Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated February 14, 1896, regarding falling from her bicycle, an illustrated example of his Biking Costume, hot weather, a horse dying of sunstroke and seven different parsons in Easterton.
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated April 26, 1895, telling of fighting bushfires at Dunrobin and fly fishing and camping up and down the Glenelg River
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated July 18, 1895, sorry he is taking so long to reply but hopes she will send him her newest photograph.
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated January 6, 1896, thanks for the almanack, busy with parties and races, request for photo of her in jacket and sailors hat.
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated November 12, 1898, regarding request for a new photo, the shearers strike and his pony Monkey
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated January 6, 1895, telling of New Year parties at the neighbouring stations and thanking her for the photo and the calendar
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated December 21, 1893 thanking her very much for the photograph and telling her about the grand fancy dress ball to be held in the Exhibition Building on the 4th of the New Year.
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated August 26, 1893 regarding meeting Mr Les Gatenby and George Mercer near Morningside and another Mr Gatenby and Rod O'Connor at Cressy.
Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated June 5 1893 thanking her for button hole and a tie and how he wore them to the garden party where they were immensely admired.
Letters from Arthur Leake to his brother Charles dated 1876 -1878. Visit to Britain and Europe: long descriptive letters about trip, Lettie's school in Brighton, U.K., old Tasmanian friends in U.K. especially Galloways and Craigs, cousin Helen Bell's affairs (including letter from H.B. 6 Nov. 1876 enclosed with AL.'s letter of 11 Nov. 1876), tour of Continent with Lettie and new wife (1878) -his marriage good for Lettie and his own comfort, wife will visit her parents at Gippsland on way home to Tasmania.
Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 27 October 1842 regarding Leakes refusal of loan and not needing any help by the end of next year. Latin inscription at the bottom of the letter from part of the Poem Tristia by the ancient poet Publius Ovisius Naso. Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris (As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone)
Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 13 October 1842 regarding the request for loan of £300, interest payment due in 10 days and can offer collateral of 600 ewes and their accompanying lambs
Undated letter written by William Wood to Leake regarding his financial situation, harvest unsold, if creditors insist will sell up everything - town allotment, horses, carriage, furniture anything except the sheep
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated (?) 14 August 1842 regarding always making mistakes in acceptances, all afflicted with rheumatism, rations given out to servants and going to the ball.
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 5 June 1842 to Leake regarding surprise at the acceptance of draft being unpaid as he gave the letter to Mr Hankey a gentleman who had been staying with him – telling him it was of consequence
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 22 November 1841 offering the services of a very decent entire horse of the carriage breed for Leakes mares also Mrs Wood will be most happy to see Mrs Leake and her friends at any time
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 15 August 1841 regarding no chance of his sons being able to raise any of the money which I borrowed and advanced to them for Port Philip – Idetermined on selling his land at the Windfalls or part of the Estate
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 13 june 1841 requesting subscriptions to the school in Hobart town to be called the Archdeacon Hutchins school for the instruction (as I have been informed) of the lower classes, and under the control of the chief minister of the English church in this colony: The subscriptions range from £10.10 downwards if you or others incline to subscribe
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated 20 May 1836 wishing an offer on the sale of his estate in March providing he is offered three pound per acre and the auctioning of the stock. Includes a sketch of the property
Correspondence from Capt. Wood of Hawkridge, Snakebanks, concerning his financial distress, debts, loans from Leake, mortgages on his property, attempts to sell "Windfalls" etc.; Leake to take his property and assets in trust (1844), meetings of creditors; some letters from Louis Wood when Wood was ill. Also promissory notes, accounts, letters from John Swan (1844, 1846, 1850) and Henry Priaulx (1844). Wood's letters frequently mention his wife's poor health and his own illness and also include general references: servants 1834-6); sun dial (10 Sept. 1836); ball (14 May 1842); river flooded 350 acres of corn (14 Sept. 1842); rebuilding river banks (Oct. 1842); fire damage in Hamburg (2 Oct. 1842).
Papers and letters concerning Leake acting for friends and neighbours as executor of wills, trustee of settlements, or as charitable donor and adviser to friends or old neigbours from his Hamburg days fallen on bad times, as with the Graham family formerly of Hamburg.
Letters Charlotte Wells dated 1833 - 1835 Widow of Thomas Wells (1782-1833): mother-in-law in Hull; needed money to send eldest daughter, Emma, to V.D.L., subscription list to help her; employment for daughters as governess and needlewoman, visit of daughter, Louisa, to Rosedale; Louisa and her sister at school with Mrs Nichols, Macquarie Street.
Letters to John Leake, and some addressed to Mrs (Elizabeth) Leake, relating to family, social and general matters, including letters from Hull friends and former Hamburg business friends and associates, many of whom followed Leake to settle in V.DL. or South Australia or established business connections with him, including wool shipping and sale.
See also business and finance correspondence (L.1/C, L.1/E, & L.1/F)
Correspondence between John Leake and his wife, Elizabeth, for the years 1822, 1829, 1849-1852 mainly about the farm, business, servants, family, neighbours, church. John Leake also refers to the Legislative Council, state of the roads, news of friends etc. Notes were added to Mrs Leake's letters by sons William Bell and Charles and daughter, Sarah.
Letters of introductions for V.D.L. dated 1822. Letters given to John Leake before sailing, including a recommendation from the Colonial Secretary for a grant of land in V.D.L., from: George Burder (addressed to Rev. Samuel Marsden), and 'Alex McLaren, Colonial Secretary,
Letter Book dated 1850 -1868, and 1871. Includes copies or extracts of business letters, including also letters as Churchwarden of St. Luke's Church, Campbell Town (1858). Entries continued, probably by C.H. Leake, after John Leake's death
Letter Book for the period 1837 to 1847. Copies of letters, including "dispute with Mr Harrison about the road to Lewisham and Campbell Town", letters relating to land claims and notes of letters about wool sales and other business. Entered at end of Hamburg business letter book 1818-20