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Collection of miscellaneous news clippings, dated 1930-31. History, animals, Frenchman's Cap, obituaries, reminiscences, ships. Arranged in a spring binder.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Literary matters

Collection of miscellaneous news clippings, dated 1928. Literary matters, in quarto note book, partly unused.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Van Diemen's Land Company documents

Collection of printed papers
• Van Diemen's Land Company: British Acts relating to the Company, 1825, 1847, 1863, 1877, 1916.
• Tasmanian Parliamentary Papers in re V.D.L. Co., 1859, 1889, 1911.
• Circular advertising land for sale 1858.
• Report of Emu Bay Railway Co. 1937
• V.D.L. Co. Annual Report, 1868/69, 1931/37.
• Report to V.D.L. Co. by James Bailey on the State of their properties, 10 Aug. 1881.
• Report on properties by Capt. James Rowe, 1886.

Archibald Lawrence Meston


"Tasmania" File containing:
• Transcript from headstone on grave of Bart. B. Thomas, 1831;
• letter from Ronald Smith 1929;
• letters from W. Walker, 1927;
• note by A.W.S. Hume re J.H. Wedge;
• letter from Thomas Dunbabin, 1928, re Jorgen Jorgensen, with transcripts from Jorgensen's Diary;
• photograph of W.W. Elliston, photocopy of his handwriting and Coat of Arms;
• photograph of Stanley and The Nut;
• drawing of The Nut, Plan of Settlement Island (Sarah Island) Macquarie Harbour.

Archibald Lawrence Meston


"Archives" - Folder containing:
• "University of Tasmania. History Department.
• Brief General Survey of Tasmanian Historical Material in Mitchell Library, Sydney.
• Launceston Public Library. "List of Books in the Library on the Early History of Australia and Tasmania, Almanacs, and Tasmanian Newspaper ... Files." 1942. Duplicated.
• Hartwell, R.M. "Early Tasmanian Records and Problems, University of Sydney, 1947. 4p.
• "Tasmanian Newspaper Files in the Chief Secretary's Department, Hobart". Duplicated.
• "Shelf list of Early Tasmanian Newspapers in the State Library, Hobart, Tasmania". 6p. Typescript.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Ross v. Gurr

"Ross v. Gurr": transcripts from Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemens Land Almanac. 1833-35.

Archibald Lawrence Meston


"Sheep". Transcripts including letter to Pastoral Review, by R.S. Sanderson, 8 June 1928; "Early History of Saxony Sheep in Australia", by A.W.L. (Pastoral Review, 16 July 1928); transcripts from Historical Records of N.S.W. concerning John Macarthur's sheep interests.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Trip to the Frenchman Cap

Description of a trip to the Frenchman Cap, in February 1887 by Mr. T.B. Moore. Copied from Mr. Moore's mss. in January 1915. (Published in Hobart Mercury, 14 Apr. 1887. See RS5/9).

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Macquarie's Journals

"Macquarie's Journals". Typed copy of diaries of visit to V.D.L., 1811-1821. From manuscript held in Mitchell Library, published in full, 1956.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Research material on the Van Diemen's Land Co.

Research material on Van Diemen's Land Company including:
• Brochure advertising land for sale, ca.1920;
• Sydney Stock Exchange, Investment Service. [Report] on Emu Railway Co., 1938;
• Mining Services [Report] on Mount Lyell Mining &Railway Co., Nov. 1939;
• copies of letters from J. Norton Smith, V.D.L. Co. to James Smith re Mt. Bischoff Tin Mine, 1873-79;
• Transcripts from Bigge's Report, 1820;
• Baptist Magazine, 1832; "Authentic Information regarding Van Diemen's Land Company" by F. Boucher, 1859 (Ferguson no. 7296).

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Ships 1816-1823

Typescript copy, alphabetically arranged, of arrival of vessels at Hobart Town and their departure from 1st June 1816 to the 31st December 1823.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Letter from R.S. Sanderson

Letter from R.S. Sanderson, Burnie, dated 10 September 1930, enclosing copy of "Notes on the life of Edward Curr by his Grandson, Frederick Curr."

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Letters re exploration of N.W. Tasmania from R.S. Sanderson

Folder containing 25 letters from R. Stuart Sanderson, Burnie, to A.L.Meston re
• exploration of N.W. Tasmania, 1927-1932.
• Copies of 2 letters from A.L.M. to Sanderson, 1930, 1932.
• "Brief History of the Port of Burnie", compiled by
R.S. Sanderson. Typescript 21p. 1921.
• "Notes on the North-West of Tasmania" by J. Sanderson. 5p. Typescript. 26 October 1948.
• "Discovery of tin at Mt.Bischoff" by R.S.Sanderson. 2p. Typescript.
• Extracts from personal diaries of R.D.Sanderson, Burnie. 6p.1884-1928.
• 3 photostats of maps of V.D.L's land grants from Lands Department, Hobart.
• 9 photographs, including 2 of Stonehenge, near Pruana South and 1 of Hellyer's tomb.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Letters from A.L. Wayn

Eight letters from A.L. Wayn, State Secretary's Department, in reply to queries from A.L.M.; 2 articles by A.L.Wayn from Educational Record: "0use in the State Records"; from the State Records, second article. 1947.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Lectures and talks

