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(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

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

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

Buckingham Rifles

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS100
  • Collection
  • 1861

Presentation of colours to the Buckingham rifles dated May - October 1861.
File of papers concerning the presentation of colours and a bugle to the Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps, by the ladies of the county; including subscription lists, receipts for payments to the designer of the flag, to the carpenter for erecting a platform, etc., invitation, letter from Lady Young, from Entally, agreeing to make the presentation addressed to the secretary of the (Ladies) Committee Arthur Kennard Chapman

Buckingham Volunteer Rifle Corps

Rev. Molesworth Jeffery

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS101
  • Collection
  • 1866-1892

Letters from Molesworth Jeffery to his sisters Susanna and Catherine (Kate) in U.K. , small water colour of Burnbank Homestead and photographs of St. George's Chapel, Lachlan, and Richard Piggott, Lord Viscount Molesworth.

Molesworth Jeffery

Hull Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS102
  • Collection
  • 1874-1940

Draft assessment roll for municipality of Glenorchy and reminiscences of T.J.M. Hull, 1940, about the 'Great Flood' of Glenorchy in 1872

Hull Family

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

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

Tasman Memorial

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS105
  • Collection
  • 1923

Collection of photographs and transparencies of the erection and unveiling of the Tasman Memorial, Prince of Wales Bay, 1923. The expedition to erect a memorial was led by J. Moore Robinson and included
John Reynolds who took the photographs.

John Reynolds

William Harris (Harrison)

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS106
  • Collection
  • 1858-1906

Documents relating to William Harris or Harrison including army pay book and personal certificates

William Harris

Cook Bicentenary Gift

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS107
  • Collection
  • 1970

Engraved mounted print carried as a despatch in 1970 on the Barquentine "Regina Maris" to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the voyage made by Captain Cook and newspaper cutting on the sale of Cook's log book and journal.
Engraving by W. Hall, from the painting by Nathaniel Dance (1776), printed by Fisher, Son &Co., with facsimile of Cook's signature. Printed about 1820.

Nathaniel Dance

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

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

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

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

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

Orchestral Union : minutes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS112
  • Collection
  • 1866-1872

Minutes of a musical society known as the Orchestral Union (originally proposed as the Symphony Society) including musicians' and singers dated 1866 to 1872

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

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

Testimonial: Dean F.H. Cox

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS115
  • Collection
  • 1873

Two letters dated 1873 relating to a testimonial for Dean Cox - one from Charles Du Cann from Government House

Frederick Holdship Cox

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

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

Irish Exiles

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

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

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

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

Camouflage of aerodromes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS121
  • Collection
  • 1940

'The camouflage of aerodromes with notes on some technical methods'. From the office of the Technical Director of Camouflage, Camouflage Section, Canberra, A.C.T.
Marked: 'Secret, copy No. 51'

Technical Director of Camouflage

Sale of Crown lands at Carnavon

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS122
  • Collection
  • 1889

Papers regarding the 1889 sale of Crown lands at Carnavon. Notice, particulars and small plan of land for sale at Carnavon [Port Arthur]

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

St. George's Society

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS124
  • Collection
  • 1900

Correspondence with Archdeacon Whittington concerning the formation of a branch of St. George's Society,1900.

Royal Society of St George

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

Hayes Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS127
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Typescript of 'Reminiscences of early Tasmanian life by Miss Amelia Hayes, dictated by her father' ? John Hayes. nd.. Also notes and correspondence of the Hayes family by Clive Lord, W.A.T. Hayes, Winifred Terry and others.

