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Hytten Hall Crest

Hytten Hall crest. Framed Latin motto "Virtute experiamur" (Let courage be thy test). Red and white shield with image of Viking ship, with 'Mr. G.T.J. Wilson' under.

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

View of track

Photograph of a hillside track in the bush may be Shag Bay or Natone Hill Track

View of houses

Photograph of houses at Lindisfarne or Geilston Bay taken from hill.

View of a Aermotor windmill

View of an Aermotor wind-powered water pump at Lindisfarne on the eastern shore of the Derwent River looking toward Mt. Wellington. James Martin & co. Sydney imported the Chicago-built windmills into Australia between 1895-1913

Lindisfarne Jetty

Photograph of Beltana or Lindisfarne jetty showing two young children playing in the foreground. Mt Wellington in the background.

Man in a bowler hat

Photograph of a man in a bowler hat standing on the foreshore. Thought to be Beltana now Lindisfarne jetty in the background.

Woman and children on the foreshore

Photograph of a woman and three small barefooted girls on the foreshore with logs. Houses and orchards in the background. Thought to be Beltana now Lindisfarne.

Aerial view of UTAS Sandy Bay Campus

Aerial view of the Sandy Bay Campus of the University of Tasmania. Showing sporting fields, Hutchins School, surrounding houses and Wrest Point Hotel prior to the construction of the casino

Aerial view of the Ridgeway Reservoir

Aerial view of the Ridgeway Reservoir and Waterworks Reserve looking to Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and beyond to the Eastern Shore, Seven Mile Beach and Dodges Ferry

Group on the foreshore

Photograph of a group on the rocky foreshore. Two older women with young children and three young girls in pinafores holding hands in the background. Thought to be taken at Beltana now Lindisfarne.

Aerial view of the Zinc Works

Aerial view of the Zinc Works at Derwent Park. Looking down the Derwent River toward the Tasman Bridge. Showing Self's Point and Cornelian Bay Cemetery

Aerial view of Watermans Dock

Aerial view of the Hobart harbour showing Salamanca Place, Watermans dock, Parliamentary House , Hydro Building, Elizabeth Street pier, the Marine Board building under construction, Franklin Square and St, David's Park.

Photograph of Huonville

Aerial view of Huonville, Tasmania, looking toward Sleeping Beauty mountain range showing streets, bridge and Huon River

Photograph of Knopwoods Grave

Photograph of the Rev. Robert Knopwood's grave at Rokeby, Clarence Plains, Tasmania. Knopwood died 18 September 1838. He was the first Chaplin of Van Diemen's Land

Photograph of Bridgewater

Aerial view of of the Derwent River at Bridgewater. Showing a paper mill barge on the river. Taken pre 1970s as the housing estate has not yet been built.

Sarah Benson Mather

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

Letter to JB Cotton from Alma Rachel Cotton

Letter to James Backhouse Cotton from Alma Rachel Cotton daughter of Francis and Helen (McLeod) Cotton, 'Belmont' to her uncle James Cotton, Tasmania 1877 thanking him for a desk and talking about herself and Ethel taking dinner to Arthur and Ernest who are clearing the gorse.

Letter from Mrs Webb

Letter from Mrs. Webb to Mrs. Cotton dated 21 October 1973 about George Cotton of George's River (Pyengana)

Prospective buyers : Ponsonby Vale

Authority of executor G.F. Story to sell and notes on auctioneers etc (28/3/68); inquiry from Thomas Hamilton; note of minimum price acceptable to the family; G.F. Story to F. Cotton: place not sold and so advertised to be let, rough draft plan and notes of terms of lease; solicitors Allport & Roberts' account respecting sale (1867-1868).
A letter from GF Story to Francis Cotton, from Kelvedon 20 June 1868. The letter concerns the sale of a property at Ponsonby Vale and its prospective buyers.

Joseph William Story

Notes on Francis and Anna Maria Cotton from London Meeting

Research by Edward Milligan into the history of Francis and Anna Maria Cotton's exclusion (disownment) from the Society of Friends entitled 'Notes from London Meeting (Devonshire House and Southwark) on Francis and Anna Maria Cotton'. The envelope is marked 'sealed until January 1989' with a note from the donor Nancie Hewitt 'to be put under seal for 15 years or until death of Margie Robey whichever is the sooner'.

Edward Milliagan

Personal account of God's goodness

Francis Cotton's personal account of God's goodness to him, including his upbringing and his readmission to the Friends during Backhouse and Walker's mission.

Francis Cotton

Birth Certificate : Mary Cotton

Birth certificate of Mary, daughter of Francis Cotton, carpenter and Anna Maria Cotton in Spitalfields, Middlesex, England, 23/12/1827.

Mary Cotton

Freedom of City of London

Record of admission dated 10 February 1825, and affirmation, of Francis Cotton as a Freeman of the City of London (citizen) in the Drapers' Company, having been apprentice of John Farrar citizen and draper.
Note: the drapers' Company is one of the oldest of the City Guilds or Livery Companies. The Drapers were originally makers of woollen cloth, but since the seventeenth century have had little connection with the cloth industry and John Farrar was not actually a draper by trade. F.C. said he was apprenticed as a carpenter etc. (see 132). Freemen were members of their company (or guild) and citizens of
London, but only the "livery men" of the Company (those entitled to wear the Company's livery) had the right to nominate an alderman as a candidate for the office of Lord Mayor each year.

Phrenologist report : Francis Cotton

Phrenology report dated 1856 by Archibald S. Hamilton on Francis Cotton who assumed the name William Thompson and the dress of a 'seafaring man' so as to prevent if possible, any personal knowledge or bias through an oral report.'

Francis Cotton

Education and Convict labour

Letter from Francis Cotton to George Washington Walker dated 4 September 1852 about education, Kelvedon, Tasmania

Francis Cotton

Pledge of total abstinence : Augustus Carp

Pledge of total abstinence signed by Augustus Carp of the Dr. Syntax Hotel. The pledge is authorised by the Van Diemen's Land Total Abstinence Society of which George Washington Walker is the registrar.

Letter from Thomas C. Sharp

A letter from Thomas Sharp, doctor, to Francis Cotton, containing medical advice for Cotton who was too ill to travel to Hobart to see Sharp. Dated 1883

Francis Cotton

Letter : Rachel Cotton to brother Francis Cotton

Letter from Rachel Cotton, Kelvedon, Tasmania, dated 19 June 1868 to her father Francis Cotton who is visiting Sydney. She talks about her brother Joseph carting and ploughing, breaking a horse for the gig, an adventure in the rain where she caught cold and jaundice.

Francis Cotton

Howard Gurney Cotton and Edith Consulia Cotton

Letters from sons and daughters: Howard Gurney Cotton and Edith Consulia Cotton, children of John Cotton, to grandfather (presumably Francis Cotton senior) dated 27 August 1878 : thanks for presents of stirrups and bit

Francis Cotton

Letter to Rachel

Letter from Francis Cotton written to Rachel Cotton dated 29 June 1868, while visiting South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales

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