.
At the front is a note on the origin of the manuscript and its presentation to Friends' School by descendants of Margaret Bragg, Roger Clark and John Bright Clark who visited the School in 1898.

Alexander Maconochie

Dumaresq Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D3
  • Collection
  • 1839

Collection consists of one framed and one folded in book form Map of Van Diemen's Land by George Frankland, dated 1839. Dedicated to the Land Holders of the Colony by their faithful servant, George Frankland, Surveyor General and Sole Commissioner of Crown Lands . The map shows : counties, hundreds, parishes, townships, reserves for townships, roads, houses, names of landholders. Inset plans of Hobart and Launceston (24cm X 21cm) Scale : 20 miles : 7cm Size : 80cm X 130cm

George Frankland

Godson and Gregory - Quaker Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G9
  • Collection
  • 1839-1940

Collection consists of a paperback manuscript quarto volume and handwitten notes for talks

John Roberts

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

John H Fisher Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F1
  • Collection
  • 1842-1845

Collection consists of five letters from a Quaker, John H. Fisher, in Hobart to his brothers, Reuben A Fisher and Thomas W.Fisher in Cork, Ireland.
John Fisher asked for news of his family, mentioning particularly his sisters May, Susanna and Margaret, Uncle John, cousins and friends and the other apprentices and he inquired if brother Thomas was still apprenticed to Henry Morris. His past misfortune was his own fault and he did not expect friend Thomas Harvey to forgive him (F.1/2) and he wanted to know if the Friends Society had disowned him and how people he owed money to felt (F.1/4). He had not been much to the Friends Meeting House in Hobart -- it was very different from home (F.1/3). Fisher had been in Port Philip and went into the bush but had an accident crossing the Goulburn River when a bullock dray ran over his legs and broke his thigh. In Hobart Isaac got him a job as overseer to David Lord but he was the only free person employed. Now he was working with Isaac who was teaching him hat making (1843 F.1 /2) but in 1845 he wrote that hats could be imported more cheaply and Isaac was fell mongering - getting up wool for the English market (F.1/4). There was a depression in Hobart but his life was comfortable. Hobart had 4 insurance offices, 4 churches (2 English, 2 Scotch), a Catholic chapel, 4 dissenting houses and a Friends Meeting House. In his last letter, dated 11 November 1845, John Fisher says he is thinking of
trying for Californian gold. One letter was later endorsed with a letter from A. Fisher to Thomas dated 31 . 12 . 1894 from Dymond City, N.C., enclosing the letters from their brother John and commenting on A.F.'s good life in the U.S.A., news of his children and his
farm on which he still led an active life although both he and Thomas had "passed the three score and ten"

John H. Fisher

Robey & Mather Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R7
  • Collection
  • 1843-1962

Miscellaneous papers and photographs relating mainly to the family of Joseph Benson Mather

Joseph Benson Mather

Tasmanian Newspaper Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC N1
  • Collection
  • 1843-1975

Collection of some Tasmanian and one United Kingdom newspapers dating from 1843 through to 1975 documenting significant occasions. Eg. Jubilee supplement, Bothwell Centenarian, Extraordinary edition of the Mercury

Margaret (Gunn) Allison Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A2
  • Collection
  • 1845-1924

The papers include correspondence of Margaret (Gunn) Allison, daughter of William Gunn, mainly with her Gunn relatives and also papers of son Frank and his family.

Margaret (Gunn) Allison

John Wilson & Sons Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W6
  • Collection
  • 1848-1949

Collection consists of correspondence, letter books, diaries, notebooks and photographs relating to John Wilson & Sons boatbuilders.

John Wilson

High School of Hobart Town

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H8
  • Collection
  • 1849-1859

Collection consists of reports of council and an annual report.

John Lillie

Dean Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D8
  • Collection
  • 1850-1852

Two handwritten letters addressed to William Dean. One letter has engraving of Hobsons Bay and Williams Town, Port Phillip. HAM brothers, Engravers. Published by John Hunter, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

William Dean

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H3
  • Collection
  • 1851-1984

Collection consists of one folio leather bound minute book and other material relating to the Chamber of Commerce including annual reports and handbooks and directories.
Minutes are incomplete, but annual reports or annual handbooks are complete from 1910 -1984.

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

Frederick Mackies Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M2
  • Collection
  • 1852-1855

Collection consists of a photocopy of Mackie's diary dated 1852 - 1855 bound into two volumes with accompanying photographic prints and 35 mm. negatives of some illustrations contained in the diaries.
The diaries (except for the South African portion), with most of the sketches, were published in 1973 as Traveller underconcern, transcribed and edited by Mary Nicholls for the History Department of the University of Tasmania.