John Hayes

List of Tasmanian fish

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS128
  • Collection
  • c1870-1876

List of Tasmanian fish by M. Allport (n.d. c1870-1876)
Includes also "List of Tasmanian fish sent to Dr. Gunther, British Museum, per ship "Windward", March, 1874" ; List of Tasmanian
saltwater fish sent to the Royal Museum of National History, Brussels by Mr. Morton Allport, March, 1874" ;"Dr. Gunther's list 2nd
collection", and letters :-British Museum 12 Oct., 1872 ("thank you and Mrs. Meredith for ... 6 plates of Tasmanian fishes. I return them as requested ..." ; 2 May, 1875, report on fish received - a salmo trutta taken in Derwent estuary, having "in its stomach eight anchovies, a diet which will account for the rapid growth of salmonoids in your waters but which will not improve the flavour of their flesh", surprised that Tasmanian anchovies not yet turned to same use as in Europe; whip-tails - macronurus Novae Zelandiae : 8 Apr., 1876 : further report on collection sent - included new genus (No. 18 in list: "No local name. See 40 in book and drawing by Mrs. Allport.

Morton Allport

Miscellaneous single items

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

Miscellaneous single items received from various donors.

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

Miscellaneous manuscripts

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

Collection of letters and documents presented to the Tasmanian Museum

National Trust Acts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS132
  • Collection
  • 1907-1937

Photocopies of National Trust Acts (U.K.), dated 1907 & 1937

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 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

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

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

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

Tombstones in St. David's cemetery

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS138
  • Collection
  • 1922

Typed list of tombstones in St. David's cemetery, Hobart (St. David's Park) dated 1922

St. David's Cemetery

Architectural Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS139
  • Collection
  • 1837-1840

Small photographs of plans and proposed designs held In the Tasmanian State Archives. Includes, Government House: Watch House, New Town: Gaol and Court House, Longford: Public School, Hobart, (i.e. 'Hutchins'): Watch House, Kensington, Antill Ponds: Court House, Bagdad : Watch House, Kangaroo Point.

James Blackburn

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

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

Proclamation to the Aborigines

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS141
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Copies of Governor Davey's pictorial proclamation to the aborigines, promising equal justice for whites and natives, with modern tracing (Davey altered to Arthur in a modern hand) and another copy with a different heading.

Thomas Davey

Giblin Historical Notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS142
  • Collection
  • c1923

Notes in aid of a history of the early days of Tasmania by R. W. Giblin, made c.1923
Including copies of records of Van Diemen' s Land 1803 - 1818

Ronald Worthy Giblin

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

Expedition to the source of the Derwent River

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS144
  • Collection
  • 1835

Copy of Frankland's narrative of the expedition to the source of the Derwent River, 26 October 1835

George Frankland

Letter from R. D. Blackmore

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS145
  • Collection
  • 1890

Letter from R. D. Blackmore [Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) English novelist, author of Lorna Doone] to Mannington Caffyn, on the origin of the title 'Cradock Nowell'. 18 February 1890.
Also letter from E. A. Nowell to Mr Morton [secretary of Royal Society of Tasmania] enclosing Blackmore's letter.

Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Views of Hobart

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS146
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Two prints :
(1) View of the country round Hobart Town In Van Dleman's Land. Reduced on zinc from a drawing by Joseph Lycet, in the collection of Professor Buckland at Oxford. Printed by C. Hullmandel, London. N.D.
(2) Architect's drawing of proposed High School, by A. Dawson, printed by T. Browne.

Joseph Lycett

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

Tasmanian plants

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS148
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Draft of letter or part of article on Tasmanian plants and the effect of the severe frost in England, 1837-8, as mentioned in a paper by Dr. Lindley; writer unknown.

John Lindley

Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS149
  • Collection
  • n.d.

'Mount Bischoff (abstract) - brief history, undated, plus 'Sketch of the proposed trophy for Mount Bischoff
Tin Mining Co'. n.d. pen & wash drawing, stamped: 'R. Flack Ricards, Architect, 14 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

Mount Bischoff Tin Mine

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

Fishes of Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS150
  • Collection
  • 1890-1930

An incomplete descriptive loose leaf list of fishes by an unidentified author also 42 ink drawings or diagrams of fish.

