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George and Mary Ann Meredith

Consist of George and Mary Meredith's family correspondence, correspondence with their children, children's schooling, friends and neighbours, household and servants, and George Meredith's business and magistracy correspondence

George Meredith

George Meredith: Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS34
  • Collection
  • 1821

Collection consists of a diary and memoranda book, typed copies of the diary and some correspondence.

George Meredith

Meredith Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G4
  • Collection
  • 1821-1908

Consist of Meredith family correspondence, some accounts and photographs. The letters are mainly between mothers and daughters and sisters and record the life of a settler family from the point of view of the women and children of the family.

George Meredith

Correspondence : George and Mary Ann Meredith

Letters from George Meredith to his wife, Mary, his "confidant", from Hobart: journey from Hobart, stay at Jericho, Dickons & cattle (1822); John's folly, Gregson, Archer, Oyster Bay, law case, land grant, John to receive £100 for Mary, garden, fruit trees, prospects not as good as expected, privations for family, China silk to distribute [to children] according to "good behaviour list", discipline of family (1822-3); business, politics, bushranger Tilley etc. (2 Apr. 1825, Mar., Apr.1833); family: F. Champion requested sanction to pay addresses to daughter Sarah, G.M. asked wife to draft reply from a mother's point of view (28 Apr. 1825); bushrangers (1826); brickmaking (ND 1830s); "Billy Austin affair" (12 Feb. 1832); girls keeping house for George Meredith in town and hope Mrs Meredith would come to town to install them in their new residence (4 Sept 1832), Sarah and Miss Bell bridesmaids (8 Mar. 1833); Mary Meredith's "domestic complaints" but she was head of the house even if 2 of the daughters were married (30 Mar. 1833); Henry and John in town to get trousers, "dear little Fanny's" illness (3 Apr. 1833); garden, Charles to advise on farm in G.M.'s absence; friends and business associates: Dickons, Emmett, Gregson (pledged reformation of his habits, 3 Apr. 1833, got Scotch governess for his children, ND.), Poynter, Boyes; interview with Col. Arthur (ND.); Bryant: wife to Hobart, children to Orphan School (ND.). G.M. from Sydney: Mr Oxley, Major Goulburn (28 Mar. 1823). From Mary M.: the farm, merino flock, fat stock in prime condition (6 Mar. 1823 & ND.); expecting the Misses Hammond, schooner seen, men in custody in George Town, may yet recover the little gun, letter from Governor about grant, tender for stores (ND. ?1825).

George Meredith

Correspondence

Letters from George Meredith to his wife, Mary, his "confidant", from Hobart: journey from Hobart, stay at Jericho, Dickons & cattle (1822); John's folly, Gregson, Archer, Oyster Bay, law case, land grant, John to receive £100 for Mary, garden, fruit trees, prospects not as good as expected, privations for family, China silk to distribute [to children] according to "good behaviour list", discipline of family (1822-3); business, politics, bushranger Tilley etc. (2 Apr. 1825, Mar., Apr.1833); family: F. Champion requested sanction to pay addresses to daughter Sarah, G.M. asked wife to draft reply from a mother's point of view (28 Apr. 1825); bushrangers (1826); brickmaking (ND 1830s); "Billy Austin affair" (12 Feb. 1832); girls keeping house for George Meredith in town and hope Mrs Meredith would come to town to install them in their new residence (4 Sept 1832), Sarah and Miss Bell bridesmaids (8 Mar. 1833); Mary Meredith's "domestic complaints" but she was head of the house even if 2 of the daughters were married (30 Mar. 1833); Henry and John in town to get trousers, "dear little Fanny's" illness (3 Apr. 1833); garden, Charles to advise on farm in G.M.'s absence; friends and business associates: Dickons, Emmett, Gregson (pledged reformation of his habits, 3 Apr. 1833, got Scotch governess for his children, ND.), Poynter, Boyes; interview with Col. Arthur (ND.); Bryant: wife to Hobart, children to Orphan School (ND.). G.M. from Sydney: Mr Oxley, Major Goulburn (28 Mar. 1823). From Mary M.: the farm, merino flock, fat stock in prime condition (6 Mar. 1823 & ND.); expecting the Misses Hammond, schooner seen, men in custody in George Town, may yet recover the little gun, letter from Governor about grant, tender for stores (ND. ?1825).

George Meredith

Elizabeth Gregson to Mary and George Meredith

Letters from Elizabeth Gregson to Mary and George Meredith .c. 1829-1839. Invitation to visit her at Lindisfarne, visit of young friends, her visit to Cambria, and letter from Mary Meredith to Elizabeth Gregson.: disappointed she did not accompany Mr. Gregson. (1830).