Frederick William Mackie

Alfred Archer : correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A16
  • Collection
  • 1854-1880

Twenty xerox copies of letters received by Alfred Archer. Also manuscript poem 'put me in my little bed'.
Letters received from Alfred Archer’s mother while he was at school with Mr Hawkes, dated December 1854, August & September 1856, February - July 1857 (9 letters):also from his father 16 July 1862, 16 July 1863 (2 letters); sister Ellen, 8 February 1869 & 13 March 1879 (2 letters); brother Harold written during visit of both brothers to U.K., 7 May & 19 September 1878 (2 letters); cousin Alice Archer, August 1877 & January 1880 (2 letters); Joseph Mosman about the cricket club 8 March 1875; Henry H. Tippler, Wellington New Zealand, 23 September 1878.

Alfred Archer

William Knibb Morris Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M13
  • Collection
  • 1855-1920

Collection consists of papers, personal correspondence and photographs relating to William Knibb Morris and his family.

William Knibb Morris

Dallas Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D6
  • Collection
  • 1856-1881

The collection consists of a photograph, typescript manuscripts and notes on location of mills

Kenneth McKenzie Dallas

Ogilvie, McKenna & Morris Solicitors

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC O4
  • Collection
  • 1856-1931

Two volumes containing appeals and rules of the Spreme Court.

Albert George Ogilvie

John William Hadden Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C20
  • Collection
  • 1856-1982

Material relating to John William Hadden's medical career consisting mainly of degrees, diplomas and certificates, also Hadden Fammily genealogy

John William Hadden

Frederick Maitland Innes Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J6
  • Collection
  • 1856-1874

Collection consists of official printed Gazette notices and Parliamentary Papers relating to the Launceston & Western Railway1856-1868 and Main Line Railway 1873 -1874 , correspondence and news cuttings collected by Frederick Maitland Innes.

Frederick Maitland Innes

Thomas Alcock: last will and testament

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX2
  • Collection
  • 1856

Photocopy of the last will and testament of Thomas Alcock, dated 1856, leaving legacies to his children and his second wife, Ann. Executors were Thomas Lodywyk Crowther, surgeon, and John Regan, tanner.

Thomas Alcock

Alfred Harrap & Son Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H4
  • Collection
  • 1857-1957

Collection consists of correspondence concerning wool shipment and an illustrated booklet compiled by C.B. Thomson and issued to celebrate the firms centenary entitled Alfred Harrap & Son Pty Ltd 1857 - 1957

Alfred Harrap & Son

Waldie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W17
  • Collection
  • 1857-1884

Collection consists of photocopies of three letters and two pamphlets bound into four volumes. The family papers remain in the possession of the family and include diaries and work notebooks of John Waldie, jun. c.1854-1896; agreements over timber and land, accounts and receipts 1856-1892, letter from W.C.Blyth 1869, letter to his mother 184S, letters from John Waldie senior 1822, 1832, 1833 and letters to Delia Waldie from Mary Quinn 1883.

John Waldie

Thomas Sheehy Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S2
  • Collection
  • 1858-1906

Collection consists of business correspondence and case papers of Thomas Sheehy, solicitor, barrister and proctor of Collins Street,
Hobart.

Thomas Sheehy

Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H9
  • Collection
  • 1858

Collection consists of material relating to the Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee and includes reports and petitions collected by Henry Propsting, chairman of the Lighting Committee

Henry Propsting

William W. Perkins

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX6
  • Collection
  • 1860-1861

Collection consists of one Associate of Arts degree awarded to William W Perkins and two prizebooks awarded by Hobart High School to D Barcley

Tasmanian Council of Education

Mercer Farm Accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M15
  • Collection
  • 1861-1876

Collection consists of five ledgers containing details of wages and accounts, rations and shearing for two properties, Morningside and Riccarton. Located at Campbell Town in northern Tasmania and owned and managed by James Mercer.

James Mercer

Joseph Benson Mather Correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX20
  • Collection
  • 1862-1881

The bulk of the correspondence consists of Francis Cotton's letters to Joseph Benson Mather, and some other correspondence from members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), family and a few business correspondents also a few letters addressed to Joseph Benson Mather’s children.

Joseph Benson Mather

Girls Industrial School Hobart Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G3
  • Collection
  • 1862-1945

Collection consists of management committee records, admissions register and accounts of the Girls Industrial School Hobart, also 2 photographs.

Girls Industrial School Hobart

Henry Lewis Garrett : Degree of Associate of Arts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C8
  • Collection
  • 1863

Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts awarded to Henry Lewis Garrett of Hobart Town, who passed in English, Latin(with credit and prize) Greek, French (with credit) and pure mathematics and was placed in the second class Signed by H. Officer, president of the Tasmanian Council of Education. Seal of Tasmanian Council of Education 1859, red wax, lozenge shaped, backed paper: open book "Floreat Tasmania' on diamond pattern, in tin (separate from document). Diploma has decorative border of oak Leaves and acorns designed by Henry Hunter and engraved by Alfred Bock.