List of Tasmanian Ferns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS152
  • Collection
  • n.d.

List of Tasmanian Ferns - Manuscript list, bound into quarto volume. Date and author unknown.

Catalogue of Tasmanian insects

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS153
  • Collection
  • 1875

Catalogue of Tasmanian insects, Tasmanian Museum, Hobart Town, 1875. Manuscript catalogue: number, name and place (all Brighton) in notebook (octavo) Name E. D. Swan?' written in pencil inside cover.

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

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.

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS156
  • Collection
  • 1930-1950

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings c. 1930 to 1950. Cuttings, formerly in 'information' file, arranged
in alphabetical order of subject. mainly from the 1950s, but also some earlier cuttings.

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

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

Salmoniana, Hobart, Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS159
  • Collection
  • 1866

Publication entitled 'Salmoniana,' by Barri Couta(pseud.)m June 1866. Humorous verse and sketches concerning the arrival of salmon ova in Tasmania. The names of the commissioners and others have been noted on the sketches in this pamphlet which includes advertisements printed by J. Walch & Son.

Salmon Commissioners Tasmania

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

Waratah Weekly News

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS161
  • Collection
  • 1881

File of first newspaper published at the town of Waratah, Mt. Bischoff. Waratah Weekly News, 19 March 1881 to 21 May 1881. Manuscript, duplicated by 'centigraph'

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.

Historic English newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS163
  • Collection
  • 1788-1827

English eighteenth and nineteenth century newspapers: The Times, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, Whitehall Evening Post, London Gazette, Observer and Edinburgh Courant. Covering the death and funeral of Lord Nelson 1805, the battle of Waterloo 1815 (reprint), Coronation of Victoria 1838 and the Coronation of George IV.

Notes and extracts from the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS164
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Birds of Tasmania undated [early 20th cent]. Notes and extracts from the 'Catalogue of Birds in the British
Museum' (London) 1874-1895 of birds which may be found in Tasmania, made by an unknown researcher (? early 20th century) on loose half sheets of foolscap paper (possibly originally in a spring type binder, including diagram of bird and illustrations of eggs and beaks. pages 1-581 (numbered + c. 100 illustrations

Key List of Tasmanian Birds

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS165
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Key List of Tasmanian Birds, with a method for their easy identification by Parker and Morton.
Typed draft of a' pamphlet' bound and interleaved with blank pages and corrected in ink. - eg the addition of 'By Parker and. Morton' under the title and. the alteration of 'I' to 'we' and: 'procured by myself' to
'procured by Capt. Parker R.N.' in the preface. The 'key' is described in the preface as 'meant for those who are not up in scientific terms'. 'The Systematic List of Tasmanian Birds' by Colonel W.V. Legge (1841-1918) was followed and so the 'Key' was probably compiled between 1900-1907 by Capt. Arthur Charles Parker (c1860-1920) and Alexander Morton (c1854-1920) secretary of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Arthur Charles Parker

Rating list for Hobart

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS166
  • Collection
  • 1875

Rating list for Hobart torn out of Hobart Town Gazette 1875 - gives owners, occupiers, rateable value, street by street.

Hobart Town Gazette

Napoleon Bonaparte : Extrait du Moniteur

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS167
  • Collection
  • 1812-1815

Printed bulletins, extracts from newspapers, proclamations dated 1812 and 1815 regarding Napoleon Bonaparte mostly during War of the Seventh Coalition and prior to his surrender July 1815. Most "Extrait du Moniteur" in French.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Miscellaneous Tasmanian Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS168
  • Collection
  • 1831-1931

Collection of Tasmanian newspapers including, Colonial Times, The Independent, The True Colonist, Tasmanian Trade Circular, Derwent Star, Hobart Town Punch, Tasmanian Punch Preview, Tasmanian Punch, Railwayiana and 'Happy Thwarts '; 'The Derwent Trumpeter'

Miscellaneous Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS169
  • Collection
  • 1827-1929

Collection of newspapers including Tasmanian Illustrated Mail, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher, The Australian, The Bathurst Times and The Goldfields Hiring Chronicle.

