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William Sorell : Journal

  • 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 Arth...

William Sorell

Promissory note

Thomas Risby's promise to pay £100 to John and Henry Morrisby and Grace Smith, at the age of 21, being the consideration for premises purchased from their father, James Morrisby. Dated 1823

Thomas Risby

United States, Declaration of President James Monroe

Book extract relevant to the Monroe Doctrine, territorial claims, sovereignty, United States policy, exploration, discovery and effective occupation of territory. Document or extract, with source information and Bill Bush notes. [Published by Bush...

Bill Bush

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes Letters

  • 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

Letter : John Grant to William Sinclair

Letter written by John Grant to William Sinclair dated 4 March 1824 from Hobart: William Sinclair's services as accountant in Mr Laird's affairs discontinued owing to his drinking habits reported by Dr. Hood

John Grant

MD. diploma, Edinburgh University

MD. diploma, Edinburgh University 1824. Diploma of Doctor of Medicine of King James VI College, Edinburgh (later Edinburgh University) awarded to George Fordyce Storey, the subject of his dissertation being, "acute hydrocephalitis", in L...

George Fordyce Story

Anatomy Studies Attendance

Certificate of attendance of W. Downie at lectures at the Theatre of Anatomy, Great Windmill Street, London, and diligence in dissecting. Signed: Charles Bell, John Stair. Paper has portrait of William Hunter M.D. Dated January 1824

William Downie

Hotel bills

Hotel bills, receipted 1824-1836. Accommodation, meals, wines and spirits.

Andrew Downie


Correspondence for the years 1825-1830. Including letters from Thomas Scott about purchase of rum from Capt. Dixon of the "Skelton" (13 April 1825); H. Ross (arbitration 1827); M. Robertson (sheep 1828); W. Burn (sheep and supply of door...

Andrew Downie

Letter : Samuel Hood to John Grant

One letter written by Samuel Hood to John Grant dated 5 Oct. 1825 regarding John's departure for Sydney left house dull, anxious about John's health, Gilly case continuing.

John Grant

Will of John Grant

Will of John Grant dated 10 Dec. 1825 also copy of will of John Grant of the firm of Bethune & Grant of Hobart, merchants, leaving £50 pa. to parents James and Margaret Grant of Nairn, North Britain all remaining property to brother James Gr...

John Grant

State of the flock

State of the flock for the years 1825-1828. Shepherd's notes of sheep numbers, branding, sales etc.

Andrew Downie

Letters : Roderick O'Connor to John Grant

Two letters written by Roderick O'Connor to John Grant dated June and July 1825 regarding Lake River: floods prevented drawing corn, wheat,barley, sale of ship "Ardent" by Mr Spark.

John Grant

Letter : William Wilkinson to John Grant

One letter written by William Wilkinson to John Grant dated 22 Sept. 1825 from London in regard to business affairs, Pearcy"s account, proceeds of whale bone sales, happy to hear of brother's success, remembrance to Mr Bethune.

John Grant

Letters : Illness and death of John Grant

Letters relating to the illness and death of John Grant dated between 12 Nov. 1825 and 31 Dec. 1825. Letters from A.B. Spark in Sydney to James and Caroline Grant - John Grant very ill, prospects grave, relative needed. John Grant. died Sunday ...

John Grant

Receipted bills

Receipted bills for miscellaneous household goods, clothing, etc.24. 1825-182725. 1828-183026. 1831-183327. 183428. 183529. 1836

Andrew Downie

Trusteeships : Miscellaneous

  • Series
  • 1826-1854
  • Part of Leake Papers

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 fami...

John Leake

Sheep stealing cases

Subpoena and notes of expense in case of sheep stolen from Thomas Wells when Downie was acting for John Raisley of Kimbolton Park, Hamilton. Also note relating rumours of sheep stealing 1826.

Andrew Downie

Daniel Ellis - convict record

  • 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...

Daniel Ellis


Papers, 1826-1832 relating to wool and the transport of bales, one bale shipped to London 1832.

Andrew Downie

Henry Hellyer Diary

  • 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, bou...

Henry Hellyer

Van Diemen's Land Company : annual reports

  • 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 W...

Van Diemen's Land Company

Robert Doctor account book

  • 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...

Robert Doctor

Extracts from William Gore Elliston Diary

Extracts from the diary of William Gore Elliston 1829 - 1864, as selected by John Noel Douglas Harrison (1911-1980) for his proposed book: "Shades of Elliston : the diaries of William Gore Elliston 1829-1872"

William Gore Elliston

William Gore Elliston Diary

Diary of William Gore Elliston 1829 - 1864 as transcribed by J.N.D. Harrison - consists of a typed carbon copy on flimsy paper

William Gore Elliston

Historical notes

One bunble of miscellaneous historical notes. Including notes on early settlers and land grants, list of land grants, inns in Hobart 1829, 1833, Rokeby Cemetery, notes on Gospels and Church history.