Mary Ann Meredith

Robert W. Giblin

Letter from Robert W. Giblin, The Academy, New Town, dated 6 December 1833. Ordering further 50 or 60 bushels of wheat

George Meredith

Thomas Gregson to Mrs Mary Meredith

Letters from Thomas Gregson to Mrs Meredith dated 13 March 1833. The Colonist : Mr Meredith requested to remain ten days to oversee the new administration.

Mary Ann Meredith

James Allport

Letter from James Allport dated 16 January 1835. Cartwright & Allport : Charles Meredith's claim for compensation from Government for loss of schooner; Brown's account with Colonist.

George Meredith

J. Lewis

Letter from J. Lewis dated 23 December 1835. Arrived in Launceslon, price of Gellibrand's land, Amos' land, William Bryan, his brother's letter to Lord Glenelg, seeds

George Meredith

J.T.Gellibrand

Letter from J.T.Gellibrand dated 31 December 1835. Surveyor General's account of the 640 acres bought by Meredith.

George Meredith

Thomas Bannister

Letter from Thomas Bannister dated 16 December 1835. Richard Harrison gaoler at Norfolk Plains - conduct good, Col. Arthur "too much familiarity".

George Meredith

Police Office

Notice from Police Office dated 17 December 1835. Notice to attend the Police Office for the prosecution of Dimkin

George Meredith

W. Walpole

Letter from W. Walpole of Brown's River, dated 12 December 1835. Purchase of oil and casks.

George Meredith

A.M. Flaherty

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from A.M. Flaherty dated 1836-37,
To Mary M.: thanks God for her good health for 66 years, general news. Copy of letter from George Meredith to Mrs. F., Diss, Norfolk, U.K.: happy to spare a little aid for her, his marriage prior to departure for V.D.L., praise of wife, news of Mrs.F's former pupils George jr., Charles, Sarah.(1837). Letter to George's brother Henry about payment of increased annuity, pleased that family dear to her now extricated from former difficulties (1836).

George Meredith

T.W. Rowlands

Letter from T.W. Rowlands to Joseph Archer & George Meredith dated 13 January 1836. Judgement against them at suit of Nathaniel Thornton, payment £564 . 17. 4. debt due to Mrs Moore

George Meredith

Jane Patterson

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from Jane Patterson dated 13 Nov., and 16 Dec. 1837. Could instruct in French, Italian and Spanish languages and "the usual routine of a popular English education, including astronomy and the use of the globes", 18 years experience, salary £60 plus washing and travel expenses. (First letter addressed to Mrs Boyes).

George Meredith

Charlotte Betts

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from Charlotte Betts dated 1837 and 1839. Letter from Maria enclosed, Maria better from influenza and erysipelas, fees, Maria would have a mother's care (Nov., Dec. 1837); fees due, Fanny and Clara's letters, Clara needs cold cream for face (4 Oct 1839). Also 2 bills for tuition, dressmaking and dancing lessons from Mr Dyer (15 Dec. 1837,30 Sept. 1839)

George Meredith

Occurrences at Apsley River Farm

Occurrences at Apsley River Farm dated 28 May 1838. Memorandum of magistrates finding an assigned servant to Mr Lynes in Charles Meredith's hut and conduct of John Lyne.

George Meredith

M. Grantham

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from M. Grantham dated 1840-1841. From Cambria to Mrs Meredith in Hobart: young ladies pleased with their dresses, John 's things, needed "delicate mittens", cotton, calico, cinnamon, black pepper, carpet broom; young ladies quite well and no vigilance would be spared but progress in their studies likely to be slow in Mrs. M.'s absence as she had less time; dinner times, needed "Cobbit's Grammar"; unable to acquire needlewoman but understood there were some in last prison ship. Also account of goods had by Miss Grantham placed to Mrs Meredith's account, including clothing, material, tooth brushes and tooth powder, ink, book of poems, slate writing paper and note of her salary £63 . 1Os

George Meredith

Meredith Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS35
  • Collection
  • 1842-1859

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Meredith

George Meredith

Meat sold

Receipts for payment for meat supplied to military and convict establishments during 1845

George Meredith

George Meredith to daughter Fanny

Letter from George Meredith to his daughter Fanny dated 24 Dec. 1853 - As "Miss Meredith" considered to be the mistress of the house and so expected to be at home when visitors were received; Miss Grant's marriage; Mrs John expecting to be confined in January; Mrs Charles avoids Cambria. Endorsed with note from E. Dyer about key and pencilled verse.

George Meredith

Pavett per G. Stokes

Letter from Pavett per G. Stokes dated 4 Dec. [c1830s or 1840s) recommending W. Hoggins, wife & 2 children, £40 pa.

George Meredith