Henry Lewis Garrett

Diary of Samuel Ready of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R13
  • Collection
  • 1865

Typed copy of Samuel Ready's Diary of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land in the ship Utopia, February to May, 1865. From the original diary owned by L E O Ready of Latrobe, son of Samuel Ready.

Samuel Ready

Miscellaneous memoranda & circulars

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X3
  • Collection
  • 1866

Governor's memoranda & circulars, signed by J.W. Agnew (cost of shipping), C. Gellebrand (constitution and electoral acts), George C. Strahan (printed) Governor's leave of absence. Also envelope address to Walter Harrison containing: Photograph of Natural History Museum, London; photograph of Sir William Crowther standing next to a memorial, Highfield, Circular Head (1967); colour photograph of portrait (? Mrs Crowther)

James Willson Agnew

Giblin Insurance Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G10
  • Collection
  • 1867-1868

Collection consists of 2 papers regarding the assignment of insurance from the Australian Mutual Provident Society.

Australian Mutual Provident Society

Phrenologist's reading

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G11
  • Collection
  • 1869

Phrenologist's character reading of Mrs Bilton dated 11 August, 1869. Signed by S. Sloper, Phrenologist.

S.Sloper

Notes on Aborigines

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X2
  • Collection
  • 1869-1950

Collection consists of booklets and and photocopies relating to Tasmanian Aborigines

Alexander McGregor Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M1
  • Collection
  • 1871-1914

Collection consists of miscellaneous business papers and other correspondence relating to shipping, banking, real estate and shares of Alexander McGregor and McGregor, Piesse & Co. Most of these papers relate to the dissolution of the partnership and Alexander McGregor's independent business ventures, the execution of estates of which he was trustee and the execution of his estate after his death

Alexander McGregor

William Ebenezer Shoobridge Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S3
  • Collection
  • 1872-1935

Collection consists of newspaper articles, letters and papers of William Ebenezer Shoobridge relating to agriculture, economics, socialism and politics.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

James (Philosopher) Smith Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S5
  • Collection
  • 1875-1898

Collection consists of copies of a diary, letters and official documents relating to James Smith.

James (Philosopher) Smith

Hull Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H11
  • Collection
  • 1877-1895

The papers consist of letters to Hugh from his fiancee, family and friends, bills and papers relating to debts and some papers relating to the sale of a plot of land in Glenorchy. There are three items only of Hugh's father - all relating to the Southern Tasmanian Rifle Association.

Hugh Synnot Hull

Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R11
  • Collection
  • 1878

Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts, awarded to Mary Friend Whitney Canaway of Hobart, by the Tasmanian Council of Education dated 17th October 1878. Includes wafer seal. Examined and passed in the following subjects. English with credit, French with credit, German, Italian with credit and Mathematics with credit. Mary Friend Whitney Canaway has been awarded the Councils first prize for English and the Councils first prize for Italian. Diploma has decorative border of oak leaves and acorns designed by Henry Hunter and engraved by Alfred Bock.

Mary Friend Whitney Canaway

Edward Braddon Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B3
  • Collection
  • 1878-1980

Photocopies of thirty letters written by Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon and published serially in The Calcutta Statesman & Friend of India, May to October 1878, describing life in Tasmania. entitled "A home in the colonies" also THRA article and reprint dated 1979 & 1980

Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon

London, Board of Trade : Notices to Mariners

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC N2
  • Collection
  • 1881-1886

Printed papers, notices to mariners from the Board of Trade, London, warning of shoals, alterations to harbour and warning lights and other hazards for marking admiralty charts, dated 1881 to 1886

Board of Trade, London

Edward le Rossignol: Scrip certificates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R9
  • Collection
  • 1881-1891

This collection is comprised of scrip certificates of shares issued to Edward le Rossignol of New Town in Tasmanian mines: Royal Mint Gold Mining Company, North Mount Cameron; Savage River Silver Prospecting Company; City Prospecting Association, West Coast; Sunrise Prospecting Association; Godkin Silver Mining Co., Whyte River Tasmania; New Waverly Gold Mining Co., Lefroy, Tasmania; South Oceana Silver Mining Co. , Zeehan.

Edward le Rossignol

William Levitt Wells Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX27
  • Collection
  • 1884-1910

Collection consists of journals and letters relating to William Levitt Wells and his family.

William Levitt Wells

Land conveyance : Rouse to Van Diemen's Land Co.

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R5
  • Collection
  • 1884

Collection consists of one parchment deed dated 15th January 1884. Conveyance of two roods of land in Emu Bay, Tasmania, from George and Alfred Rouse, of Emu Bay, to the Van Diemen's Land Company for a railway line, with marginal plan.