William Graham Robertson

New Norfolk ferry tolls

Documents detailing tolls for self and horse, and man and sheep. Also boatman's bills for carrying parcels.

Andrew Downie

Letters of Appointment

Formal letters of admission of William Henty of the Strand, Middlesex, and Brighton, Sussex, as attorney, commissioner for affidavits, solicitor, notary public in London, Sussex etc., U.K. (1829-36); Commissioner of Supreme Court of Victoria to ta...

William Henty

The state of the departed

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitles "The state of the departed", 6th December 1829

Robert Knopwood

William Gore Elliston Diary

  • Collection
  • 1829-1864

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

William Gore Elliston

William Henty Collection

  • 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

William Graham Robertson Collection

  • 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 Cri...

William Graham Robertson

Public Offices

Includes miscellaneous documents and papers relating to Dr Story’s involvement in the Government Store and Convict Station, public meetings an petitions, electoral returning officer, Glamorgan Library, Lisdillon School Board

George Fordyce Story


Receipted account for 1 guinea paid to W.J. Ring for tuition of Master Ralph. Dated 1830

John Terry

Miscellaneous press cuttings

Bundle of cuttings, notices etc., mounted on papers, including: shipping advertisements - "Fairlie" to include Sir John Franklin, Govnr. with his lady and suite (1836), Worthing [U.K.] regatta (1831), exhibition of whale skeleton London ...

William Henty

Medical Practice

Case notes relating to the Waterloo Convict Station and private patients records, correspondence and accounts, death certificates and vaccinations also drugs, equipment and miscellanious notes

George Fordyce Story

Richard Stickney Collection

  • Collection
  • 1832-1835

Collection consists of correspondence and transcripts of letters

Richard Stickney

Discharge papers

Discharge papers etc. dated 1832. Certificates that Robert Smith [ie. Richard Stickney] served on board the "Parmela" transportNo.8 as clerk from 4 April 1831 to May 1832 and kept the accounts correctly, signed by John Sanders ...

Richard Stickney

Botanical and Scientific Interests

Includes miscellaneous documents and papers relating to Dr Story’s botanical interests, correspondence, notably with F von. Mueller, notes and catalogues, involvement with the Royal Society, photography, meteorology and other miscellaneous scienti...

George Fordyce Story

Account : 1833

Account dated March-September 1833 for cloth, blankets, clothing, etc. bought by John Terry of J.W. Robertson of Hobart Town.

John Terry

Diaries and memoranda

Microfilm copy of papers of Alexander Cheyne held in the Battye Library, Perth. Mainly concerned with Tasmania with brief entries at King George Sound 1834-1835. Survey work. Notes on shipping.a. Diary (King George's Sound, W.A.) 14 Nov. 1834...

Alexander Cheyne

Letter: 5th November 1833

Letter written by William Wood from Snake Banks dated 5th November 1833 to John Leake regarding volumes of the New Monthy and wifes health

John Leake

Baptismal certificate

Certified copy of the record of baptism in the Chapelry of Bolton and Redmire, Co. York, England, of Ralph, son of John Terry, miller and Martha Terry, dated 5 March 1815.

John Terry

Capt. William Wood 1833 - 1846

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), mee...

John Leake

George Washington Walker to Esther Stickney

Letters written by George Washington Walker to Esther Stickney dated April 1834 and November 1835 regarding : Journal writing, Esther's afflictions, parental discipline, plant specimens, glad to hear her brother had given "proofs of h...

Richard Stickney

Death of Richard Stickney

Letter from Thomas Soltit of Goulburn Street, Sydney, to Isaac Stickney, Scarborough, England, reporting the death of his nephew when his vessel ran on shore and was swamped near the Manning River about 8 November, when he was employed by a Mr Ste...

Richard Stickney

Journal of William Richard Wade

  • Collection
  • 1834-1871

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 1917Xerox copy bound of the original manuscript journal, 170 pages.Journal commences 18t...

William Richard Wade

Letter to sister Sarah

Letter written by Richard Stickney to his sister, Sarah dated 21 June 1834. Sorry he had not written more often but he was ashamed of his flight and past errors, description of Colony and Sydney life.

Richard Stickney

Letter: 24 February 1834

Letter written by William Wood dated 24 February 1834 regarding tickets of leave

John Leake

Letter from Mary Stickey

Letter from his sister Mary dated 25 January 1835 regarding family news, living at Chester, sister Sarah at Scarborough. Written from Beverley Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Richard Stickney

Collection of Religious Hymns

  • Collection
  • 1835-1857

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

Letter: 16 May 1836

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated May 16,1836 regarding wheat, possibilty of selling of his estate to Mr Bryant and his wife very unwell

John Leake

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