Folder containing manuscripts of lectures and talks.
• "Introductory Talk to a Course on Australian Literature" (W. E.A. Launceston);
• two press cuttings and notes on English and Scottish localities;
• "Lost Cities of Southern Rhodesia" (Schools Broadcast, 9th February 1938);
• W.H. Hudson (Schools Broadcast, 4th December 1939);
• "A Visit to Kruger National Park", 7th July 1939;
• "Geology of Tasmania"; Talk to Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club 1949.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Early days of the Tamar

Folder containing "Early Days on the Tamar"; 2 copies of a photograph of Launceston; photocopy of "Plan of Launceston" (from Ross: Hobart Town Almanack, 1832); printed broadside, "Ackerman's Exhibition", Launceston.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Exhibition notice

Hand written notice describing drawings made between June and December 1930 after five years of drought had ended at
beginning that year in Central Australia......" They were merely my own pencil records of one section of the many wonders of
nature in the interior of this continent "

Olive Pink

Sarah Benson Mather

Photograph of Sarah Benson Mather. Died on the day she was to be married to Edward Octavius Cotton

Letters E. Frances Cotton: Dr. Story

:Letters from E. Frances Cotton: Dr. Story 1956, 1969-71. Mrs Frances Cotton's correspondence relating to Dr. Story including: letter from Bill Wilson thanking her for bottle and drugs from Dr. Story's surgery
(1969), letter from A.A. Lewis that he had received mss from Mrs Wilson to deliver to University Archives (1970), letters from the Archivist: papers received from Mrs Wilson and Mrs Parker, Dr. Story's "baby" in Anatomy Dept. museum, also letter from Jack Thwaites (1956).

Letters from Mabel Mary Cotton to A.T & E.F Cotton

Letters from Mabel Mary Cotton to A.T & E.F Cotton dated c 1949-1967. Includes letters from Sydney where she was nursing, letters from Kelvedon (including mention of bush fires 1967) while Mr and Mrs Cotton were over seas and some letters from Fiji. Most letters were addressed "Dear Olds", some "Dear
Nern", a few to "Frances" and one or two, c 1949, to "Dad" or "Dad & Mern". In a letter of 27 February [1967] she mentions that Doug. and Joan are letting her live in "the Doctor's old rooms" made into a flat, Doug. & Joan's son Crispin Pip just started at Hutchins School.

James B. Cotton to brother Joseph

Letters James B. Cotton to brother Joseph, dated 1884 & 1885.
From Albury: Kelvedon, new boundary, J.B.C.'s call to preach Gospel, "Hannah Hall still going from place to place and leaving an unmixed blessing", English Friends accused H.H. of being "a Hickite", "Patti" Lyne (6.8.84); From Belmont County, 0 [Ontario, Canada]: winter weather, temperatures much below freezing, eggs freeze and crack, working on Hannah Hall's "great journal", made a "bread

James Backhouse Cotton

Leather writing case

One leather writing case embossed gold lettering " J.B. Cotton from his nephews and nieces"

James Backhouse Cotton

Maggie Mather to Uncle Joseph

Letter from Maggie Mather to Uncle Joseph dated 8 December 1874. regarding the purchase of workbasket, and "wishing you both every happiness"

Joseph Cotton

Rachel Salmon's Will

Copy of Rachel Salmon's Will, dated 1933.Property in trust for three stepdaughters Emma Elizabeth Campbell, Alicia Maria New and Mary Ann Louisa Robinson, bequests to Friends School and nephews and nieces; ms instructions on distribution of household goods to friends.

Rachel Salmon

Schoolgirl's poetry

Poems written by girl about 16 - 17 years old at Collegiate School, many referring to teacher Miss Wise, and girls: Elinor Anne, Nellie, Constance, Kitty etc.

News cuttings

News cuttings regarding John Walker, Tenby view, "the microphone" (1878), "experiences in Tasmania" letter from Mr Speadborough ND, "Ramble on the old Huon track" ND etc; shipping time tables, Tas. Steam Navigation Co. 1877, Union S.S. Co. of N.Z. 1883, Wellington N.Z. tramways 1882; child's drawings; book mark.

Letter to JB Cotton from Thomas Sutton

Letters to James Backhouse Cotton from Thomas Sutton, Palmerston, New Zealand, dated 1881. Sorry to have missed seeing J.B.C. on his way to America with Hannah Hall, family, Society of Friends, asks J.B.C. when in England to visit his mother at Banbury.

Thomas Sutton

J.B. Cotton - accounts and miscellaneous

Accounts and miscellaneous documents of James Backhouse Cotton dated 1845 to 1880. Hobart Savings Bank: bank book 1858-83; letter of credit Union Bank of Australia 1880; Extract from Robert Lindsey's letter for J.B.C. with his parents love, 1854; poem; drawing of tree for Father's birthday 6.10.1845.

James Backhouse Cotton

Letter to JB Cotton from Frederick Mackie

Letter to James Backhouse Cotton from Frederick Mackie, Mount Barker, South Australia, dated 7 October 1873.
Spiritual, Tilney Cotton beginning to prosper, Lucy Coleman

Frederick Mackie

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