George Rouse

Friends' School Archive

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F4
  • Collection
  • 1884-1978

Collection consists of administrative correspondence, annual reports, minutes and financial statements regarding the schools board, and schools administration. Material relating to staff and students including the school magazine, class lists and student activities. Also included are the papers relating to the Hobartville Association from 1888 to 1910 . Also a large collection of early photographs.

Friends' School

Lovell Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L8
  • Collection
  • 1885-1962

Collection consists of material relating to the Lovell family including an photograph, copy of a portrait, photocopied letters and an original manuscript

Samuel Ousten Lovell

Phil May Cartoon Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M5
  • Collection
  • c1886-1888

Undated reprints of six cartoons produced by May while he was employed by The Bulletin magazine.

Philip William (Phil) May

R. Westland Marston Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M12
  • Collection
  • 1887-1923

Collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of letters addressed to various newspapers by R. Westland Marston. They cover various subjects such as charities, the Church, education, road trusts, also farm and native reports from Lower Piper. 1877-78. Letters are from Alvechurch, Worcestershire, U.K., or the Granmar School Alvechurch.
Newspaper correspondence dated 1877-8, 1880, some under the pseudonym 'Scholasticus' or 'Schoolmaster'.
The 1880 ones are addressed from Lower Piper, Tasmania.
Enclosed: 'In Memoriam Service: Our late Beloved Queen' Devonport Town Hall, 2 Feb. 1901. and ANZAC commemoration service, Pitt Street Congregational Church, Sydney, 22 April 1923.

R. Westland Marston

Bolton Stafford Bird Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B2
  • Collection
  • 1887-1924

Collection consists of awards including a Royal warrant on parchment, an insignia for the Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George, photograph and various newspaper clippings of obituary.

Bolton Stafford Bird

Miscellaneous Quaker Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX16
  • Collection
  • 1889-1950

Collection consists of miscellaneous items found in books that were purchased for the Quaker Collection from the Rowntree Family. Includes circulars, photographs, Ackworth School material and sketches

Stewart James Anderson Diaries

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A5
  • Collection
  • 1889-1926

The copies of the diaries are dated between 1889 and 1926 and contain brief entries for each day. They relate to both personal and farm activities and appear to relate to a comparatively small general farm.
For example: "stayed at house and made a set of steps for the dairy"; "reaped 1 1/2 acres oats for seed"; "stocked up oats and made a rake"; commenced putting in culvert down by cottage"; ''2 loads of hay - too green"; "grubbing large boulder stones out of 18 acres"; "went to morning service ¬ Archdeacon Richards preached"; "made organ stool for Black River Church"; "party of young people from Smithton for evening"; "picked the quinces and some apples, killed a sheep"; "8 loads of cut up wood for home during winter"; "putting up wire fence by potato shed to let calves get shelter under the pines"; "pottering around all day, Leon called"; "1/2 day in vegetable garden"; "marked lambs. Worked 4 hours at P.O."; "Carl finished ploughing 6 acres for peas"; "helped to cut chaff for Mr L. Medwin"; "carting hay, Frank Medwin with team". The entries appear to relate to a comparatively small general farm and by 1918 Anderson's children (daughter at Stanley, and Leon) were grown up and were living independently. One diary is dated 1889 and was much damaged with parts of pages tom or worn away. The 1889 entries are similar (eg: "made bullock yoke"; "Joe took load of potatoes to township"; "boiled pig potatoes").

Stewart James Anderson

Fish caught at the Great Lake, Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H1
  • Collection
  • 1890-1891

Handwritten documents recording fish caught at the Great Lake, Tasmania by Sir Robert George Crookshank Hamilton and party in the periods 22-27 March 1890 and 19-24 March 1891, giving number and weight of fish caught.

Robert George Crookshank Hamilton

Elliott and Le Tall Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX26
  • Collection
  • 1891-1991

Collection consists of a printed booklet and two leather bound note books

Edmund Alfred Elliott

James Laughton Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L12
  • Collection
  • 1891

Collection consists of Reference to index of Book 3. Poetry, 1891,Translation from Horace to Chloris: Ode XV - 'Thou of poor Ibycus the wife'.

James Laughton

Louis Lempriere Dobson : Duff Lectures

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX1
  • Collection
  • 1892-1893

Manuscript notes of transcripts of lectures on Jurisprudence and Roman Law given by H Duff, Oxford University

Louis Lempriere Dobson

Frederick Mortimer Young Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC Y1
  • Collection
  • 1894-1921

Collection consists of lectures and papers delivered by Frederick Mortimer Young.

Frederick Mortimer Young

John Coverdale : obituary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X8
  • Collection
  • 1896

Hand written obituary of Dr. John Coverdale 1814-1896, author unknown, entitled "Death of Dr. J Coverdale, a Colonist of 60 years" an abridged version appeared in the Mercury, Wednesday 24 June 1896.

John Coverdale

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