Cutting Books : Liverpool Mercury

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS170
  • Collection
  • 1842-1850

Cuttings from the Liverpool. Mercury (U.K.) probably compiled by the editor, John Smith, including scraps of editorials, answers to queries, reports of St. Nicholas Vestry meetings, etc. dated 1842 to 1850. Inside cover marked ms. "John Smith, Mercury Office, Liverpool.'"

John Smith

Newspapers : Miscellaneous

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS171
  • Collection
  • 1877-1894

Two newspapers - Fiji Times, dated 6 & 10th of January 1877 and The Bulawayo Sketch dated 21 July 1894. Mock cyclostyled paper on a fold of account ruled paper - humourous sketches and adverts.
Note ms. at top 'Byrne (6 )'

Port Arthur Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS172
  • Collection
  • 1917

Copies of tracings made in 1917 from old Government plans of the Port Arthur Convict Settlement, mounted on canvas and bound (by Walch's). Photographic copies of tracings, possible made later. The original tracings were stamped "P.W.D. traced 1917", with a number. The copies are not coloured, although descriptions refer to "parts shaded red", etc. Includes military barracks, penitentiary, model prison, block plan of the settlement, Port Arthur church etc.

Letter to John Ingle

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS173
  • Collection
  • 1841

Letter written from Hobart to John Ingle, London:- depression in monetary, commercial and agricultural interests (affairs of Montefiore, Bryant, Hopleys (and their agent Hobbs).
The writer also attempted 'from recollection a sketch [plan] of your property in Argyle and Macquarie streets showing the present improvement' of new wharves reclaimed from the sea and the extension
of Argyle Street cut through Government House gardens , and also the old police office on the corner which belonged to the Gellibrand's trustees but was up for sale, being in a dilapidated state, and
would be a valuable site for shops or stores •
The letter is torn and a piece is missing with the signature, but it may- have been written by Edward Lord.

John Ingle

Mining Engineering Drawings

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS175
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Plates from unknown work published by E. Noblet, Liege [Belgium] The plates show drawings of various machinery for coal mining, including carriages, compressed air system, lifts, pumps, digging machines, props, etc. and drawings of mines and coal seams of the mines of the Meuse and Ruhr. Legends at the top of each plate are in French, with English and German translations below the plate.

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

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

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

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

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

John Stokell Dodds Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS21
  • Collection
  • 1875-1937

Collection of material relating to the Boer War, federation and parliament. Also includes material relating to the Royal visit to Tasmania in 1901. These papers consist of official circulars, invitations and programmes.

John Stokell Dodds

Leonard Rodway Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS22
  • Collection
  • 1892-1927

Six volumes of manuscript notes and drawings on Tasmanian plants, with some enclosed correspondence with F. von Mueller and other well-known botanists.

Leonard Rodway

Hurst Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS23
  • Collection
  • n.d.

A collection of pamphlets articles - newspaper cuttings compiled by W.N. Hurst and notes made by him on topics of historical interest. A rough index was made by Hurst (R.S.23/6) and W.H. Hudspeth compiled an index to the collection when it was received by the Royal Society (R.S.23/8).

William Nevin Hurst

Oldham Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS24
  • Collection
  • 1915-1938

Collection consists of five volumes of press cuttings and notes relating to Hobart history, buildings and hotels.

Nathan Oldham

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

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

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

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

Beattie Papers

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

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

John Watt Beattie

Wilfred Hugh Hudspeth Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS3
  • Collection
  • 1935-1951

Collection consists of of notes on various aspects of the history of Tasmania and drafts of articles, written mainly between 1935 and 1951, some for The Royal Society of Tasmania Papers & Proceedings

Wilfred Hugh Hudspeth

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

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

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

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

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